How To Choose A Youth Snowboard
Children often dream of learning snowboarding. There is now a material adapted to their size and level. So how to choose the snowboard of your future rider? Discover all our tips to help you!
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To choose a child snowboard, 3 main points should be taken into account:
1. Choose a child snowboard according to the size of the child
2. Snowboard boots are chosen according to the size of the child
3. Snowboard bindings are chosen according to the shoe size chosen
WHAT SIZE FOR A CHILD?
To choose the size of a child snowboard, one main criterion is to take into account: the size of the child.
A small board will offer good maneuverability. Reassured, it will take its marks and progress more quickly. A larger board will be more complex to handle.
Yes, but ... children grow by 6 cm on average per year! And you do not necessarily want to buy a new snowboard every year.
The right compromise is, therefore, to opt for a board of 10 cm to 20 cm smaller than him. It will thus be able to keep it a few seasons. Moreover, there are also planks with two positions of fixings. If the child has grown a lot, you can choose a gap between the larger bindings.
Here's a chart to help you choose the size of a snowboard kid:
TWIN TIP AND ROCKER, THE WINNING DUO OF JUNIOR SNOWBOARDS
The snowboard twin tip is the sure value of the last few years for snowboards children. It is a symmetrical board at the front and at the back . It, therefore, allows to slide as easily as before than in "switch" (behind). With the Twin tip, the young snowboarder will be very comfortable in both directions!
The rocker defines a board raised on both sides beyond the fasteners. It makes it possible to limit edge errors (and therefore falls!) On the flat parts of the tracks, while facilitating turns.
Combine these two technologies when choosing your child's board, you will make it easier for him to learn and to learn!
CHOOSE SNOWBOARD CHILD SHOES
The snowboard boots are big and a little stiff, that's normal! But for this reason, it is not always easy to know if the right size has been chosen. Here are two tips to guide you:
- If you remove the shoe from the shoe, you can touch your child's toes and see if there is room left.
- If the shoe does not have a liner, remove the first insole (the insole) and put your child's foot on it. There must be 10 mm between the big toe and the end of the sole.
This small space of 10 mm is important. Because air is a thermal insulation, it ensures that your child's feet stay warm!
CHOOSE SNOWBOARD CHILD FIXATIONS
The choice of the size of the binding is made relative to the size of the boots of snowboard. An indicative correspondence is given for each fixing.
For example, S = 34 - 38. This size S fastening is to be adapted for shoes of sizes 34 to 38.
As we naturally try a shoe for a good size choice, we strongly recommend you try the fixing with your snowboard shoes for a good choice of size.
As with skis, the choice of a snowboard depends on the size of your child. Ideally, the board should arrive at the chin. A small board will offer good maneuverability, which is especially useful for beginners. A larger board will be more complex to handle, but essential to tall people.
Yes but ... your budding champion grows several centimeters a year! You're not going to buy him a new board each year ... Fortunately, there are good compromises. So choose a board that is 15 to 20 cm taller than your child. He will be able to use it a few seasons. In addition, there are two fastening positions on many boards. If your child has grown a lot, all you have to do is remove the bindings.
Add a helmet to the package, or even a back protector, remind your small snowboarder the basic rules of conduct on the slopes, and go to enjoy the joys of powder snow!