Posted on September 02, 2017 at 12:47 AM
Snowboard Sizing - Length and Width
This buying guide is intended to help you understand the important factors that go into proper snowboard sizing. We'll go over how to determine what length and width snowboard you may want with help from a couple trusty snowboard sizing charts.
The appropriate snowboard length depends on a few things. The height and weight of the rider are the most important factors in determining a suitable length. The chart below is a guideline for determining what length board you should be targeting.
Snowboard Length Chart
|Rider Height (IN)||Rider Height (CM)||Weight (LB)||Snowboard Size (CM)|
|4'10"||147||110 - 120||128 - 136|
|5'||152||115-130||133 - 141|
|5'2"||158||125-135||139 - 147|
Riding style should also have an effect on length choice. It's recommended that boards being used for freestyle and terrain park riding are a bit shorter. This enables the rider to spin and maneuver the board more easily. Conversely, free ride and big mountain boards should be on the longer side of the spectrum.
Beginners will find shorter boards much easier to learn on as they are more maneuverable, making them easier to turn. Length can also be a matter of preference, experienced riders will know what works for them.
The ideal snowboard width allows the riders boots to slightly overhang the edges of the snowboard. This overhang gives the rider leverage and allows them to apply strong pressure to their edges. Although, too much overhang will cause the boots to catch the snow on hard, low turns. The chart below shows compatibility between snowboard width and boot size.
Width to Boot Size Chart
|Boot Size (US Men's)||--||5.0 - 7.5||7.0 - 9.5||8.5 - 10.5||9.5 - 11.5||10.5+|
|Boot Size (US Women's)||Up to 6.0||6.0 - 8.5||8.0 - 10.5||10+||--||--|
|Board Waist Width (mm)||225-235||236-245||246-250||251-254||255-259||260+|
|Width Type||Women's/Narrow||Regular||Regular to Wide|
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