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Old 07-24-2014, 09:58 AM   #11 (permalink)
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thanks flea, and for me too trad. laces are the way. stiff-ish boot in a med binding is also how i like it, sold...hijack/
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Final straight: K2 Subculture 161 2014 or K2 Ultra Dream 159W. 11,5 boots, 210 lbs, beginner, but I'm sure he will pick things fast, like he always did with any sport. At home we dont have powder, but most valuable time in real mountains will be generous with powder (sidetracks, sidecountry, no backcountry yet). I bet on Ultra.

And I am leaning towards starting my own quiver, want to add something more playfull to start learning ground tricks, rails and boxes. 159 Salomon The Man's Board is excellent for high speed charging and OK on powder days.
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Old 08-12-2014, 09:14 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Whether his boot has a reduced footprint or not will be the deciding factor. I have size 11.5 32s (reduced footprint) and find 255-260 is perfect. If they are reduced you could still get away with less than 255, just not ideal in my opinion. If they are not reduced at all I would look to something closer to 260+.

As far as the boards, BA has a review on just about all those boards so read up and make your own decision.
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Old 08-12-2014, 03:22 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Whether his boot has a reduced footprint or not will be the deciding factor. I have size 11.5 32s (reduced footprint) and find 255-260 is perfect. If they are reduced you could still get away with less than 255, just not ideal in my opinion. If they are not reduced at all I would look to something closer to 260+.

As far as the boards, BA has a review on just about all those boards so read up and make your own decision.
Same here. I wear 11.5 burton drivers. My board is just under 260 and i never have any problems. Years ago i bought a wide because i was told you need one with 11.5 boots. It made edge transfer slow and laborious. I hated riding that thing. I just picked up a board that is even slightly narrower. I mounted up my bindings and stuck the boots in them. Looks like they should be fine. I would suggest to avoid wides unless they are really needed(monster feet, bulky boots, low stance angle etc.)
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Don't go wide unless absolutely have to. Only sasquatch size people need wide boards with the reduction tech most boots have these days. I have size 12s and I not ride wide boards. Wide boards are really only neccesary for 13 or larger and maybe really skinny people with size 12s that ride shorter, narrow boards.
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Went with 161 subculture. Put size 12 cheap Head boots without any footprint reduction technology and even they didn't overhang to much.
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