Here you can learn how to choose the best snowboard. Choosing the perfect snowboard can totally transform your experience on the snow. Going from a hire snowboard to your own will allow you progress faster and enjoy it much more, as you will get to know how the snowboard reacts to your instructions. But it can be pretty easy to get bogged down when looking at snowboards if you’re not sure what you’re looking for.
With so many different profiles and technologies to choose from even the most knowledgeable rider can get lost. Don’t worry, to help you get the right board we’ve broken down all the components into manageable pieces that should make your decision much simpler!
how to choose ANATOMY OF A SNOWBOARD
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how to choose SNOWBOARD PROFILE
Rider level: Intermediate – Advanced
Terrain: Piste, All mountain
Camber refers to a curved contact area of the base at the tip and tail of the board – imagine a subtle rainbow shape, that is what the board looks like when lying flat. This shape creates a stable riding platform, holds an edge well and makes ollies easy. Because the board reacts precisely to any rider movement, this profile can be a little difficult for beginners to master.