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    Posted: Jan/16/2011 at 8:25am
What is a good freestyle stance i want to compare yours to my friends?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/16/2011 at 9:21am
No such thing as a good freestyle stance.  A good stance is the stance that works for you best.

With that being said in general you want a duck stance.  I prefer around 15, -15 and with a stance width of about 23 or 24.

I am 5'9" because obviously your height will impact your stance.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/16/2011 at 9:30am
How does height impact your stance?

Edit:
Nvm... didn't read about your stance width.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/16/2011 at 4:46pm
I ride the same as the guy above 15/-15 and was rockin the 24" width but might be moving it into around 23" now.  The 24" was kinda bothering my knee.
I'm 6' by the way.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/16/2011 at 10:25pm
as wide as possible with fifteen degree angles.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/16/2011 at 10:36pm
Even bindings angles and a broad stance for balance
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/17/2011 at 3:10am
I've changed so many times this year it's sad...but I will find the stance I am most comfortable with....isn't that what small screwdrivers are made for....
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/17/2011 at 3:31am
15/-15 and about 25 apart
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/17/2011 at 3:39am
my bindings are at +12, -8. imma go change them to 15 15^^^
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/17/2011 at 5:36am
+17 -17 with a width between 23-24. the stance that will work the best for you is the one that you are most comfortable with
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/17/2011 at 5:52am
mine are set at 15 15 and cuz i do alot of 180s so i like to have them the same and it seems to work just fine
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/17/2011 at 6:05am
I just changed mine from 18/-15 to 15/-12! I like teh -12 on the back foot. It seems to help in driving the foot into a carve. However, did not like teh 15 on teh front! Since I was so used to 18 or 21 on front foot it felt uncomfortable to ollie and was throwing me off balance.
 
Like everyone said... find a stance comfy for you! Though most rock 15/-15, that stance did not feel best for me. So... I changed (once again) to 18/-12 now! Wink
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/17/2011 at 5:18pm
yeah mine is 18 -15 but my friends was like 8 -7 like i thought that was weird
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/17/2011 at 8:17pm
I'm always at +18, -15 or +15, -12.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/17/2011 at 8:20pm
+18/-12
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/18/2011 at 11:53am
Here's a list of stances used by the pros, in case you're interested.  Not that using Shaun White's stance is going to get you a gold in the Olympics, but it's interesting to see the disparity.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/18/2011 at 3:05pm
Thats pretty sick
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/18/2011 at 3:10pm
It doesnt really matter. You dont want to be too wide because that would be uncofortable one, and if it's 0,0 then you will feel weird rideing so anything between 15,-15 you will be good.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/18/2011 at 3:19pm
this is a highly subjective thing...you should really go with what your body tells you feels right on this one.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/18/2011 at 4:36pm
want to be wider for landing those booters
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/18/2011 at 5:04pm
It's all personal preference but usually wider than shoulder width apart and ducked.
I prefer my stance width maxed out and angles are about 15/-15 because it is very comfortable since I am trying to improve in the park, but at the same time I'm comfortable freeriding and riding all mountain with my stance.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/18/2011 at 5:20pm
I'm 5'10" 170 lbs and I ride either 18/-15 or 15/-12 and my width is either 24" or 23". You could start out with a narrower stance and smaller angles, e.g. 22" and 15/0, and adjust till you find your comfort zone. Note that some freestyle riders like terje haakonsen and gigi ruf ride with positive angles for both feet and shaun white rides around 15/-3 so while there are general guidelines, really experiment to find what YOU like.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/18/2011 at 5:32pm
l ride 15/-12 roughly 5'7 and 150
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/19/2011 at 1:45pm
18/-6 works well.  width 19.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/24/2011 at 9:06am
im 20 -15
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/24/2011 at 9:13am
24 stance width, angle 15/-15
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/24/2011 at 9:20am
Right now I'm at 15/-10 with a 24.5 stance. I think I might duck my back foot a bit more towards -15 to get a more even feel while riding switch.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/24/2011 at 9:48am
15, -15 is the best palce to start with about 24"
then adjust accordingly to what fits you best
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/24/2011 at 9:52am
A good place to start is a duckfoot stance. Anywhere between 0 and 25 degrees on the front and 0 to -25 degrees on the back binding. Wisth will mostly depend on your preference.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/24/2011 at 1:24pm
+15 -15 22" to 24"
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/25/2011 at 5:49am
I have a left knee injury and I feel more comfortable with a 0 on that binding so that my knee isn't constantly having some sort of pressure from the angle, with my right knee set at about 15....im goofy foot so I believe this puts me at +15/0. My stance width is about shoulder width apart. I'm more a freestyle rider (or hope to be since I am still new), but does this sound like a bad stance to anyone? I am in firm belief that stance should be based on the rider and comfort level, so I mean I guess if I'm used to it, it works right? What would the real benefits be if I widened my stance??
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/25/2011 at 9:20am
18/-18 @ 22.5 apart, but is probably not da best for you cuz is my stance. HA!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/25/2011 at 9:41am
I used to ride ducked out at 21/-18...now I have 'em at 15/-15 and might even put 'em to 12/-12.
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