Those of us with big feet (I'm a US 13) know that toe and heel drag is a big issue, especially if you want to lay out your carves.
How does an ultrawide compare?
Finding a big board is tough. Most manufacturers don't make ultrawide boards, and those that do bury the boards in their lineup.
This website is a list of every 2020-2021 ultrawide board available that is at least 27.5cm wide at the waist and 155cm or longer. Since almost every board comes in multiple sizes, I'm only listing the widest and longest variant. You'd never ride anything smaller, right?
If you're not 6'2" with a size 13 foot or larger this site is not for you. You'll do fine with a regular sized board.
Some people like to overcome a narrow board by widening their stance, angling their feet more, getting risers, or just ignoring it. Those don't work for me, and they hurt. Shouldn't big guys have an opportunity to ride big boards?
Choosing the right board size is tough. Here are some useful resources:
Check out the 59 brands in the 2020-2021 lineup!
Ships from Japan.
|Gentemstick||Name||Size (cm)||Waist Width (cm)||Category||Profile||Shape||Side Cut (m)||Stance Min-Max||Set Back||Price|
|Super Fish Cloudliner||176||28.9||Alternative||Accel Camber||Directional||10.5||510mm-650mm||35mm||$1070 (¥114,000)|
|Fly Fisk||164||28.7||Freestyle||Accel Camber||Directional||9||540mm-660mm||0||$1030 (¥110,000)|
|Big Fish||163||28.7||Alternative||Accel Camber||Directional||9.2||520mm-600mm||48.5mm||$1070 (¥114,000)|
|Barracuda||158.6||28.7||Alternative||Accel Camber||Directional||9||500mm-640mm||10mm||$1050 (¥112,000)|
|The Chaser||156||28.5||Alternative||Accel Camber||Directional||8.3/7.6||510mm-590mm||0||$1030 (¥110,000)|
|Lib Tech||Name||Size (cm)||Waist Width (cm)||Category||Profile||Shape||Side Cut (m)||Stance Min-Max||Set Back||Price|
|Skunk Ape 170UW||170||28.5||All Mountain / Freeride||C2 Rocker Camber||Directional Twin||8.6||21"-26"||0.5"||$620|
|Stump Ape 163||163||28.4||experiMENTAL / Freeride||C2x Rocker Camber||Directional||8||19.5"-24.25"||2"||$620|
Never Summer categorizes their ultrawide boards as "DF", or Drag Free.
|Never Summer||Name||Size (cm)||Waist Width (cm)||Category||Profile||Shape||Side Cut (m)||Stance Min-Max||Set Back||Price|
|West Bound 166DF||166||28.5||All Mountain||Fusion Rocker Camber||Mellow Taper||8.02||$600|
|Heritage 164DF||164||28.5||All Mountain||Original Rocker Camber||Directional||7.89||$600|
|ProtoSynthesis 162DF||162||28.1||All Mountain||Shock Wave Rocker Camber||Twin||7.83||-||-||$600|
Capita has their normal Men's and Women's lines, but they also have a separate line of snowboards 'Spring Break'. Their normal line maxes out at 27.4cm waist width.
Telos lists their snowboard specs on this page.
Nitro makes the 28cm wide Pow board, but at 154cm it's too short for this list. They also make the Magnum designed for big foot riders with a pretty tight sidecut, but they only list the waist width (27.4cm) and not the presumably much larger underfoot size.
Nitro doesn't make any ultrawide boards (their largest is 28 cm).
Prior has the Thruster 149XCE with a 28cm waist but it's extreme shortness makes it unsuitable for large riders. Prior also does custom boards but their online web order form does not let you choose a custom width. If interested, please contact them.
Prior doesn't make any ultrawide boards (their largest is 27.0 cm).
Spline has a standard lineup, but starting at $2000CAD they'll make a custom board for your. Their standard lineup maxes out at 26.5cm waist width.
Spline Snowboards doesn't make any ultrawide boards (their largest is 26.5 cm).
LTB makes the biggest boards around, but ship direct from manufacturer and delivers to the EU only. Since there's no US delivery I'm putting it at the end of the list.
|LTB Snowboards||Name||Size (cm)||Waist Width (cm)||Category||Profile||Shape||Side Cut (m)||Stance Min-Max||Set Back||Price|
|Dream DR178XXW||177.8||32||Freestyle/Freeride||Twin||5||$950 (800Eur)|
|Decent DDC165XXW||166.1||32||Freestyle||Twin||5||$950 (800Eur)|
|Crude DC165XXW||165.3||29.3||Freeride||Directional||10||$950 (800EUR)|
|Surge 163XXW||163||29.2||Freeride||Directional||7||50mm||$950 (800Eur)|
|Cutter 166XXW||166||28.6||Freestyle/Backcountry||Camber||Twin||9.163||10mm||$700 (590Eur)|
|P Team 166XXW||166||28.6||Power Rocker||Twin||9.163||10mm||$730 (620Eur)|
Due to the specialty nature of these boards they're at the end of the list.
|Soul Waterman||Name||Size (cm)||Waist Width (cm)||Category||Profile||Shape||Side Cut (m)||Stance Min-Max||Set Back||Price|
|Snow Wave||164||34||Powder Surfer||Directional||500mm||$700|
Yes has several boards that are 26.8cm. Their Pro20 is 28.6cm (one of the widest available!), but the extreme shortness makes it unsuitable for larger riders.
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