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02-02-2011 10:58 PM
eeli0s my foot's 10.5" and wide, so I heard that i'll probably need a 12 or 12.5 boot. I'm gonna get about a 155cm, wide, 260 waist, about 29cm wide board and add risers to be extra sure i don't "boot out"/catch the boot on the carve!
thanks everyone
02-02-2011 12:52 PM
init I wear 11.5 boots and have no problem on a 156 regular board... Since your looking for a more park oriented board i guess you won't have any use for a wide one.
Just my thoughts about wide or not.
02-02-2011 07:33 AM
Grasschopper Look for a 09/10 Gnu Carbon Credit in 153. It will be a good board for your size and skill level and to allow you to advance. No need for the wide.
02-01-2011 10:34 PM
ryannorthcott the length you require depends on a variety of factors including weight, height, experience, riding style etc. for a beginner board i would go with something that is up to your chin on you, so probably around 149-151. now for width, with a size 11 boot you could really go either way. i wear a size 11 and will always buy wide boards because i like to lay down a deep carve now and then and don't like a very extreme stance. for yourself, it probably doesn't matter that much to avoid toe drag when you're learning so i wouldn't worry about it if you're only gonna have this board for a couple of years to get yourself started.

and if you're learning, you're going to catch your edges. that's just the name of the game. if you don't wanna catch your heel edge and get whipped backwards crushing your head into hard snow then you best take up skiing.

good luck!
02-01-2011 10:08 PM
eeli0s someone elsewhere said 140cm minimum and others said 150ish minimum, which is only about 4 inches difference legnth, so eaither way it's almost the same. I'm size 11 and not growing. now, I just want to know what width i should get that will have no chance of catching the boot toe or heel on sharp carving icey or powder. I'm getting this cheap off craigslist or ebay, so i don't care about getting a permenant board.

so: width for size 11 that should never catch on hard carve on ice or snow?

and: how's width effect the performance, is it 'easier' or 'harder' with a wide ass board?
02-01-2011 04:32 PM
Originally Posted by eeli0s View Post
I want the easiest/slowest/smallest board for park and slope on packed snow almost like ice
You should get a board that's appropriate for a beginner, i.e., easy to maneuver and not too stiff, but don't worry about trying to identify the "slowest" board. There is a tendency for beginners to think that the whole procedure of snowboarding would be easier to handle if only it could be slowed down! I kind of remember feeling that way myself at one stage. In reality, learning to balance on the board properly requires a certain amount of speed; sludge-like movement makes some things more difficult, not less. Also, once you learn how to control your speed effectively with your edges, you'll feel more confident and a lot less anxious about the board's possibly taking off on you.
02-01-2011 01:13 PM
jliu Look into the Arbor Formula...nice easy flex and griptech edges to help on hardpack...good price too $299 another poster you room to progress
02-01-2011 10:54 AM
Originally Posted by Cobra View Post
And 10 or 11 is very important, find out which one exactly. Also, you won't need a wide board.
If his shoe size is size 11 I would think he would need one. Specially if he is a kid and still growing.
02-01-2011 10:47 AM
MistahTaki he might need one if he's going to get the "smallest" board possible.
02-01-2011 10:44 AM
Cobra And 10 or 11 is very important, find out which one exactly. Also, you won't need a wide board.
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