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Old 02-11-2010, 09:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am a size 13 boot and I need to know if a 160cm long/260mm wide board is a good size for me, because at my local sporting goods store they have a board I like on clearance price. Please help meeeeeeeeeeeee

edit: I am also 5'11 and about 200 lbs, and if anyones wondering, the board is the 2010 Burton Bullet and its for about 250 dollars.

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Old 02-11-2010, 09:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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length sounds about right. Could find a wider board but to be honest, there's not many out there that go wider than 265, and no matter what you do with a size 13 you're going to have to duck your stance. A 1/2cm difference probably isn't going to ruin you; a 260 will work and the width difference for something more like 265 will be barely noticeable.
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thanks for the reply, I was looking for wider boards but that is the widest they have, and I dont really like buying sporting equipment online. I am going to probably go buy that one now
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yeah Id go for it... like dave said duck the stance and maybe even check out various boots some are bulky and some have a small profile and that can help you out as well ... good luck
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yeah Id go for it... like dave said duck the stance and maybe even check out various boots some are bulky and some have a small profile and that can help you out as well ... good luck
I just bought some 2009 Burton Poachers yesterday for about 60 dollars (on clearance). Are they small profile?
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Agreed with everyone else. I'm exactly your demensions, save for a 12 boot, and with a little bit of a ducked stance, I have no problems with drag on a very similarly sized board.
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I think Burton designs their boots with reduced footprint, essentially shaving precious millimeters from the toe and heel, so the actual footpring of the boot is smaller (by about 1 size). As always with larger boots, really make sure that you don't have trouble fitting in to a binding before you buy the bindings. A friend of mine wears size 13 (maybe 14?) burtons, and he always has a little trouble getting the ankle strap buckled on his bindings.
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ya, what david said above... make sure the boots fit the binder ... and reduced footprint knocks off 3/4 inch
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