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02-06-2017 06:22 AM
Winter_Lion
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Originally Posted by Wiredsport View Post
Hi guys,

These board calculators are responsible for a huge number of new riders making very inappropriate (and expensive to fix) gear choices. Both the input questions and the output results are misguided.

Input:

Shoe size (Oh no!). This has to be barefoot measurement. Shoe size and even boot size (which always should be be two different measurements) should ever be used.
Rider height should never be requested when sizing a board. Rider height has absolutely no bearing on board sizing.

Output:

Any calculator that outputs a board length without reference to a specific model is doing a huge disservice to the snowboard community. The correct size for a given rider can vary by up to 10 cm depending on model.
Width: The resulting range given is larger than the difference between a "normal" and a "Wide" board in most models and is based on Waist Width (ughhh!). Nothing happens at the waist. And.. it is derived from shoe size as above.
Thanks Wired! Lucky me though I went with Mondo size. But, I'll definitely agree with you since there wasn't any boards presented to me I just took it as a suggestion. I was looking at boards but I would still look at the manufacturer website for their suggested weight because not all boards are made equally. Really great to have you around this forum.

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02-06-2017 06:00 AM
Wiredsport Hi guys,

These board calculators are responsible for a huge number of new riders making very inappropriate (and expensive to fix) gear choices. Both the input questions and the output results are misguided.

Input:

Shoe size (Oh no!). This has to be barefoot measurement. Shoe size and even boot size (which always should be be two different measurements) should ever be used.
Rider height should never be requested when sizing a board. Rider height has absolutely no bearing on board sizing.

Output:

Any calculator that outputs a board length without reference to a specific model is doing a huge disservice to the snowboard community. The correct size for a given rider can vary by up to 10 cm depending on model.
Width: The resulting range given is larger than the difference between a "normal" and a "Wide" board in most models and is based on Waist Width (ughhh!). Nothing happens at the waist. And.. it is derived from shoe size as above.
02-06-2017 05:17 AM
motleybeast
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Originally Posted by Winter_Lion View Post
You picked the one in the middle/highlighted right?

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Yep. Got the length right. Missed the width by 10mm, but it was still nearer the middle number than the highest number.
02-06-2017 05:03 AM
Winter_Lion
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Originally Posted by motleybeast View Post
In terms of size and board waist it got me pretty much right for the Mag One I've just ordered, so that's encouraging! Wont be able to confirm until I've actually ridden it though obviously.

Not sure about the list of boards it suggests underneath though. But it looks like they're only pulling their data from Amazon. I only had a quick look at the boards, but every one I clicked on was Amazon.
You picked the one in the middle/highlighted right?

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02-06-2017 04:40 AM
motleybeast
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Originally Posted by Winter_Lion View Post
what is this forums' opinion of Frosty's Snowboard Size Calculator?

it's doesn't show a flex rating but besides that?
In terms of size and board waist it got me pretty much right for the Mag One I've just ordered, so that's encouraging! Wont be able to confirm until I've actually ridden it though obviously.

Not sure about the list of boards it suggests underneath though. But it looks like they're only pulling their data from Amazon. I only had a quick look at the boards, but every one I clicked on was Amazon.
02-05-2017 10:22 PM
Winter_Lion
Frosty's Snowboarding Calculator?

what is this forums' opinion of Frosty's Snowboard Size Calculator?
Snowboard Size Calculator ? Frosty Rider #Snowboarding
it's doesn't show a flex rating but besides that?
02-02-2017 04:55 PM
snowboardnoob Sup snowboard gods, im new at snowboarding (hence the username) I've gone a couple of times and I enjoy it (1st time I ate lots of snow riding a 147 the board was up to my chin, 2nd time not so much lol rode a 156 which was up to my nose).

Any who...I'm looking to buy a a board and and bindings. I've already bought some boots (DC control size 10.5). I'm 5"8 and around 180ish, I found this board K2 standard 159 wide. Would this be a good board for me base on my weight/height? I just want to cruise down slopes (not too fast, not too slow) be able to turn with ease). Also, what are some good bindings that are won't break the bank? And what size binding should I get based on my boot size and the board being 159 wide? Thanks in advance for any recommendations and opinions.
05-13-2016 11:09 AM
vnebh
looking at sizing lib trs narrow

Sorry if im hijacking.
looking at a 2016 TRS narrow .
I ride a 148 length currently and happy.
This board has a 23.7cm waist width. this is were my concern lies.
I have a size 9 boot (a burton ion which claims -1 size profile though I don't know how true that is)
its 9mm less waist width than my current ride which I have no drag issues using.
Will I suffer drag and regret this purchase.
I feel the 151 will be a better match in width but to be honest ive got a tempting deal on a one off 148 narrow and do like riding small
03-14-2016 07:25 PM
ashlei9h_laur6n I'm currently in the process of buying my first board. I'm 5'9 and 78kg, I have a specific board that I'm after and the weight limit for the 149cm is 55-80kg, I've tested a 149cm board numerous times on an indoor slope and found it ok to ride both normally and freestyle and when learning on the slope I used a 151cm as they didn't have any 149cm.
I'm wanting the board more for freestyle anyway and have heard that a freestyle board is best to be slightly smaller even though I've been recommended a 153cm-157cm board but that seems a lot larger tan what I've used before. So I was wondering if it would be ok for my height and weight to ride a 149cm?
03-04-2016 03:27 PM
laurence23
New Board

First of all, sorry if my English is bad, I'm from Quebec..
So yeah, I really really want to buy the new K2 Wild Heart snowboard, which is perfect for me because it's an All-Mountain Freestyle board and he fits perfectly with my bindings so I wouldn't have to change them. The only problem is that this board only exists in 152CM and I'm 152 CM too.. I usually ride board that are around 146CM.. Is 6CM bigger would do a huge difference ? It this going to cause me trouble to ride in the park and do rails?
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