I just recently moved to New Mexico from Michigan, I have been a boarder for about 10 years. However going from MI to NM is a big change as far as conditions and terrain, i'm looking to buy a new set up and need some advice. I don't do any park and want to start venturing off course into some back country in the next year or so.
Im 6'2" 185 pounds with a size 12 boot. Im kind of in that gray area as far as looking for a wider board but wanted some expert advice. Id consider myself an intermediate rider looking to get to the next level.
Also, I found this company on a different forum and was wondering if anyone had any experience with them?: Blank Snowboards
i am pretty sure and can go normal width if your angles are right. if any of your stance angles is less than 15 or 8 degrees, than go wider. if above 15 than go normal. or maybe you should take your boot to the shop and see. i don't really know the answer to your question 100% i too am a noob. maybe you can go wide board just in case. i suggest the never summer legacy or sl
ppl say if you can stay away form wide you should, but honestly, if you need a wide don't hesitate. you will just have to adjust a little and when you do, i bet you can ride a wide board just as good as a regular one. also, it is about having fun, your not a pro or anything so you don't really have to ride a regular width board to get the benefit from it opposed to wide. also, some people like have no toe or heel hanging out from their boards.