standard width for a snowboard is 25 centimeters 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 this is when the boot sticks out too far from the edge of the board and catches the snow when engaging a turn potentially sending you onto your face roughly speaking if your feet are over UK 10 US 11 then you want to consider a board described as being wide which usually means over 26 centimeters many popular models even come in wide versions remember though that it's about the length of the individual boot rather than the size it says on the box a chunky size 9 might still require a wider board a correct setup should see your boots fit across the board something like this an added bonus of wider boards is that they're more stable for landing jumps and offer increased float in deep snow though they sacrifice a little turning performance and tend to be heavier

Do I Need a Wide Snowboard? | Whitelines Snowboarding

2 thoughts on “Do I Need a Wide Snowboard? | Whitelines Snowboarding

  • July 28, 2019 at 3:07 pm
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    This was a very concise and helpful video, thank you

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