Snowboarding - Buying Snowboards Ames IA

Buy a board depending on your height, weight and ability. The longer the board, the harder it is to maneuver. A board, when placed vertically on the ground, should reach a point between your chin and nose. Anything above the eyes maneuvers with difficulty.

Main Street Sportscards
(515) 233-5002
305 Main St
Ames, IA
 
Martial Arts Unlimited
(515) 451-9794
6136 Frederiksen Ct
Ames, IA

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Championship Productions
(515) 232-3687
2730 Graham St
Ames, IA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(563) 441-7500
Shops on 53rd and Elmore
Davenport, IA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(319) 743-3066
4601 1st Ave Se
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Jax Outdoor Gear
(515) 292-2276
4723 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA
 
Sports Page
(515) 232-4111
North Grand Mall
Ames, IA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(319) 287-5722
Crossroad Commons
Waterloo, IA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(563) 557-6130
Kennedy Mall
Dubuque, IA
 
A Team Apparel
(515) 994-9244
6643 Highway 117 S
Prairie City, IA
 
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Snowboarding - Buying Snowboards

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Buying Snowboards - New, Used or Rent

Choose correctly - the first time

Buying a snowboard depends on your commitment to the sport and how you plan to use it. If you get off on freestyle, jumps and rails, choose a good quality freestyle board. But if you don't plan on hitting the park hard, an all-around freeride board will suffice.

Boards

Buy a board depending on your height, weight and ability. The longer the board, the harder it is to maneuver. A board, when placed vertically on the ground, should reach a point between your chin and nose. Anything above the eyes maneuvers with difficulty.

When starting out snowboarding, borrow or rent equipment first. Visit ski / snowboard shows before or after the season to cash in on specials and liquidations. When buying new equipment, purchasing it all at the same time usually leads to a better deal in the end.

When deciding on a board, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Park or no park - Do you plan on catching air and feeding your trick fixation or snowboarding at a resort?
  • Powder or groom - What kind of a hill do you plan on snowboarding? Powder-rich hills like Whistler require a different board than snowboarding the ice and machine-groomed hills you'll find in Maine.
  • Pro or beginner - What is you ability? If you've mastered the basics and want to begin working on your style, you'll need a different board than an untried beginner.

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