HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR SNOWBOARD?

Freestyle or All Mountain snowboard, flexible or rigid, Twin Tip or directional, and in what size? Choosing a snowboard requires some technical knowledge. How to choose the right one?

OUR SKIING AND SNOWBOARD BRAND

WED'ZE

Our Skiing & Snowboard brand offers friendly tips for your sporting practice 

Your choice of snowboard should be based on 4 criteria: use, level, size of the snowboarder and shoe size.

USAGE

FREESTYLE

If you like going to the terrain parks, trying a few jumps, a few rotations. This is a "TWIN TIP" board, that's to say, symmetrical between front and rear with bindings centred on the board. This is called a setback of 0 mm. These snowboards are more versatile and manoeuvrable.

ALL MOUNTAIN

If you're more interested in making nice turns on the slopes, having better grip and floating on powder, this is a directional board. That means, with different lengths front and back. The bindings are also moved away from the middle of the board (known as setback by 10 mm, 20 mm etc). These snowboards are more stable at high speeds and offer more grip.

YOUR LEVEL

BEGINNER OR INTERMEDIATE

Green to red runs with sideslip turns + small jumps with flat landings: go for a flexible snowboard.

ADVANCED LEVEL

Carved turns on hard snow on red and black runs + switch turns + being able to link together 180° shifts: go for a medium snowboard.

EXPERT

Descents in all kinds of snow and all terrains combining speed, direction, style and efficiency + knowing how to perform a grab (catching your board during a jump) on an average table (4 to 6 metres): go for a rigid snowboard.

SIZE

FOR FREESTYLE USE

Hold your board vertically in front of you; it should reach up to between your shoulder and your chin.

 

-Taking a smaller one makes for easier rotations and figures

-Choosing bigger gives you more stability at high speed and landing jumps, and is advisable for people who are heavy relative to their height.

FOR ALL MOUNTAIN USE

Hold your board vertically in front of you; it should come up to between your shoulder (or base of the neck) and chin.

 

-Choose a smaller one for easier snowboarding. This is also recommended for people who are light relative to their height.

-Choosing a bigger one gives you more stability at high speed.

SHOE SIZE

If your shoe size is 11 or above, choose a Wide snowboard, ie, broader so that your feet don't dig into the snow in the curves.