My son has size 17 Big Foot boots,what brand of bindings and...

My son has size 17 Big Foot boots,what brand of bindings and snowboard should he get? We spend a week a year on the slopes and he is an intermediate boarder, blue and black runs-no jumps or rails. Does he need risers? He is 6'5" and weighs 220 pounds and is 19 years old. We are recreational boarders so please no high end options.
Thanks!

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3 years ago #2
PerryRObray
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What are the odds of him outgrowing boots/snowboard weight ratings. If he will get bigger, renting from an acceptable outfit if only going 1 week or so might be an option. Might try used equipment. The used equipment needs attention to many important variables. Some snowboard manufacturers have wider boards in the lineup. These seem to be more freestyle or powder orientated. Lib Tech snowboards historically can be huge.

Looking at a website like K2 snowboards has pretty good navigation to narrow down choices. A desirable navigation to me for this situation is a male choice, then a weight choice, then a width choice. Burton also specifies weight ratings too. These are not lower priced $200 or so rides.


On the below pages around the lower center area, click on the tab with "SPECS" on it. This will give you access to weight ratings and width specs.


http://k2snowboarding.com/snowboards/brigade-wide
http://k2snowboarding.com/snowboards/slayblade-wide

A person could probably write a book about all your options. Please feel free to ask for clarification. Hopefully this helps.

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3 years ago #3
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PerryRObray wrote:

Some snowboard manufacturers have wider boards in the lineup. These seem to be more freestyle or powder orientated. Lib Tech snowboards historically can be huge.

Looking at a website like K2 snowboards .

the lib tech, this kid needs a bananna hammock and straight up pow fields to feel a board totally under him.


k2 always has some monster wide boards


risers, id say wouldnt hurt with a 17 size. if youre riding a week, for equipment that oddball..... ebay is your best bet. rental shops arent always in stock in the "big mutha funka" size.... and if its a second hand shop... theres usually someone who beat you to the punch. (still a chance though).

for the hassle of finding gear to rent, i would try to ebay as much of the equipment i could for a person of that size and stature.

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3 years ago #4
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Nitro Magnum board 165cm. It has a 27.4cm waist. Maybe even for for the 168cm model to get the 27.8cm waist because his feet are so big. Will still probably get heel and toe drag though. Bindings... Not sure. Size 17 is huge and not a lot of companies even make bindings that can hold a boot that big.

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