How to Design Your Own Snowboard

If you know what you want from a snowboard but you can't find it at a board shop, learn about how to design your own snowboard . Designing your own snowboard will personalize your unique riding style and. Here are your options for designing your own snowboard. You can choose from pre-existing designs, or put your own designs on the board. You can design your board online or go to a shop.

In order to learn about how to design your own snowboard, you will need:

  • 10 minutes
  • 200-500 dollars (or how ever much you are willing to spend)
  1. Design your Burton snowboard online. Burton's Series 13 snowboard allows you to make your own graphics for and then upload them to be put on your snowboard. This is the best option for someone who cares more about the boards aesthetics than the ride itself. If you don't want to design your own graphics, you can choose from pre-designed themes (like flames or skulls) and you can also choose the lettering and colors. You can even put your own photos on this boardThe downside is that the Series 13 is not always available and it can be very pricey. The average cost is 800 to 1500 dollars. 
  2. Build a Revolution snowboard online. Revolution snowboards take you through a similar design process as Burton. You can select graphics from their gallery or upload your own. You can select the type of board you want (e.g. allmountain, park, powder) but you can't change the technical specifications. The revolution custom design snowboard is vastly less expensive than Burton and start at 279 dollars. 
  3. Visit your local boardshop. If you don't want to design your own graphics, but you want to design the specifications of your snowboard, you should check your a local boardshop. These smaller shops can order specific parts and put them together based on your desired specifications. If you choose this option for designing your snowboard, you should know exactly what you want. For example, you should understand what kind of torsional flex you want, what kind of medium you will be riding.
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