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Thank you Wiredsport.

My son already has boots that he is comfortable riding in. I am looking for board size recommendations and the reason I added boot size is for width/overhang considerations.
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Barefoot measurement is used for determining the correct board width. Boot size is not helpful for that purpose.

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Got it. 26.0 cm is Mondopoint 260. This is a size 8 US in snowboard boots. This will mean that you will be looking for narrow boards. Because he light in weight this will not be a big problem as many of the boards will be suitably narrow. Did you have any models in mind? The size that he will want will be entirely dependent on the specific model that you choose. Please keep in mind that it will be difficult to center your son's foot on the board. Centering the boots will not be a good reference as they are two sizes too large.

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He's still growing so we'll probably just get something used for cheap for a single season, given that it will not be used more than 8-10 days. I was looking for a board length suggestion.
He says the boots fit snugly and a smaller size was crushing his toes. Maybe the label is incorrect.
 

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You can pull the insert (foot bed) out of the boot and have him stand on it barefoot with his heel all the way back Take an image of that and post it here. That however would only relate to the boot size. Regardless of that, his foot measurement is 26.0 cm which is a size 8 US. 26 cm is the only size that you will want to use for board sizing.

As I mentioned, there is no single size that will be correct for all board models. The size that he will need will vary greatly by model. Was there a board model that you were interested in?
 

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Hello Guys,

I plan to buy the Yes the Greats, but Im hesitating about the ideal size 156 vs 159. I heard it is also a bit kinda like volume shifted board.. so its better to downsize 2-3cm than the normal.

I ride generally on a 157-158W board (with 28,5cm boot size) Based on that I should go for the 156, but my weight is a little bit above the specs chart. Im actually 205lbs, but my weight is fairly moving up and down normally between 190-200lbs. What do you think should I go for the 159? Im just a little bit worry, I dont like to have a slow edge-flat-edge feeling. More smooth egde to edge, but also dont want an undersized board either because maybe I too heavy to the 156 :)

what is your opinion?
 

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He's still growing so we'll probably just get something used for cheap for a single season, given that it will not be used more than 8-10 days. I was looking for a board length suggestion.
He says the boots fit snugly and a smaller size was crushing his toes. Maybe the label is incorrect.
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Hi Guys,
I am struggling to choose good snowboard to start learn butter/switching and other freestyle stuff. I have Raven Relict 164W snowboard (all-mountain, direction-twin shape, it is cheap polish stuff, but really good) I would like to buy Raven again, but smaller (Raven Shape 158W or 161W would be my choice it is hybrid-rocker profile and twin-shape).

My weight is around 100 kg(220lbs) and I am 186cm(6'1) tall.

I feel 164W is really long for me for any tricks. Is anyone has similar body size? What would U recommend? 50% of people said 161W more than enough other half said even 158W is okay as well, but ain't gonna be fast.

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I will be happy to help. Rider height is not a factor in board sizing, but barefoot measurement is crucial to getting this right. Please measure your feet using this method:



Kick your heel (barefoot please, no socks) back against a wall. Mark the floor exactly at the tip of your toe (the one that sticks out furthest - which toe this is will vary by rider). Measure from the mark on the floor to the wall. That is your foot length and is the only measurement that you will want to use. Measure in centimeters if possible, but if not, take inches and multiply by 2.54 (example: an 11.25 inch foot x 2.54 = 28.57 centimeters). For width please place the inside (medial side) of your foot against a wall. Please then measure from the wall out to the widest point on the lateral (outside) of your foot.
 

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Hello all,
Need help on board sizing. I am set to purchase my first snowboard, an Arbor Foundation 2020. I am 6'1 and weigh about 210lbs plus boot size 11. I was told to check out the 162MW due to my weight and the boot but the website (that I am eligible for 40% off) is sold out of the 162MW. They do have the 161 and the 159MW available.

I reviewed the sizing chart on Arbor's site and just by viewing the dimensions, I don't notice much of a difference in terms of width. They do however (according to chart) recommend the 161 due to weight. What size should I select?

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Hello all,
Need help on board sizing. I am set to purchase my first snowboard, an Arbor Foundation 2020. I am 6'1 and weigh about 210lbs plus boot size 11. I was told to check out the 162MW due to my weight and the boot but the website (that I am eligible for 40% off) is sold out of the 162MW. They do have the 161 and the 159MW available.

I reviewed the sizing chart on Arbor's site and just by viewing the dimensions, I don't notice much of a difference in terms of width. They do however (according to chart) recommend the 161 due to weight. What size should I select?

Thanks!
I will be happy to help. Rider height is not a factor in board sizing, but barefoot measurement is crucial to getting this right. Please measure your feet using this method:



Kick your heel (barefoot please, no socks) back against a wall. Mark the floor exactly at the tip of your toe (the one that sticks out furthest - which toe this is will vary by rider). Measure from the mark on the floor to the wall. That is your foot length and is the only measurement that you will want to use. Measure in centimeters if possible, but if not, take inches and multiply by 2.54 (example: an 11.25 inch foot x 2.54 = 28.57 centimeters). For width please place the inside (medial side) of your foot against a wall. Please then measure from the wall out to the widest point on the lateral (outside) of your foot.
 

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My perfect board is minimum 269mm at the waist, fairly stiff/all mountain freeride specs, and on sale lol. I just make it work.
 

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Hi Guys,
I am struggling to choose good snowboard to start learn butter/switching and other freestyle stuff. I have Raven Relict 164W snowboard (all-mountain, direction-twin shape, it is cheap polish stuff, but really good) I would like to buy Raven again, but smaller (Raven Shape 158W or 161W would be my choice it is hybrid-rocker profile and twin-shape).

My weight is around 100 kg(220lbs) and I am 186cm(6'1) tall.

I feel 164W is really long for me for any tricks. Is anyone has similar body size? What would U recommend? 50% of people said 161W more than enough other half said even 158W is okay as well, but ain't gonna be fast.

Thanks :)
Hey, 164 is your standard (all-mountain) size but if you're not that experienced subtract 3 cm, and if you want the board to flat tricks, switch and so, subtract about 3 cm more, so 158 in the end. And look for a sintered base if you want it faster. Also,check out https://howtochooseasnowboard.info/ to know more about size.
 

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Hello all,
Need help on board sizing. I am set to purchase my first snowboard, an Arbor Foundation 2020. I am 6'1 and weigh about 210lbs plus boot size 11. I was told to check out the 162MW due to my weight and the boot but the website (that I am eligible for 40% off) is sold out of the 162MW. They do have the 161 and the 159MW available.

I reviewed the sizing chart on Arbor's site and just by viewing the dimensions, I don't notice much of a difference in terms of width. They do however (according to chart) recommend the 161 due to weight. What size should I select?

Thanks!
The size is not a problem there, smaller equals more maneuverable. Just check the width on Snowboard WIDTH, go straight to the chart if not in the mood to learn a lot. Know your boot size and you're good.
 

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Hi,

Please post up your weight and your barefoot measurements.
Please measure your feet using this method:



Kick your heel (barefoot please, no socks) back against a wall. Mark the floor exactly at the tip of your toe (the one that sticks out furthest - which toe this is will vary by rider). Measure from the mark on the floor to the wall. That is your foot length and is the only measurement that you will want to use. Measure in centimeters if possible, but if not, take inches and multiply by 2.54 (example: an 11.25 inch foot x 2.54 = 28.57 centimeters). For width please place the inside (medial side) of your foot against a wall. Please then measure from the wall out to the widest point on the lateral (outside) of your foot.

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One last tip for choosing a snowboard

Just remember that choosing a snowboard is a lot of personal preference. There is no set rule on what you must have.

To name a notable exception: Torstein Horgmo. He's one of the top freestyle snowboarders in the world. Instead of a longer snowboard, he prefers a short snowboard for hitting big jumps because he says it makes it easier for him to land.

All these tips are meant as guidelines, but you should feel free to experiment a little. As you become more experienced, you'll begin to realize what works best for you.

Oh and always test the snowboard out in person if possible. It's by far the best way to actually know how a board performs.
 
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