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Old 02-18-2014, 12:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
Klang180
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Default Normal, mid-wide or wide? How do you know what you need?

Hello

I have bigger than average feet (13.5 but 12 in sbb) and i have always been conscious of toe and heel drag especially when i was wearing size 14s when i didn't know any better.

Thing is there is a lot of information about width of boards out there but none of it that great and certainly none of it is definitive. Does anyone know of a reliable way to measure what width you need for what shoe size?

Also as a bigger footed rider i find it quite irritating that a mid wide in one brand i.e. an Arbor Blacklist has a 26.2 waist width but a wide Burton custom in a longer size has a 26 waist width. I would understand if the tip and tail was larger because of the sidecut but that isn't even the case.

So anyway, for the sake of my next board purchase does anyone know how best to gauge if a board is wide enough in relation to your feet on stats alone?
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