Snowboard Packages Quick and Easy Info!

Excellent info for beginners on the BEST snowboard packages available where you can check out the shops that carry them!

After lots of talking to my snowboarding school buddies and searching the net. I have found some of the best packages out there are always found starting September on into December…

The news is that most of the good snowboard packages get sold out fast because they get scooped early in the season…

If you want a good package deal shop early like before Thanksgiving and take advantage of the early season with lower lift prices and resort deals…

But first lets look at what makes good snowboard packages and you can learn what are some of the PROS and the CONS of buying snowboard packages.

Some of the PROS are that you can get a whole set of gear for a good price that has been matched by the best in the business. They know what boards, boots and bindings will work together well.

You often get a really good reasonable price for packages as the shop selling them makes out well…They sold 3 items instead of one or two.

Now lets look at the CONS of snowboard packages…The biggest problem is a cosmetic one only…..This means that the selection of colors is limited with the shops selling only one or two color or style choices.

Another CON is the limited range of sizes in boards, boots and bindings. If you can find the right sizes , then you are pretty average size. But if you are on the small side or large side it will be more difficult to locate a good snowboard package deal that will fit you…

Another good option is find stores where you can build your own package…check out Fog Dog.com below…

It is important to get the right size equipment, especially the snowboard and boots…Sometimes the bindings like flow bindings can be adjusted to fit a next size down or up. But don’t buy a large size binding if you have a small size boot and expect to adjust to fit…A medium size binding is much more likely to be adjusted to fit either a larger or smaller boot size.

You should check out the section on SNOWBOARD SIZING to get schooled before buying your gear…

ALSO check out the SNOWBOARD BOOTS PAGE and SNOWBOARD BINDINGS PAGE to get schooled in most everything you need to learn about snowboard boots and bindings BEFORE you buy!

When you get finished with those three sections you should know a lot more than you do now….So check out those three sections and then jump on back here to check out the snowboard packages that are available…Keep in mind that most of the online shops also have excellent online help and sizing guides to make it easier for you to get sized and get your gear ordered easily…This goes for snowboards,boots, bindings, clothing helmets and even other stuff like gloves.etc…

All About Snowboard Sizing

The perfect place to learn quickly all about snowboard sizing!

Everything you need to know about snowboard sizing! before you buy a board!

Here you will get alot of good info on what board size would be best for you…

A couple of things to think about are.. your weight… body type… your age and whether you might grow in size if you are a fast growing kid or maybe even shrink in size/lose weight from all the exercise you are gonna get from snowboarding!!

The first general rule for snowboard sizing…This rule says that if you stand your snowboard up, that your board tip should be between your nose and your chin…

This is a general rule that works for mostly taller thinner riders…It does NOT take into account your abilities or the type of riding you plan to do… But its a good start!

The second rule for snowboard sizing is that if you weigh a 100 lbs(45 kg)…then your board length should be about 140 cm…..Then for every 20 lbs(9 kg) heavier or lighter you add or subtract 5 cm…

An example is if you weigh 140 lbs (63 kg)…then your board should be about 150 cm……in length……this works up to about 212 lbs (100 kg aprox) which means you would be riding a board about 165 cm.

If you weigh more than 212 lbs you probably don’t want to go much longer, then you can go with a wider and or stiffer snowboard…

Now if you are alot lighter say 60 lbs …then its time to go with the first rule and size your board based on your height….

Don’t forget that if you are a taller thinner rider, it’s a good idea to look for a board thats softer and narrower as they will take less weight and effort to manuever…

You can also use this chart as a another way to determine snowboard sizes
but keep in mind the above rules too !

Board Width

Board width is very important too,as well as the overall length in selecting the right board for you. A board that is too narrow for a snowboarder’s boot will cause toe and heel drag. With a board that’s too wide, the boarder will not be able to put enough pressure on the toe and heel edge,making for a unresponsive ride.

Some snowboarders with big feet use lifters/spacers under the bindings to get their feet above the snow so they dont drag their heels or toes when turning….Its not so important in powder, but it’s alot more important if you ride groomed runs or hard snow conditions or are into the race or speed aspect and want to ride a narrow style board…..
MAKE SURE you tell anybody who is advising you on snowboard sizing… your shoe/boot size so they know to account for width too!!!!!