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How long is a 162 snowboard?
The formula is as follows: Your Height (in inches) X 2.54 X 0.88 = Your Recommended Board Length….Snowboard Sizing Chart Based on Height.
|Rider Height (ft/in)
|Rider Height (cm)
|Snowboard Size (cm)
Does 3 cm make a difference snowboard?
Beginners should choose a shorter snowboard than they otherwise would if they were more advanced. A shorter snowboard is easier to maneuver and easy to manage when you are just starting out. As a rule you should take between 3cm and 5cm off of the length of your snowboard.
Are shorter snowboards easier to ride?
A short snowboard is easier to turn than a long one but a longer board will be more stable at speed when it will tend to bounce around and wobble less than a shorter one as more of the board will be in contact with the snow. To choose a suitable board length you need to first consider your weight.
Should I ride a shorter snowboard?
Generally speaking if you are a beginner then go with a shorter board (3-5cm shorter). Anyone intermediate and up should not take ability level into account when determining length. A longer board is more difficult to control.
Is it better to ride a shorter or longer snowboard?
If you’re riding is mostly all mountain, powder or freeriding, consider a snowboard on the longer end of the size range or grabbing a volume shifted board. If you are above average weight consider a longer snowboard. If you are a beginner, aim for a shorter board in your size range.
Is it easier to ride a shorter snowboard?
Is a shorter snowboard easier to control?
Are shorter snowboards easier?
The effective edge is always shorter than the length of the snowboard. A longer effective edge provides stability at high speed and good grip in turns or when descending icy slopes. A shorter effective edge creates a board that is easier to turn and spin.
What size snowboard should I Ride?
What size snowboard should I get as a beginner? If you are a beginner you might go with a 155-157 and if you are a dedicated free-rider then you might bump it up to 162, 163 or 164. Go through the charts below and select the table that fits your height and then scan across until you find your weight.
How to pick snowboard length?
Choose a board size. Snowboards are usually measured from tip to tip in centimeters.
How to measure snowboard length?
Snowboard lengths are measured in centimeters (not inches) from tip to tail. You can get a general idea of the length you will need for snowboard sizing, by standing a board up vertically, and comparing the height to your chin. If the board length is in between your chin and nose, then typically, that board is within your size range.
How to measure a snowboard?
Measure the board from tip to tip using a tape measure, reading the centimeter side of the tape. But you can size a snowboard without a tape measure by standing it up next to you. A board that stands up to your chin will give you a good amount of control, stability and speed. But you can go bigger or smaller for more specialized riding.