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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-13-2009, 12:59 PM
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Possible problem with a board I just bought

Hey guys, i'm really in need of some advice if possible.

I bought a board today on the recommendation of the guy in the shop (I'm a complete beginner). The board I got was a K2 Format (158) with K2 Sonic bindings, I was of the belief he'd given me the wide version, but I got home and checked it out and seems it's not, it's the standard one. Now, the waist on the board is 25mm, I'm 6ft 2ins tall and about 210 pounds, I wear a size 13 boot (a Thirtytwo Prion). The heel of the boot comes over the board an inch and the toe looks to be around between that and an inch and a half, the question is, am I going to have issues when I get on the slopes, should I take the board right back now?

Your advice is gratefully accepted.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-13-2009, 01:03 PM
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If you were expecting a wide board and didn't get it then I would say take it back. Size 13 would be a definate wide board size boot. I am sure more advice will follow..........................
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i would take it back now, with size 13 feet i dont think a 25mm ww will cut it. it might be possible to make it fit depending on your stance width and angles but since you just bought it i would trade it in for a wider board. i would look at stuff thats at least 26+ mm wasit width
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25 isn't the widest at all for a board that long. I would take it back and get the wide. They do make the same board in wide but a 159.

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Ok thanks guys, I thought that might be the case. I guess i'll drag it back to the store tomorrow and get it exchanged.
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Definitely. I have 11.5's on a 26.5 and still have some toe/heel showing.
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Just because your toes/heels show doesn't mean you will have toe/heel drag. I'm currently using a NS Premier f1-R, with a 25.6 WW with size 12 boots and I'm fine. I'm borderline, but I never have ANY toe or heel drag. If your board is so wide that your toes and heel don't show over the edge at all... then you'll have a little trouble with edge to edge travel.

To the OP, yeah, definitely get a wide.
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Just because your toes/heels show doesn't mean you will have toe/heel drag. I'm currently using a NS Premier f1-R, with a 25.6 WW with size 12 boots and I'm fine. I'm borderline, but I never have ANY toe or heel drag. If your board is so wide that your toes and heel don't show over the edge at all... then you'll have a little trouble with edge to edge travel.

To the OP, yeah, definitely get a wide.
Yeah you'll be fine doing standard turns but if you want to lay down some proper tilted over carves you'll be getting severe drag. Euro carves will be impossible i would imagine.


To thread starter, you definately need a full on wide board. Absolute minimum waist of 26. preferably 27
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Nah, haven't had any toe or heel drag whatsoever.
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I got the Format Wide 165 last year (my first year). I've also got 13's. Go for the wide. I was happy with the board, and this year it got Triax glass on the bottom so I'd think it would be a bit stiffer torsionally and possilby hold an edge better. HAVE FUN!
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