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Selecting a Board type

By on August 5, 2010

So you’ve been snowboarding for a while and have decided to get your own gear, but you’re not sure where to start? I’ve been there before. Hopefully the guide below will help point you in the right direction.

First, lets start with choosing the right snowboard for you.

Snowboards are loosely grouped into two types: Freestyle and Freeride (all mountain):

  • Freestyle boards are generally better for doing tricks, going in the park etc and tend to be a little bit smaller (and hence more manueverable). Because of their size these boards tend to be more maneuverable and flexible (you may have heard the term ‘pop’ mentioned before), but harder to ride through deep powder and a little bit slower than freeride boards.
  • Freeride boards tend to be larger and more stable, and are suited to most snow conditions. Riding powder is much easier on these boards, but the trade off is less pop and maneuverability than a freestyle board.

So which one should you get? Well, that depends on whether you want to go grinding rails, jump off trees or just have some fun all over the mountain. If you’re a beginner then a freeride board will suit you well (and is fine in the park for beginners), then once you advance you might want to consider buying a freestyle board.

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  1. lee says:

    Hi,

    Yes we would definately be open to that – the aim of the website is to build a great base of information for snowboarders around the world, so if you want to participate I’d encourage that! reply and let me know.

    Regards,
    Lee

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