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Are wider boards really that bad?

Why do people say wide boards suck?

I have a 27cm width board (because of size 13 boots), but does it really affect your ability to turn that much?

How much difference does say a 25cm to a 27cm (2cm difference) make in performance?

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who says wide boards suck?

odds are whoever is saying that doesn't know the difference. how many people ride both wide and normal boards? kind of defeats the purpose.
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in general....from researching and reading on the web. true, unless they've ridden both no one can really say wide boards suck.
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Bigger, bulkier. Nothing huge though unless you're only riding park.

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Why do people say wide boards suck?

I have a 27cm width board (because of size 13 boots), but does it really affect your ability to turn that much?

How much difference does say a 25cm to a 27cm (2cm difference) make in performance?

Thanks.
It's a bit like say size 13 shoes suck. They might be a pain for someone with a size 8 foot, but a size 8 shoe on a size 13 foot would be ten time worse. Narrow boards on big feet don't work. That statement is typically made by someone with an agenda. Many manufacturers unable to make wider boards have made such a claim.

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This sounds pretty simple to me. If I ride a wide deck with my size 9's it'll probably suck getting edge to edge. If someone has size 14's and rides a normal board it'll probably suck too.
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I have size 11s. I have a regular and a semi wide board, difference is 0.5cm at the waist.
It is definitely slower edge to edge but its a very small difference. The width also gives a little extra float in pow.
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I prefer wide boards, they don't suck.

Especially if you NEED it, don't try to force yourself onto a normal width when you have overhang...that is so much worse...
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Wide boards suck if you don't need one. Demoed a wide one time because they didn't have a regular, and with a size 10 boot, yeah, I noticed the difference.

But with a size 13? That's perfect.
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Moral of the story? Use common sense
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