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.
Ride Snowboards presents FULL CIRCLE 0
Full Circle documents Jake Blauvelt and friends, snowboarding in some of
the best freestyle backcountry terrain in the world, all while Jake
reflects on what keeps him and his family happy and healthy.
Ride team riders featured in the video
Jake Blauvelt and Beau Bishop.
Get the winter stoke going!
RIDE Snowboards is proud to introduce OFF COURSE! 0
RIDE Snowboards is proud to introduce OFF COURSE. A project driven by Jake Blauvelt to display a month-long trip through the high forests of interior British Columbia with Jake Welch and Shane Pospisil. The team synced up with Canadian native film maker Gabe Langlois to capture the riding, the sledding, and the moments in between. The concept was simple. Head to the mountains, find a path, and head in the opposite direction: Off course.
Powder riding at its finest, Enjoy!
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.
Season Rewind - Ride Snowboards 0
As the snow melts and the Northern Hemisphere starts to warm up, resorts are closed or closing, and sunburns become common place. Ride Snowboards wants us to have a look back at the good times from this past winter. ENJOY!