Get the Perfect Snowboard Setup with a Snowboard Set!
The choice of top quality snowboard products can be pretty daunting. You’re spoilt for choice with countless bindings and even more boards that are specially designed for all sorts of different terrain and riding levels, so it’s not always easy to figure out exactly which snowboard goes with which bindings. Be clever and buy your snowboard equipment as a set from the brand of your choice. There are plenty of advantages:
- You get a setup with the optimal board/binding combination
- Great value for money
- Saves a lot of time searching for the right equipment
The snowboard set you choose should depend on your riding style and the kind of riding you expect to be doing. You’ll want to decide whether you want an all-mountain, freestyle and park or freeride setup. Find the perfect setup for you!
All-Mountain Snowboard Sets
The all-mountain sector has the most snowboard sets on offer. An all-mountain setup does what it says on the tin: it’s fun to ride wherever you are on the mountain, whether the piste, fresh powder or the snow park. A medium flex is ideal for an all-mountain setup and, depending on your preference, you can choose from soft camber, zero camber, or hybrid camber boards. A easy camber shape is reactive, but not too reactive and will let you cruise happily in any terrain. Classic all-round, two strap bindings are perfect for varied riding.
Ladies who give it all on the mountain would do well to check out the women’s snowboard sets from Salomon, Völkl, K2, Trans or Rome. Youth sets include, for instance, a zero camber twin tip board and pre-mounted bindings to make any grom’s dreams a reality: everything is designed for kids and is easy for little hands to use.
Freestyle Setups for Park and Street Action
Jibbers and freestyle fans will want a snowboard and binding with a softer flex, true twin-tip construction and a rocker or hybrid construction. Trans and Rome have a handful of sick snowboards on offer that have been paired with the ideal set of bindings. Rome snowboards come with United bindings, a top quality, functional and extremely comfortable model for beginners and advanced riders alike. Ladies, check out any of the brands named above; you’re sure to find female-specific freestyle sets designed with you in mind.
Freeride Setups for Beginners and Advanced Riders
Freeride snowboards tend to have a directional twin or tapered shape and should usually be stiffer and longer than the board you would normally ride on piste. That way, you’ll float more in powder and have plenty of control on icy faces. Suitable bindings will have a stiffer flex for precise power transmission, better control and more stability. Cool freeride sets are available from FTWO, Salomon and Völkl for both men and women. Buy one, strap in and go shred some pow!
Blue Tomato has a huge selection of snowboard sets for women, men and kids. Get one today, winter is coming!