Hey all, newbie here...so forgive the repetitive questions (I've been doing as much research as possible on my own).
Got a great deal on an Academy Rhythm 157cm board, so I snatched it up only later to find out that it may be the wrong board for me. I've read that the Rhythm is a medium-flex board, better suited for freestyle/park riding. I only want to FREERIDE this season.
My question: can I offset the softness of my board by getting stiffer bindings?
Is this a bad idea in general (soft board/stiff bindings)?
I know it's easier to just get a new board that is stiffer, but I'm a baller on a budget.
Lastly, I have size 11 boots (suggested board waist size: 251-253mm)...but my Rhythm board is 250mm. Will I face heel/toe clearance issues? I figure a few millimeters shouldn't create any real issues.
Main thing here is I don't want to spend the money on a new board unless it is absolutely neccessary.
Thanks for any input you guys may have.
Last edited by RiceyHot; 11-01-2009 at 02:51 AM.