When Choosing a SNOWBOARD!!! (Cause i work at a shop and have sold hella boards over the years)
1) Think about where you want to be on the hill:
-In the Trees?
-In the Park?
-Just cruising on the groomers?
Or are you searching for DEEP Pow?
Dont be fooled, you can take any snowboard anywhere on the mountain, however, certain boards will allow you to excel in specific disciplines!
1) Deep Powder/Big Mountain Snowboards
-Typically have a larger and longer Nose/Tip of the snowboard versus the tail: MEANING YOU ARE SET BACK TOWARD THE TAIL
-Typically, these boards are stiffer and are directional
Positives: Will be stable at high speed, will let you float through powder, usually a faster snowboard all around.
Negatives: Will not be fun on rails or on jibs...too stiff
-typically have a centered stance, with equal nose and tail
-softer and shorter allows it to flex easier on rails and boxes, allowing for better feel on the said object
Positives: Easier flex means an easy ride, less effort. Better for spending the day lapping the terrain park.
Better feel on rails means you can put your weight into the board so you can manipulate it the way you would like. Usually a cheaper price point board (cause they assume you will break it in the park)
Negatives: Not stable at very high speeds, Cheaper price may reflect the quality of the board. May not be a good choice on a deep powder day, for if you are centered in it, there will be no float.
All Mountain Snowboards (everything else)
Usually set back 1.5-3 inches from tip
Not too stiff nor too soft
Can be ridden all over the hill
Positives: A great ride for anyone during any conditions
Negatives: Too many choices!!
Remember: buy a board that is in your price range, fits your style of riding. Looks are not as important (except for the ladies of course) but u can litter it with stickers!
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Wow, this is great i am defs gonna use this info when im working at my local ski and board shop next year
very good info dudes!!
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I like the orange one with a blue cross its really trendy!
Can you Explain what V Rocker is , And flying V Ect..?
what is a good snowboard for going fast and doing a lot of tricks. Please email me back soon. I cant wait to snowboard. My first year snowboardning was last year on my last run of the i did a tail grab i was very happy! when i went down the mountain on the bigest hill i went down as fast as my snowboard would take me. Thank you
i know guite a bit about snowboards so if u have any questions please email me
This site was a huge help in answering my questions, just wanted to say thanks
my 13year old son just bought a pair of burton freestyle boots does that mean he needs to purchase only freestyle boards?
no it doesn''t mean that you need to buy him freestyle boards. the burton freestyle is a beginner to mid level boot. It provides medium support while still maintaining a nice soft flex. The freestyle boot is just the name of the boot not what it is necessarily meant for. a board for somebody who is 13 and just kinda starting out look at a ride control, ride agenda, burton clash or burton blunt and then get burton customs or ride lx bindings.
I got a question. I don''t know the global situation, but I can say that here in Turkey; skiing & snowboardin includes a lot a fashion in it. When I''m in the mountain, I see that a lot of people (guys and ladies) wear well-known brand''s textiles (generally very expensive ones) and also brand''s of boards tend to be much more important than the rider''s ability or desire. So should the mountain be the place for fashion or the feel of absolute freedom? What is the situation in Europe, US and Canada??
Thanks a lot.
Hi I think your website is awesome and really useful, well done. I have a question to. I have been boarding now for about 8 years, I bought a second hand Hammer broadline 159 with strap bindings when I started and I would like to start doing a few tricks not park stuff just small jumps and on the flat tricks. I am 5''10" tall and weigh 12 stone, can you advise me what board to buy and can I use my bindings. Many thanks, keep up the good work, regards Nip
When buying a snowboard, It is perfectly normal to be attracted to the board with the best graphics.
Convert your height from inches to centimeters (one inch equals 2.54 cm) and then subtract about 14 cm. Yours will come to 161 cm board.
Or pick a board that, when stood on end, will reach between your nose and chin.
As far as width goes, use standard width of 25.5 cm or if your feet are big you can chose a board with widths ranging from 26 cm to almost 29 cm, depending on the model.
i like doing 360 degree tail grabs
If I purchase a snowboad do I need special boots and bindings or can I use my boots at home?
Great article, this will help a lot of people get the correct type of snowboard!
Is it ok to ride a freestyle snowboard down a small mountain?
For alpine snowboards do you need to ride them wig hard boots or would soft boots do as well?
The waist width (sub 21cm) and stiffness of alpine boards generally doesn''t allow softboots to be used on them. However companies like Donek do make wider softboot carving boards like the Razor, which can apparently rail like crazy.
Make sure you wear proper gear before heading out on the slopes. Here on the West Coast of British Columbia we often encounter icy conditions. You need at least a helmet (mandatory) and tailbone and hip protection.
I just started to ride in a pipe and I absolutely love it there but the thing is I have always been riding with a very soft and short snowboard, which was fine so far in doing tricks and little jumps and somebody told me that I should get a little longer and harder one and I have no idea what to get. I am 164cm and 120 lb. Help.....
What type of exercises should you do to strenghten your muscles in order to become a better snowboard rider?
My favourite is the alpine.
this thing is awsome and so good cuase i am a great snowborder but i want raw stuff like.....A SKATEBOARD THOSE ARE AWESOME THESES ARE JUST cool and way beyond cool