Riser Plates! Yay? or Nay? - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-11-2012, 11:55 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 8
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Red face Riser Plates! Yay? or Nay?

Okay so here's the situation. My names Rob, I'm 18 years old and i love snowboarding. Unfortunately im 6'4" 190lbs and i have a big foot! (that's an advantage only sometimes ) Last year i bought all of my snowboarding equipment which included a 2011 Rossignol 161mw One Magtek, Ride EX bindings, and size 17 Ride Bigfoot boots.

Where i do my snowboarding (PA & MD) there is rarely snow but ice so i usually never had a problem with my feet dragging. But now that ive been going to places with more powder my feet drag way to much!

I'm curious if i should get riser plates? The 161mw one magtek is supposedly one of the widest boards (not sure how wide exactly) and my stance is very duck like as it is. Are riser plates my only other option? How will they effect my riding?

Thank you everybody!
Rob
berty6294 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-11-2012, 01:30 PM
Veteran Member
 
wrathfuldeity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Bham
Posts: 5,266
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 152 Post(s)
why not, riser's are alot less than buying a new board, even make some, two issues...if the plates are larger than your binding footprint it could/will change your flex pattern and second it will change your edge engagement/attack, i.e., you will find that you have more edge response thus need to develop more finesse....which imho is a good thing. Pics of my diy 20mm disco/plattform risers...cost $3.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
wrathfuldeity is offline  
post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-11-2012, 02:05 PM
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
hikeswithdogs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: We've gone full Utard
Posts: 1,303
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 91 Post(s)
Blog Entries: 1
Not a big fan myself have them on my split and it just doesn't feel right but in your situation you might not have much choice beyond buying a new board if you can even find one wide enough to fit your feet or maybe get some lower profile boots.

makingfreshtracks.com
hikeswithdogs is offline  
post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-11-2012, 02:11 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 145
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
As someone with a size 14 boot, I've looked at a lot of wide boards. Normal wide boards seem to fit my boot well so I've haven't had to get into anything crazy yet. Though if you didn't want to use risers, the Elan El Grande is super wide. I'm not sure if its the widest board there is, but its most definitely wide enough for your feet.
Toomeyct is offline  
post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-11-2012, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 8
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yeh im not sure if I want to get a new board, the board was like $500 when I bought it last year. I guess I can make this a project and build my own risers and see how they are. Will building them myself give a different result from if I bought a pair? I don't want to damage my board or bindings!

Thanks
Rob

Edit: oh and new boots are out of the question, Ride Bigfoot are the only ones that make boots this large. :/

Last edited by berty6294; 10-11-2012 at 02:43 PM. Reason: mo info
berty6294 is offline  
post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-11-2012, 03:44 PM
Senior Member
 
Basti's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Germany
Posts: 448
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If you are on a budget I think risers are your only choice. Sz 17 is crazy big!

In case you want to have a "normal" board without risers all I can think of is getting in contact with manufacturers that offer custom board construction. Prior for example. They can surely build you a great board fitted to your needs but it will definitely be pricy.
Basti is offline  
post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-11-2012, 05:11 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 8
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
yeh snowboarding already costs alot of money! and im certainly not good enough to shuffle out thousands for a custom board!

yeh in tennis shoes i wear a 15/16 but snowboard boots are cut small so the size 17 fits perfectly! When i got them in the mail i laughed so hard they are ridiculously big!



Thats a picture of me holding them above my sisters head!
berty6294 is offline  
post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-11-2012, 05:17 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 145
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Risers would certainly be the cheapest option but if they don't work, I think the Elan El Grande would be your next cheapest. Its crazy wide so I'm pretty positive it would work for you and you won't have to pay custom prices.
Toomeyct is offline  
post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-11-2012, 05:37 PM
Veteran Member
 
wrathfuldeity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Bham
Posts: 5,266
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 152 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by berty6294 View Post
Yeh im not sure if I want to get a new board, the board was like $500 when I bought it last year. I guess I can make this a project and build my own risers and see how they are. Will building them myself give a different result from if I bought a pair? I don't want to damage my board or bindings!

Thanks
Rob

Edit: oh and new boots are out of the question, Ride Bigfoot are the only ones that make boots this large. :/
My diy are made out of scrap... high density plastic...cutting board material. The local hardware store sells scraps....its a great hardware store about 5 blocks from my house....Hardware Sales, Bham WA. Just used a jig saw/bandsaw and drill press with regular spade/wood bits and a rasp. And then longer 6mm? stainless steel screws. I also used little rubber/foam strips to make a grip so the r-plate would not slip around...but you could use that carpet grippy stuff. These plates have done nothing to damage the board or bindings...used on 3-4 different boards.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by wrathfuldeity; 10-11-2012 at 05:41 PM.
wrathfuldeity is offline  
post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-11-2012, 06:35 PM
Senior Member
 
davidj's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 498
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Blog Entries: 2
Looking to Buy Riser Plates

For those of us who'd rather buy than build, any suggestions for shops that carry risers? Tried googling... not much luck. What's the price range for a set for one snowboard?
davidj is offline  
Reply

Tags
bigfoot, gorgeous, plates, riser, rob

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome