Snowboard Binding Types – How many are there?

different snowboard typesHave you ever wondering why all snowboard bindings look kind of similar and identical to each other when looking from afar but when you take a closer look they are certainly not, be it different in general of color or the types itself?

This article will walk you through ( almost ) all snowboard binding types that are particularly used by snowboarder these days.

Why Different Types Of Snowboard Bindings?

If you came across this article when searching on the Google, this must be one of the questions that’s been lingering in your head. “Why are there different types of snowboard binding exist?” or “What purpose are there” or something like that. ( I’m just guessing though 🙂

Same as the snowboard boots, snowboard binding exist in many types to match your riding style and of course your skill level. It doesn’t matter if you like a certain types of snowboard binding but if you tried it on and it does’t fit to your riding style and skill level, you will feel like there’s something off somewhere at the point of your boot and board, where we call it BINDINGS.

Snowboarder Selection Of Snowboard Binding Types

Maybe you have heard that skiers always complain and fight ( maybe too much ) when it comes to snowboarders and one of it is it takes us snowboarder ages to get our self into our bindings while blocking areas in front of the ski lift – and they might have a point here.

Are you struggling hard yanking on your strap bindings? Surely that´s getting better with practise but maybe you want to consider another type of binding!

Generally speaking, there are two main types of snowboard bindings that most people choose to ride with and that is

  • Strap Bindings
  • Rear-Entry Bindings

And within these two snowboard binding types, there are a number of different diversities, and this including the materials used to make it, the difference in flex that the bindings provided, and also the length of the high-back plus differences in the straps and base plates.

There are also some snowboard bindings that come with other special features – for example canted footbeds, winged highbacks and much more!

Strap Bindings – Is it Reliable?

This classic-like-style is what you see most of the boards out there as the strap bindings feature a tried and tested straps that ratchet down to secure your boots in place. Which means YES, it is trustworthy! Because it´s such a proven system, bindings for all terrain come with straps.

Straps : Your boot sits in the chassis of the binding and is hold by two separate straps that secures the ankle ( ankle strap ) and another strap secures the toes ( toe scrap ).

The ankle strap runs right across the ankle just as it sounds while the toe strap passes over the toes on the boots from one end to other or wrapped around the front of the toe of the boots. These are designed that independently allowing you to adjust each of them as you like.

High-Back : The high-back of the strap binding was set to remain fixed. Although I did say fixed, even so you will still be able to adjust the high-back angle to have it upright or in a slightly tilting position ; so no worries!

In fact, most of the beginners think that with the more forgiving and support that the high-back of strap bindings offers suit to their taste and riding style.

Pros :

  • The most widely used, which means the biggest selection in snowboard shops!
  • Offer the highest degree of control!
  • Provide wide range and ease adjustment of ankle and toe pressure!
  • Replacement parts are easily located; bindings are easily repaired!

Cons :

  • Getting in and out is slower than rear-entry bindings.
  • Inexperienced riders often need to sit down to strap in ( this process can be burdensome and time-consuming in extremely cold condition or if you have your gloves on )
  • Have to adjust the straps each time you strap in.

Overall, the strap binding offers the best cushioning and support, suitable for both soft and firm-flexing boots particularly to beginners. Are you new to snowboard? If you are than you might want to consider strap bindings to go with your boot and board.

Rear-Entry Bindings – How Fast Is It?

Are you struggling with the straps while your skier friends went off riding? You are getting impatient to get off your snowboard right away and looking for binding that can help achieve this? Then rear-entry binding is the one for you!

Straps : Usually this types of binding only provide one strap that are joined together which covers both the ankle and the toes. Though you can still adjust them separately, adjustments to the toe strap will have some affect on the ankle strap and vice versa.

However, if you do a search, you also can find some rear-entry bindings with independent ankle and toe straps, similar to strap bindings. The difference is though, you only adjust them if needed.

High-Back : Aside from straps, this is the most distinctive features between strap bindings and rear-entry bindings. The high-back is designed so that it can be “unlocked” giving it the ability to drops down like a draw bridge making it a breeze to enter and exit your boot from behind.

THIS is the reason why rear-entry bindings are widely known as Speed-Entry Bindings. Still, once buckled you can adjust the high-back upright or lean at different angles.

Pros :

  • Fast and easy in-and-out boot access!
  • Can strap in while standing up ; no more wet rears!
  • Less pressure, leading to fewer odds of foot pain!
  • Setting only needed once at the start of the day!

Cons :

  • Less choice to make in snowboard shop.
  • Can be quite complicated to strap while sitting down ( well if you need to )
  • Replacement parts are difficult to find ; bindings are harder to repair.
  • A bit heavier ( if you mind about it )

In the end, it depends on what you like and preference. In case, if you are totally OK with a bit of less response and just want to have fun riding snowboard – give it a try!

How About Other Binding Types?

Another binding types that you ‘may’ come across is Step-In Bindings which does’t require any traps.

Basically, it involves folding down the high-back in order to put your foot in the binding where a mechanism is built in the boot clicks into its counterpart on the binding. Fastest and Easiest, at least that was the idea once back then.

The greatest downside of these bindings is that they will not give you much control thanks to very minimal adjustability options and a high chance of snow clogging within this system which can render you down in the snow.

Although step-in bindings existed for freestyle/freeride “soft boots” (which make up majority of snowboarders use) in the past, a lack of demand gave manufacturers no reason to continue production. That’s why you barely see anyone these days using step-in bindings

Hopefully this article can help you know more about the different types of snowboard bindings than before and let you pick the right binding for you. If you have any questions or comments, don’t hesitate to leave them in the comments section below and I’ll be really glad to hear them!

How To Choose Snowboard Boots – 3 Quick Tips

snowboard boots get ready

When the winter is coming, its easy to get excited about buying a new snowboard. However, in reality choosing the right pair of snowboard boots for yourselves is just as if not more important than buying a new board.

Yes, “snowboard” sports don’t complete without the “board” itself but you need to know that you’re going to spend most of your time on the mountain from your car till the end of the day wearing the boots.

This guide will walk you through on how to choose snowboard boots so that in the end you will know what types of boots that are the best for you based on your riding style and the snow conditions you most frequently encounter on the mountain.

When you’re choosing a new personal pair of snowboard boots, there are 3 main things that you need to take note of :

  1. Flex
  2. Features
  3. Fit

 

Choose The Right Flex

The first thing that you want to think about is the flexibility of the boots. A snowboard boot flex rating refers to the boots lateral and torsional under pressure.

A “softer” boot flex will offer more maneuverability while a “stiffer” boot flex on the other hand will offer strong support to the leg.

There is no standardized flex rating for snowboard boots from one manufacturer to the next, so flex may be vary from brand to brand and many of snowboard boot brands will use a 1-10 flex rating system. ( 1=Super Soft, 10=Super Stiff )

To help you understand about the boot flex, I’m going to break it down into 3 classes : soft flex, medium flex, and stiff flex.

Soft-flex snowboard boots have comfortable, pliable outer materials that makes it much easier to flex for long days on the mountain. Soft flex boot tend to be better suited for those who just starting out snowboard because of the slightly more forgiving of poor technique and feels make them easier to wear and turns in. The downside to soft flex boots is that they provide less support and response compared to stiffer boots, which can lead to more leg fatigue.

Pros :

  • More forgiving and comfortable
  • Effortless to wear
  • Easier for tricks
  • More maneuverability

Cons :

  • Insufficient support
  • Lack response
  • Heavier Impact

Medium-flex snowboard boot are built with the mid-level support and control you need, makes them ideal for riding a variety of terrain and snow conditions and even some park & pipe. Novice riders who are looking to progress their skills across the entire mountains and shred every powder in sight, medium flex boots is the best choice for you. Majority of riders are all-moutain riders, and its no wonder the majority of snowboard boots in the market fall under this category.

Pros :

  • Provide a balance between comfort and support
  • Adequate support

Cons :

  • Doesn’t proficient in any of one area

Stiff-flex snowboard boot have maximum support for edge power and control at high speeds + tough conditions. Freeride-focused focused riders who want the best hard-charging performance on the steepest, challenging terrain often choose stiffer boots. Because of the rigidity that stiff flex boot offers, they help generate edge power and control for scribing lines across the snow and this is exceptionally true for freeriders who place a premium on speed and precision.

Pros :

  • Responsive
  • Lesser impact
  • More support

Cons :

  • Less comfortable
  • Longer break-in

That said, flex is basically a personal choice and everyone has their own preference so its worth trying out a few different types to see what suits you the most.

 

Boots Features

After choosing which boot flex suit to your riding style and preference, the next point to consider when buying a snowboard boots is the feature of the boots.

There are several characteristics of snowboard boots that needs to take note of before buying and the most important of these is the lacing system.

Your boots should be laced tightly and yet at the same time feel comfortable to wear as the feet are free of any pressure points. When you put you foot in the boot, your ankles and heels ought to remain snugly in place, with minimal ( close to zero ) heel lift.

Snowboard boot laces come in 3 flavors ; traditional laces, speed laces, and Boa lacing system. There are even some boots exhibit a combination design that blends two of the systems.

Each of the 3 systems has their own pros and cons, but stay compose as there are no single systems that outshine the others.

Traditional Laces are tried and true and for the most part offer foolproof closure that ensure a comfort and securely fit every time. By tightening the boots using hand, traditional laces offer the most customizable fit among the different lacing styles, making it easy to tighten and fine-tune the boots to the user’s individual snug and fit needs. On some boots its possible to replace stock laces with taylor-made fit or designer laces.

Pros :

  • Easy to replace
  • Customizable fit
  • No pressure points
  • Classic snowboard boot look and feel

Cons :

  • Takes time to tighten and adjust
  • Diffcult to tie with gloves on
  • Can loosen on its own

Boa Laces is a fast and easy micro adjustability to your boot fit. Basically, they consist of small-diameter cables attached to one or two knurled wheels or dials that adjust the snugness of the fit. This make it easier on your hands than yanking on laces and can be popped open in a flash by releasing the dial, making it a breeze to get your boots off at the end of the day.

Pros :

  • Easy and convenient
  • Can be adjusted with gloves on ( + just one hand )
  • Simple to modify during a pause in activity

Cons :

  • Cannot be independently customized
  • Possible pressure points
  • Additional cost and hard to replace if broken

Speed Laces are somewhere in between traditional and Boa laces. This single-pull, corset like lacing system strive for super fast entry and exit, easy adjustability and secure fit. By using two reinforced nylon cables attached to quick-pull handles, all you need to do is simply pull a handle and flick or push down the toggle. Which also means you can fine-tune the snugness of forefoot lacing independently from the ankle and lower leg ( this is called zonal lacing ).

Pros :

  • Quick and easy than traditional laces
  • Customized fit
  • Can be tightened while wearing gloves

Cons :

  • Max tension depend on the strength of rider
  • Can also loosen over time

Another features that are worth thinking about are things like gel or air soles. These will provide extra cushioning for landings, making them more suited for freestyle riders hitting the park.

 

Find The Right Fit

To be honest though, the importance of boot flex and features pales into significance when compared to the importance of fit. Seriously, getting a pair of snowboard boots that fit your feet properly is probably the most important thing you can do when buying snowboard kit.

Most boots need several days of riding for them to pack out and form to their true size. This is because over time, liners soften up a bit and gain a touch of what is known as “volume” inside the boot. As a result the boot should be fairly tight when brand new.

In a good fitting boot, your toes will barely graze the end of the boot liner and you should be able to wiggle your toes inside the boots while standing in place with the boot fully laced up.

Heel hold is another important factor. When your knee is driven forward, your heel should remain in place; this is vital for board control in toeside turns. Ensure that the fit in the rear of the foot is snug. This is where your bones lever the board onto its edge.

Do remember that you should always wear a proper pair of snowboarding socks when trying on boots and while riding ( a single thin to medium weight wool or synthetic sock is all you need )

There is a fine line between a boot that is too tight or uncomfortable and one that is too loose and give heel lift. Heel lift is the enemy of performance-minded snowboarders because when you lean forward you want your board, not your heels to rise.

Don’t be tempted to buy a boot that feels loose or sloppy out of the box. Some people make mistake of buying boots that fit like shoes when they’re new, with extra room in the toes.

This may feels great when you’re initially standing or walking around, but will lead to heel lift and foot cramp and foot cramps when you’re actually riding due to your feet and lower legs working excessively hard as they try to compensate for the “slop” of loose boots.

 

Strike Those Boots!

A snug and correct fitting pair of snowboard boots can be the deciding factor between an amazing day on the mountain or a miserable one.

Think about it, you can have the most stunning, jaw-dropping new board but if your boots does’t fit right then you’ll spend the whole day feeling as if your feet have been put through a mangle and you’ll be miserable out there.

Simply put, understanding how snowboard boots should fit and perform is a crucial factor for a proper snowboard set up.

Perfect snowboard boots can leads to perfection and by understanding the 3F I have laid out in the above, you are going to be setting yourself up for a perfect snowboard boots. Bombs away!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Snowboarding Exercises – Get Your Body Moving

 

snowboarding exercise

 

Whenever snow falls, it is the prime conditions atop the mountains. What it means is that all kind of snow related games will come soon. Pro athletes are eager to try out a new trick that they have come up during 8 months without any snowboarding or the novice who want to give it a try at this.

No matter what, we need to clear of something, that is snowboarding is a highly physical sport that requires a lot of endurance as well as strong core and leg muscles.

Therefore, staying in shape throughout the years will help reduce your chance of getting injuries and decrease any fatigue. Today, I am going to walk you through some snowboarding exercises that can help prepared you body for the upcoming snowboarding season.

I will break down this exercise into 2 type of exercise. The first one is work out you lower body. The second one is strengthening your upper body.

Lower Body

In snowboard, legs are you workhouse. I’m going to tell the truth here, the more weak your body, ( legs particularly ) the harder it will be for you to do snowboarding. Because most snowboarding activities use legs as the core of the sports.

That’s why a good leg workout is essential for snowboarders to keep their in the top conditions for nice groomed runs of that deep powder.

Here are a few leg exercises that to set your legs nice and powerful.

 

>Squats

Squat focuses on strengthening the hamstrings, quads, hip and butt. It can also challenge your body balance, that is the ability to keep your body balance despite being on an uneven snow on the mountain.

Moreover, when snowboarding, you will spend a lot of time in squat position especially during heels sliding and heels turns.

It’s not exaggerating to say that the stronger your squat, the longer times you will be able to spend snowboarding as this is possible because the stronger your leg muscles, ( which squat covers almost all of it ) the longer you will last.

Start by stand with feet shoulder width apart, toes facing forward. Keep hands on your thigh, gaze up towards the sky lifting the chest upwards. As you bend your knees, keep weight through the heels. Sit back slowly as if you are sitting in a chair while your head and chest upright. Slide down your hand on your thigh and end it where your elbow meet your knees.

Stay in that positions for about 5 seconds before you press through your heels as you come up nice and tall straighten out the hips. 3 sets of 10 reps is good number to start as you can increase it with times.

Remember to keep your core and lower back tight as you go down and your knees track directly over your toes, not inward.

 

>Lunge

They are one of the most effective lower body exercises

Lunge is an essential component of training for snowboarding and focuses on the same muscles as the squat, with an increased focus on inner thighs, glutes and balance.

For beginners, you will often use some basic movements on how to skate using snowboard and how to walk uphills at which both situation will need you to strap one of you leg to do that.

That’s why lunges is the best to exercise that particular muscles on your legs because the stronger the muscles are around our knees ( which is what the lunges help ) the better.

Start doing lunges by standing up straight with your hands at your side while keeping your legs shoulder width apart. Take a big step forward with right leg, lowering your body until both knees bent at a 90-degree angles. Don’t forget to keep your back straight and chin up. During this position, make sure the front knee is directly above the ankle and not pushed out to far.

As you push yourselves back up from you leg in front, always focus on pushing through you your heel and not through you toe. Another really good things to do is just consistently keeps your abs pulled in really tight because that’s going to help build you core muscles which will ensure you’re keeping good upper body posture.

 

Upper Body

Even though I said upper body, our focus are more into the strength of our core and triceps which will be useful in snowboard.

Here are a few exercises to help you set your core and triceps in optimum state before going down the slopes.

>Push-Up

I believed that everyone have done at least once push-up before or are still continuing to do this. Nevertheless, you are great! Push-up is indeed a classic work out but it is also the most effective way to strengthen you upper body.

In term of snowboarding, they can help prepare your body to withstand the impact when you fall down on the snow ( if you’re lucky ) or on the hard snow. If you have a strong upper body, you can reduce the possibility of injuries more greatly and continue your ride.

Many people are performing basic push-up incorrectly. This can limit your results and possibly lead to injury instead. In push up, you are using your triceps, shoulders, back and your chest.

First, come on down to your chest and stomach making sure that you are flat on the floor. Brings your hands even with your chest just below the shoulders. A common mistake that people will do is bring their hands up too high above their shoulders or too low and you want to avoid this.

From here, push through the heels of you hands, press-up bringing the torso, chest and thighs of the ground as one unit nice and parallel to the grounds. Keep your abs tight squeezing those abdominal so that the hip will not drag down. Then, slowly come back down to the ground bringing your chest, stomach and thighs to the floor.

If that is to challenging especially for those who rarely exercise, don’t worry because you can modify them by using your knees instead of toes to make it easier.

Doing 3 sets of 10 reps is a good way to start.

>Triceps Dips

For those who are new to snowboarding out there I have explained this earlier in my First Time Snowboarding Tips post that beginner snowboarder is equal to fall a lot. Lot more than you can expect. I have experienced this myself during one of my snowboarding trips with my friends. I fall on the powder and only managed to get out after 30 minutes reaching upwards feeling fatigue all over myself not because of snowboarding but because I want to get up from falling.

That’s why I’m putting this exercise as you will constantly using your triceps muscles to push you back to you feet. Strengthening your triceps will make it easier to get up and get going.

If you didn’t have the time to go to gym, you can use pretty much anything available at home that was level and flat and strong enough to support your weight and I recommend using a chair.

So all you are going to do is turn your back to the chair. You can either have your hands on the front or have them on the side of the chair and it’s up to you which one you feel comfortable the most.

For those who are new to this start by bending your knees and all you are going to do is just simply pull your body weight down and pull it back up. As you do this, you want to let you body as close as possible to the chair without touching it.

If you find that it was too easy to do, you can kick up a notch by putting your legs a bit further in front and do the same thing, down and up.

 

Get Moving!

These 4 types of exercises should cover up all your muscles used in snowboard simultaneously help improve your game. Again if you can strengthen your muscles and cores, you are going to be of much more at ease doing snowboarding whether you are new to this sport or have some experienced doing it before.

However, there is one point that you need to remember, these are only recommended workouts. So, ALWAYS listen to you body and don’t over-exerts yourself as it will bring an opposite effects to you body.

All in all start practicing TODAY to prepare yourselves for that amazing play!

 

 

 

First Time Snowboarding Tips – Simple And Easy

Getting started into snowboarding but don’t know where to start. Either because you want to give it a try or just agreed to go on a holiday trips with your friends but having trouble thinking of necessary items you may need. Here, I am going to walk you through first time snowboarding tips so that you can enjoy your snowboarding experience you won’t forget in your life.

 

Watch Lots Of YouTube Tutorial

Internet is a limitless space where people anywhere in the world have access to pretty much infinite amount of information. Thanks to the pioneers of the 21st Century, browsing the Internet has never been easier than before and here come the YouTube.

Video has become an integral part of Internet users online and no sites host more videos than YouTube. You will find many YouTube tutorials for beginners to Snowboarding. Or maybe you want to increase your skills but don’t have that much money to pay off an instructor.

You can just browse the YouTube once again cause there are so many awesome snowboarders out there who is eager to share their skills and tricks to you. This means that you get the leverage to learn about snowboarding exclusively from Pro-Snowboarders without having to pay off a cent!

 

Wear Appropriate Clothes And Equipment 

proper snowboard equipments

 

 

Believe me you don’t want to wear only a pair of trouser and hoodies to do the snowboard. The weather uphills on the mountain can be pretty extreme ( I mean a lot colder ) than you would expect. You can’t only rely on weather forecast to determine the degree and so on because weather especially at the sea and on the mountains and of course we’re going to highlight on the mountain as our topic here because these 2 types of places have the most ever-changing weather.

What do you need to prepare on this?

First, you need to wear thermal base layer at the top and bottom half. You also want to wear impact short with you. Just as the name suggested it will provide you an extra cushioning under your butt. You already know this but let me emphasize it again, the terms ”snowboarding beginners” is equal to falling over and over again on your butt.

That’s why think over again cause you don’t want to experience sting on your butt until you cannot wake up from your bed next morning.

You also might want to equip yourselves with wrist guard. Yes it might form a bit bulge on your hand and totally uncool but it is definitely something that essential in your practice. As I said before, you will fall a lot, more than you expected it would be and one of the most common injury that can happened to snowboarders is broken wrist. It’s not only something that can happened to beginners, even someone expert at snowboarding can’t escape this kind of injury if they don’t wear wrist guard with them.

Therefore, please wear wrist guard properly and the best way to do this is by wearing your smitten underneath fits snugly to ensure maximum comfort.

 

Don’t Skip Warm up

Have you ever joined a gym class in school and your gym teacher urge you to warm up properly before start playing, or you joined any sports’ competition and your manager insists you to warm up yourselves. It’s not necessarily only before competition. It can be during training with your teams or you’re just going to jog around.

Or even the football games that you see in the TV, they are already have a fit body but still doing the warm up before entering the field to increase their performance and focus in the games and so do snowboarding.

Do you know what is the best things in snowboarding, you get to escape into natures from the usual hectic everyday life and enjoy the view from the top of the mountains by snowboarding. And do you what is the most suck things in snowboarding, you get injuries which can affect your daily life at which you can prevent it from happened by just spending 7 to 10 minutes before you get down to it. And this is especially true for those who regularly exercise.

In essence, by doing warm up, you can get your body in a top condition, which then can significantly improve your overall performance and exercise tolerance.

Here are few benefits that you WILL get by doing warm up.

  • Help you elevate your heart rate slowly from the beginning
  • Increase your blood flow
  • Speed up the contraction of muscles
  • Allow yourself prepared mentally
  • Improve flexibility and agility – which is the two main component of snowboarding.

And there’re many others but I’m going to explain it in details next time. The best time to do this is when your muscle is warm and relaxed state, that is to say before you start your snowboarding. Just be sure don’t skip them and take my words for it.

 

Accustomed Yourself With New Terms

If you are new to snowboarding world, there are some new terms that you might have heard it somewhere but don’t really know the meanings of that particular words. As we already know, snowboard is a one directional sports’, means that you traverse in one direction looking over your left shoulder ( or maybe right shoulder ) by having your legs fixed on the snowboard.

When you went to any snowboard store to buy or rent snowboard, they will ask you whether you are goofy or regular footed. So what are you going to do if you don’t know the meaning. Actually it’s not a problem at all if you don’t understand it seiing you are a beginners and that’s why I’m here to let your snowboarding experience went much smoother.

  1. Goofy or Regular. To put it simply, regular footed is when you put your left foot in front and your right foot at the back while goofy footed is when you place your right foot at the front and your left foot at the back. You can determine whether you are goofy of regular footed by having your friend push your back ( until you feel like you are going to fall down ), when you placed your left foot in front, you are regular footed and if you placed your right foot in front, then you are goofy footed.
  2. Tail and Nose. This one is pretty easy as you can know the meaning directly if you know on what things do they put this terms with. You got it, the answer is your indispensable snowboard. A quick recap, if you’re a regular footed, your left side will be your nose and right side will be your tail. And if you’re a goofy footed, then it’s only going to be opposite of that. Simple as that isn’t it?

 

Have Fun

This first time snowboarding tips should help you increase your enjoyment in doing snowboard. Remember this words, the best snowboarder is not someone who can do a back flip or anything you define as crazy skills out there, but the best snowboarder is the one who having the most fun doing snowboarding.

As far as I’m concerned, anyone that choose to practice snowboarding should be able to become an amazing snowboarder. Perfect preparation leads to perfection and by implementing the tips that I have laid out above, you are going to be setting yourself up for a nerve-wrecking snowboarding experience. Bombs away!

 

 

 

 

About Farhan

Hi everyone and welcome to my ezSnowboard website. I am a person who enjoy doing outdoor activities during every chance that I get and snowboard has been a great passion of mine ever since I came to further my study in Japan.

Being a kid from Malaysia with ( almost ) nonexistent opportunity to play any games related with snow, at that time I believed that I could only watch over other people play snowboarding or skiing in television without having the chances to ever try it out myself, which kind of depressing.

That’s why I think it’s not exaggerating to say that one of my lifetime wishes come true when I come to pursuit my degree in Japan.

A little Story About My Snowboarding Life

And this was where things got a little mess up. As a typical student, I don’t have that much penny in my pocket to buy all snowboarding gear and equipment from head to toe which we’re all know a ‘little’ pricey.

Not to mention searching over the web and comparing a plethora of snowboarding gear and equipment just so that I can choose the most affordable and convenient equipment with myself.

So how do I overcome this problem?

I literally used to spend hours of time doing part-time work after lecture or even in the weekend just so I can support my passion financially when my other friends enjoy relaxing in their home.

I would also spend hours surfing the Internet to search for the products, read the reviews on the best snowboard gear and equipment available in the market out there, which I believe it’s what you’re doing right now.

And all of my effort pay off during my first time snowboarding in Niigata, which I can say to be a memorable moment for me.

Snowboarding Evolution

In about 50 years, the snowboard has undergone various transformations from just a hacksawed piece of wood which were sold for only $15 a piece, to one of the most heavily-engineered pieces of gear on the earth where the price can reach up to $900 a piece, 60 times more expensive than the original.

There’s no doubt that snowboard gear will continue to evolve in the future, but ultimately the core and essential part of it is to ensure that you can have a nerve-racking experience with the best gear available.

Much of the content that I’m going to be discussing here is going to help you choose the right gear for you with an affordable price, and some tips to help you enjoy your snowboarding experience to the fullest.

Perfect Gear, Leads to Perfection

There is no point in sitting in front of your computer for all day long just to search suitable snowboard equipment for yourself only to end up being regret over wrongly chosen product. A lot of things could be done with just an hour or two searching the right gear with the right website.

This can lead to you being productive using the allotted time that you have.

So feel free to look around and If you ever need a hand or have any questions regarding snowboarding gear, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.

All the best,

Farhan

Founder of EzSnowboard