Rent some boots before you buy.
Choosing the right size board is a combination of a rider’s height and weight. Most riders will want the height of their board to be from the chin to the bridge of the nose. If you plan on riding more freestyle you may want a slightly shorter board, and if you plan on riding more Freeride you may want a slightly longer board.
New at using this cite but I'm trying to figure out what board I should go with this upcoming season I'm 5'8 145lbs. I ride a lot of everything but I would say my style is finesse I like jumps and rails I love natural features I like riding through trees. Last year was my first year riding I rode a junker 5150 vice 155 I learned a lot on it but it was very stiff hard for me to flex it and could not butter at all. I was looking at the never summer evo but can't decide between a 152 or a 154. And I don't even know if that's the right for and if maybe I should also consider other options.
One last tip for choosing a snowboard Just remember that choosing a snowboard is a lot of personal preference. There is no set rule on what you must have. To name a notable exception: Torstein Horgmo. He's one of the top freestyle snowboarders in the world. Instead of a longer snowboard, he prefers a short snowboard for hitting big jumps because he says it makes it easier for him to land. All these tips are meant as guidelines, but you should feel free to experiment a little. As you become more experienced, you'll begin to realize what works best for you. Oh and always test the snowboard out in person if possible. It's by far the best way to actually know how a board performs.
Part 5: Picking the right camber Note: This is a basic look at camber, for a more detailed guide to camber I'd check out our separate stickied thread on camber profiles. Camber is the direction which the bottom of your board curves. There are 4 main types of camber : Regular, reverse, flat / zero camber and hybrid camber. Think of a banana. Regular camber – The banana is curving down Reverse camber - The banana is curving up Zero / Flat camber – You somehow made the banana completely straight. Hybrid camber - This is some sort of mix between regular and reverse camber. One common form of hybrid camber is regular camber in the middle with reverse towards the ends of your snowboard, but you'll find many different types of hybrid camber. What camber works for what type of riding? Note: These are general guidelines of how a type of camber tends to act, but sometimes you'll find a board which performs very different from how you'd expect it's camber to behave. Regular camber – Offers great stability for riding fast and hitting big jumps Reverse camber – Great for easy float in powder. Also great for freestyle riding that’s only focused on just rails and boxes due to being easy to press and play around. Zero / Flat camber - Used as a middle ground between regular camber and reverse camber. Hybrid camber – Can be used for all situations depending on how the hybrid camber was built. By mixing regular and reverse camber, companies are able to make many different types of hybrid cambers. This means you can have one hybrid camber that's been built for freestyle and another that's been built for powder. Snowboard companies have many names for their hybrid camber combinations, so you’ll need to look at the description and shape and often ride the actual board to figure out how many hybrid camber boards perform. Every hybrid camber is a little different because every company builds it a little bit differently.
Did you buy the board or not.
Don't buy it's a waste of money. I had one and sold it 6 months later.
Yeah, seems to me you have the perfect opportunity to give it a test ride before buying. $50 though? No way I'd charge a buddy to take a board for a spin. Just buy me a beer.
Give your buddy $50 bucks and borrow his. For the win TT
FWIW, my vote is get it. You ride enough to know what you want and will like, your friend has one . It's a pretty safe bet.
waiting for next season like :#
Little history <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdEBcs-adjA">https://youtube.com/watch?v=AdEBcs-adjA</a>
14 lifts when everything is open, East isn't opening yet... Right now there's only 8 open which is only West. Saturday North is opening so that'll be 9. <img src="https://us.v-cdn.net/6029426/uploads/editor/gf/bswsgtl8h03x.jpg" alt="" />
Mountain High is setup poorly. the main green trail has rails/boxes/jumps right smack dab in the middle, then it funnels down into a wide area that quickly narrows, then it forks off into two trails, left right . the thing is it's really easy to get funneled into the park which is narrow as fuck and scary as shit for heel side warriors as it's narrow as a small cat track with the features on the right. this is a short 2 minute run. other option for beginners are taking the bunny slope and then riding down for 30seconds getting nothing out of it. so while it's easy to blame beginners, I would blame the mountain, but you should know by now and you really can't blame beginners for shit unless they hit you.
So where would you prefer the beginners all go? Not that it matters a lot, but WL? SHE IS a beginner. Nothing like a beginner's stoke faster than an intermediate scoffing at them. Winter, awesome, POW is always rad, get the fever! also, doing your own waxing will save you a fair bit of con. :thumbs up:
WHISTLER, British Columbia. Still going strong.
Sadly, the weather in Ohio really gave us a shitty year, but I also had my season cut short because my car was stolen from my apartment and my snowboards were in the back. Car was found, but boards are gone Well, guess I'll be buying all new stuff again. People fucking suck man..
Spring chuting season is just getting going here. Looks like there will be plenty of snow to get stuff done through June. Chances are I will be done before that. At some point, waking up at 3am to get a peak done safely versus 8am to go ride my mountain in warm weather. Well the latter starts to win out.
Im in the Mid Atlantic and the season is done here.
I'm confused by all this negativity in the Midwest, I'M in the Midwest and my season is definitely NOT over! Lutsen should make it to May...
Good luck with your recovery.
I'm in rehab right now after a partial meniscus excision, chondroplasty and synovectomy. There's a kid in there just got acl reco + meniscus repair and he's doing pretty good at 3 months . He says there's no pain really worth even mentioning, but his biggest hurdle is getting full knee extension. Walks with his leg a little bent right now, but I'm sure he'll get it straight if he keeps pushing on it.
Well, heading in for ACL reconstruction tomorrow, I should be bricking it but I'm more like, meh. Not looking forward to the rehab though.
My girlfriend has just switched to being a skier. You're making me terrified for her. Research shows no knee braces are guaranteed to head off torsional injuries. Yikes! Speedy recovery to you, you'll be back to shredding next season, I hope. And stay away from those skis!
Thanks for the advice, there's no way I'll be rushing into anything too soon!