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02-14-2011 11:45 PM
honeycomb
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Originally Posted by jdang307 View Post
Yeah mine has something similar, but then I have no toe/heel adjustment and end up with my boots being way too far on one side (major toe hang). essentially I'm screwed. Looking for a smaller board
What kind of bindings do you have? You should be able to unscrew the heel cup and high back and move them back to center your boots on the board.
02-14-2011 02:42 PM
Leo
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Originally Posted by KG29 View Post
The board in question is the

Burton meat eaters road soda comes in 152 155 157

http://www.snowboardingforum.com/boa...ters-road.html
For that particular model, you are on the high end of the weight scale at or over maximum (165lbs) for the 152. The board's flex rating is a 3. Expect it to flex like a 2/2.5 in that size for you. The best size for your weight is the 155.
02-14-2011 02:31 PM
jdang307
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Height does not matter when picking a board. How much do you weigh and how big is your foot? You want the width of the board at the bindings to be equal or slightly smaller than your foot. Your weight and style of riding will tell you how much flex you want in a board. Stiffer board for freeride and big jumps, softer for park.
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I guess I shouldn't have said height doesn't matter, but weight and shoe size are a better way to size the board for most people. If you really want your stance narrower, you can get different center plates for your bindings. The ones that came with my ride bindings have slots instead of holes for the screws, so just by loosening the screws and sliding the bindings I can adjust stance about 2" wider or narrower.
Yeah mine has something similar, but then I have no toe/heel adjustment and end up with my boots being way too far on one side (major toe hang). essentially I'm screwed. Looking for a smaller board
02-14-2011 10:30 AM
AWNOW
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Originally Posted by jdang307 View Post
What if you are really short for your weight. I think height does matter a little bit. To maintain the proper stance on my board, I have to adjust my bindings way in the middle of my board and that was barely. According to the "guidelines" I should have a 19-20" stance but I can't get it closer than 21" or so on the inner most holes.
The reason people say height doesn't matter is that there were times when rental rats would just grab a rental board for someone and as long as it was around the chin or nose they said that was a fit. Still happens today, but not nearly as much as it used to. That style of "fitting" is basically just to get people through the lines as fast as possible instead of getting the best board for your riding type and best size of that board possible.

Height does actually matter IF you are very tall or very short, but that is about it.
02-14-2011 10:02 AM
honeycomb I guess I shouldn't have said height doesn't matter, but weight and shoe size are a better way to size the board for most people. If you really want your stance narrower, you can get different center plates for your bindings. The ones that came with my ride bindings have slots instead of holes for the screws, so just by loosening the screws and sliding the bindings I can adjust stance about 2" wider or narrower.
02-13-2011 10:04 PM
jdang307
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Originally Posted by honeycomb View Post
Height does not matter when picking a board. How much do you weigh and how big is your foot? You want the width of the board at the bindings to be equal or slightly smaller than your foot. Your weight and style of riding will tell you how much flex you want in a board. Stiffer board for freeride and big jumps, softer for park.
What if you are really short for your weight. I think height does matter a little bit. To maintain the proper stance on my board, I have to adjust my bindings way in the middle of my board and that was barely. According to the "guidelines" I should have a 19-20" stance but I can't get it closer than 21" or so on the inner most holes.
02-13-2011 06:02 PM
KG29
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Originally Posted by Leo View Post
At a 160-180, your general range falls between 155-159. This varies greatly depending on the specific board.

Your best bet is to narrow down your choice of board, then consult the weight chart for that specific model. As long as your weight is within the range, you're good to go.

Optimally, you want to be somewhere near the center of the board's range.

I think a 152 will be too small for you unless you are riding a Burton Nug.
The board in question is the

Burton meat eaters road soda comes in 152 155 157

http://www.snowboardingforum.com/boa...ters-road.html
02-13-2011 01:35 PM
Leo At a 160-180, your general range falls between 155-159. This varies greatly depending on the specific board.

Your best bet is to narrow down your choice of board, then consult the weight chart for that specific model. As long as your weight is within the range, you're good to go.

Optimally, you want to be somewhere near the center of the board's range.

I think a 152 will be too small for you unless you are riding a Burton Nug.
02-13-2011 12:29 PM
KG29 My boot size is a 9 and my weight is about 160-170(yes I need the gym) sometimes even 180
02-13-2011 12:27 PM
Phenom Welcome to the forum. You can find a lot of good information using the search function.
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