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Old 07-19-2008, 08:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have size 12 burton boxer boots along with large burton cartel bindings. I am planning on getting a lib tech banana board (not sure which one yet), probably sizes 156-158, what waist width should I go for?

I also kind of want to avoid wide boards because I want more responsiveness.

I made the mistake last season of getting a 155 5150 as a first snowboard which I believe has a waist width of 154. Which was definitely too small for size 12.

Some info about me...

I weight 175-185
Size 12
Intermediate rider
on a regular day I spend 70% of my time freeride and 30% park

any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 07-19-2008, 09:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 07-19-2008, 09:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I wanna stick to banana tech, I tried my friends last season and though it was a bit small I really liked it.
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Old 07-20-2008, 07:36 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The 2009 lib tech T Rice pro model is a sick all mountain freestlye board and now comes in BTX. They already have it in stock here Lib Tech Snowboard Lib Tech T Rice BTX Snowboard. The waist width is 26.0 which should work perfectly with your boot. Now Gnu makes the Riders Choice Wide with BTX. Its an all mountain freestyle boards that pretty much stokes anybody who rides it. check it out Gnu Snowboard Gnu Riders Choice BTX Wide Snowboard
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Old 07-21-2008, 12:14 AM   #5 (permalink)
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How wide is your stance if its above the boards reference stance which is like 21.5 to 22 you're generally fine. Just look at the nose/tail widths.

Waist width is the dead center of the board, our bindings are mounted like 8 to 12 inches from the dead center, hence ww is a fabled myth these days.
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Old 07-21-2008, 01:52 AM   #6 (permalink)
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thanks for the help, I just ordered the travis rice board BTX size 157. The width and length seem just right.
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