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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-02-2009, 11:58 PM
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Got my boots. need help with board width?

So I went and got some boots today. Tried alot out and best fit was the Vans, size 11. They offered a new burton custom with half price est bindings, got me pretty interested.

But when it came down to the width of the board 249mm he seemed unsure if the boot was to long for the board width, (he seemed inexperienced) so hes given me a week to think it over.

These vans size 11's are the same length as a burton size 10 so now im thinking it might be ok to run these on a 249 width.
Will the custom be ok? or shall i look at something with more width?

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considering the fact that you dont stand with your feet directly in the middle of the board i think you would be fine with any board around that board width. its not till around the 12 size when you gotta start worrying about the waist width.
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I've got size 10.5 boots and they are fine on my 158 custom. 11's would be close to the upper limit but should still fit fine.
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I've got size 10.5 boots and they are fine on my 158 custom. 11's would be close to the upper limit but should still fit fine.
the size of the board means nothing. its all about the waist width.
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considering the fact that you dont stand with your feet directly in the middle of the board i think you would be fine with any board around that board width. its not till around the 12 size when you gotta start worrying about the waist width.
waist width is always measured at the narrowest point and we are all well aware that you don't stand in the middle

anyway if what you say is true, that the vans size 11 has the same sole length as the burton size 10 (which i highly doubt and would bet my truck they aren't unless you are comparing them to the cheapest boot burton makes) then yes 24.9 is fine

if they are the typical hugley bulky vans boots then you should maybe get something a bit wider
its hard to say though because stance width and angles play a role as well
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Vans changed their sizing a few seasons ago. You can ride an 11 on something with that waist no problem.


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yea we were suprised to, they were also shorter than the k2 11's aswell.
Sounds like I should be ok
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the size of the board means nothing. its all about the waist width.
Actually the length and waist width of a given board model are directly related. If I say my feet just fit on my 158, downsizing from there might be too small.

Custom 156 - 247mm
Custom 158 - 249mm
Custom 162 - 251mm
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yes but they could also have shorter version of a given board model but just wider. sometimes companys do that with certain boards. so your better off looking at the waist widths then the sizes.


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waist width is always measured at the narrowest point and we are all well aware that you don't stand in the middle

anyway if what you say is true, that the vans size 11 has the same sole length as the burton size 10 (which i highly doubt and would bet my truck they aren't unless you are comparing them to the cheapest boot burton makes) then yes 24.9 is fine

if they are the typical hugley bulky vans boots then you should maybe get something a bit wider
its hard to say though because stance width and angles play a role as well
i wasnt trying to sound condescending, just trying to say that stance width and angles can have a factor of how skinny/wide of a board you can ride.


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