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Hi, I am 6'1", 190lbs, and wear a size 12-13 boot. Will it be better if I get a wide or a regular?
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Usually a 12-13 would require a wide. Depends on the board but yeah...
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Ok because I really like the gnu carbon credit snowboard and they have it in the 159W that I need
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Ok because I really like the gnu carbon credit snowboard and they have it in the 159W that I need
Please measure your foot using this method:

Kick your heel (barefoot please, no socks) back against a wall. Mark the floor exactly at the tip of your toe (the one that sticks out furthest - which toe this is will vary by rider). Measure from the mark on the floor to the wall. That is your foot length and is the only measurement that you will want to use. Measure in centimeters if possible, but if not, take inches and multiply by 2.54 (example: an 11.25 inch foot x 2.54 = 28.57 centimeters).
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would the boots that he have not affect the width of board he needs though? what if his boots reduce footprint or for that matter make it bigger?
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would the boots that he have not affect the width of board he needs though? what if his boots reduce footprint or for that matter make it bigger?
Hi Ksonn,

Boot sizing is highly inconsistant across brands and even models and should not be relied on. Foot length is very accurate. Foot length (along with stance width and angle) will determine the correct deck width.
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would the boots that he have not affect the width of board he needs though? what if his boots reduce footprint or for that matter make it bigger?
Boot size is only a secondary factor for appropriate board width. In general, (bare) foot size is much more important.
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I'm a size 13, I ride a wide

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I have a size 13, and I ride whatever is under my feet at the time. The extra surface that a wide provides is nice, but it's not necessary. If the board you're trying to ride is ridiculously skinny, then yeah, you'll run into some problems. Otherwise, you'l be fine. Look for a mid-wide, it's a good compromise.

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