When snowboarding, the "stance" is the distance between the front and back foot.
It is a very important characteristic as it has a major influence on your riding style and depends on different parameters.
Stance is a very personal thing. Although the internet and specialised forums are full of methods and smart formula to find THE perfect stance, it is first and foremost a question of feeling! Each snowboarder must find the stance they feel comfortable with. It is very frequent to see snowboarders with identical bodies, equipped with the same type of board, with very different stances.
During your first riding days, always take a screwdriver with you to change and try different adjustments to find your favourite stance.
If you follow the advice below, you can improve your control of the board and enjoy your day on the snow cmpletly!
Here are the variables to take into account when adjusting the stance:
1) Are you "Regular" or "Goofy"?
2) Stance Width: The distance between the front and back foot.
3) The binding angle
4) The angle of the High Back
5) Position "Set back" or "centred"?