Originally Posted by CanAm89
For future reference-
Your height should have no bearing on what size board you choose. What matters are your weight and boot size.
The board does not know how tall you are, nor does it care. What matters is your weight, as the board size will decide how that weight is distributed which affects your snowboarding directly. Your height has nothing to do with this.
The general "chin level" rule is a load of crap.
Weight matters. Boot size matters. Height does not.
And for reference- for park snowboarding, go a bit short. Backcountry, go a bit long.
Boots around size 11-12 (depending on boot) should have a board with a waist width of about 255mm or more. That is where you begin to move into mid-wides and wide boards.
I have a size 11 boot and do not need a wide board, used a normal board many times and had no heel or toe drag. Also I don't totaly agree with what your saying. 1st off, a board with a person on it that is lets say 5'10 that is 210 pounds compared to a person that is 6'3 that is 210 pounds the board will lean much easyer for the person that is taller with the same weight. The board is gunna completly act different depending on height and weight. I would for sure consider both height and weight when buying a board. Your on a thin piece of wood about 24cm-25cm.... put a 210 pound pole on it that is 5 feet tall, push it over, then put a 210 pound pole on it that is 6 feet tall and push it over which will be easyer to push?