A standard width for a snowboard – when measured across the width – is 25 cm or less. This ensures you can switch edge rapidly, which is great for carving. However, if you have big feet then you run the risk of ‘toe drag’.
How wide is a regular snowboard?
about 26 centimeters
Do I need a wide snowboard size 11?
Riders with larger feet need a wider board so that they do not get “toe drag” when making turns. Typical boot sizes that need to consider a wide board are 10.5-11. If you have a boot size larger than 11, you definitely need a wide.
Do I need a wide snowboard size 10?
Unfortunately some companies will exaggerate what is a wide, mid-wide or normal width snowboard. This is where the majority of board sizes sit. Guys with US boot size 8-10 should avoid wider boards. Also Women with size 10 boots can also ride these boards.
Do I need a wide snowboard size 12?
If you are a 12 boot and enjoy shorter park boards, then you will definitely benefit from a wide board. If you are a 12 boot and prefer to ride freeride boards longer than 160cm, then you can stick with a non-wide board because your chosen board will likely already be wide enough.
Who needs a wide snowboard?
Riders with a boot size of 11 (and sometimes 10.5) and larger should ride a wide snowboard. On the other hand, if you’re a strict park rider, toe drag might not be a problem since you won’t be carving in between park features. If that’s the case, any waist width will work.
Should I get a wide or regular snowboard?
Width is an important factor when choosing a snowboard. Too wide of a board will lack responsiveness. Too narrow and you run the risk of toe and heel drag, which can easily throw you on your face, especially if you enjoy steeper terrain or laying down a hard carve- looking at you dudes with boot sizes 11.5 and up!
Are wide snowboards harder to turn?
Well, as you may well realise, a wide snowboard makes it more difficult to initiate an edge change, therefore making it more difficult to turn. So here we must now find the perfect waist width for our board in relation to our feet.
How much toe overhang is OK on snowboard?
1/2 inch to 3/4 inch of boot overhang for both toe and heel is ideal, and will not create problematic toe or heel drag. Remember that boots typically add 1/2 at both the toe and heel to your foot measurement from above, due to padding, insulation and the outer boot materials.
How far should my toes hang off my snowboard?
According to 360 Guide, the toes of your snowboard boots should not extend more than a few inches past the footbeds of the bindings. When performing high-speed maneuvers and hairpin turns, the sharpened edges of your board will dig into the snow.
What size foot needs a wide snowboard?
Roughly speaking, if your feet are over a UK10 (US11) then you will want to consider a board described as being wide (which usually means over 26cm).
Can I ride a wide snowboard?
Snowboarders who have a boot size of 10.5 or more are recommended to ride a wide-model board. If you have a boot size that falls between 10.5 and 12, choose a snowboard that features a 26-cm waist width. Upgrade to a 26.5-cm snowboard if your boot size is between a 12 and 13.
What size snowboarding boots do I need?
E.g. if you have a lot of room at the end of your shoes, you’ll likely be 1/2 a size down for your snowboard boot – e.g. if your shoe size was 10 but you had a lot of room, then your snowboard boot might be 9.5. But if your shoes fit snugger, then you’ll likely be your normal size.
What happens if my snowboard is too long?
The wrong size board could make your board harder to control than it should be, hindering your improvement as a rider. A board that is too long becomes difficult to manouvre, too short and it will become unstable to ride as your speed gets higher.