How to choose the width of your next snowboard
Snowboard width for riding style / Width influence in board performance
Snowboard width chart for boot size + back binding angle + riding style
1 - know your US boot size 2 - on the chart, look for the minimum waist width for your boot size and back binding angle 3 - adjust accordingly:
park 0 | beginner 0 | All mountain +2mm | pipe +3mm | carve/race +5mm
Waist width vs Width at inserts
How to choose a snowboard with the width you want in various situations
More about snowboard width / Snowboard width F.A.Q.
Women's specific snowboards are typically narrower to go with the smaller size, but they may be even narrower to acomodate womens smaller feet (a 146 woman snowboard may be narrower than a 146 man snowboard). Like on men boards, there are wide versions (ex: 146W) available.
Frequent mistake to avoid: It happens a lot for people to think "I have big feet" and to go for a wide board that they don't really need or want, because: 1- they're also tall and their normal board size already accommodates their feet. 2- they're beginners/intermediates who wont experience any toe/hell drag unless their toes/hells are way out of the board (like 5cm or more), and they may not notice it but the unnecessary extra width will make it harder to roll from one edge to the other in the first turns.
Will I benefit from a wider or from a narrower board instead of one with a standard width for my feet/boot size?