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Old 10-28-2012, 10:34 PM   #11 (permalink)
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But even downsizing the boots and then downsizing your boards width, will it even make a riding difference considering bigger boots on a wide board probably rides the same as you having small boots on a non wide board?

...Yes or we would not go threw all the trouble. Again it has allot to do with how much you ride.
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Old 10-28-2012, 10:41 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I hear what your saying thanks alot. I live in NYC and usually only get a good 25-30 days but this year am really going to try to get at least 50 in. The biggest problem I have is that theres only like two shops around and they have an extremely limited selection. Ive spoken to ppl at dogfunk and they said non stop returns are cool, but thats just super annoying to deal wit. Ill definitely look for some of those salomons too
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Old 10-28-2012, 10:43 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Salomons do tend to run narrow, so keep that in mind. It's why I always go with them. It's tough to find snowboarding boots to fit narrow feet.
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Old 10-28-2012, 10:48 PM   #14 (permalink)
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...Yes or we would not go threw all the trouble. Again it has allot to do with how much you ride.
Well what exactly are the cons and pros of this? Trying to downsize in boots just to get a non wide board doesn't seem like it would help out that much in my eyes. Isn't it basically take your pick on preference? Wide board seem like they would be better for landings and riding pow as I can see non wide board turning better and possibly slightly lighter?
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Old 10-28-2012, 11:27 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Well what exactly are the cons and pros of this? Trying to downsize in boots just to get a non wide board doesn't seem like it would help out that much in my eyes. Isn't it basically take your pick on preference? Wide board seem like they would be better for landings and riding pow as I can see non wide board turning better and possibly slightly lighter?
The problem is a regular width board can ride pow and land and everything else perfectly. The wider boards though they may have some small pros (mainly eliminating toe drag) they do not match up to the reg board. So if it is possible to downsize within a comfortable limit to get on the reg board its worth it.

If you are the type of rider that finds himself traveling and needs a board for certain types of riding like landings or pow, Its time to build a quiver.
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Old 10-28-2012, 11:42 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Solomon F series footprint a lot more than just a half size smaller. My F22s are barely any bigger than my hiking boots.
^This

I just traded my Salomon Dialogues for some F2.0's. Now the Dialogues were too big for me (hence I returned them), but the difference in boot size is crazy. The dialogues barely fit in my large size bindings and I had at least an inch of overhang on both sides of my board. With the F2.0 I have less than a 1/2 inch of overhang and my straps are damn near bottomed out on my large Formulas (size 9.0 F2.0's).

They make my feet look small. It's kinda weird. One thing to note, doesn't seem like they will pack-out much. At least not like the dialogues did.

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Old 10-29-2012, 12:51 AM   #17 (permalink)
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so its really not worth throwing down serious loot on it is what your saying if I dont need em? The rulers that I have now are only a season old but i get this weird pain in my left foot when riding them for a while hard. So even though Im not desperate for a new pair I wouldnt mind seeing whats available out there.
IM pretty sure the rulers had reduced footprint last year, am i wrong? If this is the case then don't buy new ones with the same tech.
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I just traded my Salomon Dialogues for some F2.0's. Now the Dialogues were too big for me (hence I returned them), but the difference in boot size is crazy. The dialogues barely fit in my large size bindings and I had at least an inch of overhang on both sides of my board. With the F2.0 I have less than a 1/2 inch of overhang and my straps are damn near bottomed out on my large Formulas (size 9.0 F2.0's).

They make my feet look small. It's kinda weird. One thing to note, doesn't seem like they will pack-out much. At least not like the dialogues did.
They don't pack out much. What you have is pretty close to what you end up with. They're not like other boots where you can expect a half size packout.
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...Yes or we would not go threw all the trouble. Again it has allot to do with how much you ride.
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The problem is a regular width board can ride pow and land and everything else perfectly. The wider boards though they may have some small pros (mainly eliminating toe drag) they do not match up to the reg board. .
I didn't understand what you just wrote. From my understanding the main drawback with wider boards is torsional rigidity and being slightly slow edge to edge.

Could you take a moment to explain more clearly your thinking on why regular is so much better than a mid-wide? I actually ride regular/narrow width boards, but I'm interested in understanding your reasoning.
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Old 10-29-2012, 02:24 AM   #20 (permalink)
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IM pretty sure the rulers had reduced footprint last year, am i wrong? If this is the case then don't buy new ones with the same tech.
Im riding in 08-09 rulers so I doubt they had that tech back then. These things are freaking behemoths. Ive gotten used to "lack" of response in midwides n wides and honestly its not to bothersome. I just hate the feeling of having to be subjected to just wides especially because im only 160lbs.
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