Mie J. Damgaard Snowboards April 03rd, 2018 - 14:05:14
Most of the options are available in the mid-range level. Rossignol offers three different types of mens boards: freestyle freeride and all mountain. In the high-end range you will only find options for freeride and freestyle boards. In the mid-level range boards are available in all three different types and in the low-level price range; boards are only available in all mountain and freestyle. Mens boards will cost you around $500 or less. Not bad compared to the other companies out there. In the womens division options are even more limited. There are no options in the high-level price range. Only two options are available in the mid-level price range one each in freestyle and all mountain.
Having a directional form means that tips of boards are not similar from its end. In free rides the end is normally more slim shorter and flat compared to the tilt of the snowboard. Because of this the stand on free ride snowboard is generally balances headed for the back of the snowboard. Nevertheless free ride snowboards may be ridden in spite of their directional forms. These snowboards are generally fairly flexible and can be maneuvered easily by beginners however hard enough to make a fast twirl in firm snow. These types of boards bridge the space between Alpine and Freestyle but it is not steady as carving board and it is also not alert like freestyle snowboard.
Sims boards have cool graphics which tend to be more on the darker and laid back side as well. You wont see too much of the highly funky designs that many other companies are known for. The Sims boards seem to be somewhat tamer in the graphic design aspect of the boards. But the cool pictures dont affect the capabilities of the board. Yes you may want that eye catching board that provides a trendy new one-of-a-kind look; however technical aspects that enable better functionality are more important and desirable in a board than that of a cool or funky graphic. Sims offers all three basic types of boards in a variety of different construction options and flex capabilities. The type of board you choose will determine what construction and flex you will receive. There are charts that are available on various websites that will help you determine the specific qualities of various snowboards such as the flex and the type of finish that it has. The Sims brand really does offer a UV coating protection on the snowboard. Other boards may also do this but Sims advertises this fact and offers it pretty much on every single snowboard that they manufacturer.
The smaller size of the mini boards allows the rider to perform tricks better. The boards are a lighter weight board than the full size boards. The mini boards are highly flexible and allow the rider to have versatility and more maneuverability in those tight spaces and turns. The mini boards offer the centered stance position which allows the boarder to maintain balance better to apply more pressure in the center of the board while on the rails and boxes and just overall gives the rider more control in the park setting. The mini boards are usually a combination board that is designed for freestyle and freeride; however you can still find the ones that offer the option of all mountains as well. You dont have to just keep these little boards in the park; they can handle the powder as well. You have to remember that the mini boards are usually the youth version and kids too like the mountain.