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Asia_Rider 02-07-2011 03:27 AM

Toe/ and Heel Overhang Question
 
Hello,

I have been reading a lot of the articles on this website and I have yet to be convinced either way. Here are my stats and my board, please let me know what you think.

Height: 5'8"
Weight: 176 lbs
Boots: 10.5 (actually size 11.5 using burton's "shrinkage technology" size 10.5 footprint.

Board: Never Summer Heritage
Length: 155
Width: 252
Bindings: Flow size Large

I have my setup at +15 -12 and I have centered and measured my overhang at roughly 1 inch front and back. Now it's hard to measure the actual overhang of the boots because they curve upwards at roughly 3/4 of an inch, and if I measure at the actual tip of of the toe and heel it's a little bit more than an inch and obviously the rear foot is a little more overhang than the front due to the less angle degrees.

Is this going to be a problem or should I get the 156W version of this board which has a 260 width or possibly even a larger size?

I am an intermediate rider who loves going fast on groomers and doing sharp, some what deep carves. I am getting curious about hitting jumps and cruising the park to learn something different. The powder situation is almost never a possibility.

Please let me know what you think about my situation. I really appreciate your responses.

init 02-07-2011 04:44 AM

Only way to find out if this will work for you with your riding style is to go shred the deepest carve you can :)

Asia_Rider 02-07-2011 06:31 AM

Yeah, that's true, but I am a little scared of biting it, but I guess I will push it and see. What about the size? Any comments on the overhang or board length for my weight?

TLN 02-07-2011 10:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by init (Post 371369)
Only way to find out if this will work for you with your riding style is to go shred the deepest carve you can :)

And how often you gonna carve like this. If you gonna ride park or allmountain your size won't make you a problem. But if you want to lay down in a carve with duck stance, it will.
Oh. i read you like deep carves... Well, better check yourself, because your(and mine ^_^) deep carves is nothing to hardbooters. Go wide only if you can lay down really well. (you gotta change stace for it also =)) in other case keep this stick

mbesp 02-07-2011 11:03 AM

I got size 12s and my stiarmaster has a 252 waist. I rode it for the last 2 years and have never had any boot drag. My stance is 15/-15 so fairly similar. I don't remember if i have ever really pushed a turn on the board though.
You will probably be fine with what you ahve though.

Chaos Theory 02-07-2011 11:13 AM

I have a size 11 and rode anywhere from 15, -9 to 15, -15 over the years. Boards I have owned have typically been in the 248 to 250ww. this was before 'shrinkage tech' or whatever. I never had any issues. when I tried a 246ww it felt a bit narrow, and 244ww was definitely too narrow for me and I suffered from toe-grab, but as soon as I tried a 252ww or greater I found a decreased responsiveness edge-to-edge.

Now I have size 11 with shrinkage, ride a 250ww at 15,-15 and it is perfect for me.

Long story short, I think you'll be just fine!

Asia_Rider 02-07-2011 04:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chaos Theory (Post 371496)
I have a size 11 and rode anywhere from 15, -9 to 15, -15 over the years. Boards I have owned have typically been in the 248 to 250ww. this was before 'shrinkage tech' or whatever. I never had any issues. when I tried a 246ww it felt a bit narrow, and 244ww was definitely too narrow for me and I suffered from toe-grab, but as soon as I tried a 252ww or greater I found a decreased responsiveness edge-to-edge.

Now I have size 11 with shrinkage, ride a 250ww at 15,-15 and it is perfect for me.

Long story short, I think you'll be just fine!


Thanks for the comparison. I'm just curious on how long your board is, your weight, and how you typically ride (freeride/park).

Hodgepodge 02-07-2011 04:50 PM

i ride with size 11 boots on a board with 255 mm waist width at ducked out angles and i have nooo trouble with overhang at all. IMO, the narrowest you should go is about a 248 or so, with normal stance width and angles. frankly, it does really all depend on your width and angles.

Phenom 02-07-2011 06:01 PM

You will be fine. I use size 12 boots with a 254. The 1.5 footprint size difference should easily make up for the 2mm difference. At least I would think.

Chaos Theory 02-07-2011 06:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Asia_Rider (Post 371693)
Thanks for the comparison. I'm just curious on how long your board is, your weight, and how you typically ride (freeride/park).

Board now is a 155 cambered, i'm 5'8", weight can vary between 155 and 185 (sometimes I hit the gym a little too much, lol) but typically 165 - 170lbs.

Boards in the past have ranged between 152 and 158 depending on use, although I have rode anywhere from 139 to 165 but these extremes don't make me happy.

Basically I love to spin, press, butter, rails, boxes, kickers. I ride switch at least 35% of the time. For me 155ish is the sweet spot of length/pressability and my stance width while retaining a nice reduced swing-weight.

Hope this helps!


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