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Yea I am 225 and ride a 157. Not a big deal.
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I can definitely say it's easier to ride a board that's too short than riding a board that's too long, if you're a new rider. And I'll reiterate in different words, I think board size becomes irrelevant when you're an experienced rider. At that point you know what you want, you know how to manipulate it, and you know its limitations.

If you're a new rider, and actually care to progress, proper board length and rigidity is a much more important factor.
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157 would be perfectly fine. i'm five-ten 175 and ride a 151 most everything except pow.

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I'm installing the bindings on my 157cm board but it looks like my toes and heels (back foot)are slightly going to be off the board. Does this mean I need to get a wider board?
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There is supposed to be some overhang. As long as it's not so much that it will drag when the board is slanted its fine. If you are unsure post a pic.
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here is a pic of my boot on my board of my back foot. The angle is at 0.
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im still new to the bindings and such but i recently had my bindings put on the guy asked me how i wanted it he said he usually puts it at 5 degrees or what not i dont know if that will make much of a difference... it does look a little too much overhang to me... mine are only over about a quarter to half a inch or so
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im still new to the bindings and such but i recently had my bindings put on the guy asked me how i wanted it he said he usually puts it at 5 degrees or what not i dont know if that will make much of a difference... it does look a little too much overhang to me... mine are only over about a quarter to half a inch or so
Well I can adjust my bindings to push my boots back to where I won't have much overhang on the toes but my heels will increase overhang on the heels. That probably shouldn't be done either huh?
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Well I can adjust my bindings to push my boots back to where I won't have much overhang on the toes but my heels will increase overhang on the heels. That probably shouldn't be done either huh?
FIrst off you should angle your front foot at least a little bit and most angle their back as well.

The both your boots and the base of your bindings should be centered between your heel and toe edge (equal toe and heel overhang).
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FIrst off you should angle your front foot at least a little bit and most angle their back as well.

The both your boots and the base of your bindings should be centered between your heel and toe edge (equal toe and heel overhang).
My front foot is angled about 15 and my back foot is angled at about 5. How much is too much overhang though? I wil admit though that I could go down a size in my boot because I intially purchased a 12 and my shoe size is 11.
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