Starting Young

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Are there kids specific snowboards?

Starting Young

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.

  1. The board should be narrower than any adult model.
  2. 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.
  3. Choose a soft flexing board for kids so that their weight can bend it.
  4. 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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