Noelle Fresne Snowboards May 20th, 2018 - 10:09:41
Two years after its launch Roxy started making gear for snow sports. In 2003 they started putting out snowboards all very similarly styled to their clothing line. It was a surprise for many people in the industry to see a company devote itself entirely to one gender but their style and manufacturing credits more on that in a bit earned them enough buyers to keep going. Now they have become entrenched in the marketplace and offer a full line from entry boards to boards pros would shred on. But first back to that manufacturing thing. Roxy isnt a cheap brand churned out by the warehouse-load. They are made by Mervin Manufacturing the same guys who give us some of the incredible technology behind hyper-popular boards like the Lib Tech Banana and top-end GNU boards.
Snowboarding is a fun sport but it is also an expensive one. Some people become interested in the sport and really want to try it out but are amazed by how much a new snowboard costs and all the gear that you need to prepare for it. Its a big investment and if youre a person starting out it may be the better option if you buy a used snowboard to get a feel of what kind of board you want before investing in your perfect snowboard. If you are a beginner its a great idea to buy a used snowboard instead of a new one if youre coming off new to this sport. Plus we all know how expensive buying a new snowboard can be. Hundreds of dollars spent for a new one is a big and risky investment and if youre new buying a used snowboard may be the better option. Buying a used snowboard will save you tons of money and may even get you familiarized with the sport itself first.
So if you are looking for that shorter lighter weight snowboard that will help you to improve your maneuverability then a mini snowboard is the way to go especially for the snowboarding parks. They can help you to up your game and to shine above the competition. You may have a small board but the impact will be large. You will definitely command the attention when you are performing the best tricks of your life because you dont have that added weight or the length of a normal snowboard to worry about. Your versatility and maneuverability will improve with the smaller snowboard and you will be able to make those tight turns and quick little flips and tricks that are sure to make you stand out among your competition. The smaller snowboard may take some time for you to get used to; however once you have tried the smaller snowboard for playing in the park you might not ever want to go back to its full grown companion.
But if you really have to put a lot of weight into it than it is probably a little too stiff for what you want. If you are shopping at an online snowboarding store check the board review or product description. Usually they will say something about the flex of the board. Or they might have a ratings system where they rate the torsional(side to side) flex and the longitudinal(tip to tail) flex. The higher the number the more flexible it is. The bottom line is that the best beginner snowboard is one that is easier to turn. The first and most basic aspect of snowboarding is turning but for someone just starting out it can be difficult. Buy snowboards that are softer and they will make learning to turn easier. And the good thing is is that most entry level to mid-ranged priced snowboards have a softer flex so you wont have to break the bank to get a snowboard. Good Luck and Have Fun.