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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-03-2007, 03:27 AM
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Big feet=No snowboarding :(

I am only 17 currently, and I feel kind of sad because it runs in my family to be sort of tall and light, and have big feet (oh what a horrible snowboard combination.) I am pretty sure my fate is sealed that I am gonna have big feet . My dads feet are size 15. Currently my feet are size 11 men size (American), and probably growing still, unfortunatly.

I have heard so much about people with big feet having to get "big feet" boards, and as a result they have a alot less flexbility with a snowboard, they can't use them in parks, can't do jumps as well, the whole feel of the board goes down. It doesn't help much that I will probably be tall and light, and therefore have even less control over a big feet snowboard.

I have been snowboarding since I was 6, and I have loved it every season. I knew it would come to this time, the time that I would have to face reality and get a snowboard for people with big feet. Well, its coming close to that time now, and I am kinda really depressed because I feel like my love for snowboarding is being jeopardized just because of my genes. I kind of don't know what to do. Any other big feet snowboarders out there? How is it snowboarding with big feet? Hopefully there are some out there that actually enjoy snowboarding, but as of yet I have not heard of any yet, everyone says that big feet snowboarders cant do anything near what regular people can.
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-03-2007, 05:49 AM
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Thats total bull. The modern wide boards are amazing compared to what they used to be. In fact some more free style orientated boards are pretty wide in their normal versions the Rome Agent 162 is 255mm and the Ride Decade 162 Wide is 263mm.

I'm not saying that those boards are right for you but the fact Rome are willing to make a "normal" width board almost as wide as a wide board pretty much says it all that you don't lose anything much when its wide. Plus you got extra surface area in the pow!
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post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-03-2007, 06:24 AM
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Hey im a US 12.5 and i have no problems. My feet havent been growing for a year now.

And im your age. Feet and hands usually stop growing at this age.
post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-03-2007, 11:04 AM
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I'm a size 13 and have been since I started snowboarding 10yrs ago. Lets just say that the technology has come a long way. Back then the choices were basically limited to the K2 FatBob and a couple of wide Avalanche boards. At that point yes there was a lot less board feel and flexibility because the companies hadn't learned how to make wide waist widths work well. Now they are just as good and in some cases better for certain applications than a narrow board. ALmost every company makes a freestyle oriented wide or mid wide board that are light, snappy and durable as hell. Don't stress it when the time comes that you need a very wide board rest assured they'll be out there for you. I'm currently riding a Rome Flag 168 for you though a Rome Machine would probably be the one to look at
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post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-03-2007, 03:52 PM
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Wide boards do not limit you like you are concerned about. The Atomic Alibi for example is a sick board in the park. Don`t wory about; I have seen plenty of size 14 and 15 feet tear it up far better than I ever will!
Verified. I have 11s, ride an Alibi and love every minute of it. To the OP... I don't think you have much to worry about. My feet haven't grown since I was like 15. If you are 17, I think you likely are done growing for the most part. If your age matched your shoe size, then I would be a little scared if I were you.
post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-03-2007, 04:57 PM
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my first snowboard was a k2 fatbob...lol. that thing was huge!!!! stiff as hell and could have been used as a nice wooden sled. one time i was on a lift with an older gentleman, he looked at me, then looked at my snowboard and said, "thats the biggest snowboard i have ever seen" but wide boards have come along way...burton customs all come in wide assortments, ride makes some pretty good wide boards from what i have heard also. keep in mind...if your feet are growing and even get to be a size 14 shoe, it will feel the same as if you were riding a regular board with your size 11 right now...just makes sense. dont wrry bout it bro
post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-03-2007, 11:01 PM
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I have a 14 foot, and I have no trouble at all with my Nitro magnum, it's a 165 wide, absolutely love it.
post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-04-2007, 11:31 PM
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I have size 11 & do just fine & my friend (Nikolai on the boards has size 13 or 14? also my other friend has size 13/14 and we all have our own gear and do fine.
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post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-04-2007, 11:54 PM
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I have a 14 foot, and I have no trouble at all with my Nitro magnum, it's a 165 wide, absolutely love it.
Yeah but the problem is I am not big with big feet, I will probably only weigh 150 lbs and have size 14-15 feet. I understand that some big people have big feet, so they do good on their boards because it fits them, but I will be tall, skinny, and light, with big feet, so I probably could not find a board that would suit me right with that body type. : /
post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-05-2007, 01:56 PM
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Hey man no worries. I have size 11 shoe and 10.5 boot. I am 5'9" and 125 lbs, but that doesn't make a bit of difference with my control because I am light. I just need a slightly shorter board than most people my height. No big deal.
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