Originally Posted by Brandel
Hello fellow snowboarders!
I will start off with talking alittle about myself. I live in Sweden and have been snowboarding for a few season (converted from skies) and have come to the point where I simply feel like I need my own equiptment.
My stats are:
shoe size 11.5
So I guess I need a wide board who is medium stiff?
But the board/binding/shoe market is a jungle and I don't know what I should be looking for!
I want board/boots/bindings that will allow me to ride in the park but I still want to be able to do some fairly big jumps and ride outside the park also.
Don't know what more to say, I'm open to everything!
I'm sorry if my english is not 100% correct since I live in Sweden (eu)
STOKED that you are loving riding! 11.5 is on the cusp of requiring a "wide" board in some models and sizes. Would you mind taking a quick measurement? Also, please let us know what stance width and angles you ride.
Please measure your foot using this method:
Kick your heel (barefoot please, no socks) back against a wall. Mark the floor exactly at the tip of your toe (the one that sticks out furthest - which toe this is will vary by rider). Measure from the mark on the floor to the wall. That is your foot length and is the only measurement that you will want to use. Measure in centimeters if possible, but if not, take inches and multiply by 2.54 (example: an 11.25 inch foot x 2.54 = 28.57 centimeters).