Snowboarding is a fun and adrenaline pumping activity that is a must-do during winter. Before you satiate your need for speed down a slope, you need to choose an appropriate snowboard based on terrain and ability.
This type of board is shorter than others, but is ideal for riders who love jibs, rails, terrain parks, tree trunks and wall rides. The freestyle board is wider, making it the more stable option. Its light weight and length allows you to make a turn easily. The responsiveness of this board enables you to do tricks and is also an ideal choice for beginners.
If you are fond of versatility and tricks or are just starting, this is the board for you.
Powder boards have a wider nose and a tapered tail; the inserts determine the stance of a rider. This type of board helps you float its tip when riding through deep snow.
The all-mountain board is ideal for most types of terrain and snow conditions. Use this for park runs, groomers, powder or anything in between. The versatility of these boards makes it ideal for beginners and advanced riders alike. If you are still unsure about the type of board you like, the all-mountain is a safe choice.
The board you choose is only one factor of how well you will do on the slope. The length, shape, camber, rocker, turning ability and flex all play a role in how you perform. The American Ski Exchange provides you with the rental equipment that enables you to reach your potential.
Rental Equipment from American Ski Exchange
American Ski Exchange opens early and closes late to provide top-rate equipment for customers. Located in Vail Village, we offer new equipment for beginners and expert skiers or snowboarders alike. We help you choose which board or pair of skis is right for your ability level.
Contact us to learn more about our equipment and what we can do for you.