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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-30-2011, 12:57 PM Thread Starter
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thanks

thanks to you last few posters. Ive been getting used to doing a few baby jumps now. Havnt tried any advice in boxes yet due to a HUGE gash on my shin from a mis-hap on one haha. but once thats healed up ill be giving them another shot. Thanks again.

btw the panic is going away haha
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When you are on a box it should feel the same as just standing on your board in your living room. Completely flat.

For the jumps you want to watch other riders and the motions they make. If you see someone that is doing good strait airs ask if you can check their speed by following them on the approach. Don't follow them over jump but just go to the side.

What angles you ride is completely up to you but I do notice alot of new people ride a more narrow stance then is ideal. I'm 5'8" and started out at under 20". Moved to 21" after a few weeks last year and got a big improvement in my riding. Went to 22" for this year and it has been even better. With being 6'3" I would be suspect of a stance under 23". That's measuring the distance between the center of your binding mounting disks.

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Just curious what is the height from your feet to your waist. I am wondering if this will be different than other people, since others who are 5'8" might have a longer torso and shorter legs or longer legs and shorter torso. Please reply. If I post this weird let me know, this is my first post on here
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Just curious what is the height from your feet to your waist. ... If I post this weird let me know, this is my first post on here
Yeah, this is a weird post, although I don't think that's what you meant.

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I am wondering if this will be different than other people,
I think you answered your own question:

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since others who are 5'8" might have a longer torso and shorter legs or longer legs and shorter torso.


Stance width is ultimately a personal preference about what feels good. Of course the length of one's inseam is a factor, but it's not the only factor


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It could be different even for people with your exact proportions, there is no universal rule for stance width. Experimenting with different widths and angles is the only way to find what works best for you.
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I understand that it is all preference but if I can get a better understanding of what most people find comfortable I can save a lot of time trying to find the perfect stance
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Number one scariest thing in park riding is riding up to a booter. IT always feels like you are going to fast. Honestly what helps me when I try new features or tricks. Have the mindset you are gonna land it, no matter what. You will!
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Just curious what is the height from your feet to your waist. I am wondering if this will be different than other people, since others who are 5'8" might have a longer torso and shorter legs or longer legs and shorter torso. Please reply. If I post this weird let me know, this is my first post on here
Sure, I'll reply to a question about something I posted almost 4 years ago. Im pretty normal in proportions. My inseam is 30 inches. Your stance comes from what ever feels right. You want it as wide as you can while still being able to do full ass to ground squat with no stress on your joints. Be aware that trying changes in stance width can also mean changing your angles.


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edit: nevermind. i didn't realize how old this thread was.
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