Depending on how much money you want to put into the sport, check out these two web sites for the various possibilities you have for different types of accessories.
First you need to buy a snowboard. Getting the right size is VERY IMPORTANT. There are a few factors that combine to determine the best size snowboard to use. An excellent tool to use is the Frosty Rider Snowboard Size Calculator. http://www.frostyrider.com/tips/size-guide.htm
Additionally you need snowboard boots and bindings. TO make things easier, sometimes board, boots and bindings can be purchased all together as a "package". Check here for a list of online retailers of snowboard gear. http://www.frostyrider.com/boards/index.php?page=online_snowboard_shops
Next you need proper clothing. Clothing is broken down into 3 types:
Outerwear, Underwear (base-layer), and Mid-layer (insulation). The best outerwear will be labeled "waterproof/breathable" and makes for a much more pleasant experience -- especially in extreme weather conditions!
Next "must-have's" are gloves (or mittens) and goggles. DO NOT GO OUT SNOWBOARDING WITHOUT THESE ACCESSORIES! -- Even if you think you don't need them, believe me YOU DO!
I hope this little introduction helps you. Have FUN this Winter!
water-proof, water-proof, water-proof!!! there is nothing like being cold and wet on top of being sore!!! get some good rentals and have fun!!!!
Get the right size snowboard for you. Equip your self with the right gears as well as wear the appropriate winter clothing. Wear goggles and helmet. Bring hydration pack.
Well, of course you need a snowboard in order to do the sport. You can worry about other accessories such as the snowboard boots, clothing, and goggles after you get your snowboard. Most of the time, you can get all these gears from one store so you don't have to worry about that. Snowboarding boots are widely available with different designs and features (and, of course, sizes too.) Snowboarding goggles are just as important as the snowboard because you always need to wear goggles when you snowboard. This is to avoid eye damage from the strong wind and sun rays as well.
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