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Old 11-29-2008, 05:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So, i'm getting all the gear I need for this season. I've previously only rented, and now finally buying all my own equipment. I have already bought a pair of DC Judge boots, size 11. They fit me pretty good, and i love the dual BOA adjustment. Ive just got 1 problem.. they're right in between a normal and wide board.. dammit! I'm sure I'll have issues with a normal board with a waist width of around 250mm. Or maybe not?? see this is where i'm confused. I believe my stance is right around +25/+10. So i'm not gonna kick the angle over any more to get them to fit. Will I be okay with a normal width board? See, i'm a small guy, around 150lbs and 6'0". I dont like the idea of trying to throw around a wide board. However I also don't like the idea of toe drag as I lay over into a carve. So whats the solution to my dilemma? I've been looking at Mid-wide boards. What waist width should I be looking for to suit me? 255+? Thanks for any help guys

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Old 11-29-2008, 05:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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So, i'm getting all the gear I need for this season. I've previously only rented, and now finally buying all my own equipment. I have already bought a pair of DC Judge boots, size 11. They fit me pretty good, and i love the dual BOA adjustment. Ive just got 1 problem.. they're right in between a normal and wide board.. dammit!
take normal size, i have a 11.5 and i ride on a normal board.
if you would go wide it would harder to switch edge.
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Old 11-29-2008, 08:21 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I take a 9 and ride a 24.9 waist and probably wouldnt go any lower than 24.7. So with an 11 I'd suggest a mid wide board in the 25.5 area.
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Old 11-29-2008, 10:13 AM   #4 (permalink)
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i rode size 12 judges on a 25.1 width last year with 15/-9 angles and was totally fine
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i ride a mid wide with my 10.5s i like it, perfect for my footsize...
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Old 11-29-2008, 04:29 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Size 12, 254mm width (mid wide) at +12/-12, no problems.
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Old 11-29-2008, 04:39 PM   #7 (permalink)
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You'll probably be fine with a regular width board, but I switched to a regular board to a wide board this year and love it. The first day out was a little weird getting used to the new board, but after an hour or two I felt more stable than I ever did on my last board. Nothing is any harder than on my last board, switching edges included. Btw, I wear a size 12. My boots never dragged on my old board, but they overhung quite a bit.
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Old 11-29-2008, 04:53 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I ride a normal width board with 10.5's and I have a little play. I think you would be ok with a normal board, but you could go mid wide if you fear drag. Nothing beats trying some boards out for yourself.

Also, I don't think your stance is +25/+10 unless you ride REALLY weird. If you decide to go ducky and ride +15/-15 you will save a little toe heel drag.

Just as an afterthought, are you sure that your boots are fitting right? 6' 150 and 11 feet seems large, but maybe you just have big feet, hehe. I'm 6'3 and I wear a half size smaller. I wear bigger street shoes, but my boots size is smaller.
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Old 11-29-2008, 04:57 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I'm an 11 boot and 11 foot, and ride a midwide(25.5).
I think you meant your angles are 25/-10?
That's almost what I ride(mine are 21/-12), and am pretty sure I could have gone with a regular board due to the angles I ride.
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