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    Posted: Oct/03/2010 at 5:41am
I am 6ft tall and have a 11 size boot.  I also weight 216 lbs of ripped muscle (joking) average size build.  I have been riding a gnu 161w w mtx but I only get out a few times a year because I live in Florida.  When I was in Colorado last year I felt this board was too stiff for my heal to toe transitions.  I tested out a ride board I think it was 159 semi directional and not as wide. I don't remember the width but the tail felt allot looser and really filled in what I thought I was missing.  Can anyone recommend a board that might fit my needs.  I am really just carving down the mountain and taking in the sights.  I would like to stay with something semi directional or even directional.  I am not really getting into the park at this point maybe in the future but not now.  I feel my boot size is a concern with the width of a board.  I have been searching around the net and feel like I am spinning my wheels.  All help is appreciated!
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/03/2010 at 7:03am
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Look at Arbor's line of boards cuz they make a lot of mid wides and wides relatively speaking
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/03/2010 at 7:22am

Originally posted by shop_45852

.  I have been riding a gnu 161w w mtx but I only get out a few times a year because I live in Florida. 

 
 
 
one of the reasons your board feels sluggish edge to edge could be the fact that you are rriding a gnu wide.  What model is your board? you are prob. on a board with around a 26.7-27.0 waist width, which is more in line what a guy with size 13ish+ boot would need. The mtx could also be part of what you are feeling, some people feel like mtx  'locks' them into a carve and it takes 'more' effort to transition from edge to edge. If you look into a gnu or lib tech again, don't buy a wide. The mervin boards in your size(assuming you would look at something in the high 150's low 160's) have wide enough waist widths for size 11's. There are literally dozens of boards that fit what you are looking for, the majority of boards are mid-stiff do it-all boards, which is what I would suggest since you mentioned you just carve around and enjoy the scenery.
 
Do you have any brands in particular that you are interested in? Want another camber board? reverse camber?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/03/2010 at 7:42am
  • You don't need a wide board 
  • You don't need such a long board (My first board was a 156 Forum Destroyer and I'm 6 ft and 225 lbs), but like a 158 is a more proper size for you
  • I would go with an All-mountain board
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/03/2010 at 7:47am
The board is a CHB I believe an 08 model with green white and black on the bottom.  I couldn't find the specs for the waist but suspect its defiantly wider than I need.  I did like the ride board I used but I am open to someones knowledge that I don't have in the board market.  I would stick with a camber board to make edge to edge transitions easier if that is correct?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/03/2010 at 7:50am
I think that board probably has around a 265 waist width but probably 250-255 (mid wide) is all that you need depending on what boots you have and your stance.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/03/2010 at 9:17am
Are your boots center on your board? They could be off center and that could be what is creating your problem or it could just be too wide. I would check the cheap one first. I think your waist width is 26.5, so it is larger than need but i am not sure if it is too larger to work. If your boots are 08 I would look for something in the 255 ww range. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/03/2010 at 2:26pm
With your boot size waist width can be an issue depending on how hard you carve.  My buddy wears a 10 boot with reduced foot print and still can get toe and heel drag if he is not riding a mid wide.  I agree you do not need anything over 260mm and probably something in the 255 range is good but you have to use your own experience when determining how the waist width will affect your riding.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/03/2010 at 2:46pm
Originally posted by AdmiralAw3some

  • You don't need a wide board 
  • You don't need such a long board (My first board was a 156 Forum Destroyer and I'm 6 ft and 225 lbs), but like a 158 is a more proper size for you
  • I would go with an All-mountain board

Wow, I must be a horrible a snowboarder since I ride boards too long for me....... I am 200 lbs and ride boards between 162-168........ 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/03/2010 at 3:33pm
yes thats right rook...you are
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thanks for all help guys
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/04/2010 at 6:06am
Originally posted by rook

Originally posted by AdmiralAw3some

  • You don't need a wide board 
  • You don't need such a long board (My first board was a 156 Forum Destroyer and I'm 6 ft and 225 lbs), but like a 158 is a more proper size for you
  • I would go with an All-mountain board

Wow, I must be a horrible a snowboarder since I ride boards too long for me....... I am 200 lbs and ride boards between 162-168........ 


225 on  56 is stupid small. Pretty any board at the size and weight would feel like a wet noodle.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/04/2010 at 6:11am
You could also look into boots that have the smaller footprint technology.  They would give you the footprint of a size 10 which would open up most normal size boards for you.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/04/2010 at 12:17pm
haha Rook I'm terrible then, I weight anywhere between 165 and 180 most of the time and I ride between a 159 and a 167. whoever posted that he should be riding something down to a 250 ww is also wrong if you're on a board that skinny with 11's your toes will rub if you know how to carve at all, I have to be careful with a 252 WW or I'll lose it sometimes if I cut as hard as I feel like.
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