Snowboard Size Guide - Best Snowboard Lengths for You

Published: 16th February 2011
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Your snowboards size has a big effect in your snowboard riding ability. Snowboarders need to be mindful these following components when choosing a snowboard size: height and weight, gender, snow conditions and talent level.

All those components may also be calculated into the correct dimension using the snowboard sizing calculator on our website, visit the Snowboard Sizing calculator.

To better be aware about the criteria related to your snowboard sizing choice, you need to learn the essential elements of snowboard technology. Below is a summary of each key part of a snowboard and the way it can best suit your riding style.

Snowboard Sizing
Overall length is measured from the end of the board to the tail and is generally expressed in Centimeters (cm). Shorter snowboards are beneficial for terrain parks and lengthy snowboards for big mountain and powder riding.

Width of the Snowboards Waist
The waist is the narrowest aspect of the snowboard. This is the middle, located between the bindings. Waist width of a snowboard should be wider then the size of your snowboard boots. If you snowboard it too slim for you boot dimension then your feet may dangle over the edge and cause you to lose control of the snowboard.

Rocker & Camber
Snowboards camber is the amount of space below the arch of a snowboard when laid on a flat floor with its weight at the nose and tail. In most new boards you want a relatively springy camber, which helps stabilize the board at higher speeds and makes it more uncomplicated to carve. Reverse camber, also known as "Rocker" models at the moment are available which arch in the opposite direction and make allowance for extra pop on ollies. The reverse camber technology is most commonly present in snowboards made for tricks and terrain park riding.

Radius of Sidecut
This is the measurement of how deeply or shallow the snowboards cut is from the nose end to the middle of a board. A board with a bigger sidecut will make large arching turns. The smaller the sidecut radius the tighter you will be able to turn.

Edge Length
The snowboards effective edge is the duration of the metal edge that contacts the snow. This does not include the threshold of the tip or tail. The effective edge totally touches the snow while the board is in a carved turn. A smaller effective edge produces a touchy, and more easily turnable snowboard, whilst an extended efficient edge produces a more stable, and controllable snowboard.

Finally, use our website's Snowboard Size calculator to find the best snowboard length and type. Based on your results the calculator will recommend this seasons best snowboard models that fit your riding style! Visit

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