Alita Lapierre Snowboards April 03rd, 2018 - 10:50:53
In the low-level price range women only have one option in the freestyle category. Womens boards will cost you around $300 or less. Childrens boards will cost you around $200. Rossignol offers several different types of boards. They have the all terrain snowboard the all mountain snowboard the ECO snowboard the freestyle snowboard the mens freestyle snowboard the womens freestyle snowboard and the womens snowboard. Surely with the variety of categories that Rossignol has to offer you will be able to locate the perfect snowboard for you. The graphics and design of the Rossignol snowboards are laid back compared to those of other companies. You can still get some funky art and cool colors just maybe not as bright or wild as you would like.
Just because the boards may be made differently doesnt mean that the womens boards are lower quality than a mans board. Snowboard manufacturers have to take into account several different things when designing boards for the two different sexes and they understand that women are just as competitive as men in this sport. So remember just because you are using a womens snowboard doesnt mean that the quality has been sacrificed in any way. Sims boards seems to be limited in the sizing options that are available per board. Yes a few may be offered in three different sizes; however many of the boards are either offered in only one size or two. This could hinder someones performance level if they settle for a board that is less than the optimum size for their frame and in turn could be costing Sims sales.
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.
A second and even better reason why to buy the lower to mid ranged snowboards is that they are usually softer. By softer they are more flexible. A common theme among all snowboards for beginners is that they are flexible because it is easier to learn how to turn on a softer more flexible board. Entry level snowboards cost from $150-$250 and mid-ranged snowboards cost from $250-$450. If you are shopping at a local snowboard store ask the shop crew to show you the more flexible or softer snowboards. You can test how flexible they are by setting the tail on the ground and grabbing the tip and push it down. If the board starts to flex without putting too much muscle into it than it is considered a soft board.