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Old 12-04-2014, 08:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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A little background: I've snowboarded maybe 4 times before . Last season was my first time going with friends. I went twice and felt myself improve a lot more than before when I would just go with my sister (because my friends are good and I was forced to keep up). I also skateboarded for a few years until about 4 years ago so I assume that also helped a lot with balance and confidence.

Now I am 20 years old and have grown to enjoy the sport and look to get on the mountain more often with friends. I decided to buy a setup (board and bindings) due to good deals on cybermonday at evo.com. After looking around once again I am now unsure if I made the right purchase due to concern with sizing (wide board). I am 5'10. 165 lbs. I also measured my foot with a ruler: 27cm/270mm.


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2014 Rome Tour 158W - 263mm waist width

2014 Burton Mission Bindings - Medium


Is this board a decent size for me? Is it too wide? Also, any suggestions on snowboard boots?
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Old 12-04-2014, 08:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It might be too wide, that however is a decision you need to make while riding it. I generally think if you are not in a large or XL binding you probably dont want a wide board.
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Yes. A 27cm foot (AKA size 9US) is a completely average size foot and you are a completely average size human. Having a wide board will be worse then a normal width board in all riding except maybe powder riding.
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For reference, I ride boards that size and I am 6'3" 215 size 12 boot.
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Also for reference I'm 175lbs with 27.5cm foot and ride normal width 155 board. Looking at Rome's website a normal width 156 would put you right in the middle of the weight range for the Tour.
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Ahhh. Thank you for all the good responses. I called evo, they said the snowboard itself hasn't shipped out and they left a note of it for a replacement with the 156cm size. I should be getting a phone call about it tomorrow

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