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.
CAPiTA: Introducing Arthur Longo 0
CAPiTA: Introducing Arthur Longo
From side hits to The Mothership. We have never referred to Arthur Longo as The Rocket Man, but we might start now. He boosts to the moon on just about every hit. He has a funny accent like Elton John… and he even wears a bright yellow coat. That checks enough boxes for us. Rocket Man it is. Anyway, he has landed on Capita’s team, and if they are going to keep make Longo models like this one… we are pretty stoked to see what he does. Enjoy the intro video above, and keep an eye out this season for more from the Mothership and their latest space flyer.
How To Choose A Snowboard, Boots & Bindings Combo 0
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.