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Old 09-22-2009, 06:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am a size twelve boot and am wondering if I should stick with a regular board or switch to a wide.
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Old 09-22-2009, 07:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Also consider a low profile boot such as the Salomon F series. I got those and also got surefoot inserts which allowed me an 11.5 and the footprint of probably an 11. There are also risers you can buy or bindings liek the Ride NRC or CAD with thick footbeds that raise your foot up.
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Old 09-23-2009, 12:52 AM   #3 (permalink)
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You need a Wide dude
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Old 09-23-2009, 11:02 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Also consider a low profile boot such as the Salomon F series. I got those and also got surefoot inserts which allowed me an 11.5 and the footprint of probably an 11. There are also risers you can buy or bindings liek the Ride NRC or CAD with thick footbeds that raise your foot up.
You could also go with something like a palmer plate which will raise your bindings up a bit as well. For a 12 though (i ride an 11.5 on a regular width deck) however, i ride +15/-15 so i can make it work reletively easy. I would say just go with a wide or a mid-wide.
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Old 09-23-2009, 11:22 AM   #5 (permalink)
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As what's been said it all depends on stance, board, binding and boot combo. 12 is just big enough that most likely you will need a wide or a mid-wide. I ride normal width boards all day with an 11.
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Old 09-23-2009, 06:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
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lots of companies going mid-wide, its easier now than ever
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Old 09-23-2009, 10:28 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I wear size 12/mondo 30. I've done the following:

1. Palmer plates and Burton risers. They did eliminate any toe/heel drag. However, they cost $, and I have several boards in the quiver. Pain in the butt to switch out, too. I've also had problems with screws coming loose (even w/lock tight). I finally gave up and tried...

2. Wide board. Definitely not for me. I ride mostly freeride and am sensitive to board dimmensions. Width change definitely threw me off. Again, quiver has many other boards that are not wide. So, I gave up on that pretty fast and...

3. Said screw it. I mounted my Never Summer T5 with some T9s right on the deck and hit the resort. I spent a day riding just about everything the place had to offer: steeps, bumps, groomers, park, trees. Dialed in, and have not had any problems. That was 2 seasons ago.

In hindsight, I wish I'd not monkeyed around with 1 and 2.

So, I suppose your riding style, quiver, sensitivity/tolerance to changes in your setup, and money should be considered when deciding.
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Old 09-24-2009, 06:29 PM   #8 (permalink)
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i have size 12s with a 251 waist. no problems, no drag.
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Old 09-24-2009, 09:35 PM   #9 (permalink)
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you might wanna get high profile boots they usually come true fit that comes smaller in actual boot measurement for example salomon boots or burton ion come less of outer shell that comes true fit
and like wolf said 12 is cutoff point you need widest board you can get or mess around with binder angle

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Old 09-24-2009, 09:49 PM   #10 (permalink)
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haha, you don't need the widest board you can get.
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