Alita Lapierre Snowboards April 22nd, 2018 - 13:44:39
A person hoping to create and customize his own board can do so by following the process outlined below. A first-time snowboard designer should expect to make a few mistakes. It may be wise to consider the first board as primarily a learning experience and focus on making the second board the one for actual use. Here are the basic steps used to design and create snowboards: Outline the wood - Buy a 4-foot by 8-foot slab of wood that is approximately 6 inches thick. Outline on the wood the shape of the snowboard that is to be created. It is often easiest to outline an existing board and then make small modifications after this outline has been completed.
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.
Sims boards have cool graphics which tend to be more on the darker and laid back side as well. You wont see too much of the highly funky designs that many other companies are known for. The Sims boards seem to be somewhat tamer in the graphic design aspect of the boards. But the cool pictures dont affect the capabilities of the board. Yes you may want that eye catching board that provides a trendy new one-of-a-kind look; however technical aspects that enable better functionality are more important and desirable in a board than that of a cool or funky graphic. Sims offers all three basic types of boards in a variety of different construction options and flex capabilities. The type of board you choose will determine what construction and flex you will receive. There are charts that are available on various websites that will help you determine the specific qualities of various snowboards such as the flex and the type of finish that it has. The Sims brand really does offer a UV coating protection on the snowboard. Other boards may also do this but Sims advertises this fact and offers it pretty much on every single snowboard that they manufacturer.
They are good for doing tricks and are generally softer and shorter for than other boards allowing riders to turn twist and flip easily. There are also freeride boards. These boards are generally longer and sometimes are directional (meaning they are meant primarily to be ridden one direction). They are more stable at high speeds. Lastly there are powder boards which are designed for deep soft snow. They are usually wider and bigger in order to give you the correct float. Snowboard size is critical when purchasing a new board as each style requires a different size depending on your weight and ability. Most boards these days have their own chart which can help to guide you. Be sure to also ask a snowboard sizing expert at the store before making the purchase. There are also many different types of snowboard boots on the market that complement each type of riding style.