Ballistyx

Snowboards & Skateboards Since 1992

Sizing


Q. What size skateboard should I get?

A. The deck is the board part of the skateboard. This skateboard deck sizing chart is meant for beginner and intermediate skateboarders - it's not a hard rule, but a guide to help if you want it.

Compare the skater’s height to this chart:

Under 4’ = 29” or smaller
4’ to 4’10” = 29” to 30” long
4’10” to 5’3” = 30.5” to 31.5” long
5’3” to 5”8” = 31.5” to 32” long
5”8” to 6’1” = 32” to 32.5” long
Over 6’1” = 32.4” and up
For your skateboard’s width, it all depends on how big your feet are. Most skateboards are around 7.5” to 8" wide, but can be wider or narrower. If you have larger feet, get a wider skateboard deck.

Once you have the basic size in mind, you can tweak it a little depending on what you want to do with your board. If you want to skateboard transition or vert, if you want to ride a lot of ramps or spend most of your time riding at the skate park, then a wider board is a good choice (8” wide or more). If you want to ride around streets more, and do more technical tricks with your board then try to keep it under 8” wide. If you are looking for a skateboard to cruise around on, and don’t plan on branching into tricks too much, then a bigger, wider board is always better.

Q. What is the best snowboard size for me?

A.

Tips on buying a Board

Buying a snowboard these days can be confusing. At Ballistyx our staff have the experience and expertise to get you the right board for every type of budget and riding style.  We are so confident we Guarantee It!  Our Guaranteed Fit Policy gives you faith that you are getting the right gear.  That's right if buy your gear from Ballistyx and that equipment does not do what we say it will, bring it back and we will swap it over, just don't wrap it around a tree.  Here are a few pointers....

Type of board is important as there is allot of misleading info out there and some shops who just want to sell you a board no matter what.  We see this all the time especially from overseas website's.  When you go up to the snow you have to buy a lift ticket, buy lunch, buy accommodation it is just buy, buy, buy.  The only thing Ballistyx can control is what is on your feet and the board you are riding, that is why we Guarantee It.

Length & Width There is so much that goes into what size board you need.  The biggest misconception is that you buy a board based on if it comes to your chin, nose, eyebrows...something like that.  Remember that when you are standing on your board it has no idea how tall you are!  As you initiate turns by bending the board your body weight is a key factor as well as what kind of riding, where you are riding, foot size and lots of other factors that can influence what is right and what is no right.  When you buy a board from us we will steer you in the right direction...remember we Guarantee It. Have a look at our huge range of boards....

Tips on buying Boots

If you can only buy one piece of snowboard kit, make sure you get boots. And if you are going to buy a board, make sure you buy your boots first. The width of your board will depend on your boots.

Fit Everyone's feet are different, so it's important to find a good shop where you can get unbiased advice.  This is where our Guaranteed Fit really hits home.  A boot that is fit wrong can ruin your day.  The shape of your feet should be assessed and there should be a good choice. Be warned though - in some cases if you buy a boot that feels fantastic, you are probably buying the wrong boots.  Go see our boots...

Tips on buying Bindings

If you have a boot make sure you let us know what it is to ensure the binding works with the boot.  Boot shapes are so different that certain boot and binding combo's will work better than others and can change the size you need.  There are so many adjustments in a binding that can be the difference between turning and not it is crucial to get it right.  Our Guaranteed Fit Policy ensures it.  See our range of bindings right here

Q. When I buy a reverse camber snowboard do I go shorter or longer?

A.

This is the Golden question it seems and there is so much information out there...some of it misleading.  It depends on a few factors:

1) What board is it? Brand, style there is heaps of different reverse camber boards that do different things.

2) What type of riding are you doing or do you want to do?

3) What is your body weight?  This is a key question and can help us narrow it down for you.

Our Ballistyx Guaranteed Fit Policy is there for you.  To make sure you do not get trapped into maybe buying a board that is not right for you and what you want it to achieve.

Q. How do I get the right snowboard boot sizing?

A.

How To Get The Right Size? - There is no doubt that snowboard boots are all different in shape and size and should be custom fit to meet the needs of the individual.  Even U.S sizing can differ depending on the internal shape of the boot.  At Ballistyx we offer our 'Guaranteed Fit' which gives you piece of mind that with every purchase it is our job to get your size right.  Snowboard boots do not fit like runners!   That is why when you order one of our Team members will call you to go over our 6 point fitting system and ultimately get you the right boot.  An easy way to get off on the right track is to measure the centimeter length of both your feet from heel to toe and then ad a centimeter to the longest foot.  To help take the confusion out of it we have provided a basic guide to help you out.

 

We take the risk out of buying snowboard boots online!  Our 'Guaranteed Fit' gives you piece of mind that we get you the perfect fit, or we will swap it over no questions.

International Shoe Size Equivalents

US & Canada 5 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 10.5 11 11.5
Europe 35 35.5 36 37 37.5 38 38.5 39 39.5 40 40.5 41 41.5 42
UK 2.5 3 3.5 4 4.5 5 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9
Japan 21 21.5 22 22.5 23 23.5 24 24.5 25 25.5 26 26.5 27 27.5

 

Male/Female Shoe Size Equivalents

Guys 4 4.5 5 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9
Girls 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 10.5

 

Male/Female Shoe Size Equivalents Continued

Guys 9.5 10 10.5 11 11.5 12 12.5 13 13.5 14
Girls 11 11.5 12 12.5 13 13.5 14 14.5 15 15.5

 

Q. How do I know my shoe size?

A. See the shoe size chart below for your size:

US MENS

US WOMENS

UK

EUROPE

JAPAN

CENTIMETERS

3

4.5

2

 

21.25

 

4

5.5

3

 

22

 

5

6.5

4

37.5

23

23.5

5.5

6

4.5

38

23.5

23.75

6

7.5

5

38.5

24

24

6.5

8

5.5

39

24.5

24.5

7

8.5

6

40

25

25

7.5

9

6.5

41

25.5

25.5

8

9.5

7

41.5

26

26

8.5

10

7.5

42

26.5

26.5

9

10.5

8

42.5

27

27

9.5

 

8.5

43

27.5

27.5

10

 

9

44

28

28

10.5

 

9.5

44.5

28.5

28.5

11

 

10

45

29

29

11.5

 

10.5

45.5

29.5

29.5

12

 

11

46

30

30

13

 

12

47.5

31

31

14

 

13

49

32

31.5

15

 

14

50

33

32

Q. Help! What size am I?

A. Guys' Sizing Information

Please see our general guidelines below to help determine your size. If you are between sizes on the charts below, order a size larger or smaller based on the type of fit you prefer.
 
Guys' Measuring Information

Take your measurements with a flexible tape measure or a piece of string and a ruler. For the most precise measurements, measure over your undergarments.

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A. Head: Measure the circumference of your head above your eyebrow ridge, keeping tape level and firm across your temples.

B. Neck: Measure around the middle of your neck (at the Adam's apple). Allow room for your index finger to sit between the tape and your neck.

C. Sleeve: Bend your arm and place your hand on your hip. Start to measure from the center base of your neck, measure across the shoulder and down to your elbow and wrist.

D. Chest: Wrap the tape around the highest part of your chest and shoulder blades, then drop arms at your sides to measure.

E. Waist: Bend to one side to find the natural crease of your waistline. Wrap tape around your natural waistline, keeping one finger between your body and the measuring tape.

F. Inseam: Take a pair of pants that fit you well and lay them flat. Run tape measure along the inside of the leg from the crotch seam to the bottom of the leg. Round to the nearest ½" to get your inseam. If you are purchasing pants you intend to machine wash, we suggest you add one inch to account for shrinkage. For outerwear, the inseam refers to the length of the jacket from the shoulder to the bottom hem.

 

General Sizing


 
Small Medium Large X Large XX Large
Neck 14 – 14 ½" 15 – 15 ½"
16 – 16 ½"
17 – 17 ½"
18 – 18 ½"
Chest 34 – 36" 38 – 40" 42 – 44" 46 – 48" 50 – 52"
Sleeve (reg) 32 – 33" 33 – 34" 34 – 35" 35 – 36" 35 – 36"
Sleeve (tall) 33 – 34" 34 – 35" 35 – 36" 36 – 37" 36 – 37"
Waist 28 – 30" 31 – 33" 34 – 36" 37 – 39" 40" & above


European Sizing Conversion


 
Small Medium Large X Large XX Large
Shirt 36 – 37 38 – 40 41 – 42 43 – 44 45 – 46
Blazer/Suit 46 – 49 50 – 52 53 – 55 56 – 58 59 -62


Belts


 
Small Medium Large X Large XX Large
Waist 28 – 30" 31 – 33" 34 – 36" 37 – 39" 40" & above
On Hips 30 – 32" 33 – 35" 36 – 38" 39 – 41" 42" & above


Hats


 
Small Medium Large X Large
Head Size 21 Ό - 21½" 21 7/8 – 22 Ό" 22 5/8 – 23" 23 ½ - 23 7/8"
Hat Size 6 Ύ - 6 7/8" 7 - 7 1/8" 7 Ό - 7 3/8" 7 ½ - 7 5/8"


International Shoe Size Equivalents

US & Canada 4.5 5 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9
Europe 36.5 37 37.5 38 38.5 39 40 41 42 43
UK 4 4.5 5 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5
Japan 22.5 23 23.5 24 24.5 25 25.5 26 26.5 27

International Shoe Size Equivalents Continued

US & Canada 9.5 10 10.5 11 11.5 12 12.5 13 13.5 14
Europe 43.5 44 44.5 45 45.6 46 46.5 47 47.5 48.5
UK 9 9.5 10 10.5 11 11.5 12 12.5 13 13.5
Japan 27.5 28 28.5 29 29.5 30 30.5 31 31.5 32


Male/Female Shoe Size Equivalents

Guys 4 4.5 5 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9
Girls 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 10.5


Male/Female Shoe Size Equivalents Continued

Guys 9.5 10 10.5 11 11.5 12 12.5 13 13.5 14
Girls 11 11.5 12 12.5 13 13.5 14 14.5 15 15.5

 
Girls Sizing Info
Please see our general guidelines below to help determine your size. If you are between sizes on the charts below, order a size larger or smaller based on the type of fit you prefer.
 
Girls' Measuring Information

Take your measurements with a flexible tape measure or a piece of string and a ruler. For the most precise measurements, measure over your undergarments.

size_chart_girl.gif A. Head: Measure the circumference of your head above your eyebrow ridge, keeping tape level and firm across your temples.

B. Bust: Wrap tape around the fullest part of your bust (make sure to go over your shoulder blades), then drop arms at your sides to measure.

C. Natural Waist: Bend to one side to find the natural crease of your waistline. Wrap tape around your natural waistline, keeping one finger between your body and the measuring tape.

D. Low Waist: Wrap tape measure about 1 ½ - 2" below your natural waistline.

E. Hips: With feet together, measure around the fullest part of your body between your waist and the top of your legs. Remember to keep the tape comfortably loose and parallel to the floor.

F. Inseam: Take a pair of pants that fit you well and lay them flat. Run tape measure along the inside of the leg from the crotch seam to the bottom of the leg. Round to the nearest ½" to get your inseam. If you are purchasing pants you intend to machine wash, we suggest you add one inch to account for shrinkage. For outerwear, the inseam refers to the length of the jacket from the shoulder to the bottom hem.

 
 

General Sizing (including tops, bottoms, skirts, dresses)


 
X Small Small Medium Large X Large
Size 0-2 4-6 8-10 12-14 16-18
Bust 31-32.5" 33-34.5" 35-36.5" 37-39.5" 40-42.5"
Waist 24-24.5" 25-26.5" 27-29" 29.5-32" 32.5-35"
Hips 34.5-35" 36-37" 38-39" 40-42" 43-45"

 
Belts (measure over the waistband of your pants)


 
X Small Small Medium Large X Large
Waist 24-24.5" 25-26.5" 27-29" 29.5-32" 32.5-35"
Low Waist 26-26.5" 27-28.5" 29-31" 31.5-34" 34.5"-37"

 

Hats


 
Small Medium Large
Head Size 21 Ό - 21 ½" 21 7/8 – 22 Ό" 22 5/8 – 23"
Hat Size 6 Ύ - 6 7/8" 7 - 7 1/8" 7 Ό - 7 3/8"

 

International Shoe Size Equivalents

US & Canada 5 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 10.5 11 11.5
Europe 35 35.5 36 37 37.5 38 38.5 39 39.5 40 40.5 41 41.5 42
UK 2.5 3 3.5 4 4.5 5 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9
Japan 21 21.5 22 22.5 23 23.5 24 24.5 25 25.5 26 26.5 27 27.5

 

Male/Female Shoe Size Equivalents

Guys 4 4.5 5 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9
Girls 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 10.5

 

Male/Female Shoe Size Equivalents Continued

Guys 9.5 10 10.5 11 11.5 12 12.5 13 13.5 14
Girls 11 11.5 12 12.5 13 13.5 14 14.5 15 15.5