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The only board Spec help thread ill post

Ill start out by saying i read and understand the info in the stickied posts on this matter this is just to fill in the grey areas in wich i found while reading....

This mainly concerns the boards "waist width" in comparison to boot size. Now from my understanding most info i read says to not worry about going to a "wide" board unless your bare foot size is 12 or more inches. I ware a size 10 boot wich is a size 10 bare foot but the entire boot overall is 12 inches, now acording to what ive read the ideal over hang is 1/2inch both heel/toe to give proper leverage.

Next step was you must know the waist width of the board (im gonna use the flow team as my example board becuase it is the one im strongly considering) to Compare widths. The flow team 157 has a waist with in inches aproximatly 9.8 inches if i recall correctly( im using my iphone so i cant look up exact specs) wich barefoot gives me almost no overhang heel toe but with the boot overall size being a 12 that would give me aprox. an inch heel toe overhang. So im over the ideal 1/2inch heel toe overhang by a 1/2 inch on both doubleing the ideal spec.

So my question is how un ideal is the inch heel toe overhang? I will be mainly useing the board for park and ocasionaly rideing the slopes with my friends who dont like the park. The 157 is the ideal board length for me according to hieght but according to wieght i should be on a smaller board, 5'11" 120nude 127 geard up. So going bigger in length isnt an option to increase waist width.

Thank you in advance for any responses, like i said this will probly be the only question i ask on board specs, and im sorry for the lengthyness of the read i tried to break it up to make it easier and i appologize for any spelling/sentence errors, typeing all this on an iphone isnt an easy task.

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