Best Snowboard Bindings

The Best Snowboard Bindings to Buy Online in 2018

No matter how well you choose your snowboard boots, you still need a good grasp of the bindings.

Are snowboard bindings universal? The simple and short answer is: no. You can get different types and styles to suit each rider. This is where it differs from skiers’ bindings.

Skiers essentially do one thing, and that is that they go downhill. They ride the chairlift up and then go down again. That’s the whole day really.

Snowboarders have a bit more freedom. They can ride down the hills, but they can also head into the snowboard parks, on the half-pipes, over the jumps, and along the rails. They can even ride in urban settings.

This why snowboard bindings should fit what the riders intend to do. The best snowboard bindings give you the freedom to move into the parks and pipes, but they’re also stiff enough to ride downhill when required.

While we recognise that you’re (hopefully) not setting your own bindings in the beginning, you should at least understand what to expect from a professional fitter and how they’ll adjust your board. 

There is a lot more to understand about bindings (mounting patterns, sizing charts, channel systems, binding/board compatibility…etc.), but that's all for later when you're a bit more advanced. For now, we'll keep things simple give you enough information to get you going.

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Best snowboard wax kits

The Best Snowboard Wax Kits 2018

Snowboard wax kits can often stay below board (see what we did?) when it comes to thinking of what snowboard equipment you're going to need for your trip or a session out on the slopes, especially if you're a beginner. 

More experienced riders know that a well waxed snowboard is not only going to make your ride more enjoyable but will help prolong the life of your board, so always make sure their board is properly waxed and often will carry wax with them. 

If you've never been been snowboarding before, you may not even realise that snowboard wax is a thing. Surely the snow and ice is slippery enough for the snowboard to move over without the need for wax? Well, read on as we find out why wax is important and which the best snowboard wax kits are to buy.

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Guide to the best snowboard bags

The Best Snowboard Bags 2018: Carry Bags, Bags with Wheels & More

By this time in the season, you’ve (hopefully) already been out a couple times on the hill.

You’ve had time to test snowboard and equipment and give them a good workout on the hill or in the park.

But after each run, the same thing happens. You throw that carefully purchased snowboard and boots into some corner of your garage or your basement. That's why we have found the best snowboard bags around.

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Snowboard Boots

The Best Snowboard Boots for Men & Women 2018

You’ve scoured out the best location, got yourself the best snowboard clothes, you’ve got a great board, you could be tempted to save money on snowboard boots or borrow them from a friend of family member that don't quite suit you. 

This is kind of like buying an amazing sports car with a great engine but not fitting it with tyres. You've got everything you need to get going, but things won't be as the could be and will be very uncomfortable.

You’re almost ready for the thrill of riding on the snow, throwing tricks and grabs as you leap over berms and bumps. But if you’re not prepared with the best set of snowboard boots, it’s not going to be a good day.

In fact, you’ll discover that your boots - and bindings - are so crucial to your snowboarding experience, that we have to ensure you know as much about them as possible, and to have the options of the best snowboard bindings readily available.

Read on as we show you how to buy the best snowboard boots and which ones are the best to buy.

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Best Beginner Snowboards

Best Snowboards for Beginners: The Ultimate Buyers Guide

We’ve heard it said that if you’re going to get into winter sports, and if you’re new to it, the best sport to pick up is snowboarding.

Skiing can be a challenge and many people think that snowboarding is an easier option as we'd have all been on a skateboard when we were kids and wonder "how different can they be?".

Of course it's much (like, a lot) easier said than done, but as you start to get better at a sport, you start to look at the options of buying your own equipment and start saving on rental fees. 

So you're practicing hard, getting better with each outing and all that’s left to do is get your very first snowboard.

This can seem daunting if you're new to snowboarding, but it doesn’t have to be that hard. In fact, we’re going to clear up all the misleading and confusing facts about buying your first snowboard.

We’re going to illuminate the right parts of the board that you need to know, and teach you everything you must understand to head out on the slopes.

But don’t worry. We’re not going to go too in depth. We just want to make sure that you have enough knowledge to buy the right board, strap on and start snowboarding. 

You can learn the rest later on. Our goal is to get you out there as fast as possible.

Who knows? Maybe we can share the next chair up.

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