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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-11-2012, 04:16 AM Thread Starter
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Big Foot Dude Needs Advice!

First post, Horray!
My name is Jon and I have huge feet. I wear a size 16 (RIDE Bigfoot Boot) and I'm finding my snowboard options are extremely limited. I have searched all over this forum before I posted, and did not find a suitable answer. So here it goes, will an extra centimeter really make any difference? Will I be forced to use elevator riser thingy's? (I've read that they are not recommended, but I really don't want my toes to catch, or be forced to severely adjust my stance).

Many boards are offered at 27 cm's width, but very few go beyond. I know the RIDE HighLife goes up to 27.2 cm's, the NITRO Magnum is offered up to 27.9 cm's, and the ELAN El Grande goes up to 28.4 cm's. It does not make it any easier that snowboard company's measure waist width at the narrowest point, instead of where your feet actually make contact with the board. Any help would be greatly appreciated before I spend the cash!

I almost forgot to mention that the snowboard size calculator at http://www.frostyrider.com/tips/size-guide.htm, recommends a board that is 27.2 cm's wide. Does this sounds right?

My stats: I'm 6'3", 215 lbs, and wear a size 16 (life isn't fair!)

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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-11-2012, 04:31 AM
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Get a custom board made man, theres heaps of people that will do it for you, where are you located?
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For what its worth I ride a board 260mm wide on 10.5 boots, I think you may need wider than 272mm for your hoofs. Also a bigger side cut radius will get you a wider board in the middle without being overly wide at the tips.

Donek order custom snowboards alternative to Burton Custom x snowboard K2
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these guys can do upto 28.5
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thanks for the super fast reply!
I'm currently just north of Seoul, Korea. I'm sure this would be a lot easier if I was stateside as there are NO snowboard shops within a couple hours drive of me (and I don't speak Korean well

Just the thought of "custom" sounds expensive, but I will definitely look into that as an option.

These feet are a curse!
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Where do you ride usually? Korea or japan?
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This is my first season riding here in Korea. With any luck, I'll be here for another year and continue carving the slopes.
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You can get a donek custom shape for $900, thats good value. Might cost $100-$150 in shipping to get it to you.
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Thanks for the links ETM. Some of the custom sizes are pretty reasonable in price. I will email these guys to see what they can do for me. What size width do you think I might need to limit the toe drag?
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No idea man. It depends on the length of your boot and also the angle of your stance. I will measure the total overhang on my setup and let you know.
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