different types of snowboards that coincide with your riding
style: all-around/freeride, half-pipe/freestyle, and race.
This is a very common type of board. They are sometimes called
all-terrain or all-mountain because they are designed for
use in all snow conditions and most can even be ridden in
the half-pipe very successfully. Free ride equipment uses
a soft boot. Boards in this category are relatively longer
and more directional in their shape
These are boards designed for use in the half-pipe and for freestyle
moves. They tend to be more flexible with wider foot stances
more centered on the board. The board is generally more
difficult to control due to the stance configuration. They
are best used for groomed or packed runs. Freestyle
equipment uses a soft boot and a relatively short,
These boards tend to be stiff, narrow and long and are used
for downhill, GS and slalom racing. They are designed for
high speed use with long effective edges for carving turns.
They are flatter and stiffer than other boards and usually
have a squared tail. It is also called alpine snowboarding.
What Equipment Is Needed For Snowboarding?
Along with the
boards, boots, bindings, safety straps and a helmet are the
necessary equipment needed to participate in this sport.
The cost of snowboard equipment is very comparable to ski
equipment with a wide range of costs and types. A beginner
should learn on an freeride board that's slightly more
flexible or shorter.
Riding Styles …
Knowing about the
different riding styles is very important when you are
looking for snowboard equipment. Snowboarding gear is
designed around the riding style for which it's intended.
All Mountain Freeride…
is the most popular snowboarding style. Freeriders
enjoy speed. They normally hit every type of snow and
every type of run.
type of snowboarding involves jumps, tricks and grabbing
air. This style is growing in popularity.
This style involves cruising at high speeds over packed
Other Necessary Accessories…
In addition, you
will need a snowboard leash which is a safety strap that is
wrapped around your leading leg and keeps your board from
getting away from you. It is a requirement at almost all
ski areas. Purchase after you get your bindings if it is
not included. .
Stomp pads are
standard equipment on some boards but can easily mounted if
they are not included on your board. They are designed to
offer traction to your rear foot when it isn’t secured in
the binding like when you are exiting a chair lift.
Guide For Selecting Boots click here:
Snowboard Construction click here: