I rode a really wide stance for the past few years because "well everyone was doing it." Then after thinking about it over the summer and watching people like jed anderson absolutely kill it with a smaller stance, I decided to try it myself. I brought it in to 22.75 or whatever it is at the beginning of the year and I feel so much better. I feel so much cleaner off jumps and I can get a lot more technical on rails.
I don't ride much pow so maybe that's where the wide stance excels? Most people say they like it because it makes them feel more stable but I feel like when I have more nose and tail than I would have had with a wide stance I feel more stable.
This topic really intrigues me because most of the people I know take their bindings and throw them on without centering their boot on the furthest out holes. Why do you guys ride the stances that you do?