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Old 10-31-2007, 03:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Board width question

I'm about to get my first big board, and was wondering is 25.4 is wide enough for a size 12-13 boot?
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Old 10-31-2007, 05:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would go for 26+. My board (unriden Rome Machine) is 26 and my boot is 12, fits just right. But make sure you get get your boots first because some might stick out farther than others.
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Old 10-31-2007, 08:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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What kind of angles do you use? If you use a ducked stance that could work, but I have a size 10.5 boot size and I looked at the 25 cm range...
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Old 11-01-2007, 02:53 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for the advise. Maybe I should have provided a little more info. I've been riding for a few years now and purchased a 157 K2 spitfire wide about 4 or 5 years ago when I started. I had no idea what to look for other than a wide board and that fell into my price range. It's worked out OK, but I really need a longer freeride board. My boots have been pretty comfortable so I'm going to keep them. They are Van's Jamie Lynn boots that I got around the same as the board.

The reason I asked about the 25.4 is that I found a board I like on eBay, but don't have experience riding a longer board off piste and am concerned about toe drag. I don't use much angle with my stance. I guess I'll keep looking.

Thanks again

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Old 11-01-2007, 01:57 PM   #5 (permalink)
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how much do you weigh? Also I'm a size 13 and I wouldn't look at any board that is less than 26.4 in width... I'm asking weight because then I can recomend specific boards and lenghts for you.
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Old 11-01-2007, 02:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I weigh 215 lbs. I know I need a stiffer board, and I want something around the 168-172 range. I really like the Never Summer Titan TX, but I appreciate any other suggestions or recommendations you have.
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Old 11-01-2007, 02:40 PM   #7 (permalink)
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check out the Rome Flag 168 or the Ride Yukon 168 or 172... I don't think you really need to go longer than 168 personally and maybe even stay closer to the 163-166 range with your weight. What type of riding do you do? That NeverSummer board is very good as well. Haven't ridden it only hear good things. I'm riding a Flag 168 for this year hence the recomendation, and I have ridden the Ride Yukon a number of times... I was riding a Ride Decade 165wide up till this season and have ridden a number of wide boards throughout my time on a snowboard. The Yukon is very stiff and very fast. The Rome is sort of mid-stiff but with a very poppy core. The Yukon is really ideal for going fast on groomers and getting gnarly on the steeps or in the Pow. The Flag is more of an all mountain freestyle board hence the poppy core. Not quite as stiff but definitely as fast and as wide. I was going to go for a Yukon but decided to try a different brand for this season. Another option you may want to check out is the LibTech SkunkApe in a 167. This board is very nice also especially when it gets steep and deep. I didn't want to buy it having never ridden a magnetraction board but it's the next generation of the emmagator and the likes of their old HCFS series which I have ridden in the past.
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Old 11-01-2007, 03:12 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks for the advice. After checking out the Lib Tech SkunkApe, I noticed the Mullet, which looks a little more like it fits my style. The magnetraction is intriguing. Anyone have experience with it?
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the thing with the Mullet is it's basically a powder specific board. It has a very heavy tail taper. The Skunk is the all-mountain ride
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Old 11-01-2007, 03:17 PM   #10 (permalink)
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and there's a bunch of people on here who have Magnetraction experience... the reviews are almost always the same... try before you buy. Some say it washes out during carving more than a regular side cut others say it feel too grippy making turn initiation a bit more of an experience. No one really has anything negative to say about it, but the consensus is demo it before you spend the $
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