Snowboard Sizing Guide
This snowboard sizing guide was created to help beginning snowboarders break into the sport of snowboarding. There are a lot of misnomers regarding the length, size, and type of snowboard a beginner should be using. This websites aim is to be educational and help equip beginning snowboarders with information that will allow them to choose the correct snowboard for them. There are many factors that go into properly assessing what type and size of snowboard a beginning snowboarder should be riding. To keep it simple initially you should ask yourself these questions:
- How much do I weigh?
- What are the conditions where I will be snowboarding? (Powder, Ice, Slush?)
- What type of snowboarding do I want to do? (Slow easy to turn and manuever - Freestyle, or fast with more stability - Freeride?)
Your weight has the biggest influence on how your snowboard moves and reacts to your body movements. This is why your weight is the most important factor in choosing the right snowboard. If you would like to learn more information on the process of how, why, and what you should take into consideration when choosing your first snowboard. Please continue onto our article Snowboard Sizing the Right Way : Part 1 by weight.
If you don't want to wait here's a free Snowboard Sizing Calculator that uses your weight as a primary component of measurment, this will give you a good idea of what length snowboard you should be using.