Putting together your own snowboard can be very complicated at first glance. The right combination of length, width, stiffness, shape and profile ensures an optimal snowboarding experience. We provide the right advice to put together the ideal snowboard setup for you. You can also drop by the physical store, contact us by phone or email. We will accurately assemble the snowboard and adjust it to your liking.
What type of snowboard rider am I?
To get the perfect snowboard under your feet, first think about where you ride the most and what type of rider you are. There are generally 4 major snowboard categories with their own characteristics.
If you prefer to snowboard on the slopes, an all-mountain snowboard is perfect. All-mountain snowboards are the most neutral, versatile snowboards that can be used for both freestyle and freeride. These snowboards often have a directional-twin shape (a mix between directional and twin tip), a medium hard flex for speed on the slopes. Sometimes these types of boards also have a slightly wider nose, combined with to allow snowboarding in powder as well.
Park - Slopestyle
If the snowpark is your regular spot and you like to ride jumps and rails, you should choose an all-mountain freestyle snowboard. These snowboards often have a twin tip or directional twin shape to land and ride well in both directions. In addition, these snowboards have a medium (5-6) to medium-stiff flex (7-8).
Park - Jibbing
Butter tricks, riding side hits or rails, hitting boxes is best done with a flexible snowboard. The often shorter and more flexible jib snowboards have reinforced sides and base to keep hitting rails and boxes.
A solid hike session or wandering off the slopes and drawing first tracks in the snow... sound like music to your ears? Then a freeride snowboard is right up your alley. The extra-stiff and long snowboards have optimal buoyancy for deep snow and backcountry snowboard rides.
A directional snowboard is asymmetrical, so it has a front and back side and is suitable for snowboarding in one direction (normal stance: regular or goofy).
A Twin Tip snowboard is symmetrical, the front and back are completely or mostly the same and is suitable for snowboarding in two directions. So no difference between normal or switch snowboarding.
2. Directional twin
Just like a twin tip, the nose and tail of this board are symmetrical, but with a directional twin, the bindings are mounted slightly more to the back, giving you a slightly longer nose. The flex pattern is also usually slightly different. A directional twin is a versatile board that you can use in all directions.
With a camber snowboard, the center of the snowboard is higher than the ends. Camber provides more jumping power and when you stand on the board the edge is almost completely in the snow and you get optimal edge-control.