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Old 04-16-2013, 03:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My buddy has a 2011 lib tech dark series that he wants to sell for a really good price.

It's a 155 WIDE. IM 5'8" 160lbs. Size 9.5-10. M/L binding.

Is the wide board going to be ok?
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Old 04-16-2013, 03:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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My buddy has a 2011 lib tech dark series that he wants to sell for a really good price.

It's a 155 WIDE. IM 5'8" 160lbs. Size 9.5-10. M/L binding.

Is the wide board going to be ok?

I don't think it will make that much of a difference, especially with the little riser platforms on that board. Not ideal, but turn initiation should be fine.

Is your buddy on these forums? Because I know someone looking to sell the exact same board...
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personally think that a wide board is overkill for anyone who doesn't have at least size 12 boots.

I have size 11s, rode wide boards for several years before changing back to normal width boards in 2009/2010. I'll never pay for another wide board again.
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Did you notice the difference in ride?
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imo, no...or maybe just as a pow board

always another deal to be found... gotta try to be on the proper setup

(i ride a W, btw... but ive sz 12 feets)
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Don't do it man. That board is stiff and should be quick edge to edge but if you take a wide with size 10 feet it will be a bitch to turn and no fun to ride. Way better options out there. Don't go wide unless you got size 12s or over.
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Don't do it man. That board is stiff and should be quick edge to edge but if you take a wide with size 10 feet it will be a bitch to turn and no fun to ride. Way better options out there. Don't go wide unless you got size 12s or over.
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Did you notice the difference in ride?
If that question is to me, yes, I notice a difference in the ride. The only time I ride a wide anymore is if it happens to be the only size left at a demo tent. I'll never buy another one -- and I'm borderline "wide" material being a bigger guy with slightly-above-average feet. A regular width boar, or even like my Blacklist which is midwide, is just noticeably more responsive and less sluggish edge to edge.
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It isn't/won't be that bad, especially if you set it up properly.
Proper binding size & binding adjustments are crucial here

Sure Ideally a regular width board might be better
But that depends on where,when & how you're gonna be riding it
& most importantly how much yer payin'

I have about 5 boards that I ride often in my quiver, my Heritage X has been my go to deck. But I usually bring 3 with me when I go, the 2 best suited for the conditions (Heritage+?)& something new to me, to try.

I rock a size 9 boot. Which is now the size of an 8.
It took a bit of monkeying around to get it right, but now I love it.

My problem was more complicated but it will give you an idea of what you might/need to do?

Because my 9's are now the size of 8's, none of my size Large bindings fit as well as they used too.
Now on a regular width board my boots weren't really centered on the board.

My new tiny little boots sat too far back in the heel cup. It doesn't matter if the boot has equal amounts taken off each end, because the measurement starts when your boot touches the heel cup.

With the proper size bindings it's fine but with Larges I have to move the whole base of the binding closer to the toe side edge.

With my Heritage X it's even worse, right now with the proper size bindings I still have to move them closer to the toe side edge.
I just got these bindings though, for most of the season I was riding Large bindings & having to compensate for both issues.

When set up centered, it's not that big of a deal.

I have 2 Palmer Titanium Channels & they are narrow, more so than normal boards & I've also had a Never Summer Lotus 157, basically the Premier F-1 only narrower.

Sure they are a bit more nimble but I've ridden both ends of the spectrum & it ain't that big of a deal.

Never summer Lotus 23.8
Palmer 24.6
Heritage X 26.8

I used to have a Never Summer Legacy 174W, @ 160-170lbs, I didn't have a problem.
The only reason I bought that monster was, the price.

Buy it, ride it, flip it.

Just put your bindings closer to the toe side edge.
If you do that, I'll bet you keep it.


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