|11-17-2011, 06:03 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2010
To wide or not to wide?
I am looking for sizing assistance. I know this is talked ad nauseam in this forum but it really seems to be a case by case discussion.
Future Board: 2012 Flow Drifter 159(w)
Weight: 200lbs - dropping to 185 through season.
Boot: Size 11 2010 Burton Moto
Bindings: 2012 Cartels (L)
Stance: 15 -15
So do I need a wide or not? I've heard both ends of the specturm. In my own opinion I am thinking I can get away with the non-wide board due to the stance angles I will have. But do I just want to be able to get away with it?
Any input on this would be greatly appreciated. I really want to pull the trigger on this asap.
|11-17-2011, 06:28 PM||#2 (permalink)|
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Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Detroit suburbs
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I rode "wide" boards for years. Started riding regular boards two seasons ago and haven't looked back. The difference is usually in the neighborhood of 1-1.5cm at the waist but for me the wides are definitely more sluggish edge-to-edge, and toe drag isn't a problem for me even on a 250mm waist board (compared to like the 264mm Machete wide that I had).
My jib deck is "wide" but only because I bought it used and it was so cheap I couldn't pass it up, and maybe I would go wide again if I was buying a pow only board, but other than that I'm fine on the regular width most of the time.
Where I'm riding this year:
Pine Knob - 14
Mt. Holly - 3
Treetops - 2
A-Basin - 2
Mt. Bohemia - 3
Mt. Brighton - 1
Caberfae - 2
Crystal Mountain - 1