Everything You Need To Know About Snowboards

The snowboarding industry is constantly growing and changing. With new top brands coming out every year, choosing a board that fits your style and needs can be complex. This guide will help you learn how to choose the perfect snowboard for you!

The first thing you need to do when choosing your next deck is figuring out what type of rider you are. Are you an expert or just starting? Do you want a powder board or one for park riding? These questions will help narrow your options and lead you to your perfect board. 

Finding The Right Snowboard For You 

For beginners, it's best to try out different boards at your local shop before making any purchases. Many different types of boards work well for beginners, but it depends on what kind of riding experience you want out of your time on the mountain.

Men's Snowboard boards tend to be longer than women's snowboards. They also have a wider nose and tail, which make them easier to control. Mens snowboards are ideal if you're looking for an all-around board that can handle any terrain.

Women's boards are usually narrower than men's boards because most women have smaller feet and weigh less than men. Women also tend to like a different feel on their board when riding because they ride differently than males. Many females prefer hybrid camber or all-terrain freestyle boards because these types of designs allow them to go anywhere without problems.

Here are some tips on how to choose a snowboard:

Know Your Body Type

The first step in choosing the perfect snowboard for you is knowing your body type. For example, if you're tall and thin, you'll need longer boards with wider tails to help with stability. 

If you're shorter and heavier, shorter boards are best for you because they'll give you more control over the board.

Know Your Skill Level

If this is your first time on a board, then it's best to choose something that's forgiving and easy to learn how to ride on, like an all-mountain board or freestyle board. These boards are designed for beginners and offer excellent stability, which makes them ideal for learning how to snowboard safely. 

However, if this isn't your first time riding on a board or if you have experience riding on one previously, then it's best to go with a more advanced type of board like an all-mountain twin-tip or freestyle directional twin-tip board. 

These types of boards will allow you to perform tricks easier than other types of boards would allow, as well as give you more control.

Board size

Most riders prefer smaller boards because they're easier to turn. If you plan on doing a lot of freestyle tricks that require spins and flips, however, you may want to consider going with a giant board with more surface area.

Board shape

 Traditional camber gives riders better control at high speeds and helps them pop off kicker ramps; reverse camber is less stable but allows for more flexibility in tight turns and when riding moguls; rocker allows for easier initiation into turns and increased floatation through powder; hybrid rocker/camber boards combine aspects of each design and can be suitable for a wide range of riders; flat boards are designed for carving long groomers at high speeds without sacrificing manoeuvrability.

Riding Style

First things first: what kind of rider are you? This is an essential question because it will help determine which type of board best suits your needs. When choosing a snowboard, keep in mind that each type has its pros and cons, so make sure to read through them carefully before making a decision.

There are many different types of snowboards, each with its specific purpose and style. To help you make an informed decision on which board to buy, we have compiled a list of some of the most common types available today:

All-mountain snowboards 

All-mountain boards are designed for riders who want one board that can do it all. They can easily handle any terrain from powder to groomed runs in the resort.

Free ride boards

Free ride boards are designed for riders who prefer steep and deep terrain over groomed slopes or park features. They usually have a stiffer flex pattern than other boards, making them stable at high speeds but less forgiving when landing jumps or hard landings.

Freestyle Snowboards

Freestyle boards are designed with tricks in mind. Their narrow profile makes them great for riding rails, boxes, and other obstacles found on park terrain. 

They also have some rocker (curved tip and tail), which helps them float well while allowing you to spin quickly around hairpin turns without catching an edge or slipping out.


For powder riders, it's all about floatation and floatation alone. Powder boards are often wider than average, with a tapered nose and tail that allows them to cut through fresh snow without bogging down. 

The extra surface area also helps them float higher off the ground than other boards. They're usually twin tips so that they can be ridden in either direction — forwards or backwards — depending on conditions or preference.


A split board is two skis attached with a hinge at the centre of their bases, allowing riders to easily break their boards down into halves so they can carry them on their backs when riding uphill without having to carry all of their gear too! 

These boards were created for backcountry skiing but are now used by snowboarders who want to enjoy all aspects of the sport. 

Get In Touch With Ski N Boardroom For More Information! 

So, what have we learned? Snowboards are a great way to get around in the winter. They come in all shapes and sizes so that you can find the perfect one for your needs. 

There are also different types of snowboards for different styles of riding. If you’re just starting, take some lessons and learn how to ride safely. 

And finally, don’t forget to contact Ski N Boardroom today to buy your snowboard!