Originally Posted by charlie_hustle7
I might be buying a 159 Burton Vapor really cheap, like 400 to 500 with Burton triad bindings. The guy selling it says he wears 11.5 boots. Im bout to buy some new boots, Burton or DC most likey, just because i live in louisville ky and thats what dicks carries and that is the only place around here that sells snowboard boots. I called a burton and they said i should be fine with any Burton Boots that have Shrinkage tech. I am just really worried about heel/toe drag. Ive been riding a 159 burton cruizer wide its waist is 26.2 The vapor is 24.9 Any experience with this, thoughts on it, and suggestions on affordable boots. I go boarding about 10 or 12 times a year and mainly freeride and carve! Thanks in advance!
It will hugely depend on your stance - where do you set your bindings and what angles you use?
As a word of caution - I wear size 12 Burton Rulers and use large size bindings (Raiden Blackhawk and Burton Mission). I also ride using a max. width stance of 26" and the angles on my bindings are +18 front, -15 back. I would say this setup is almost the most you can do to make a non-wide board work for large feet (you can also use risers)and with this I have just about managed to fit myself onto a board with a 25.3 waist. If you do carving and freeriding I imagine your stance is likely to be narrower and you may be using a lower angle on your back foot? If that is the case I think you may struggle with the narrowness of this Vapour...
As a side point, if it's such a good deal you might be able to sell it on eBay if it doesn't work out for you?