Everything You Need to Know Before Selecting a Snowboard
You may be in the market for new snowboards for sale or you may be in the market for used snowboards in great condition. Either way, eBay has affordable snowboards to fit your needs, and you can find them by simply do a "snowboards for sale near me" search on the website.Determining your snowboarding style
In order to decide which new or used snowboard style is right for you, you must evaluate your personal snowboarding style.
- Powder fanatic: Powder fanatics prefer snowboarding in powder versus in hard snow. If you are a powder fanatic, you should consider purchasing two snowboards: one to make it through the hard snow and ice patches to make it to the powder and the second to actually ride the powder when you get there.
- Freerider: If you are a freerider, you are most comfortable with speed, bowls, cliffs, and trees. You want to explore the mountains and leave the park for those who play it a little safe. Freeride boards are versatile and can be used in powder as well as hard snow because they are stiffer than the traditional board. If you are an advanced rider always out for the thrill, this would be an ideal board for you.
- All-mountaineer: All-mountaineers explore the whole gamut — mountains, trails, back country, uneven terrain, and everything. If you are an all-mountaineer, chances are you only want one board to do it all.
- All-mountain freestyler: Like all-mountaineers, all-mountain freestylers like to do a little bit of everything but tend to spend a little more time in the park.
- Freestyler/park rat: The park is literally your playground. If you are more into jumps, spins, flips, and other tricks than speeding down a mountain, you need a board that can handle soft and safe landings.
- Urbaneer: Urbaneers like performing this sport right in their own backyard. If you would rather ditch the mountains and snowboard in the streets, you will need a board that is able to flex and bend.
No matter your skill level, you can find brand-new, affordable snowboards to suit you. Your skill level will fall into one of three categories:
- Beginner: You are considered a beginner until you can handle high speeds and small natural jumps.
- Intermediate: At the intermediate level, you are starting to learn how to ride switch, jump, and carve. You can also link turns at reasonably high speeds on steeper slopes, and you can ride black runs fairly comfortably. You can stop abruptly, if needed, and you are learning other types of turns.
- Advanced: At the advanced level, you can tackle just about any terrain on and off groomer. Riding and turning at speed are done with ease at this point. Jumps at any level are no problem for you, and you may even be doing tricks such as 180- and 360-degree turns.
Board width should be appropriate to the size of your feet. If the board is too narrow, there will be substantial boot overhang, which will cause your boots to catch in the snow when you turn. If the board is too wide, you’ll have less control over your movements. It would be ideal for you to have 1–2 centimeters of boot overhang to guarantee the most amount of control.