Snowboards look pretty cool, but how can you tell which are good for first-timers or for experts? Hopefully the following will help shed some light on the matter.
If you really want to snowboard but don't know what gear to buy, here's our best advice:
You should get a board that fits not only according to your height and weight, but your performance level. They all look the same, but each board has a different flex and intended use.
Beginning riders should size their board to the chin and it should have a softer flex. This makes it easy to turn the board and is more forgiving.
More advanced riders are better off with a board that comes up to their nose or eyes and has a stiffer flex to handle higher speeds. The exception to this is someone that wants a park board, which is softer and shorter than normal.