First things: let's go back to the basics of snowboarding. Before considering the elements of how to choose your snowboard, it's essential that you know what a snowboard is made of. Each part has a specific role to play, and will influence your riding performance in its own way?
1 - Nose: this is the front part of the board, influencing flotation.
2 - Tail: the rear part of the board, influencing stability and maneuverability.
3 - Core: this is the central part of the board, influencing its flexibility, lightness and responsiveness.
4 - Edges: these are the metal edges on either side of the board, influencing grip and turn control.
5 - The base: the lower part of the board in contact with the snow, which has a direct influence on glide.
6 - Inserts: these are the holes in the board where the bindings are placed, to be chosen according to preference, foot size and riding style.
7 - Abs sidewall: these are the sides of the board, which not only offer additional protection, but also influence shock absorption and energy transmission.
8 - Finally, the camber: this refers to the longitudinal curvature of the board (classic, inverted, flat or hybrid), which influences stability, rebound and cornering quality.
Once you're familiar with the different parts of the board and their respective roles in your riding experience, you'll already have a good idea of how to choose your snowboard.