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Old 07-10-2009, 02:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok here's my problem.

I bought a K2 Darkstar, but I just realised it is a Wide, not normal.
I wear a size 10 maybe? (will need to get sized properly) will this effect performance at all? it says that the width at waist is 24.7 on the 155, I the 157 so not to sure what the width is on that?

Thanks for your help guys
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Old 07-10-2009, 11:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
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i have heard that a wider board is slower from edge to edge, making response time slower. i have never ridden a wide board so i cant say for myself, but some people say that a wide board handles the same as a normal width board.
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Old 07-10-2009, 02:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It may be too wide for you...

Looking at their website the 157 DarkStar Wide has a 26.1" Waist which is pretty big for size 10 boots...you'd want more around 25"...

Strap your bindings to them real fast and strap in, if your toes arent atleast touching the edges while in your prefered stance then it maybe difficult ...
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Old 07-10-2009, 08:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Well lets hope I'm bigger then a size 10 then, as I haven't been in over a year and have grown a lot since then (fingers crossed)

Can't believe I didn't notice that it was a wide when I bought it :S my fault if I can't ride it properly then
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Old 07-11-2009, 06:28 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Snowolf View Post
Don`t sweat it, today`s boards are engineered so much better than even just 10 years ago. The difference in the wide and the standard, performance-wise is going to be negligible. I highly doubt that you would notice anything. The slower edge to edge thing is not all that applicable in today`s boards. The only thing wide does for big footed riders is allow them to bring the board up onto a higher edge angle without dragging toes or heels. A smaller foot on that same board will twist and tilt the board just as effectively provided you have an ounce of athletic ability and average leg strength...just go ride and be happy...
I agree with this. If you can't return or exchange the board, don't sweat it, you'll be fine.
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