Size Guide: Snowboards
Not sure what snowboard size you need? Curated Experts know how important finding your perfect fit is. Find sizing information for snowboards here.
Here on Curated, your Snowboard Expert wants to find the best products for you. That starts with finding the perfect fit. But with so many snowboard options, finding the right one can be daunting. This guide is designed to help users compare the sizing of different products.
Don’t forget to chat with a Curated Expert for free advice and recommendations on the best snowboard for your needs.
If you’ve ever rented a board or snagged a hand-me-down from your older brother, you’ve probably fallen victim to the quick “make sure it’s near your chin” method of sizing. Or you've stumbled upon various snowboard sizing calculators that have spit out a random number for you. If this is the case, the snowboard size you’re currently used to may not be the one that’s gonna give you confidence and longevity as you progress. This method of sizing neglects the most important aspect of choosing a board: your weight. Fortunately, we’ve abandoned that way of thinking for a much more personal fit!
Your snowboard won’t know your favorite movie or remember your aunt’s birthday, much like it won’t know how tall you are. But, it will know exactly how much you weigh. The flex scale that determines how soft or rigid your board is? Completely dependent on weight! Refer to this snowboard size chart for a general basis on what snowboard length is best for you. While this is just a good rule of thumb and not a comprehensive guide, it will serve all! Even as a kids' snowboard size chart!
Snowboard Size Chart
|Rider Weight (Lb)||Snowboard Size (cm)|
|80 or less||80-135|
Pro Tip: Read through each manufacturer’s recommendations for the proper length-to-weight ratio! Each snowboard brand and model will have a set of personalized guidelines to follow. This ratio is further dependent on a few technicalities like flex, waist width, and sidecut radius, but don’t worry about that for now! Sometimes taller riders at an average weight or BMI (body mass index) may fit best on the same snowboard as somebody shorter with a higher BMI. Be sure to leverage your Snowboard Expert here on Curated if you have any questions on what would work best for you!
If you want to learn more about sidecut, effective edge, taper, and waist-width, this deep dive is for you!
Please refer to What Size Snowboard Is Right for You? for a more detailed look at what to consider while choosing snowboard.
With so many gear options to sort through, it can be really helpful to chat with someone who understands your needs and provides guidance. If you have any questions about finding the right snowboards, chat with a Snowboard Expert here on Curated for free, personalized recommendations.