Snowboarding is fun, and residents of NSW love to go to the mountains to enjoy the snow. Mt Kosciuszko National Park is where people go for snowboarding because snowy mountains surround the area. It’s not just Mt Kosciuszko, about 500kms from Sydney; there is the Snowy Mountains village of Thredbo, where you can have an excellent snowboarding experience. The winter is coming, so get the Burton snowboard and get to the mountains.
But buying a snowboard isn’t that easy, especially if you buy it for the first time. The article will help you figure out the crucial points to remember while shopping for a snowboard.
Before buying the snowboard, you must understand how to select the right size, type, shape, flex, etc., for your snowboard. If you purchase a snowboard without considering the following points, you may be snowboarding without proper balance and comfort.
Following are the tips for buying a snowboard that’s right for you:
Length and size
This is the first thing you must consider. Choosing the correct size and length depends on your weight, height, and the type of ride you do. The size and length chart for your height and weight will be available in the shop to buy. What you need to do are given below:
- For beginners- buy the shorter end of your size range
- If you are familiar with the rides- get the one that’s at the longer end of your size range
- For above-average weight- buy the loner snowboard to have better control
- If you ride in the park or do freestyle- get the shorter one
It would help if you considered your skill before choosing the right snowboard. The snowboards are also categorised as per your experience and expertise in snowboarding; those categories are:
It is necessary to choose the snowboard that has the proper width and can accommodate the entire length of your feet/sole. If the edges of your boot are touching the snow while snowboarding, it’ll put you in a dangerous situation. Hence, you better ensure that you buy the snowboard with the appropriate width.
Your riding style and favourite terrain
You can ride a Burton snowboard in any terrain. But, every snowboard belongs to a particular terrain, where you can ride better than in any other terrain. Choose your snowboard based on the terrain you will be riding:
- All mountain
Snowboards are manufactured in various shapes, and each shape is suitable for different terrains. Choose the shape according to the terrain you are going to snowboard. You can classify the snowboard based on its shape, such as:
- Directional shape- to ride in one direction
- Twin shape- for freestyle people
- Directional twin shape- a mix of both (for) mountain and freestyle
These are just the basic things you have to understand before buying the snowboard, but there is a lot to learn if you want it to be perfect.
Whatever you do, keep the rules and safety measures in mind while you enjoy the snow. If you are an individual going to snowboard for the first time, you need to follow the instructor’s words and move slowly. Once you learn enough, you will be allowed to snowboard at your own risk. Whatever instructions are given to you, either from the instructor or the supervisor of the resort you are staying in, follow them.
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