Originally Posted by westsidarider
^ you don't want to crouch all the way to a sitting position. Doing this will cause you to loose leverage and line tension. You will end up having to work harder than you should just to get an equivalent edge and line tension. It's best to bend your knees just a little bit, about half way between straight legged and sitting. This will give you optimal edge with little effort and just enough crouched so that you can stand tall and get the most pop
Pro riders crouch down into a sitting position. Have you seen the recent "Lines" video with Harley Clifford? He's not just bending his knees a little bit.
Maybe we have different interpretations of what "bent little bit" and a "seated position" is. For me, "bent a little bit" would be something like 30º (probably more then 15º but certainly less than 45º), "seated position" would be something like 60º (at least more than 45º but definitely not more than 90º).