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08-09-2010 11:00 AM
that_guy Cool, glad it will work out. Your boots should fit snug with a pair of thin snowboarding socks, you might even be able to squeeze into a 10 with no problem. The boots will likely pack out a bit after use, so keep that in mind.
08-09-2010 10:28 AM
chinds4 Hey guys. This past weekend I went to a local boardshop and tried on some boots to get an idea of what is comfortable for me size-wise. It turns out that I can wear a 10.5 pretty comfortably. My foot is right in between 10.5 and 11 so it really just depends on the boot.

Now I'm really not worried at all about having too much overhang becuase I'll probably be wearing 10.5 boots.

I almost bought a pair of 2010 Rome Bodega's.
Rome Bodega Boot | Rome Snowboard Design Syndicate 2010

Anyone have any experience with them?
08-09-2010 02:25 AM
that_guy I'd also really check if your boots are really going to be size 11- get them fitted properly, and you might be surprised what size ends up fitting you the best, it might just be a smaller size.

My feeling is that a lot of riders are wearing a pair of boots at least a half size too large.

And as for the wide board, too wide and you'll have steering problems, it's also about quickly and reliably going from edge to edge.
08-08-2010 02:29 PM
Originally Posted by NTF View Post
It Is Better To Go With The Wider Board And Not Have To Worry About Overhang
This is definitely not always true, especially for the riders here with sizes 10.5/11 boots. If the board you get is too wide (yes, this is possible) then you will have problems. You'll have difficulty pressuring your edges and the board will be slower edge-to-edge.

Originally Posted by NTF View Post
I Have A Size 12.5 Boot So I Know This First Hand And I Ride Duck.
With a size 12.5 pretty much everyone will agree that you'll be better off with a wide board but sizes 11 and smaller probably not.
08-08-2010 11:30 AM
NTF It Is Better To Go With The Wider Board And Not Have To Worry About Overhang I Have A Size 12.5 Boot So I Know This First Hand And I Ride Duck.
08-06-2010 02:51 PM
david_z you shouldn't have any problem with 10.5 boot unless you're on a super narrow board. You will not be able to move the bindings "back" because the inserts for the binding mounts are pre-drilled, centered on the board.

Again, you want some overhang on each side in order to apply correct pressure to the edges. My boots are probably about 12" from end to end, so that's about 305mm. That leaves me about 40-50 mm, or approximately 1" overhang on each heel and toe.
08-06-2010 02:34 PM
Tazkopovedat interesting comments. Im going to buy a board (after years of renting - really terrible but I have learned snowboarding on them so thank you ) and I had similar question as You. I have 10,5 US size of my shoes (hope boots also) and i dont know if I have to buy a wide version of snb.I dont like wide things generally
Isnt here an option to move whole binging as back as possible so then there will be a danger of heel overhang? hm maybe I will buy boots first, check how much milimeters are they and then use some physics and maths
while browsing online shops with boards.
08-05-2010 08:41 AM
chinds4 Okay thanks a lot, I'll make sure to look for that.
If I need to, which I may not even have to from the way it's looking, I'll get toe/heel risers. I know some people say that they dislike them because of the different feel they give etc. etc. but since I haven't riden this board yet and I'm used to terrible rental boards I don't think it'd make much difference to me.
08-04-2010 12:13 PM
david_z They may have done something with the shell/liner, too. I read something along those lines for Salomons but I'm not an expert
08-04-2010 12:02 PM
that_guy Interesting, I thought Burton actually did something with the thickness of the shell / liner- didn't Salomon do that for their F-series (with apparently cold boots as a result)?
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