Boards

KNOW HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST BOARD FOR YOU

Sometimes people choose a board for the wrong reason, like awesome graphics or a cool shape. At NIDECKER we build our boards knowing that what works for one person doesn’t work for everyone. We’ve also come up with a way to make sure you pick the board that will deliver the best riding experience you’ve ever had.

WHAT IS YOUR RIDING STYLE

What kind of rider are you? This question helps determine the best outline for you. But keep in mind, no matter what type of terrain you prefer, all our boards are designed to perform well on the slopes and in the backcountry.

  • freeride

    Freeriding can be summed up pretty easily. It’s all about riding the mountain’s natural terrain. Pure freeride boards handle groomed runs just fine, but with more directional shapes and set back stances, they really come alive on big powder days in the backcountry.

  • All mountain

    All-mountain riding is without a doubt, what most of us like to do. Generally speaking, these boards have a bit more set back to make them more versatile. For having fun anywhere on the mountain, from the slopes to the backcountry to the park, just as the name indicates, these boards are designed to do it all.

  • Carving

    Whether you ride hard or soft boots really putting your board on the rail is about the best feeling you can get without catching air / the purest sensation on snow. The boards in this category deliver the ultimate in carving performance. From getting horizontal on perfectly groomed slopes to throwing huge amounts of spray in powder, these boards are all about one thing only… laying down high speed turns.

WHAT IS YOUR RIDING LEVEL

It’s never easy to judge yourself. No matter how well you ride, the number one rule on the mountain is to never overestimate your abilities. Even on the most mismatched equipment for your skill set, you’ll still have fun linking a few turns. But, if you’re honest with yourself and the salesperson in the shop, you’ll buy the right gear and have a great time, every time you ride. And that’s what snowboarding is all about.

  • Beginner

    We’ve all been there. Even the best snowboarders in the world were beginners once. We define a beginner as a rider who is just starting out or who hasn’t progressed past the green and blue slopes. Of course, if you have a bit more experience, but enjoy an easy going ride, these boards will work perfectly for you, too.

  • Intermediate

    This level is all about improving your snowboarding skills. You’ve mastered the basics, and want to take your riding up a notch. These boards are made for riders who are starting to explore the whole mountain and feel the need for a more dynamic and responsive board under their feet.

  • Advanced

    Advanced riders can handle pretty much everything the mountain has to offer, and like to push their personal limits whatever their preferred choice of terrain or riding style may be. The boards in this category are designed to live up to the highest performance standards, no matter how hard you put them to the test.

WHAT BOARD SIZE DO YOU NEED?

Lots of people think the taller you are the longer your board should be. This is completely wrong. Choosing the correct size of board depends on how much you weigh. Why is that?

Because different riding styles and different skill levels demand a more or less flexible snowboard, and board flex is developed according to weight.

WHAT WIDTH DO YOU NEED?

The correct width is very important. Since you ride standing sideways, the width of your board has to be adapted to your shoe size. Otherwise, it’s impossible to ride, even for a pro.

Lucky for you, selecting correct board width is easy as using this simple table.