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Guide To Acquiring The Perfect Snowboard For You

Aug 17, 2007
Snowboarding originates from surfing where the practice is the same but on water. Most of the snowboarding rules are similar to those of surfing and that applies to choosing the right snowboard for you in order to enjoy this sport.

How To Choose A Snowboard

There are many styles of snowboards and sizes. If you are a beginner, my suggestion is to choose a shorter snowboard until you master your skills in order to be able to command a longer one.

The right length of a snowboard for you is decided by your height and weight; the right one for you would be reaching anywhere between your chest to your nose when measured against you. The weight plays its part as well in helping you choose the right board for you, for example, the heavier you are the longer the snowboard should measure.

Adult snowboards measure anywhere from 130 to 160 cm and those made for children are anywhere between 110 to 140 cm. Experienced snowboarders will usually choose longer snowboards in order to increase their speed on the slopes.

The width is yet another very important part that needs to be taken in consideration when choosing your snowboard; you should ensure that you toes and heels are not hanging out of the side of the board as that will make you loose control of the board when snowboarding.

The material of which the snowboard is made will ultimately say its word on the price tag; wood is usually the best choice as it is durable and stable but there are many other choices available out there to choose from and it you only you who will decide which one is best suited for you.

Helpful Tip

Before you invest in a snowboard try renting different types and experience, which one suits you best, you will find great differences between them from sizes to material. Designs too are available to match your personality and express yourself, the more colorful your snowboard the more visible you will be on the slopes when performing your stunts.

Snowboards just like surfboards are meant to be one like the rider therefore, take your time when picking yours, it will be your only companion when flying on the snowed slopes so, you need to be able to control it, maneuver it in order to take you and perform as you desire.

A wealth of information about this snowboarding can be found through a number of locations:

1) The Internet - A favorite search engine
2) The Library - Don't forget about free books!
3) A Bookstore - Again, books are full of useful information.
4) A Snowboarding Shop - Ask the workers, look at the supplies, read their books
5) Ask the people in your neighborhood
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For more information on snowboards visit http://www.snowboarderbasics.com/ or http://snow-boards.blogspot.com/
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