All boards are divided into three types depending on riding style.Freestyle - skiing, or rather jumping in the park (jumps, rails, half-pipe).Type snowboard - "twin-tip" - the same heel and toe, easy to ride backwards (forward, "back" leg).Freeride - skiing off-piste on the "pow" - fresh snow.Type snowboard - "direkshnl" - wider and longer sock heel.For a beginner
best universal snowboard "freestyle / freeride."This board is soft enough, broad and moderately heavy, "twin-tip".She seemed to be "waiting" for you "forgive" errors, in contrast to the hard, narrow and light "missiles", designed for aggressive skating.
snowboard length is determined by height and weight katalschika.What are you above or harder, the longer should be your board.The easiest way to determine the appropriate Rostovka at no
rmal weight / height - board should be up to the chin.Another option - to take away from its growth of 20 cm, it will be about the length of your board.

long board easily manage only at high speeds in the fresh snow, so the beginner will be hard to cope with it.In general, each manufacturer on each board writes optimum "scatter" weight, e.g., 45-55 kg.Choose a board where your weight will be in the middle of these borders weight.

Again, if you are attracted to skating in the park, take a short board "twin-tip" if you are going to surf neraskatannye snowy expanses - long "direkshnl."
From the width of the snowboard depends largely on control of management.Here it is necessary to rely on the size of the shoe.Ideally boots must little (not more than 1 cm) extend beyond the edges of the board.If the board is wider than the shoe, it will be difficult to "crank" - make turns.If shoes are much wider board, they will cling to the snow and ice will turn into torture.
Finally, pricing.It's simple.All that is worth more than $ 300 - not for beginners.

Again, no need to buy the cheapest "shell."You learn to ride a lot sooner than a season, and the most simple board (foam, no wood core) inhibit the development, do not achieve a high level of riding.The optimal price is determined in the 150-250 dollars.
There is such a time as the construction of snowboarding - "cap" (cover) and "sandwich" (layers)."Sandwiches" stronger, more responsive and amenable to repair, in contrast to "kepov."But there are nuances - the most expensive "caps" are not inferior quality "sandwich" and board with a crack after repair still does not drive like new.

In general, if you are looking for an economical option - stop at "kepe" if you actually price / quality ratio - take the cheapest "sandwich".