How To Find The Right Snowboard
Once you snowboard the first time, you might be inspired to buy your own board, in which case you will need to know how to find the right snowboard. Picking the wrong snowboard could cause you to be delayed in learning or be prone to falling more often. If you go in a snowboard shop or look online, you will see plenty of very attractive boards, but remember not to just pick a board based on its appearance. This article is to serve as a guide in picking your first snowboard. Here are some important things to follow when picking a board:
- Possibly the most important factor is the length of the board. A shorthand measurement for the length of board you need is to take your height in centimeters and subtract fourteen. An inch is 2.4 centimeters. Longer boards can reach higher speeds while slower boards can be controlled easier such as on half pipes.
- If you have wide feet, get a wider board. Most boards are around 25 cm, but if you have larger feet, several companies have made special boards for larger feet. Having feet too large for your board can cause much inconvenience.
- Look at the company and material they use to make the board. There are a variety of mediums used to make snowboards today. Materials such as carbon and fiberglass are more expensive but perform better and last longer.
- Different snowboards require different bindings or boots. In some cases it may be better to fit yourself for boots and buy your snowboard based off your choice of boots. Boots can be harder to fit sometimes, making this advice more applicable.
- Once you are ready to buy a snowboard, try finding a used one. If it is your first time to buy a snowboard, you may be better off getting a used one from such places as eBay or classified ads like Craigslist. You may be buying another board later anyway and this will give you a chance to learn more about what you need before spending too much.