How To Choose A Snowboard, Boots & Bindings Combo

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How To Choose A Snowboard, Boots & Bindings Combo

Matching your set-up correctly

It’s important that your board, bindings and boots all match your ability level and preferred style of riding.

Your first priority should be to find a comfortable pair of boots. Ex: Burton Highline

Burton Highline Snowboard Boot

If you’re new to snowboarding or mainly looking to ride the park, it’s better to opt for a softer flex. These will be more forgiving and easier to tweak when doing tricks.

Aggressive riders focused on speed, big jumps and quick turns should opt for a stiff boot. These offer more support and more instant response. Ex: Ride Insano boot.

Ride Snowboards Insano Boot

Next up, the snowboard. Don’t judge them purely on looks or price. Again, the crucial factor is flex. Softer models are better suited to learning and tricks – especially rails – whereas advanced riders who are more interested in piste, pipe or powder should look for a stiffer flex.

BURTON MENS FAMILY TREE BRANCH MANAGER SNOWBOARD 2017   CAPITA MENS SUPERNOVA SNOWBOARD 2017  RIDE MENS BERZERKER SNOWBOARD 2017 GNU MENS FOREST BAILEY HEAD SPACE PBTX SNOWBOARD 2017

                     BURTON MENS TRICK PONY SNOWBOARD 2017BURTON WOMENS DEJA VU FLYING V SNOWBOARD 2017 YES WOMENS EMOTICON SNOWBOARD 2017

The final piece of the puzzle is your bindings. If your focus so far is on freestyle then you should opt for a softer model to match the flex of your boots and board. Likewise, rigid bindings featuring aluminium or carbon are a good match for freeride set-ups.

UNION MENS ST SNOWBOARD BINDINGS 2017 RIDE MENS CAPO SNOWBOARD BINDINGS 2017 BURTON MENS MALAVITA SNOWBOARD BINDINGS 2017 UNION WMNS JULIET SNOWBOARD BINDINGS 2017

It’s vital that your bindings are compatible with your chosen snowboard. The Burton EST range is designed exclusively for the Burton Channel system; these bindings will not fit on standard 4×4 inserts. On the other hand, most regular bindings featuring disk plates CAN ALSO fit the Channel system if required.

BURTON MISSION EST SNOWBOARD BINDINGS 2017 Burton EST Pattern

Now that you’ve made a selection, fix the bindings to the board, put on your boots and try strapping into your proposed set-up. Check that the sizing of the binding is correct and that the shape of the straps are a good fit for your boots – you don’t HAVE to buy everything from the same brand, but it’s worth considering matching the binding and boot.

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