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|12-16-2012 11:45 PM|
Hi guys, I'm posting again to say thanks to the people who posted here and to inform anyone else with big feet that you don't necessarily need a custom wide board to fit big feet.
I have had the opportunity to ride three times since posting here in the forum. I purchased a Never Summer Legacy 163 with Ride Capo Bindings (size XL, all the strap adjustments maxed out) and Burton Ruler size 15 boots. I've settled with a stance width of 22.5 inches, with a 21 degree front foot angle and 9 degrees on the rear. So far, I have not had an issue with toe or heel drag which has really allowed me to enjoy the slopes and dodge Koreans who lay down in the middle of the path!
On day three I could feel the board start flexing more and becoming a bit more playful. Thanks again to everyone who helped me spend my money wisely
Here's a picture of me at High 1 Ski Resort in Jeongseon, South Korea.
|09-11-2012 06:22 PM|
Originally Posted by jspicket View Post
|09-11-2012 05:56 PM|
Thanks for the responses guys!
It's difficult to get myself out of the mindset that I need the widest board I can find. But, its reassuring to know that the suggested boards are much narrower than I thought I could use. I was originally thinking I would have to go with a board in the 168+ range, but 163..... that give me lots of options!
Toomeyct, I'm glad to hear the RIDE Capo (XL size) bindings fit well. I found a decent deal on a pair and I'll more than likely go with those bindings.
|09-11-2012 02:49 PM|
Originally Posted by Toomeyct View Post
|09-11-2012 02:47 PM|
Originally Posted by Gustov View Post
|09-11-2012 02:34 PM|
|Gustov||your boots will most likely not fit into any bindings that are L/XL instead of just XL. I have Rome Targas and there's no way you'd fit in those.|
|09-11-2012 02:21 PM|
|jcam1981||Lib Tech Shunk Ape is a great all mountain board for the big footed riders!|
|09-11-2012 01:37 PM|
I'll try to chime in here as I have some big feet as well. I typically wear a size 15 shoe but fit into a size 14 snowboard boot. I currently have a pair of size 14 Burton Rulers and size 14 Ride Jackson Boas. One tip is to see if you can fit into a smaller boot. I initially tried on size 15 boots but found that I actually fit much better into smaller boots. Now if you have to stick with the size 16 boots, I would say you should be ok without custom gear.
I currently have a NS Heritage X 163 and a NS Revolver 158. They both fit my feet well and with +15/-15 angles on my bindings, I have a minimum of overhang. I've also tried out my friends T.Rice 164 and it seemed to fit my feet as well which surprised me as its not a specific "wide" board.
Now as far as bindings go, I can only recommend what I have used. I have a pair of Ride Capos (XL), Ride Rodeos (XL), and a pair of Flow NXTs (XL). They all fit my feet very well. I've been curious to try out some other brands of bindings such as Rome and Union but am skeptical since they size things as L/XL. I would try those out in a store if you were interested in other brands. But I can attest that Ride XL and Flow XL fit my boots perfectly fine.
|09-11-2012 01:22 PM|
You don't need custom. Your a big guy which helps. This would be significantly more difficult if you only weighed like 160lbs.
Balaleon Goliath 163w, Ride Wildlife 163w, K2 Slayblade 163w, Flow Rush 162W, or a Nitro Team Gullwing Wide 162.
Also more diffictult than board is going to be bindings. Finding bindings that will actually fit 16's is going to be tough. Seeing as how you're in Ride Bigfoots, I'd shoot them an email asking which bindings will fit the 16's.
|09-11-2012 08:26 AM|
Great, that is good to hear! To think that I may have more options makes me feel good. I did a lot of research and the GNU riders choice was one board that got many positive reviews across the web.
Because I live so far from any shop, I think I may have to 'buy before I try' any snowboard, so I would rather error on the side of safety (even if that means spending more) to get a setup that will work for me.
I'm glad you posted Gustov. You've got me thinking, what width sled are you size 15+ riders using? And do you guys have issues with your toes dragging? And what do you have your binding angles set at?
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