hholy shit thats a wide board. Dude, you want to be in the general 260 waist width(think the middle of the board between tip and tail)area with size 12's. Waist width is just a guideline that people go by to gauge whether a board is going to be wide enough to avoid toe drag. Lots of other variables though....... Many manufacturers are making boots that are size 12's that have the footprint of the older style 11's. So with that board having the narrowest waist of 277... ya.. overkill is an understatement. Why elan? All of the a level companies make really good stuff, you just need to find what works for you. Arbor, burton, capita, never summer, k2, ride, smokin, mervin, etc.... all make a good board. Maybe you should look around at some of their boards somemore and find something you are interested in.
It would help people make suggestions if we knew what type of riding you would like to do the most,and also where you are primarily going to be riding. In reality, where you are relatively new and haven't been on very many setups, it really isn't a huge deal what you buy, as long as its a quality board, because you'll get used to it and won't know the difference between it and the dozens of other boards that you could have bought. but what will make a difference is that you get the 'proper' sized board for your size and what you want to do.
Last edited by idshred; 08-01-2011 at 01:12 AM.