Ida O. Johnsen Snowboards February 02nd, 2018 - 17:27:13
So if you are looking for that shorter lighter weight snowboard that will help you to improve your maneuverability then a mini snowboard is the way to go especially for the snowboarding parks. They can help you to up your game and to shine above the competition. You may have a small board but the impact will be large. You will definitely command the attention when you are performing the best tricks of your life because you dont have that added weight or the length of a normal snowboard to worry about. Your versatility and maneuverability will improve with the smaller snowboard and you will be able to make those tight turns and quick little flips and tricks that are sure to make you stand out among your competition. The smaller snowboard may take some time for you to get used to; however once you have tried the smaller snowboard for playing in the park you might not ever want to go back to its full grown companion.
They are good for doing tricks and are generally softer and shorter for than other boards allowing riders to turn twist and flip easily. There are also freeride boards. These boards are generally longer and sometimes are directional (meaning they are meant primarily to be ridden one direction). They are more stable at high speeds. Lastly there are powder boards which are designed for deep soft snow. They are usually wider and bigger in order to give you the correct float. Snowboard size is critical when purchasing a new board as each style requires a different size depending on your weight and ability. Most boards these days have their own chart which can help to guide you. Be sure to also ask a snowboard sizing expert at the store before making the purchase. There are also many different types of snowboard boots on the market that complement each type of riding style.
But if you really have to put a lot of weight into it than it is probably a little too stiff for what you want. If you are shopping at an online snowboarding store check the board review or product description. Usually they will say something about the flex of the board. Or they might have a ratings system where they rate the torsional(side to side) flex and the longitudinal(tip to tail) flex. The higher the number the more flexible it is. The bottom line is that the best beginner snowboard is one that is easier to turn. The first and most basic aspect of snowboarding is turning but for someone just starting out it can be difficult. Buy snowboards that are softer and they will make learning to turn easier. And the good thing is is that most entry level to mid-ranged priced snowboards have a softer flex so you wont have to break the bank to get a snowboard. Good Luck and Have Fun.
Snowboards can be very expensive no matter what brand you buy. Using the internet is a great way to locate and purchase used snowboards for a fraction of the original price. You can still get a great used snowboard for an even better price. Buying a used board is actually better than buying a new one if you are just starting out in the sport. There is no sense in spending the money on a new one until you know that you are going to like the sport you can do the sport and that you are going to stick with the sport. When you become better then you can purchase a new snowboard and by then you will better skilled therefore allowing you to take care of your investment better.