First of all, here's my info:
male, 6'2", 180lbs, live in Washington state
Beginner-intermediate (second year - I plan on hitting the slopes at least 3-4 times a month this winter)
Mostly free-ride... I don't see myself doing park
I'm really confused on the right snowboard waist (as well as the length to some extent). Several people have told me to look in the 162cm range for length (180 lbs but at 6'2" my center of gravity is higher).
Width, though, I'm really unsure about. I just bought some Salomon Synapse wide boots after working with one of their reps. Here's what the box says about their size:
11-11.5 US, 11 UK, 45 2/3 F, 29 CM
If you compare those sizes to a normal snowboard size conversion chart (evo | Ski/Snowboard Boot Sizing Chart (including Mondopoint Conversion)
), they don't make sense. 11 UK should be closer to 12 US. 45 2/3 Euro should be something like 30 cm...
Basically I think they're at least 11.5, if not bigger.
A couple weeks ago I bought a K2 select wide (162 cm) on sale for $120. At the time I thought I'd get a boot closer to a size 12 which would warrant a wider board (267 cm).It was at a show so I can't return it.
Is 26.7 cm too wide? Should I try to get a narrower board or is 26.7 going to be okay? I don't have bindings yet, but when I put the boots on the board the toe does hang over about an inch, so I don't think it'll be horrible. Should I just stick with this board for a while then when I get more experienced decide if I should go narrower? Should I try to get a mid-wide board? It seems they're not as easy to find as regular/wide. If so, what models can I get that are less than $250 (preferably last year's models on sale).