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    Posted: Jun/01/2011 at 7:14pm
im hopefully getting a capita stairmaster soon, and the only size ive found it in is 152 wide. Is that gonna be to big? im 5'7 and 130lb and wear size 11 1/2 boots
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/01/2011 at 7:16pm
What sort of riding do you do? If your doing like park and just all mountain it should be fine
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/01/2011 at 7:59pm
would be a good all around park oriented size for you, and depending on your preference it could also be fine all around.  i'm 145 pounds and 5'11 and have had a few 52 stairmasters, only for preseason minishred stuff, but they are surprisingly decent for pretty much whatever you want, as long as your preference doesn't call for a bigger stiffer board.  real fun board.  brandon cocard rides the 156 as his backcountry pow freestyle board very very often actually and he can have any board from the capita line if he wants.  he's a bit bigger than you weight wise hence the 56.

for your boots the wide would be better.. the 52 regular has a 252 waist which is more idea for a 10 or 10.5 tops (keep in mind i said ideal, not "that's the biggest that would work, period"), whereas the 52 wide is like 258 i think?  more ideal for 11-12... that being said, 252 won't be overly small. should work as long as you don't ride a pretty narrow stance and/or low angles on your bindings.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/02/2011 at 9:23am
I'm almost exactly your size... 5'8 140 lbs US9. I ride 151 for my all mountain board. I've tried other sizes but I really think that's the perfect all mountain size for myself. That's all I can comment on as I have never tried the stairmaster. But if you're set on the stairmaster, and that's the only size you can get...go for it. It's definitely not "too big" to ride spec-wise. But hey, in the end it's all preference.  Who knows... someone your size could find 138 "too big"LOL

As for a park board, I rode a 150 artifact RC last season and it was fine. I did end up changing it for a 147 but yea, the 150 would've been fine.

And dang dude, you've got pretty big feet for your height! I haven't looked at the WW for the stairmaster but if the WW is like most boards in the low 150's range, a wide sounds like a good idea. But going by what spenser says, it seems like a regular would do fine too.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/02/2011 at 9:29am
Originally posted by bugsbunnymydad


And dang dude, you've got pretty big feet for your height! I haven't looked at the WW for the stairmaster but if the WW is like most boards in the low 150's range, a wide sounds like a good idea. But going by what spenser says, it seems like a regular would do fine too.

Funny, I was thinking the same thing, those are some mighty big hoofs.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/02/2011 at 12:40pm
i have a feeling that when he says he "wears" 11.5, it means that's just what he wears, and not necessarily his actual foot size.  i could "wear" an 11.5 too, but my proper boot size would still be 8.5/9

have you been fitted/sized before?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/02/2011 at 12:44pm
if its a good price, i would just go for it. wide fits your boot well, and the length is fine, unless all you do is park and want something smaller. all mountain, it should be good
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/02/2011 at 12:45pm
That board will work great for you!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/02/2011 at 1:11pm
well he says 11/12 boots so we have to assume he is sized correctly. even if you gain a few lbs the 152 should be plenty. I ride a 152 @ 145lbs for pretty much everything but pow.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/02/2011 at 1:51pm
actually we don't have to assume anything, it could more easily be just that he wears that size randomly, or it's his shoe size.  that being said, i find that at least over 90% of the people that come to my store and get fitted are wearing boots at least a full size too big, if not more like 2.  5 seasons ago i was in 11s.  now i wear 8.5s.... but my foot has been the same the whole time.  all that happened was i figured out boot fitting and realized i was in the wrong size back then.  the difference a properly fitted/sized boot makes is amazing.  it will literally change your snowboarding and progress your skill more than anything else will.  i've seen it too many times.

and based on the facts he's given like his size, i'm going to assume he's of a younger age (and i was right, he is 14), and it is far more common that a younger person both has not been fitted and also wears shoes bigger than they need to.  kids often go through a few years where they are sizing up on shoes because they're "growing" and they also think they need to have a bigger shoe size because they don't want people to think they have small feet.  it's a weird stage of growing up.

and on top of that, shoe size is NOT boot size.  boot size is based on your actual foot size.  shoe size is based on what feels comfortable without being too loose and it's also preference.  i wear a 9 at the smallest for shoes because i like them snug, but i also often get them in 9.5, still snug enough, but if i wore them like your average person i might be a 10 or 10.5 easily.  again, boot size is 8.5 in most boots i've tried on.. so even though i like my shoes snug, the numbers still don't match up.  there is no real correlation between the two because they are not based on the same things.

based on everything i'm assuming he has not been fitted and that 11.5 is probably the shoe size he wears, and that his feet are not 11.5s at all.  i could be wrong, but that's my assumption.

get fitted.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/02/2011 at 1:58pm
one last question-

getting fitted still incorporates the same measuring scale for regular shoes? snowboarding boots dont have some different tool to measure your feet with, right? 

AndrewCoxx may also have to take into account how much the foam gives after breaking his boots in.

the Wide might be more than what you need if your boots are smaller than a 10 (like spenser mentioned earlier)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/02/2011 at 2:06pm
people don't really get fitted for shoes most of the time... you wear what feels comfortable.. and even if you do get "fitted" and find your true foot size, that's not often the shoe size that's most comfortable.  casual shoes are worn as just that... casual.. a little extra room cause it's comfortable but doesn't sacrifice performance.  a snowboard boot needs to not only fit the exact size of your foot, but when you DO take into account how much they pack out, you should most often actually be sizing down from your actual foot size, so that after they break in, they fit your foot size perfectly.

it's not always exactly the same for everyone, but here's an example.  my feet are both 26.7cm last time i checked, which is basically an 8 3/4 shoe size.  i wear a size 9 shoe at the smallest because i like them tight, but i have lots of 9.5s too, and still, i can't get as small as my actual foot size and have it be comfortable.  with boots i'm almost always an 8.5.  it's completely tight, and after they pack out about a quarter size, they fit my foot size perfectly with no room forward, backward, or side to side, which is how it needs to be for a proper fit.

this all assumes he has not been fitted for boots (and it does need to be boots specifically), but based on his age and the size he says he wears, i think it's safe to assume it's not his actual foot size.  it seems pretty textbook, all things considered.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/02/2011 at 2:53pm
That board should be good, all around... Park and cruising the mountain. I prefer a shorter board just because i feel like i have more control. But just ride whatever feels comfortable. You probably wont be able to tell the difference between a few cm's anyway
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/02/2011 at 5:58pm
no- but this past season ive worn the burton tribute size US11, and my toes are cramped up against the edge, so i think i'll go for a 11.5
btw i dont think my feet are that huge? maybe its just us oregonians:D
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/02/2011 at 6:20pm
just go get fitted

actually, do this.  find a wall that goes directly into a hard floor... put your heel against the wall (barefoot) so your foot sticks straight out from the wall.  mark the furthest point your toes reach (your big toe unless you have weird feet), and then measure that distance in centimeters... let me know what number you get.  try to be as accurate as possible..
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/02/2011 at 6:25pm
and to counter what you said about toes curling, just for the possibility of it being the same case... before i really learned boot fitting, a few years ago i was trying on boots.  10.5 in burtons (which i'm an 8.5 in and again, my feet have not changed) and they felt too tight.  i thought i could feel my toes too much at the end.  i honestly don't know how that's possible, because now in the same boot an 8.5 or 9 feels right.. but the point is that before you learn proper boot fitting and get used to how it feels, there is definitely a chance that a boot that is not too small seems like it is too small to you.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/03/2011 at 3:48pm
Originally posted by spenser

and to counter what you said about toes curling, just for the possibility of it being the same case... before i really learned boot fitting, a few years ago i was trying on boots.  10.5 in burtons (which i'm an 8.5 in and again, my feet have not changed) and they felt too tight.  i thought i could feel my toes too much at the end.  i honestly don't know how that's possible, because now in the same boot an 8.5 or 9 feels right.. but the point is that before you learn proper boot fitting and get used to how it feels, there is definitely a chance that a boot that is not too small seems like it is too small to you.


There is another side to that too.  Having your toes crammed into the end of a boot can make your life miserable.  i had a pair of 10.5 vans that I couldn't wait to get rid of because the guy at the store told me I had to size down half a size as they would "break in".  I agree boots break in, but not in the toe length(at least in my experience).  If they are a bit tight around the heal I think they will loosen up but in terms of length I think they need to fit just right the day you buy them.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/03/2011 at 5:33pm
but most of the new boots(boot mfgs) have also gone to heat sensitive liners...... ie.... get em heat molded and skip the break-in period.... and they'll fit nice and snug...????
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/10/2011 at 12:34pm
i'm 125 @ 5'10. 152 sierrascope is a good all mtn. board that can also be fun with freestyle riding. I can press and butter with it still, but board feels big when m doing it. i think a 147 will be a great freestyle board that can handle all mtn. as well. i had a 148 custom, too stiff, but i like that length more.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/10/2011 at 1:56pm
i know 32 does that the heat molded liners and i think DC as well. definitely ideal when trying to find the perfect fit.
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