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Which type of snowboard is right for you?

Published On: Feb 24 2014 03:17:13 PM CST
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There is more to shopping for a snowboard than simply looking for just a snowboard. Like most athletic equipment, there are different types of snowboards based on how you want to use it.

Some types include:

All-mountain: The most common type of snowboard is the all-mountain. The majority of novice riders use this type. This board is good for riding on a mountain, runs, backcountry, and it can also be used in parks and pipes.

Freestyle/park: These boards are lighter and more flexible, making them ideal for jumps and tricks. These boards are great for parks and the pipe.

Freeride: These boards are designed for backcountry terrain. These can also be used on groomed runs, but aren’t meant for parks or the pipe. These boards offer a lot of stability to the rider.

Powder: These boards are meant for riders who primarily ride in deep snow in the backcountry. They are designed to keep from sinking in the deep snow.