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Published on November 23rd, 2011 | by K


How To Buy A Snowboard Guide

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26 Responses to How To Buy A Snowboard Guide

  1. theK says:

    snowboard bindings guide is coming shortly…

  2. George Batty says:

    I have seen other snowboards with a rubber backside of the snowboard. It then had wax ontop of the black rubber. It appears to myself that the rubber could allow the board to go faster. I have not been snowboarding very long.Questions: 1. How is the rubber attached to the board? Where do you purchase this kind of rubber?2. May I have colors painted onto the bottom side rubber or does the scratching of the paint on the rubber bottom side of the snowboard a poor choice? Should I just glue the black rubber onto the snowboard and leave the bottom side black in color?3. Is this a common pratice to place rubber on the bottom of the snowboard?4. How is the rubber attached to the snowboard? Glued or contact cement or pressure with the glue? Any web sites that give good directions to attach the rubber and possibly instrucions on how to stick the rubber onto the board?5. Is it common to use skie poles to assist a beginner in riding a snowboard?6. I want to make sure the rubber does not come unglued or rippled on the bottom of the board. Suggestions on how to attach, does it need to done by a pro or may I attach the rubber myself? 7. Suggestions on where to purchase the rubber for the bottom of the snowboara?8. What should be the thickness of the rubber preform attached to the bottom of the snowboard be (1/8 in. 1/4 inch?)

  3. k says:

    Hello George, are you sure about the rubber? I have never seen anything like that :o so answer to no.3 would be: no ;) the most similar thing I can think of is the stomp pad – rubbery pad that you stick on the TOP of your snowboard between the bindings, so your foot doesn’t slip off the board when you only have your front foot strapped in. The other use of rubber is when rubber panels are placed INSIDE the snowboard onto the snowboards core to dampen the vibrations at high speeds. I can not imagine that a rubber base would be faster than a P-Tex.As for using ski poles when learning – it is not usualy done that way. You need your arms for balance! If you get a private snowboard instructor he will hold you by your hands at the begining, so you get used to the feeling of sliding on one edge without falling.

  4. k says:

    Oh, maybe someone else has something to say about the rubber?

  5. bags says:

    U’ve got to be kidding, rubber? Try glue instead ;D

  6. Amy says:

    “Maybe he can lend you his equipment (if he is a real snowboarder, you might only get one of his old snowboards, because snowboarders do not share their snowboards (unlike girlfriends)) and you can try it for yourself.”

    soooo true, you do not share your board, you protect that thing with your life until you get a new one ;)

  7. Snowboard Reviews says:

    Great guide for beginners and some good tips in here for long time boarders. Are you planning on doing a full article on freeride vs. freestyle snowboards?

  8. Dylan says:

    This should be revised given the recent release of a large number of Reverse Camber or “Rocker” Boards. George, the only thing i can think of like that would be skins that go on the bottom of directional split-boards so that they can go uphill.

  9. lamaj says:

    Hi guys

    was wondering if you guys could help me out!

    Ive been boarding for a while now but always rented the equipment but I’ve finally started buying my stuff and all i need now is the board.

    I’ve looked at different brands and models and the one what seems to have the specs I’m looking for is the Burton clash the only thing is i use size 10 and half UK size boots or 44euro size so i need a wide board which the clash isn’t

    do u think i could get away with it cuz the clash is a 25.2cm wide or does anyone know of some other board with the clashes specs

    please advise as i am going on a trip soon and would like to have my own board for this one

  10. msqdfklj says:

    I thought the burton bullet was the same as the clash but the wider version.

  11. kk says:

    Hi, just got a few questions. just got my first board for christmas, and my boots over hang my board about an inch on both heel and toe side my boots are size 11 1/2 and im pretty sure my board is a wide board, it measures 10 1/2 inch at the skinniest. is this the right set up are should i take the stuff back to the store and have them set me up with new.

  12. ESS says:

    kk i dont think that it willaffect you to much but you might wat to get at least a bit wider board just in case

  13. Ronnie Jay says:

    I am 113 lbs, and 5’4. What size should my board be??

  14. help needed says:

    I have a burton lux 2009 snowboard, and as far as I’ve understood it’s a directional twin snowboard, but it’s not visible to the eye – so which is tail and which is nose? And how can you tell, with any other directional twin snowboard?

  15. Mathieu cloutier says:

    I do not agree with one thing. A normal width board can easily take up to size 11 us. Bigger than that you should go with a wide board. They have also mid-wide board!

    You could also talk about the fiber glass, carbon, progressive sidecut…

    Good job the rest was very interresting and well made

  16. McBain says:

    Hi there,
    I have been snowboarding for about 10 years now and recently did a season in the Alps. I have uk size 10.5 feet (EU 44). I was always told I needed a wide board but last year I bought a regular Burton Vapor,32 ultralight boots and Burton Cartel bindings. I rode all conditions Park, piste and pow and had no problems with overhang. There is no set rule for what size of boot requires a “wide board”. Just check 4 things;

    1. Your stance. (Freestyle stance causes less overhang.i.e. Duck footed)

    2. Your boots. (some boots have more outer volume than others)

    3. Your bindings (some bindings raise you further above the deck of the board. This alows more space between your feet and the snow when riding.

    4. The specific width of your board (What some manufacturers label as “wide” others may consider as normal. Sorry for stating the obvious here.

    With directional twin boards the nose is very slighltly elongated. i.e. further from the front binding. I found this annoying when jibbing and also landing bigger jumps in switch. As a result I am buying a true twin this season. Another tip is DONT BUY BURTON. I loved my vapor and it was fantastic at the start of the season but just couldn’t take any abuse. Considering this is Burton’s most high tech and expensive board I have come to the conclusion that they are cheaply made. I suggest buying a board from a smaller company if you want high quality.

    Hope this helps some people out.

    Happy shredding

  17. Jason says:

    hey im new on this i wanna get my snowboard but i dont now how im 255 lbs im 5’11 and shoe size 12 What size should my board be??

  18. Kayla says:

    My sisters 18th birthday is next month and she is way excited to go snowboarding this year bc she just started learning last year and only went once. Anyways i want to buy her, her own board, boots and bindings but i have no idea what im doing. Shes a little over 5’11” and about 140lbs her shoe size is a 9. Shes a beginner so i dont really know how she rides. What size of board should i get her and what type?

    Please help me, I really want to get all the stuff for her and I cant wait to see how excited she is when she gets it.

  19. Steveo says:

    McBain said ‘Another tip is DONT BUY BURTON. I loved my vapor and … but just couldn’t take any abuse.” i got a 550$ 08 burton andy warhol money, beat it like it owed me money– held up insanely. ’10 burton custom 2nd i got at a great deal, treated like a 2$ woman of the night. both held up fine… sounds like you just got a bad board bro!

    Don’t let one bad experience ruin a brand, ive beat the HELL out of burton boards, cruising, kickers, rails, retarded butters… still have both boards. Using the Andy warhol board again this season, carrying a park pickle with me though for better butter fun!

  20. Dallas says:

    Kayla said: Anyways i want to buy her, her own board, boots and bindings but i have no idea what im doing. Shes a little over 5’11” and about 140lbs her shoe size is a 9. Shes a beginner so i dont really know how she rides. What size of board should i get her and what type?

    I’m a beginner myself and been reading sh*tloads about all the gear out there (which you MUST do to know what you’re looking at). End of the day, I know it’s gonna crush the suprise, but she needs to try the gear on before buying, you can’t just go on her height, weight and foot size.
    I rented the board and boots which is great to work out your style, but if you’re gonna buy the gear, it’s really important you take her shopping for the right boot fit, binding size and board to suit her style, otherwise you’re wasting your time/$$. Then there’s getting the setup right…
    Other option is get sneaky about finding out what she rode when she went or surprise her with the shopping trip. ;)

  21. Dallas says:

    Hey guys, I’ve trawled tonnes of snowboarding sites & blogs reading about the all the different gear, riding styles and people’s opinions. (which is a great way to find out about the gear in real conditions)

    If there’s 1 thing I’ve read the most – you can’t ask someone what size board you should get based on your height, weight and shoe size! Get your a** to a store and try the sh*t on! Would you buy a car without taking it for a test drive?


  22. joey says:

    I just bought a Sims Protocol ’08 for this season, and i was wondering what the difference in year was. Is it just the grafic, or is there some small minor detail that somehow shoots the price up $100?

  23. rachel says:

    Okay so I have been snowboarding since 7th grade. I’m in 11th grade now. I always rented but now I am going to buy one this year. I love learning new tricks and stuff. I can go off jumps, boxes and I’m learning rails. I want to get a lot better, fast. So what kind of board should I get? I love to free ride but I also am going to be in the park a lot this year. Should I get a free-ride or free-style board? Thanks for your help!

  24. michael Havens says:

    i am geting a snowboard what should i get i am 5 feet and 10 inches i am 165 pons what should i get . emall me or text me at 419 357 6345

  25. Christine says:

    I’ve been snowboarding for a while now and i just got my own board. I got a 5150 Empress and i wanted to know if this is a good a snowboard. I looked it up, but all i got were prices and pictures. I probably didn’t look hard enough for any information, but i’ve been busy. I’m 15 and need some help on this.
    Thanks :)

  26. Arthur Ratcliffe says:

    So, do you believe the good wood testing? Are they unbiased?

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