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Are there kids specific snowboards?
As snowboarding is becoming more popular, kids as young as even two and half years are braving the trails. When buying a kids snowboard, there are a few important things to keep in mind.
- The board should be narrower than any adult model.
- The width of the board should not exceed the length of the young rider's foot – if it does, turning will be extremely difficult for them.
- Choose a soft flexing board for kids so that their weight can bend it.
- Stand the board up on its end next to your child. If the other end is between his or her chest and chin, the board is a good fit. Do not get a child a board longer than this.
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