The width of your snowboarding bindings, known as stance width, is an important measurement to get correct. Too wide will strain your muscles and make the board difficult to turn. Too narrow will limit your control and stability on the board. Measuring the width of your bindings is therefore an important part of mounting them. While snowboard stance width is more about what's comfortable than precise scientific measurement, there are some guidelines that can put you in the ballpark.
Tips & Warnings
Another guideline is that your stance should be roughly shoulder-width (outside of left to outside of right shoulder) or slightly wider.
Use measurements as a starting point, but not as a hard-and-fast rule. In the end, it's about how your settings enable you to perform. Adjust based on your own needs, comfort and experience. Do what's right for you.
Wider stances can help in freestyle riding while narrower stances can make for faster, more aggressive turns.
Article Written By Joe Fletcher
Joe Fletcher has been a writer since 2002, starting his career in politics and legislation. He has written travel and outdoor recreation articles for a variety of print and online publications, including "Rocky Mountain Magazine" and "Bomb Snow." He received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Rutgers College.