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Stance distance - hard boot - free carving - 2024


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Recommendations for stance is one of those perennial questions for newbies, and sometimes for more experienced riders. This thread is to gather data about what people actually ride in 2024 for free carving in hardboots

I ask that each post includes

a) sex at birth

b) height (socks or barefoot) cm/inches.

c) inside leg measurement (socks or barefoot, floor to pubic bone) cm/inches.

d) binding centre to binding centre distance for hardboot free carving, cm/inches.

e) binding angles front and rear

f) front toe lift and rear heel lift degrees

g) boots: Deeluxe, Mountain Slope, UPZ, Other - specify

If you ride a different distance for other styles of hardboot riding, please include that data. I'm thinking of things like extreme carving, racing, skwalling, Pureboarding, riding powder etc.

A month on from now I'll crunch the numbers and give a report on the distributions and average ratios.

So to begin.

Male, 182cm tall, 88cm inside leg,

Freecarving 56cm stance, 65 deg front, 60 deg rear, 6 deg front toe and rear heel lift. UPZ

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Male

185cm

90cm inside leg

Stance 52cm centered on the inserts

front 50 deg, rear 45 deg (on 21cm wide F2 Vantage 162)

UPZ boots

Toe & Heel lift F2 standard (no idea what degrees they have)

no canting

 

I am using this recomendation for a "natural stance" - fits perfect for me

Riding this stance since ages 

2024-02-10 10_05_28-What’s The Right Snowboard Stance For You_ - YouTube.png

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I'll let you convert the inches

M 72", 32"inseam

stance width 20" +/-, 30*r/45*f, +/- depending on board width always with 12*-15* splay

3*inward cant , 3*heel/toe lift (sometimes flat front) been using the old Nitro stepins since the nineties.

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It aint broke, it works switch, and after decades I got no desire to change anything, no mechanism in the heel to wear out just a pin welded to a metal plate; got 5 pair to last the rest of my life would be 6 but the original pair a toe bail broke out of the cast block on a steep bump run!🫢! but the heel held me in so I could milk it down🤩!

 

 

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a) male
b) height: 178cm
c) inside leg: 76cm
d) binding centre to binding centre distance for hardboot free carving: 49.5cm
e) binding angles front and rear: 45/35
f) front toe lift and rear heel lift degrees: 1/3
g) boots: Aromic Backlands with Phantom Springs

I found that different set ups worked optimally with different boots, which is obvious if you think about boot design differences. I'm not sure if I can go mellower or not, I'll probably try 40/30, but the F2 bindings scale only goes down to 40 degrees, so I'm in no man's land down there. 

Similarly the board also affects what I'd ride, at least in that I do not enjoy riding boards where my toes/ heels are not close to the edge of the board, in hardpack. There's some flexibility with my Hometown hero, but I may try a little mellower if I get bored.

I'm not sure you'll get to a massive conclusion; some folk here ride boards which can only be ridden at very high angles. Some ride old gear, which has very different performance characteristics from newer stuff. 

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a) m

b) 5’8”

c) 32” ??

d) 21” - centered on reference

e) 66/69

f) 1cm lift on front toe, otherwise flat and as close to the deck as possible, virus powerlocks.

g) boots: UPZ RC-10 walk/ride replaced with permanent springs. lots of forward cuff on rear, none on front, black / medium springs, stiff grey tongues. fintecs.

I’m rather bow-legged, so lots of outward cuff-canting on the boots (none on the bindings).

Sorry about the imperial units—they’re what I’m familiar with.

i have a pow deck that I ride with low angles but my stance is not at all sorted on that. I use the soft red tongues for that.

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Male, 5' 11", 32" 

About 20-3/4" on most setups, sometimes closer to 20-1/2" on narrower boards. 

Carve, EC, boards narrower than 22cm: Rear set to a tiny overhang, heel lift 5-6mm; Front tiny underhang or right at the edge, toe lift 2-3mm; Splay 5-10°. 

Freeride, Train instructors, boards wider than 22cm: Rear overhang, heel lift 2-6mm, sometimes inward cant; Front underhang, toe lift 2-3mm; Splay 10-20°. 

Teach beginners: Duck symerical or slightly directional; flat or inward cant on both; Splay 20-30°. 

K2 Mindbenders with home made springs, mostly. Sometimes Dalbello CarvX with BTS. 

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. born male and remain so

. 195.58 cm

. 86.36 cm

. 48.26 cm

. 72 front   54 rear

. flat (no cant)

. Head Stratos Pro (mondo 31.5) w/ Intec step-in.  
 

*. I tinker with my stance constantly. the numbers listed are what I would settle on if I had to commit to a specific setup for the rest of my riding days.

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a) sex at birth - M

b) height (socks or barefoot) cm/inches. - 5’11”

c) inside leg measurement (socks or barefoot, floor to pubic bone) cm/inches. - 32”

d) binding centre to binding centre distance for hardboot free carving, cm/inches. - 53cm

e) binding angles front and rear - 57/53

f) front toe lift and rear heel lift degrees - 6/3

g) boots: Deeluxe, Mountain Slope, UPZ, Other - specify - Mountain Slope 

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