Riders with bigger feet may need a wider board to eliminate heel and toe drag. With the technology in Burton boots making them smaller and smaller the line between wide and normal is getting blurry. If you have a boot that is lower profile you may not need a wide board unless your foot is US 12 or over.
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!
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.
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).
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.
Are wide snowboards harder to ride?
Too wide width and the board will not react quickly and will feel sluggish and awkward to turn. Somewhere in between is the happy medium of width for your boot size. In general, snowboards increase in width as they increase in length. This assumes that larger riders will need longer boards and will have larger feet.
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.
What’s the difference between a wide snowboard?
What is a Wide Snowboard? Wide snowboards usually have a waist width of over 260mm. The waist of the snowboard, where the bindings are attached, is wider than that of a regular snowboard. This prevents the toes from dragging over the edge when a toe side turn is initiated.
What width snowboard should I get?
Remember, a narrower snowboard is easier to control at first. Maximum waist width for intermediate and advanced snowboardes We suggest until 1,5cm (15mm) wider than the minimum waist width for your boot size and back binding angle. Think twice before buying a snowboard any wider than that without trying it first.
How do you pick the right size snowboard?
If you’re riding primarily in the park or freestyle, pick a board on the shorter end of the size range. If you’re riding is mostly all mountain, powder or freeriding, consider a snowboard on the longer end of the size range or grabbing a volume shifted board. If you are above average weight consider a longer snowboard.
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 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.
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.
Who makes the widest snowboard?
Top 5 “Big Guy” Snowboards of 2019
- Burton Custom X Wide.
- Gnu Carbon Credit Wide.
- Nitro Magnum.
- Jones Mountain Twin Wide.
- Lib Tech Skunk Ape.