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Old 11-17-2011, 05:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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)

Height: 6'
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.

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Old 11-17-2011, 05:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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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)

Height: 6'
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.

Cheers
I would say no. I am 6', 210 lbs or so with size 11 boots (32 Tm-2), 15/-15 stance.

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.
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Old 11-17-2011, 06:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You should be fine, especially if you rock a wider (than average) stance.
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Old 11-17-2011, 06:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Regular is fine. I'm size 11 on a board which is 251mm waist and I have A little overhang but it isn't terrible. Check the waist width of your board, it varies model to model.
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Old 11-17-2011, 06:18 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks! Just what I needed to hear.

I guess I can go ahead with putting the seat on my 160w board to make it the sled it always wanted to be
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