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02-05-2010 02:35 AM
What size snowboard

Here's some info on board sizing and width. The second link explains why.
02-05-2010 12:23 AM
linvillegorge I recommend looking for some low volume boots. I know my Salomon F22s are at least a full size in overall footprint smaller than comparable boots - i.e. my 9.5 has the footprint of most 8.5s.

Like david z said, you're going to have issues with toe and/or heel drag with just about any board. Low volume boots would really help - much more so than the 0.2cm of width the longer board has, that's nothing.
02-05-2010 12:19 AM
Originally Posted by coltsfan2009 View Post
Im about 205-210 and I am probably just going down mountains/powder. I am not going to go to any parks or halfpipes or anything like that.

Also, which one would be better for me? the 164/26.2 or the 160/26? I am leaning towards the smaller one, but is it too narrow?
the 160 is gonna be alright, you won't notice the .2cm difference, size 14s you're gonna have to duck your stance pretty good no matter what board you get. My friend wears 13s and he rides some sort of Rossignol deck, it's a "wide" but I don't know the exact measures. My Legacy has waist of 26.5 if I remember correctly. I'm only size 11 but there's practically no overhang on a 0/0 stance on either of my boards.

164 is a lot of board to handle, like others have said, unless you're only cruising and riding pow. if that's the case, I might go with the 164.
02-05-2010 12:12 AM
fredericp64 If it's any help to you.

I'm 163 lbs, 5'8. I ride a 160 and it handles perfect. I like to bomb, and bomb it does!

ice coast.
02-04-2010 11:46 PM
zakk IMO 164 is too big for you unless you're a bomber or ride only waist deep pow
02-04-2010 08:21 PM
MountainMan If you're not into jumping(not just limited to parks), and just want speed I think the 164 would be ok. I think weight is just as important as height, and I'm only 175lbs and my freeride board is a 158. What have you been riding? Its always nice to demo first when possible. The nice thing about buying a big name brand (if you must buy Burton), is that there has to be someone near you that rents or demos them. As far as your width, I don't think you'll notice 2mm much, but bring your boots with you and have a look.
02-04-2010 08:05 PM
rocket31 i would go a little smaller than 164 because of ur height probably around a 159
02-04-2010 08:04 PM
coltsfan2009 i am size 14
02-04-2010 08:03 PM
linvillegorge What size boots?
02-04-2010 07:55 PM
coltsfan2009 bump, i might buy tonight if i can get these questions answered
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