# Your question: How do you pick a snowboard size?

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If you’re riding primarily in the park or freestyle, pick a board on the shorter end of the size range. If you’re riding is mostly all mountain, powder or freeriding, consider a snowboard on the longer end of the size range or grabbing a volume shifted board. If you are above average weight consider a longer snowboard.

## How do you know what size snowboard to get?

Since most snowboarders ride a board that is 85% to 92% of their own body height, plugging a couple numbers into a simple formula can tell you the board length that might fit you best. The formula is as follows: Your Height (in inches) X 2.54 X 0.88 = Your Recommended Board Length.

## What length snowboard should I get for my height?

Step #1: Use Your Height, Weight, Boot Size and Riding Style

Rider Height (in) Rider Weight (lbs) Snowboard Size (cm)
5ft 4in 135 – 145 144–152
5ft 6in 140 – 155 149–157
5ft 8in 150 – 165 154–162
5ft 10in 160 – 175 159–167

## How do I choose a snowboard?

If you’re riding primarily in the park or freestyle, pick a board on the shorter end of the size range. If you’re riding is mostly all mountain, powder or freeriding, consider a snowboard on the longer end of the size range or grabbing a volume shifted board. If you are above average weight consider a longer snowboard.

## Does snowboard size really matter?

Ability Level. Beginners should choose a shorter snowboard than they otherwise would if they were more advanced. A shorter snowboard is easier to maneuver and easy to manage when you are just starting out. As a rule you should take between 3cm and 5cm off of the length of your snowboard.

## Is a 154 snowboard too small?

So for example if you’re a freestyle rider you might take 3-6cm off that and go with a 154-157cm board. If you are a beginner you might go with a 155-157 and if you are a dedicated free-rider then you might bump it up to 162, 163 or 164.

## What happens if your snowboard is too short?

The wrong size board could make your board harder to control than it should be, hindering your improvement as a rider. … A board that is too long becomes difficult to manouvre, too short and it will become unstable to ride as your speed gets higher.

## Should a snowboard be up to your chin?

Snowboard length: As a general rule, if you stand a board on its tail, the nose of the board should reach somewhere between your nose and chin. You can use size charts and recommended rider weights to get more precise. Types of snowboards: Your choices include all-mountain, freestyle, freeride, powder and splitboards.

## What size snowboard should I get if I’m 5 11?

Snowboard Size Chart

Rider Height (in) Rider Height (cm) Snowboard Size (cm)
5’9″ 175 151 – 159
5’10” 178 152 – 160
5’11” 180 155 – 162
6’0″ 183 156 – 163
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## How much should I spend on a snowboard?

The cost of a good-quality snowboard from a good, reliable snowboarding brand will be anywhere from \$400 to \$1000.

Gear Price
Snowboard \$300
Bindings \$150
Boots \$200
Gloves \$100

## Are Burton snowboards the best?

Burton makes top quality decks and this is a new board to their line that is more affordable but still has the build quality and performance of Burton. Awesome all-mountain freeride board at a great price from Burton.

## Is a 159 snowboard to big for me?

159 snowboards are typically made for male riders with average to large foot sizes. The board that you have has a waist of 25.4 cm. It is likely in the neighborhood of 26.4 at the inserts where you will ride.

## Is it OK to ride a shorter snowboard?

Neither. If you ride freestyle you’ll tend to gravitate towards slightly smaller snowboards, but you still can’t go too small or you risk losing stability on jumps. You need to match the snowboard to the type of riding you do. … However, outside the park on big powder days I’ll use a 158 cm all-mountain snowboard.

## What is freestyle snowboarding vs freeride?

As a general rule, freestyle snowboarding is what you see in the Olympics and X-Games: riders doing tricks in the halfpipe or on jumps and rails. Freeride snowboarding includes almost everything from cruising groomed trails to pushing your limits in the backcountry. Ultimately, most great snowboarders do a lot of both.