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Q&A What is the difference between the different types of snowboards? (all-mountain/freestyle/freeride/etc)

I'm looking into buying my first snowboard, and there's all kinds of types: All mountain Freestyle Freeride Splitboards Powder What's the difference between these types?

1 answer  ·  posted 11y ago by Reverend Gonzo‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do I slow down while snowboarding?

Yesterday, for the first time in my life, I was snowboarding. I liked it very much, and I got used to it very quickly, as I was skateboarding before. The only thing I did not understand was how to ...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Ver Nick says Reinstate Monica‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Can I tie down ski/snow board to my roof rack like a canoe?

I have raised cross bar on my SUV roof as the image shows: I also got a couple 15ft. long Thule ratchet straps for tie-down canoes. Now my question is, can I tie down ski and snowboards on the ...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Bogdan‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to attach snowboard to backpack during skitour?

I'm a snowboarder. In preparation for a skitour trip, I was on the lookout for splitboards. But it turns out that even renting them can be a bit of a hassle and/or is quite expensive. As availabil...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by vertical shortcut‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How can you regain your feet when you lose an edge snowboarding on steep terrain?

Last year I was snowboarding in Tignes (France). I was coming down a steep red run into La Daille (Orange on the map below) when I lost my edge (heel side). I'm not a great snowboarder... So I e...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by System‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Straps around Olympic Halfpipe Snowboarder Legs?

While watching the Ladies' Olympic Snowboarding Halfpipe in Pyeongchang, I noticed what appeared to be straps around the lower leg of each competitor. For example, here's a couple pictures of Ameri...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by erfink‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Escaping tree well

Last week, while exploring tree snowboarding at Big Sky, MT, I ended up in a tree well. I was up to my waist and was able to crawl out. But it felt awkward and I see how I could sink deeper. My qu...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by amphibient‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Understanding a ski resort weather report

I am planning to learn snowboarding for the first time and would like to take some classes. I am trying to plan a visit to a ski resort and for that I am looking at the weather report shown below a...

3 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by System‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to properly wash a snowboard/ski tech jacket?

I have a 10k mm waterproof jacket from Quiksilver and I was wondering if there is any supposed way I should wash it properly. I know about Nikwax tech wash and have a bottle of it, but how much sh...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by appwizcpl‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A What levels of 'waterproofness' and 'breathability' should I be looking for in a ski jacket?

When looking at items like jackets and ski trousers and other clothing, I see stats on the garments similar to the following: Waterproofness - 10000mm Breathability - 15000g/m Lining - 100% Polyes...

1 answer  ·  posted 11y ago by Tom Paine‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Snowboarding / Skiing - snow gathers on our goggles - what do you do to deal with this problem?

When we are snowboarding / skiing snow gathers on our goggles. What do you do to deal with this problem? We can use special liquids like 'fog block' - but are they effective in the terms of snow a...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Defozo‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Use normal urban jacket for skiing/snowboard

I am new to snowboard. I am not yet prepared to spend a lot of money on it. I know a special jacket for skiing is better but won't it suffice to just use normal urban jacket for skiing in the begin...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by Gherman‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A What's the best way to clean and maintain a Burton Channel System snowboard?

I have been throwing around the idea of purchasing a Burton Channel System snowboard and everything sounds good except for the lack of information on maintenance. I have been unable to find much on...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by mlegge‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How can I rescue someone lost in an avalanche?

If someone from our group is caught in an avalanche, what can I do to rescue them?

3 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by Reverend Gonzo‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A What exactly is a rocker?

Snowboards are often described with the term "Rocker". It seems like a kind of shape or something. What exactly is meant by a "Rocker" snowboard and what are the advantages or disadvantages?

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A What should I look for in my first pair of snowboard boots?

I'm looking at buying my first pair of snowboard boots. I'm heading to Scotland and the Alps (Portes Du Soleil) this winter. I ride about "Red" level runs with my girlfriend (who'c onsideribly be...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by System‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to set up my snowboard binding for the backcountry

I'm riding a pretty standard "binding setting" since ever. Just didn't bother me yet because I always was extremely fit. Lately I recognized that it's not that easy anymore since I got older ;P and...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A Which country has the most snow days in Europe?

For snowboarding reasons I need to know which country has the most "snow days" (is it even called like that?). I don't mean the highest snow height or something. Just the time when it's white outsi...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A Circumstances to prefer mittens over common snowboarding gloves?

I know that if all things being equal (fabrics, thickness, and insulation), mittens are warmer than gloves. from this question. However, I feel like there's was a trend to "mittens" the ...

0 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to store a snowboard?

What should one consider while storing a snowboard? Mine is in the same position for about 7 months of the year. In case it makes any differences, here are the specs: Directional shape Sidecut...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A Distinguish iced snow from powder

We found ourselves in a pretty dangerous situation once. We were snowboarding in the backcountry and came to a spot where a rock on the left side and a slope on the right side built a path (about 3...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A Twisting board technique when turning a snowboard?

I'm going snowboarding in a couple of months and I'm hideously out of practice/not very good. I remember when I last had lesson the instructor talked about how I should twist the board with my fee...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by System‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A Snowboard Boots with the Throwback?

I've just got a new Burton Throwback, and was wondering how you use it. The instinctive choice seems to be to wear snowboard boots with it. However, there are no ski lifts in my test field so to p...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Beta Decay‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A Tree skiing/riding in Colorado

I am getting ready for a Colorado snowboarding trip in a couple of weeks... YAAAY !! I have been all over the country and I generally like CO resorts best (Keystone and A-Basin being my favorite)...

1 answer  ·  posted 8y ago by amphibient‭  ·  last activity 8y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do I know when my snowboard edges need to be serviced?

I haven't serviced my snowboard for a couple of years but then again I haven't used it much in that time unfortunately either. I went a couple of days ago and did fine, did double black diamonds w...

1 answer  ·  posted 8y ago by amphibient‭  ·  last activity 8y ago by System‭

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Q&A Combine backpack and back protection when snowboarding?

In the past I have mostly been snowboarding with a simple every-day backpack to hold some lunch and other small stuff. But since it's very loose, not waterproof and not spacious enough sometimes I'...

1 answer  ·  posted 8y ago by avalancha‭  ·  last activity 8y ago by System‭

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Q&A Shall I buy a Large size shell if I am wearing Medium size Down Jacket?

So that I can have some spaces to wear Down or Fleece inside the jacket? Normally Large size shell is too large for me, or I should buy the same size so as fit as possible?

1 answer  ·  posted 9y ago by Ryan‭  ·  last activity 9y ago by System‭

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Q&A What are the most important indicators of an high-risk avalanche zone?

If I'm heading out ski touring into an area I haven't been, what are the most important things to look for and think about to avoid high-risk areas for avalanches?

2 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by Ross‭  ·  last activity 11y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is the difference between camber and rocker shaped snowboards?

When looking at snowboards, they are described as being camber-shaped, rocker-shaped, or a hybrid? What's the difference between them, and when is one preferred over the other?

1 answer  ·  posted 11y ago by Reverend Gonzo‭  ·  last activity 11y ago by System‭

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