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Old 05-10-2009, 07:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Will size 12 boots be a big problem on a 251 mm waist? Is it ok it the boots are hanging off a little?
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Old 05-10-2009, 10:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Of course NO overhang is optimal, but you wont see that much..

Of course it depends on your binding angles..

You probably dont want more than half inch on either side though. Basically carpet strap in and ensure you can lean forward and back to get on your edges without your toe or heel touching...

Overhang only really effects me in pow conditions where it might slow you down every so slightly with the extra bit of your foot plowing through..
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Old 05-13-2009, 12:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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say what? you want a bit of overhang so you can properly pressure the edges, your board is never 90 degrees to the snow so you don't need to not have any overhang.

but size 12's on that board width is just stupid and won't work unless you only sideslip around green groomers. overhang in pow doesn't matter at all since a lot of the time your entire foot can be submerged, it won't slow you down in the powder at all.
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Yea you do actually want some overhang but I've heard and seen plenty of people with size 12's riding those waist widths, I wouldn't think you'd have much of a problem. Depending on your stance settings.
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why do they make wide(r) boards then? for people with size 15 feet?
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size 13+, most boardshops will say 11 or maybe even 12 but I've known people who've ridden non-wides and or mid-wides with size 12's. Of course they rode wide stances and ducked out stances, which is why I said depending on his stance settings.
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size 13+, most boardshops will say 11 or maybe even 12 but I've known people who've ridden non-wides and or mid-wides with size 12's. Of course they rode wide stances and ducked out stances, which is why I said depending on his stance settings.
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I'm size 12 and my first board was not a wide and I had toe drag.

Then I went with a wide board (Roundhouse) and will never look back.
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Old 05-14-2009, 11:54 PM   #9 (permalink)
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many companies say in their literature that they design their mid wides around a 10.5 boot. saying people can ride 12's on a normal width board is just crazy talk and irresponsible.
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Not crazy talk when I've seen people do it, but you know what many other companies also say you can size down becuase of r-cambers. I guess we should just believe everything they say.
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