gotcha hktrdr, ok...when you get up to size 13 (which i am), you can easily get to 'considerable' on anyhting less than a W board...i dont know what therossy mid-wide thing is, need to see actual numbers...if he was a 11-12 there might be a bit of a grey area...but
going back to the OP, i'm just going so say my opinion (imo)
I Recently spent a week in Crested Butte, CO and rented boards for the week. The last few days I did the demo rental package and rode a 160 cm Rossi onemagtek and a 159 cm Rossi angus. I really liked them both but conditions were super snowy so I feel like I didn't get to really test them and see how well the board fit with me. I'm 6'4 and 200, I wear size 13 boots. I've seen online that with my
Size shoe I should be riding wide boards and I've noticed that rossignol only makes midwide as their widest size. Would size 13 to be big for a board that width? Im not sure if I should look to other brands that make wider boards for my next purchase. Any help would be awesome.
i'm a 13 also, and have dealt with all this stuff for many years, not
saying it's the black and white correct answer, but its an informed opinion:
find boots with the shortest size 13 profile you can, i love my 32Primes, but whatever works and are comfy, etc
find a wide board you like (dont know about the mid-wide as i said, its the numbers that count), ignore any stigma against wide board, esp. since you are just getting going, find a foot angle and binding position that is workable and minimizes the drag (on a W you can easily have zero drag in 13's, imo that is what you want)
learn how to carve that thing, and forget the rest.