Tall big footed beginner first setup
Hi, i tried boarding for the first time this year in Hakuba, Japan and it was awesome! So much that i'm convinced to get a setup that will treat me well as i progress with skill. I'll plan to do weekend trips in Victoria, Australia and maybe go once a year or two to Japan or NZ.
Feet size (28cm): Apparently i should be US size 10 but all the US shoes i have are 12 or UK 46. I tried my friends snowboard boot size 12 and my toe slightly presses to the end (forgot what model).
Height: 184 cm / 6ft
Weight: 72kg / 158 lb
Budget $500-550 (US pricing)
I still need to learn a lot like making my turns narrow and faster. I need something that will be great for all mountain easy riding but also support me as my skills progress to hopefully trying some basic tricks. I'm thinking of getting a Burton King 158 (~$200) or a Ride Dose (~$260) Then i might get the same bindings as my mate - Union Data (~$120). The size choices are M/L or L/XL. I dunno what will be good for my feet since i have trouble finding out what my regular casual shoe size are. That's why i show my measured feet size cause all these foreign sizing systems are confusing. But i'm skeptical on the international shoe sizing chart as it says a 28cm should be size 10 (US) - no possible way i could even fit an 11 (US). Will i be ok with L/XL binding size? As for boots i have no idea so i'd like to hear some suggestions that will work with the rest of the setup.
Last edited by Movendi; 06-23-2008 at 05:13 AM.