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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-16-2010, 02:22 AM
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hatchet, mistake to go wide ??

Hello everyone, new to the forum and this is my first post, and in typical newbie fashion, its one of confusion and i could do with some advice/opinions.

i have had a few weeks snowboarding over the last couple of years and have taken the plunge and bought myself a new board to progress on.
i read reviews and forums until i got bloodshot eyes and decided to get the Atomic hatchet.

the thing is, i have bought the 159 wide version, and now i am getting the feeling that i should not have gone with the wide one.

i am 5'11 around 12 stone and have a UK size 10 boot (US11 i think equivalent).
i had mixed advice when buying, some say go wide others say stick to a standard size.

i put the boots on the board last night just for a visual (no bindings bought yet) and there was a reasonable amount of toe and heel overhang (around 25mm/1inch).

my question is- will this be ok ?? will the wide board really affect the way the board goes from edge to edge ??

i have a 30 day no quibble return offer on the board.

thanks again for reading my thread. all advice appreciated.
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What kind of angles are you riding with? I can't imagine overhang on a wide board if you're only a size 11 boot.

If a wide board is not strictly necessary, you really shouldn't be riding one as it decreases your ability to control your edges.
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0 deg on the back foot and 15 deg on the front foot.
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