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01-08-2011 10:58 AM
wackyracer
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Originally Posted by mbesp View Post
I have size 12 boots and before I really knew much about sizing I was riding a 24.7 or 24.9 and almost never had any problems. now i ride a 25.2 with zero issues.

I think you will be just fine with that board.
What kind of board/binding combination do you have?
12-15-2010 08:02 AM
kaborkian Are you sure you are a size 10 boot? I mean, did you actually try some boots on?

I mean, my feet measure ~11" and I wear a size 10 or 10.5. If you are measuring heal-to-toe of 10.25", you're a size 9.
12-14-2010 03:00 PM
Track11 Thanks for all the help everyone I feel better now haha. And I'll be sure to buy good boots too
12-14-2010 12:37 PM
mbesp I have size 12 boots and before I really knew much about sizing I was riding a 24.7 or 24.9 and almost never had any problems. now i ride a 25.2 with zero issues.

I think you will be just fine with that board.
12-14-2010 10:23 AM
United You can definitely gain some room by putting some risers between your binding and board. They can be hard to find but if you are good at making stuff they are easily made. It is just basically a block that raises the binding and boot up away from the edge of the board. A 1/2" vertical riser will give you a lot mor space before dragging the heel or toe.
12-13-2010 07:49 PM
Dano And don't cheap out on boots! They are the most important part of your setup and they will make or break your day. Buy boots local and try every brand you can on because they'll all fit your foot differently, you gotta find the brand that works best for you. Get them heat molded and wear them around your house for a few hours before you take them to the hill. This will give you a good indication how they'll feel for you, and if they suck you can take them back (why you buy local). Once you find a exact model of boot you like, research how they'll packout before you settle on a final size
12-13-2010 07:43 PM
Dano You want a little overhang on your toe and heel to give you leverage over your edges. If your board is 24.7 cm and your boots are 28 cm you should be fine, that's only approx 1.5 cm on each side once you're centered. Overhang will also decrease once you mount bindings on it because the boots will be an additional inch off the deck, and your bindings will be set slightly diagonal on the board instead of straight across once you dial in your angles. I think you're over thinking things dude

Try angles at +15 -15, pretty standard ducked stance. You can play with them from there
12-13-2010 07:17 PM
xMeese dude i'm not an expert or anything but I just did a bunch of research and bought a board for myself and I'm pretty sure a size ten boot on a 24.7 cm wide board should not cause any noticeable problems at all..
12-13-2010 05:29 PM
DoubleT77 I'm not an expert like some other people on here but if your barefoot is longer than the width of the board, I would think that's a bad thing.

If the store won't do anything I would try writing to Salamon and tell them what you have discovered. The board is new even if it's last years model. Maybe they will give you a refund for having the wrong stats listed for the board? Might be worth a shot.
12-13-2010 05:00 PM
Track11 I don't have boots/bindings yet that's the problem. Plus I wouldn't be able to tell if I would have drag or not, I'm not experienced enough.

I did some calculations using a guide on this forum to make this easier for anyone who wants to help me, I'm thinking I just have to adjust binding angles, but I don't know what angles to use

Barefoot measurements
10.25 inches=26.04 cm

Salomon Titan 158 2010 width measurements (at middle of inserts)
Nose: 9 13/16 inches=9.8125 inches=24.92 cm
Tail: 9 11/16 inches=9.6875 inches=24.61 cm

Barefoot should should at least match this measurement or exceed it by up to 1 cm.

Nose: 26.04-24.92=1.12 cm (.12 cm above overhang limit)
Tail: 26.04-24.61=1.43 cm (.43 cm above overhang limit)
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