Believe it or not, you cannot simply choose a board and start riding it in the snow. Every snowboard is selected to a certain person’s height, weight, and width. Even if you prefer used Burton snowboards, you will have to go through certain conditions to choose a snowboard.
What To Know When Buying A Snowboard
The major thing to know about is that all snowboards are different and are designed differently for various styles and terrains. If you’re a beginner, your board will be different. If you’re an intermediate or professional, your assigned board will be different. At the same time, the board varies with size, weight, and height as well. This condition is for a new one as well as used snowboard gear as well.
Beginners should opt for the type of board which is small, easy to turn about different corners and playful on the mountains. Since you have yet to pick up a terrain you like, so a small board should serve you just nicely.
A bit of a stiff board will be recommended for you depending upon your terrain. If its freestyle, your board should be long. Power or mountain rides comprises of a different board. Or if you’re looking for something easy to manage then a small board is your go-to option!
Experts prefer long stiff boards because they like to ride hard on the mountain for which purpose lightweight boards do no good. They cannot get a small one rather they can simply have fun on their large boards.
The size of a person matters no matter if you’re a beginner or intermediate or an expert. Buying a board comprises of certain details which every person regardless of his/her rank must go through.
If your height is 5’9 or above then your board must be big too depending upon your weight. And if it is smaller than a smaller board and vice versa. Normally a board should be somewhere between a person’s chin and neck. But this type of measuring is now avoided and proper height and weight are checked when a board is assigned.
You need a board which can sustain your weight. Sometimes, borders ignore weight and as a result, they keep on slipping off of their boards until they change it. A chart is usually present with every shopkeeper selling boards which can give you an idea!
Types of Snowboards
There are many types of boards but the traditional ones are:
Camber provides a little pop to the person in the middle of the board. That is, the middle is a little above from the ground allowing you to pop. Even the used Burton snowboards in camber style consist of this little pop.
Rocker is a complete curve from the middle and usually for expert riders because it is hard to handle.
A mixing chamber is preferred by every rider because of its design. It is rocker and camber together in a single board which makes it easier to ride along the mountains.