SO YOU WANT TO LEARN HOW TO SNOWBOARD?
Learning how to snowboard should be really fun. It is just awesome and I’m personally ALL for introducing more people to my favorite thing in the world!
Learn to Snowboard
When learning how to snowboard, there are a few tips and tricks that may make your whole experience more enjoyable. Here are a few I have mastered over the years, as both an instructor, professional and observer. Hopefully, they will make your first day on the mountain as a snowboard-newbie, as fun as possible!
#1 Your snowboard boots should be comfortable
Unlike ski boots, snowboard boots should be your best friend (sorry skiers, but you all moan so much about your boots!).Make sure they feel good when trying on rentals or buying your first pair (good boots should be the first thing you invest in). Your toes should not touch the front and your heel should not lift too much in the back of the boot.
I recommend spending time in a physical bricks-and-mortar snowboard shop, trying on different brands and styles (laces, boa system etc). You will spend all day in these boots and pain can easily ruin snowboarding and make you want to quit. Boots should be your best friend :-)
If you want to buy boots online then check out Backcountry.com as you can often find great deals on there, plus they stock all the major brands.