5 Essential Items for a Snowboarding Holiday


Snowboarding is an exhilarating, awesome experience, recently popularised worldwide due to the last Olympic winter games and America’s Shaun White.  Whether you are new to snowboarding or an old hat at it, there are five essential items you need to seriously consider taking on your snowboarding holiday.  Snowboarding is not at all like downhill skiing – it is, in fact, to downhill skiing what ice skates are to the flimsy little, key-locked skates we used to use as children (if we grew up in the eighties, anyway).  


First of all, you need all of the proper equipment.  This includes boards, boots, and bindings for them.  Naturally, of course, you need a snowboard.  For newcomers or those only recently starting out, it is better to use a free riding board, which is shorter and provides better control for boarders not quite used to the different balance yet.  More experienced snowboarders can pretty much pick and choose which kind of board they fancy best.  The kind of boots that are the most practical for snowboarding are not precisely like ski boots.  They are soft and extremely insulated, to better fit the popular soft bindings.  These are step-in bindings, which you can click into place while in a standing position.


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