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post #21 of 32 (permalink) Old 03-19-2012, 03:09 PM
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Agreed, but I am 5'11" so my 23.5" is probably the same as your 21". What I am getting at is the angles relative to the width will feel different. 15' at 24" will have a different effect than 15' at 20" with the same rider height.

I hope your not suggesting I could spin 7's much easier with a 20" stance though Thats just silly. Upper body position in the air will effect your spin 100 times more than a few inches of stance, but the stance will greatly effect balance and comfort.
Yeah I wasn't saying your stance was too wide (I didn't know how tall you were). There's got to be a crotch angle range that could help somebody predict their ideal stance width based on inseam though.

Not saying you could spin 7's any easier, but your original post sort of made it sound like the wider the better. Try setting your stance width to 25" and doing whatever spin you're normally comfortable with and you'll see what I mean. There's a reason all the best freestyle boarders tuck everything in tight in the air. It's the same reason they make thinner tips and tails than before, and the same reason people buy shorter boards for the park.

I think we're saying the same thing, I just don't want a newbie setting up his first board to max out the stance width cause he thinks it'll be him better at jumps.
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Yeah I wasn't saying your stance was too wide (I didn't know how tall you were). There's got to be a crotch angle range that could help somebody predict their ideal stance width based on inseam though.

Not saying you could spin 7's any easier, but your original post sort of made it sound like the wider the better. Try setting your stance width to 25" and doing whatever spin you're normally comfortable with and you'll see what I mean. There's a reason all the best freestyle boarders tuck everything in tight in the air. It's the same reason they make thinner tips and tails than before, and the same reason people buy shorter boards for the park.

I think we're saying the same thing, I just don't want a newbie setting up his first board to max out the stance width cause he thinks it'll be him better at jumps.
Touche, no I definately do not think people should max out there stance. If your crotch is ripping dial it back! haha. I just meant within comfort, a wider stance offers more balance and in my opinion easier turns.
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Lol. My friend had a 0/0 stance until we switched board for a run and I could barley snowboard. I asked him if he would want to try something different, and literally he got at least 30% better and many times more confident the next day
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alright ill change it. thanks for the advice
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Oh ya there is also shops out there setting people up this way.
This is scary. One of my buddies got a new setup last year and the shop installed his bindings backwards- buckles on the inside. How does that happen?


To the OP- I agree with the others to start at 15/-15. Try that out for a day or two, then as suggested, I would change up your angles for a few runs to a day. I started at 15/-15 for a few days, then spent a day each on 18/-15, 18/-18, then settled in on 15/-12 since then. Definitely duck it out and find what works best for you.
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+1 for going with a duck stance. I ride +15/-15 now & find it's way easier to ride every type of terrain I've come across so far (at least that I want to ride)
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Don't make the switch from 0/0 to 15/-15 all at once.
Try 9/-9 to make the change more gradual, then if you want, you can open up the angle to 15/-15 or more if needed.

You can't idiot proof anything because fools are so damn clever.
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9/9 is great.

15/15 caused me to suffer knee damage.

6/6 was hella fun for carving

0/15 is what i started on

ive tried a few other set ups imbetween.
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Stranger things can be seen. I had a student who was severely pigeon toed and his toes literally pointed inward about -15/15. He physically could not ride duck or anything approaching a 0/0. We tried a few things from -9/12 and finally found a forward stance with the front foot at 3 and the back foot about 21 worked best for his condition. There are lots of medical issues out there and you will see some pretty strange shit but hey, whatever works and gets them on the snow having fun.
i'm about to go +9/-15 after trying out my gf's board which is set up goofy +15/-9.. fixed a problem i have with.. slightly longer lead leg (maybe like 3mm). makes it easier for me to transfer weight front/back. within the first run my riding effort went down and everything felt more natural. guess the point is try different things, might be surprised at the improvement it makes.
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Anyone and everyone that is not riding the same stance as Shawn White or Trice is wrong..












.....Just kidding! ride what feels good for you.
Takes some messing around to find what works for you, your body, riding style blah blah.
Both my boards have similar angles but my freeride board has +3 degree on both the front and back binding compared to my freestyle board. my stance is maybe .5-.75 of an inch wider on my freestyle board as well.

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