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|08-30-2014 11:53 AM|
|taco tuesday||I have been riding a board with a 249mm waist width and small side cut for the last few years in my 11.5 boots. I don't know the exact numbers but it is considerably wider at the inserts. I haven't had any real issues riding it but there is some minor abrasion on the bottoms of to toe caps. It is doable but probably just skirting the boundaries. I just upgraded to a gnu billygoat which is actually wider in the same length despite being a pretty narrow board. Hope all goes well. I much prefer the narrow waist over the 260+ board i tried several years ago.|
|08-30-2014 09:33 AM|
|DrnknZag||The waist is pretty narrow, depending on the angles you ride you might have some heel/toe drag. Size 11 and up I would recommend considering a wide.|
|08-29-2014 12:49 PM|
Yeah I'm very aware I'm pushing the limits, especially considering the type of riding I plan on using that board for. The zerker has like a 3 stage sidecut (9.9/7.4/8.4) and a wide nose and tail so I'm hoping I'll have a little more room to work with at the inserts than your average deck.
As for the bindings, I haven't been on metal baseplates in ages so I don't really have any perspective. I'm very interested though, seems like the trade off is quicker heel to toe response with less flex nose to tail? I'm looking at picking up either those or the factories, but might try things out with my atlases first before buying something new. My only hesitation is that a super responsive binding might almost be overkill given the narrow waist I'm working with.
This summer needs to end so I can get out and ride and stop over analyzing every piece of equipment I own.
|08-29-2014 12:01 PM|
I have a somewhat similar board (2014 Endeavor Live) on Capos and they are great. COMPLETELY changed the way I could maneouver the board. Totally recommend them if you like metal baseplates.
Hmm 11.5 boots is riiiight on the limit.
I wear sz 11 on a 159cm regular width, and it makes it. Aggressive sidecut R (forgot the radius but i think ~7.8 m) and 251mm waist....
|08-29-2014 11:14 AM|
|Brewtown||Awesome thanks for your input. Found a brand new 2012 for $185 so it's on its way. Only thing I'm a worried about is my 11.5 boots with that narrow ass waist, but hoping I'll be ok considering the wider nose/tail and deeper sidecut. I looked up some of your other threads and sounds like you've got the Capos on this?|
|08-29-2014 09:23 AM|
|DrnknZag||The Zerker is super fun....I absolutely LOVE the deep sidecut, wish more decks had a sid cut like that. Very stable but playful, good pop, etc.|
|08-25-2014 10:46 PM|
|Brewtown||You're the man Nivek, thank you.|
|08-25-2014 10:31 PM|
|Nivek||The Berzerker was better in every way. Quicker edge to edge, more stable straight line, and more pop. From that year I wouldn't pick the BSOD over the Berzerker for any reason.|
|08-25-2014 10:19 PM|
|Brewtown||Thanks Nivek, I was hoping you would weigh in on this. I know it's been a few years but do you remember the difference in flex and turn initiation? I fully expected the zerker to be more stable, but thought the bsod might be a bit more nimble and have more play to it. This will essentially be my powder board so float is my primary concern, after that just looking for something that will still be a relatively versatile all mt board. Zerker fit the bill or is it more of a straight line bomber?|
|08-25-2014 09:51 PM|
|Nivek||From 12 was when I hated the BSOD and didn't feel very stable on a 159. I weighed 150 at the time. The Zerker though is one of the better charger all mountain decks I've ridden recently. That.|
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