Bradly Cruger Snowboards February 24th, 2018 - 10:38:27
It is things like this that normal people would not consider that you will need the help for. Dont be afraid to ask. Purchasing a board is a big investment so you will not want to make a mistake. You will want to make sure that you purchase one that is right for you since they do cost several hundred dollars or more. The type of board that you will want also depends upon what type of snowboarding you are planning on doing. Are you just basically going to free ride? Free riding snowboards are different than free style boards. Free ride snowboards are longer in length and semi directional. They are perfect for different types of snow conditions and long fast turns. Free style snowboards are usually shorter in length and semi directions with a twin tip shape. They come in different types of flex and are better for short tight turns. They are great for use in the pipes and for tricks and stunts. Then there is the all mountain board which is in between the free style and the free ride snowboards. They are generally good for all types of terrain. Deciding on the right board for you will more than likely require the help of a professional who sells them; at least for the purchase of your first board. After that you should know more about what will work best for you and you can do it on your own.
Snowboards can be very expensive no matter what brand you buy. Using the internet is a great way to locate and purchase used snowboards for a fraction of the original price. You can still get a great used snowboard for an even better price. Buying a used board is actually better than buying a new one if you are just starting out in the sport. There is no sense in spending the money on a new one until you know that you are going to like the sport you can do the sport and that you are going to stick with the sport. When you become better then you can purchase a new snowboard and by then you will better skilled therefore allowing you to take care of your investment better.
A con about buying used snowboards is that you wont get to pick your own design. Of course used ones are the ones the previous owner having the board with their design but if youre starting off that wont matter much since youre just experimenting and testing to see what kind of board is right for you when you start off with this sport. As time goes on you have more experience and a good feel of what is good and bad for you in a board and then you can invest in a new snowboard for you since snowboards are not cheap when they are brand new. But remember like I said there are always discounts lurking around. You just have to find them. For beginners like I said in the earlier articles you want a short board just like freestylers since it will be easy for you to maneuver. Also boot size is also important when picking out a used snowboard since not all boards are the same sizes. You dont want your toes and heels to be grinding against the snow when you ride. Itll be a pain in the ass.
Snowboarding Apparel Just in case you forgot snow is cold and the temperatures will be low. You are going to want clothes that will you dry and warm however you need to be able to move freely so you can enjoy your time on the snow. Layers are great because you can remove them if you get too warm. Start with some long underwear or t shirt then add cotton shirt over that. Next you will add a fleece pullover then add a jacket over that to keep you warm then on top of that you will add a waterproof jacket. Also dont neglect your head; choose a beanie or helmet preventing heat loss. Used Snowboards Accessories Goggles goggles goggles!!!! This is very important to have as part of your outerwear and protection. You need goggles to protect your eyes from the glare on the snow and protection from stray branches. You also want to have socks gloves scarf ear warmers and things for safety such as knee and wrist guards.