||Get the basics- if you're going
to rent, get the basic snowboard equipment- board, bindings, boots,
wrist guards and a helmet.
||Hiring a board- there are two
types you can get- freestyle and freeride. Unless you'll be riding a
halfpipe or pulling spinning tricks, you're most likely a "freerider".
This means you will need a board with ample sidecut for carving long
turns and with enough length to keep you riding on tip of the
||More board = more fun- if you
ride in deep-powder-prone areas, more board (around 174 centimeters)
means more fun.
||Icy Conditions = less board- If
you're going to ski in icy conditions, quicker actions will be
required and so a shorter boarder would be more appropriate.
||For beginners- A step-in
boot/binding (as apposed to strap-in) is the best choice for
beginners, especially for those who are converting from skiing or
||For off-piste boarding- Use
snowboards with slightly longer noses than tails. The longer nose
and added width equates to more stability and good flotation in deep