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01-07-2013 07:39 PM
Wiredsport Sounds good. Yes, stop i and say hi anytime.
01-07-2013 07:37 PM
SeattleSol
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Originally Posted by Wiredsport View Post
Hi Seattle,

26.8 is technically a bit smaller than a size 9. I was concerned that your foot might be too wide for the DOA that was offered up but that will actually be a great fit. I would suggest that you grab that deck and have yourself a great season on the slopes!
Very weird. I was sitting down thinking why I've always fit a size 11 or 12 shoes, but then I realized why; my dad has always told me to buy shoes bigger than my foot so that I have some wiggle room to grow in to before buying my next pair. My guess is that I'm actually a size 10 to 11.

Anyways, thanks for the help Wiredsport! I really appreciate the guidance you've given me. I can't wait to get back on the slopes! I used to live in Portland and make occasional trips, so maybe when my family comes down sometime I'll visit the shop!
01-07-2013 07:22 PM
Wiredsport
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bseracks, thanks so much for the offer. I'll shoot Thanks for the response WiredSports!

So I measured my foot and came up with 26.8 cm. Where do I go from here?
Hi Seattle,

26.8 is technically a bit smaller than a size 9. I was concerned that your foot might be too wide for the DOA that was offered up but that will actually be a great fit. I would suggest that you grab that deck and have yourself a great season on the slopes!
01-07-2013 06:47 PM
SeattleSol
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Originally Posted by bseracka View Post
SeattleSol- I have a new 155 DOA Camrock profile board that I picked up from Wired Sports' stoker earlier this year. I have enough decks and hate that I haven't been able to ride this yet. If you're in Seattle, I'd be happy to pass this on to you if you post up your experience with it. I figure this will make up for Chomps keeping the board designated for getting someone new into the sport
bseracks, thanks so much for the offer. I'll shoot you a PM and maybe we can work something out. I appreciate beyond words.


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Originally Posted by Wiredsport View Post
Got it. These are some pretty broad ranges and might make a big difference to your upcoming fun.

We try to steer people away from considering waist width (because nothing happens at the waist). Even so, it is rare for the width at the inserts (that is the width that counts because that is where your feet go) to be much greater than 1 cm larger than the width at the waist. So if you wer to choose a deck with a 24 cm waist (about 25 cm at the inserts) and your foot is indded a size 12 (which is 30 cm barefoot) you have 5 \cm of barefoot overhang. I know that your big complaint in your original post was toe drag, so you will want to get this part correct.

bseracka is offering you a free deck which is crazy cool of him. Hard not to take him up on that.

Let's make sure that it will be a good fit.

Please measure your foot using this method:

Kick your heel (barefoot please, no socks) back against a wall. Mark the floor exactly at the tip of your toe (the one that sticks out furthest - which toe this is will vary by rider). Measure from the mark on the floor to the wall. That is your foot length and is the only measurement that you will want to use. Measure in centimeters if possible, but if not, take inches and multiply by 2.54 (example: an 11.25 inch foot x 2.54 = 28.57 centimeters).
Thanks for the response WiredSports!

So I measured my foot and came up with 26.8 cm. Where do I go from here?
01-07-2013 07:34 AM
Wiredsport
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Originally Posted by SeattleSol View Post
11 or 12 depending on the model/make (my feet aren't growing anymore). Weight is 170 lbs

I was mainly looking at used boards with waist lengths of about 24-25.5.
Got it. These are some pretty broad ranges and might make a big difference to your upcoming fun.

We try to steer people away from considering waist width (because nothing happens at the waist). Even so, it is rare for the width at the inserts (that is the width that counts because that is where your feet go) to be much greater than 1 cm larger than the width at the waist. So if you wer to choose a deck with a 24 cm waist (about 25 cm at the inserts) and your foot is indded a size 12 (which is 30 cm barefoot) you have 5 \cm of barefoot overhang. I know that your big complaint in your original post was toe drag, so you will want to get this part correct.

bseracka is offering you a free deck which is crazy cool of him. Hard not to take him up on that.

Let's make sure that it will be a good fit.

Please measure your foot using this method:

Kick your heel (barefoot please, no socks) back against a wall. Mark the floor exactly at the tip of your toe (the one that sticks out furthest - which toe this is will vary by rider). Measure from the mark on the floor to the wall. That is your foot length and is the only measurement that you will want to use. Measure in centimeters if possible, but if not, take inches and multiply by 2.54 (example: an 11.25 inch foot x 2.54 = 28.57 centimeters).
01-07-2013 01:07 AM
bseracka SeattleSol- I have a new 155 DOA Camrock profile board that I picked up from Wired Sports' stoker earlier this year. I have enough decks and hate that I haven't been able to ride this yet. If you're in Seattle, I'd be happy to pass this on to you if you post up your experience with it. I figure this will make up for Chomps keeping the board designated for getting someone new into the sport
01-06-2013 10:38 PM
SeattleSol
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Yea that is a steal but a button cruzer won't take you very far. It's a good beginner board but nothing more really. That's also on the smaller side (with the exception of if it's for park) so it could get sketchy at high speeds. I would look elsewhere or snag that cruzer to get your feet under you and some experience but I think you should expect to get a more advanced board not too long after if you really want to progress
Hmm...I'm seriously debating getting the Cruzer since it doesn't break the bank (at all), is a great brand, and is being sold by an online shop (trustworthy). I do want to get in to park though...but I also enjoy cruising.

EDIT:

Found some more deals :

Burton Floater 155 cm w/ bindings and boots (brands not given for bindings and boots) for $180.00

Used as a rental board, has a good amount of scrapes on the bottom

Also,

a Ride Fleetwood 162 w/ bindings and boots, but the board looks really beat up,with paint coming off around the edges and a good amount of scrapes. Was also used as a rental. This one is also $180.00
01-06-2013 10:36 PM
SeattleSol
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Originally Posted by Wiredsport View Post
Please post up your weight and foot size as well.
11 or 12 depending on the model/make (my feet aren't growing anymore)

Weight is 170 lbs
01-06-2013 08:59 PM
Wiredsport Please post up your weight and foot size as well.
01-06-2013 08:27 PM
Brian222 Yea that is a steal but a button cruzer won't take you very far. It's a good beginner board but nothing more really. That's also on the smaller side (with the exception of if it's for park) so it could get sketchy at high speeds. I would look elsewhere or snag that cruzer to get your feet under you and some experience but I think you should expect to get a more advanced board not too long after if you really want to progress
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