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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-09-2008, 11:02 PM
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Question about snowboard width

I'm going to be a new rider this fall and i have a question about snowboard width. My friend recently gave me his LTD Venom snowboard. Its a size 163 and he told me that its a wide. Im 6'2 so the length of the board is perfect, its just below my chin. My problem is that I wear a size 15 shoe. When I take my shoes off and place them on the board my feet stick out at of the end of the board just a little bit.

Is this bad? My friend told me it should be fine cause that is how it's supposed to be. But I'm wondering if my feet already stick over the side of the snowboard without shoes, won't it be way to far over when I put snowboard boots on?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-10-2008, 03:27 PM
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hey, I just found out about snowboard risers. Anybody think they might help with my size on the board?
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-12-2008, 02:04 PM
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If your toes stick over the edge a bit, thats all right. I ride a '07 Rome Machine 157 (wide) w/ '07 Libertines, and my toes stick out just a bit. This is fine, as my bindings ('07 Targas) raise my foot high enough off the board that I would need to lean over ridiculously far to even skim the snow. Almost all riders have a bit of toe hang, big footed or not. And don't use risers, they're terrible.
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Size 15 boots you want a board thats at least 27 or 28 at the center set of inserts.


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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-12-2008, 06:36 PM
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If your toes stick over the edge a bit, thats all right. I ride a '07 Rome Machine 157 (wide) w/ '07 Libertines, and my toes stick out just a bit. This is fine, as my bindings ('07 Targas) raise my foot high enough off the board that I would need to lean over ridiculously far to even skim the snow. Almost all riders have a bit of toe hang, big footed or not. And don't use risers, they're terrible.
Center the binding on the board so the amount of overhang is equal toe/heel. also remember a boards advetised waist width is measured in the center of the board so a 6'3 bloke should have a wide enough stance to negate most of overhang if excessive will cause you to slam when you catch you toe or heel edge when laying over a carve. Also, the issue of stance angles...if you ride with low angles; say 5 5 you will have problems with overhang with a size 15 foot but with stance angles of say 12/12 your overhang will be less. I would recommend a board width of no less than 26.5cm I agree with wolfboy that risers are a waste of time... good luck cheers
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