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Old 03-28-2008, 10:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I've got size 11 boots, and found a pretty solid deal on an intro board, but the Waist is only 253 on it. Am I going to be dragging toe/heel on this thing?
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Old 03-28-2008, 12:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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it depends on how much you angle your bindings, my eddie wall was a regular width and i was fine with my size 11 boots but my angles are 21 and -18
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In addition to the angle of your bindings, the actual size of your boot will have an impact...meaning not all size 11 boots are the same. Some have a bigger "footprint" than others. Either measure the boot, or go to a shop with your boot to see how much overhang there is.

A little overhang on each side is fine. Especailly since you are new and your carves won't be as deep/extreme as an advanced rider. My guess is your size 11s will have a decent amount of overhang on a 253, but it may be okay. Tough to say without actually checkng it out.
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In addition to the angle of your bindings, the actual size of your boot will have an impact...meaning not all size 11 boots are the same. Some have a bigger "footprint" than others. Either measure the boot, or go to a shop with your boot to see how much overhang there is.

A little overhang on each side is fine. Especailly since you are new and your carves won't be as deep/extreme as an advanced rider. My guess is your size 11s will have a decent amount of overhang on a 253, but it may be okay. Tough to say without actually checkng it out.
Noted. I'll be down at the board shop with my boots this weekend, it sounds like.
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I got 12's on a 254 (+12/-12) and I don't have any problems. I can make my toes drag if I really try to carve hard to angle the board high enough, but it's a freestyle board so I'm never doing any carving like that anyway. Your 11's will be fine as long as your not doing some insane carves. If it's an intro board, sounds like this won't be the case anyway. Should be good to go, but wouldn't hurt to try it out at the shop like you said.
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