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    Posted: Feb/22/2011 at 2:15pm
So I'm getting a new board after this season and I found the one I want on this site but they only have one 151 wide in stock. 151 is a good size for me but I'm wondering, would the fact that it is wide effect my riding? Should I buy this one or just look for it somewhere else?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/22/2011 at 2:17pm
what size would you use if it wasnt a wide
my mom says im hardcore
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/22/2011 at 2:31pm
i ride a wide and i also have a regular, i think youll be just fine 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/22/2011 at 2:56pm
Is it me or do I see a ton of people on the hill with wide boards when they really shouldn't have them?

Yes a wide board affects performance. If you're not getting some serious toe drag, don't get one!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/22/2011 at 3:47pm
A board that is too wide for your feet will feel sluggish edge to edge unless it has a deep side cut radius to off set it and even then you will still probably notice it.  No need to get a wide unless you need it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/22/2011 at 6:54pm
For those of you who have ridden, or currently ride a wide board, do they have more float while riding pow, or is it preety much the same as riding a regular width board? I've got 4 boards in my quiver, but I've never ridden a wide board so I thought I'd ask.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/22/2011 at 6:57pm
What size boots do you wear and what is the waist width on the board? 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/22/2011 at 6:58pm
You don't need a wide board unless your feet are huge. I'd say don't get it unless you really really want it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/22/2011 at 6:59pm
Originally posted by gsrrr

What size boots do you wear and what is the waist width on the board? 


can't believe it took this long for someone to ask that
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/27/2011 at 6:51am
Look at the width size of the board. I wear a size 12 boot now and have a regular board with no problem
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/27/2011 at 6:56am
itll make a pretty big difference depending on your boot size and style of riding.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/27/2011 at 6:57am
if your feet are big and the board is not wide enough than you'll get toe drag and wipe out
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/27/2011 at 7:35am
unless you have big feet it actually doesnt help. in fact, w makes it harder to transfer weight from edge to edge 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/27/2011 at 10:58am
what's ur boot size?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/27/2011 at 11:03am
There's a couple other factors involved too: your boots are one (low-profile boots will help you size down your board), your stance angles (bigger angles make it less likely to need a wide board) and stance width (a wider stance will help you out too).

I started out on a wide board and found it difficult to get the leverage I needed to initiate turns.  Since downsizing to mid-wide boards, I've felt incredibly more nimble.
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