Iím new here and need your advice. - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-14-2012, 02:56 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Iím new here and need your advice.

Hello everybody first. I need your advice about a board. As they recommend on official site, itís better to buy a wide board for them whose foot size is 11 and more. Although some of my friends reccomended to buy an ordinary board(not wide one). With what is worse to buy a wide one? and is it really worth to buy non-wide board for 11.5 feet? and is there any significant difference between BURTON MISSION 2012 and 2011?
photon is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-14-2012, 03:26 PM
Drunk with power...er beer.
 
Donutz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posts: 5,121
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 91 Post(s)
Blog Entries: 248
Downside of buying a wide board when you don't need one: Your heels and toes will not apply pressure to the edge of the board when you're leaning, thus decreasing efficiency and increasing required effort on your turns.

Downside of not buying a wide board when you need one: Your heels and toes will dig into the snow when you lean into a turn, either slowing you down on mild turns or causing loss of control on harder turns.

It's not just shoe size either. Some boots have a larger footprint for a given size, some boards are wider than others, and your binding angles affect whether you get overhang.


Coffee is your friend. Everyone else is an acquaintance.
Donutz is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-14-2012, 04:44 PM
Veteran Member
 
jdang307's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 2,929
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by photon View Post
Hello everybody first. I need your advice about a board. As they recommend on official site, itís better to buy a wide board for them whose foot size is 11 and more. Although some of my friends reccomended to buy an ordinary board(not wide one). With what is worse to buy a wide one? and is it really worth to buy non-wide board for 11.5 feet? and is there any significant difference between BURTON MISSION 2012 and 2011?
First, pick the board. Then everyone will tell you if you may need the wide or not. Some boards are wider. Arbor boards have griptech which help, etc.
jdang307 is offline  
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-14-2012, 05:59 PM
Veteran Member
 
schmitty34's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Probably at work wasting time
Posts: 889
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
It's most important to look at the specs of a board and look at the waist width.

Some boards that are "wide" are actually narrower than boards that aren't marketed as "wide".

But generally speaking, it would be safe for you to go with a "wide" board which would typically have a waist width of 260cm or wider.

I don't know if there are specific diferences between the 2011 and 2012 Missions, but if there are I am sure they are pretty minimal.
schmitty34 is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-14-2012, 07:18 PM
Veteran Member
 
cjcameron11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Australia
Posts: 778
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by schmitty34 View Post
It's most important to look at the specs of a board and look at the waist width.

Some boards that are "wide" are actually narrower than boards that aren't marketed as "wide".

But generally speaking, it would be safe for you to go with a "wide" board which would typically have a waist width of 260cm or wider.

I don't know if there are specific diferences between the 2011 and 2012 Missions, but if there are I am sure they are pretty minimal.

Some great advice, take the lib T Rice, not claimed a wide board but has almost the same waist as some of the gnu riders choice wides. I believe it is classified a mid wide. Definitely check the specs and if possible take your boots in and sit them on the board in the appropriate spot!!

my names's Petey and i have gigantic balls
cjcameron11 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