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Old 04-19-2010, 10:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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im a lil confused on what kind of board i should use. i have a ride DH 153 wide and was wondering if i should switch over to a regular. I wear a size 9 boot and i am getting really into the park thing. so what would u guys recommend. stick with the wide or go reg. i am a begginer in the park.

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Old 04-19-2010, 12:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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How did you end up getting a wide board with a size 9 boot?? Those are for sizes 11-12 +

It will still be doable, but you'll be nowhere near as agile as you could be with a slimmer board.

Your toe side to heel edge transitions will be rather slow in comparison to a regular deck because your feet don't cover enough of the board. It will also be tougher to flex, unless you're rather heavy?

Sluggish vs nimble, your call.
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I agree with fredericp64; with size 9 go to a regualr size board. A wide board can still be fun but at size 9 the narrow width waist is better set-up for your foot size.
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it was a bday gift...but i have already changed it yesterday and got a parking ticket in the procesess of it lol
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thanks for the info i have changed the board
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thanks for the info i have changed the board
Good idea. You should 100% be on a regular board.
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Old 04-21-2010, 12:54 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I am size 9 and ride regular width but I have amongst my quiver a atomic axum 153'' wide (was only $90, could not pass up the deal).

To me, although there is subtle difference, there does not feel like a huge difference compared to regular width.

Negatives: ground spinning is a little more sluggish.

Pluses: Stomping landings off kickers feel so much more comfortable and stable. Floats better in powder.

I don't feel that edge to edge transition is noticebly affected by wide width. I dont hit rails so I dont know it would affect it.
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I am size 9 and ride regular width but I have amongst my quiver a atomic axum 153'' wide (was only $90, could not pass up the deal).

To me, although there is subtle difference, there does not feel like a huge difference compared to regular width.

Negatives: ground spinning is a little more sluggish.

Pluses: Stomping landings off kickers feel so much more comfortable and stable. Floats better in powder.

I don't feel that edge to edge transition is noticebly affected by wide width. I dont hit rails so I dont know it would affect it.
Totally depends on the board. Some boards are inherently narrow so a wide version doesn't add that much width overall.
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