Easy way to find snowboard angles

The Easiest Method for Finding Your Snowboard Angles & Mounting Stance (& Finder Tool)

I was asked a question from a beginner ride about, “what’s the easiest way to know where to mount your bindings?”

Here is the easiest method I can share.

So What Should My Snowboard Stance Be?

The easiest method I know of to mount your bindings and get your angles in their correct placement is this.

I can’t give you the right answer because there isn’t one. Instead, I can give you the best place to start so you can find what works for you.

Your snowboard stance width and angle mounting position are both preferences and will vary greatly between riders.

So here is what I recommend to begin with.

My recommendation would be for the width to measure from the center of your knee to the floor and use that as the measurement for how far apart your feet should be from one another. You can move your bindings’ width distance in or out to get it comfortable for you.

For your binding’s angles, begin by trying a popular stance, such as a +15° positive position for your front foot and a -15° negative angle for your back foot. This is a slightly duck-footed stance that isn’t too aggressive, and you can fine-tune your degrees until they are comfortable for you.

What Should My Snowboard Binding Angles Be Set to?

One way to gauge your angles is to jump up as high as you can without your board, land with a planted (knees bent) stance, and look at the natural angles of your feet to see how your body likes to land.

Use The Binding Angle Finder Calculator

The Most Popular Binding Angle Combinations

The below charts show the preferred binding angles from a snowboarding stance survey conducted across 5,729 riders.

Popular Front Foot Angles
Front Foot AnglePopularity (Out of 5729)
+ 13° to +15°39.70%
+ 16° to +18°21.60%
+ 10° to +12°12.80%
+ 19° to +21°10.50%
+ 22° to +24°4.00%
+ 7° to +9°3.80%
+ 25° to +27°3%
+ 4° to +6°1.90%
+ 28° to +30°1.20%
+ 0° to +3°1%
Greater than +30°0.50%
Popular Back Foot Angles
Back Foot AnglePopularity (Out of 5729)
– 13° to -15°12.50%
– 7° to -9°10.90%
– 10° to -12°10.60%
– 4° to -6°10.60%
– 1° to -3°8%
+4 to +6°6.90%
+10 to +12°6.50%
+1 to +3°6.20%
+7 to +9°5.90%
+16 to +15°5%
+13 to +12°4.10%
– 16° to -18°1.20%
+19 to +18°0.90%
+25 to +27°0.50%
– 19° to -21°0.50%

Source: Jones Snowboards Global Stance Survey

As you can see, most snowboarders like to use between +13° and +15° for their front foot and between -9 and -15° for their back foot.

Popular Binding Angle Combinations By Style

StyleFront Foot AngleBack Foot Angle
All-Mountain+3° to +18°-3° to -18°
Freestyle/Park+8° to +15°-8° to -15°

Here are the most common snowboard binding angles by riding style:

  • For beginners, a stable stance when learning to carve, try +15° for your front foot and 0° for your back foot.
  • For all-mountain riding, try between +3° to +18° for your front foot and between -3° to -18° for your back foot.
  • For freestyle or park riding, try between + 8° to +15° for your front foot and – 8° to -15°for your back foot.
  • For high-performance carving or freeriding, try a position where your bindings face in the same direction, such as +21° for the front foot and +5° for the backfoot.

Should I Ride with a Duck Stance?

While it is all preference, there is a good chance you might want to use a duck stance.

According to a recent snowboarding stance survey from Jones Snowboards, 54% of snowboarders prefer to use a duck stance when they ride.

So What is a Duck Stance?

A duck stance means they stand with their backfoot angle pointing more towards their tail and their front foot angle more towards their nose. The result is a stance that resembles your feet pitched outward, similar to how a duck would stand. The benefit to a duck stance is that your hips are open to ride in either direction with your regular or switch foot forward.

What Are My Binding Angles?

I’m actually in the minority where I like to have a wide stance with my binding angles very close to 0 degrees for both of my feet. I ride my best when my angles are between 3 positive on my front foot and 3 degrees negative on my back foot.

Conclusion: Perfecting Your Stance

So, to close this question out, binding mounting and your snowboard stance are all your preference. Every single one of us has a different body type and stands (and lands) a little differently. Because of this, you really have to begin by experimenting and bringing a screwdriver along to adjust your stance as you go until you find a stance that work

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