Choosing snowboarding equipment for kids can be a complex process since manufacturers offer many models. Finding the fit that matches the child's ability level and riding style ensures safety and a fun experience on the slopes. Graphics and size are the main difference between a kids' snowboard and an adult's. A board made for adults can be unmanageable for kids, which can only hinder their development.
Burton is a leading snowboarding brand whose models include custom smalls, V-rocker, chicklet, feelgood smalls and dom grom. Some of the models are built with features like a negative core profile, a super fly core and biax react Fiberglas. Each model has its on sizing chart to determine the correct board length. Proper sizing is based on weight range, binding size, running length and waist width.
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Lamar (www.lamarsnow.com) builds snowboards tailored to kids' weight, size and height. Models include foxie and pixie snowboards for girls and the blazer and mission snowboards for boys. Both amateurs and advanced riders benefit from the board's all-mountain capacity as well as the design choices available. Lamar bindings and boots that match the snowboards are available.
Flow bliss and flow micron mini are models specifically built for younger beginners who need essential features like a soft-flex pattern for easy turning, directional shape, radial sidecut and a TruFlex Core construction for stability and control. Both models are also versatile for all mountain rides the park and backcountry.
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Article Written By Rona Aquino
Rona Aquino began writing professionally in 2008. As an avid marathon runner and outdoor enthusiast, she writes on topics of running, fitness and outdoor recreation for various publications. Aquino holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications and English from the University of Maryland College Park.