Snowboards come in a variety of sizes, each with its characteristics. Generally speaking, a wider board is more stable because it provides greater leverage. A narrower board performs faster and enables you to make tighter turns.
The length of your board should be approximately two-thirds of your height. Use this chart as a rough guide when choosing your next snowboard.
Sizing a snowboard is one of the most important purchases you can make for your time on the slopes. We’re here to help make it easier for you to figure out what board size is right for you.
Check out our handy sizing chart above to answer questions like: What snowboard length should I ride? What is the difference between a size 7 and a size 9 snowboard? Is my snowboard too big or too small? The answers might surprise you! Flex Rating is just a number.
You need to know what the flex will feel like to select the correct board. See if your board has this written on it, or ask your shop cool people to help you figure out what is right for you.
Traditional snowboard flex ratings:
- Soft Medium (I would say 90% of boards are medium) Stiff (10% of boards)
- Tip to Tail Width – This is how wide the snowboard is from tip to tail nose and tail width (nose/tail on each side).
- Ski Size & Board Lengths – This chart can give you a general idea of what size board fits you best depending on your height, weight, age, and ability.
As a rule, a more advanced rider uses shorter-length snowboards and less forgiving rockers, which are good for carving and sliding, and the wider waist on top gives them more control when they’re learning new tricks and spins.
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Heavier riders need wider waist widths for stability, so they don’t fall over after a big hit or landing a jump.
90 – 100 cm Snowboard
The Satori snowboard is a board built for the backcountry. It features a lightweight poplar wood core, a Biaxial glass layer, and an isolated wood sidewall.
This construction allows for solid edge hold in the reverse ride mode, combined with a smooth and catch-free drift in the regular ride mode.
Aside from its effective FSC-certified sustainable wood core construction, this board has the added advantages of multiple base options and a rocker for a smooth loose-over-firm ride.
A soft flex ensures that you can butter out at high speeds with control, whether you’re going fast or slow. We hope you enjoy this board as much as we do!”
95 – 105 cm Snowboards
Looking to buy new snowboards? The Lib Tech TRS + BTX 95-105 Snowboard is an awesome 95 – 105 cm snowboard that can work for young people or adult riders.
This Lib Tech snowboard marks a fresh start for Lib Tech. It has a new construction method, which results in a big change in design and feels from previous Lib Tech boards.
128 – 134 cm Snowboards
When picking a snowboard, the first and most obvious thing is considering the length. This is usually what people see first, as length determines the maneuverability of your board.
Snowboards are measured in centimeters. Most starter boards are around 130 – 134cm long. These boards contain some flex and give that is appropriate for beginners just learning how to bend their new sticks.
For the more advanced riders out there or anyone at a close to average size, consider going up in size to a 135 – 139cm board.
This will increase your ride’s stability and overall feel while still manageable enough to handle everyday riding surfaces such as park and pipe ramps.
Advanced to expert riders can also go up to 140cm boards, which provide an even greater pop and stability specific for riding on larger jumps and doing tricks with style.
133 – 141 cm Snowboards
If you love going on winter adventures but struggle to carry your snowboards when strapped on top of your car, the new Burton Kilo Snowboard Sling is made for you.
Designed to hold and carry a single 133 – 141 cm snowboard and featuring air-cushioned front straps and spacer mesh webbing in the back, it’s insanely convenient.
The Kilo Board Sling also has padded shoulder straps for extra comfort and a reinforced internal aluminum frame for added durability.
139 – 147 cm Snowboard
If you are over 6 ft tall, then the length of your snowboard will be 139 – 147 cm. This is an ideal length for most individuals of this height.
Another reason to ride a size-appropriate board is to easily make turns on packed powder, where more length means straighter edge angles. Finally, a shortboard will allow the rider to navigate bumps and tight spots with greater agility.
144 – 152 cm Snowboards
For people who can use 144 – 152 cm snowboards, we have listed all of the different sizes at each length.
So if you know you want to buy a board with a certain length, all you need to do is find that size on this list and match it up with your experience level.
149 – 157 cm Snowboards
Snowboards, who can use them? Snowboards were traditionally ridden by riders whose height usually reached over 180 cm.
However, since snowboard technology has improved over the years, boards made today are suited for any rider ranging in size from 149 – to 157 cm.
154 – 162 cm Snowboards
The 154 – 162 cm size is designed for kids ages 10 to 16. This size is perfect for the younger snowboarder who wants to replace their beginner board, progress onto bigger mountains, and take those tricks to the next level.
159 – 167 cm Snowboards
155 – 167 cm Snowboards are for skiers/boarders between 5’2″ and 6’6″. These board lengths fall within the middle of the mountain snowboard size range.
160+ cm Snowboard
Are you a male / female snowboarder who measures between 153-and 170cm tall? Are you looking for their first board or a more forgiving second board? If so, this is the Lost in Space CWD 156cm Snowboard for you.
This lightweight snowboard is easy to handle and great fun for beginners and intermediate riders alike. You can choose the snowboard as per your requirement and enjoy skating