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    Posted: Mar/10/2011 at 3:31pm
Hey everybody. I went boarding twice before. I had to borrow my gear from some friends. I want to get my own gear now but unfortunately I don't understand the sizes. My buddy says the bored that's the right size for you will be up to your chin. Is that true? That do the numbers mean then?
Also I got a size 11 foot. What would be the right size for snowboarding boots. I tried 11's and they seemed small. Can it be because of the brand or are the sizes different compared to your regular show size?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/10/2011 at 6:51pm
Height is a factor with snowboard lengths because taller dudes get more leverage but the main factor for determining length is weight and it is not even close.  However, people of the same weight often ride boards of really different lengths.  Additionally, the stiffness of a board also will have a big affect on the way a board rides.  A really stiff board will feel longer than a soft board at the same length.  Because you are new I would go with a board that is at the smaller end of your weight range.  Additionally, size 11 can require a mid wide board but a beginner rider probably will not require one because you will not get so far on your edges that it will matter.  However, with that said if you find two boards you like it cannot hurt to go with one with a wider waist if the other one has a skinny waist.  I would be looking for boards with a waist in the 252 to 257 range.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/10/2011 at 8:48pm
based on the things you shared about what your friend told you, it sounds like you have gotten some misinformation or a lack there of, and i'd recommend you go get fitted for boots.  i'm going to assume when you say you have a size 11 foot, that's your shoe size.  that has nothing to do with your boot size.

learn about proper boot fitting and find a good shop to help you, and try on everything you can.  boots are #1.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/11/2011 at 2:34am
Check the waist width, for size 11 boots. you would probably need at least a 256mm i think from memory of charts I have seen.
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Need your height and weight to determine which size board you will need.
As for your boots, you dont want to get the wrong size boots....you will regret it....
Go to a local ski shop and buy the boots that fits you best.
Don't order the boots online unless u know for sure ur snowboard boots size.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/11/2011 at 5:11am

boots are def the most important part, but its all about comfort and what you like. I suggest going to a store (or a few) and trying on different boots and seeing which you like best. Also ppl say to get a half size smaller bc they tend to pack out...thats a comfort thing also though.

for boards, theyre usu measured by weight bc you need to be a certain weight to be able to control and flex the board better. Again, go to a shop and have them size you up. Maybe demo boards....a lot of resorts have good deals on demos. Like $50 a day to try 3 diff boards and bindings and if you buy a setup they comp the demo fee. Further, this wkend burtons is at stratton doing free demos and next wkend theyre gonna be at killington.

hope that helps!!

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