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Old 02-04-2009, 10:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Size 13 shoes... do I need to get a wide board?

My feet are pretty big(sz 13). My question is, do I need to buy a wide board or can I just get away with a regular board? All the rental boards I've had so far weren't wide but they seemed fine. I did not notice my toes touching snow even once. Most of the boards I've been eying aren't made in the wide size, so if its not that big of a deal, I'm willing to just get a regular board. What do you guys think?
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Old 02-04-2009, 10:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I have a size 12, my board right now is a midwide with a waist width of 255. I find that under normal MN riding it is just fine but I have managed to get some toe drag out in CO. I would say you will need a wide board unless you like your feet to be at really large angles.
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Old 02-04-2009, 10:53 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm rockin the same sized banana-boats over here and I'll tell you that in general, longer feet = wider waist.

Since you didn't mention where you ride, or what type of terrain you enjoy, I'm just going to throw it out there and say that you may want to rent a couple of wide boards if you can before you buy, just to get a feel for the difference. These days it's become easier to find a decent wide board that can be just as responsive as a board with a narrower waist.

If you find you REALLY wanna ride that pinner, you can always look into some risers or maybe a foot reduction surgery. I hear it's all the rage these days in Hollywood.
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Old 02-04-2009, 11:32 AM   #4 (permalink)
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MN riding you say? What part of Minnesota? I'm from MN too!
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Old 02-04-2009, 10:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
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not trying to highjack here, but do yuo guys think i'd be ok with some heavy carving on a 159 trs mtx with a burton ruler 11?
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Old 02-04-2009, 10:24 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Lib Tech's site says up to 10.5 for that size TRS MTX, you should be ok but not necessarily for heavy carving...but it should work fine...
Then again Lib Techs site says someone 145+ lbs can ride the 167 TRS which seems ridiculous. Myself being near that weight couldnt imagine riding a 160 let alone a 167...
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Old 02-04-2009, 10:34 PM   #7 (permalink)
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yea that weight scale seemed prettty off. . .i was kinda hoping the 10.5 that they recommended was for a "larger" boot profile, tonight i went and tried on some burton rulers at the local shop and brought brought my old boots (11) and the rulers were a solid 3/4 to an inch shorter than my old ass rides. this was somewhat confidence inspiring, just figured would bounce it off some other people

thanks for the qucik reply, Dane
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Old 02-04-2009, 10:53 PM   #8 (permalink)
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MN riding you say? What part of Minnesota? I'm from MN too!
Hey man, I live in roseville, normally ride at afton alps, yourself?

(sorry bout off topic)
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