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Offset Stance Setback / Inserts Setback

Stance setback is the measure that (in the boards specifications) let's us know how far back the center between the inserts (bindings) is from the effective edge center of the snowboard.

0 setback / centered inserts
Better for freestyle because makes the board ride switch as well as it does forward, gives you good board control and makes the board turn easily
Found in most freestyle snowboards, in some all mountains, and in very few or none freeride/powder boards. Also found in all boards named true twin, in lots of boards named directional twin, or twin like, and in very few or none directional boards
snowboard with zero offset stance setback

0,1(or+) setback / setback inserts
Good for all mountain and great for freeride/powder because it makes the tail smaller (so it naturally sinks in deeper snow conditions) and the nose bigger (which makes it float better in the same deeper snow conditions).
small stance setback (about 25mm/1inch) may be found in some freeride/powder snowboards, in some all mountains, and in a few freestyle boards. Also found in some boards described as directional snowboards, in lots of boards described as directional twin, and in no boards called true twin.
The tail will feel stiffer, giving you more aggreesive direction changes and higher ollies, and it will float a bit better when riding powder.
snowboard with small offset stance setback

bigger stance setback  may be found in lots of freeride/powder snowboards, in some all mountains, and in very few or none freestyle boards. Also found in lots of boards described as directional snowboards, in few or none boards described as directional twin, and in no boards called true twin.
The tail will feel even stiffer, giving you even more aggressive direction changes and on powder will float like a charm with more centered and relaxed riding position.
snowboard with medium offset stance setback

ridiculous stance setback  only found in snowboards described as "freeride/powder boards" and "directional snowboards". The word here is buoyancy!
snowboard with big offset stance setback




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