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Old 02-23-2012, 12:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I ordered a Ride Machete snowboard in 157cm size but when it came I realised that it was in fact a 157 Wide. I am only a size 9 UK shoe and weigh 72kg (158lb) and am 160cm (5'11) tall. The recommended weight for the 157W is 68kg-91kg+ (150lb-220lb+). What I am asking is will having the wide version of the snowboard be a problem when I am on the very light side of the scale it is intended for and do not have large feet. Also, how does a wider snowboard differ from a normal one?

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Old 02-23-2012, 12:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds like you should send it back.

You've answered your own question, it's wider for bigger feet. It'll be more difficult to transition from edge to edge quickly with small feet. I'm also guessing that it'll be stiffer (someone correct me) than a normal width deck due to more material mass. At your weight its gonna be difficult to throw around
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yeah, i think you should return it too. if your feet aren't really big enough for a wide board it makes transitioning edge to edge more difficult.
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But will it really affect my transitions though? The board is 1cm thicker and I got it for half price and it was the last one, sending it back will be so much effort and ill have to pay an extra 100 :/
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You could ride it but it's not gonna be all that much fun imo. It just sounds too big all round
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maybe you could mount your bindings and boots on it and post some pictures on here for us to look at so we could see how the boots fit on there. regardless of that though, it is going to be pretty stiff.
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My boots actually go over the edge of the board with no bindings, does that mean that my boots are big enough to use the board?
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These dudes are all right. Too bigs a bad idea. Wide boards are a bit stiffer, i ride a custom 157w, its perfect since im a 13 but my buddy (size 9) finds it real difficult to catch an edge.
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Old 02-23-2012, 01:27 PM   #9 (permalink)
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You sure that's a wide?

Doesn't look like a prob to me after all. Maybe a little stiff for your weight at 157 but as long as you know what you are getting into then
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Old 02-23-2012, 01:35 PM   #10 (permalink)
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yeah, the width doesn't really look like a problem. it is going to be fairly stiff though.
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