Ride Highlife UL Sizing Help - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 12-27-2011, 10:01 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Ride Highlife UL Sizing Help

Hi,

I've searched a few threads and couldnt find too much on the Highlife. Im looking to get a 2012 Highlife and am having some troubles deciding whether to get a 164 regular (25.7 ww) or a 163 wide (26.6ww). I am 6'2'' and weigh around 185lbs. I currently have size 11.5 Nike force boots with a 2010 160 Rome Slash with a waist width of 26.5cm. I think my current setup fits pretty well width wise but Im not sure about the Highlife becuase it has a different sidecut radius.

Thanks
TotalSeven is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 12-27-2011, 10:16 PM
Veteran Member
 
dreampow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Kyoto Japan
Posts: 1,231
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I ride the 158 2011 Highlife with size 11 boots(reduced footprint), I am 6ft and 175lbs. Its perfect.

I can't see why you'd need the 164 (unless its for pure backcountry bottomless pow), it'll be like a plank and not playful at all at your weight, hard to spin too.

I would go 161 if I were you, you'll still have amazing float in Pow at your weight. You can get new boots if you need the reduced footprint tech, which you might at your boot size. Still better that than a board that is too long IMO.

Alternatively if you don't want to get new boots why not go wide? They do a 159 wide which will give you plenty of float and ease of spinning / tricks.
Much better than going long just for your big feet IMO.

Last edited by dreampow; 12-27-2011 at 10:19 PM.
dreampow is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome