What Snowboard Size is right for me?

Choosing the right snowboard size can be difficult. Often opinions vary on how long or how short to go. Here at Melbourne Snowboard Centre we have come up with a simple solution to finding your perfect board size.  

 

The first 3 things you always want to consider is your: Weight, Height and Where You Spend your Time Riding.

 

Most companies give a recommended rider weight for each snowboard. We have tried to include this data on all of our snowboard pages to make it easier for you to find the right board. 

 

 

Weight & Height:

For the average sized rider a board comes up to around chin height. However if you are tall and skinny you would ride a board shorter and if you are short and muscular you might want to ride something longer. This is why we always recommend choosing a board size based on weight rather than height alone.

 

Where You Ride:

This is important because some styles of riding require longer or shorter boards. If you spend more time in the park it is helpful to size down slightly to make quicker turns, faster spins and have more control while buttering through boxes and rails. If you prefer chasing powder and traveling overseas you may want a slightly longer board. The added surface area will help you float above the snow much like a surfboard in water. Typically for the average rider in Australia we recommend a slightly smaller board compared to what we might recommend to someone traveling overseas. 

 

Below we have made a chart that will assist you in figuring out what snowboard size is right for you. As long as you fit inside the board size range you shouldn’t notice too much of a difference:

 

Weight (kg)

Average Board Size (cm)

Board Size Range (cm)

27

95

90-100

32

110

105-115

36

120

115-125

41

130

125-135

45

138

135-140

50

141

138-144

54

143

140-146

59

146

142-148

63

147

144-149

68

149

146-152

73

151

148-154

77

154

151-157

82

155

152-158

86

156

153-159

91

158

155-161

95

160

157-163

100

162

158-165

105

163

159-167

110

164

160-168

 

 

If you are still having trouble figuring out what size snowboard to ride, come visit the shop and we would be happy to go over it with you. If you aren’t near Melbourne you can also email any questions or call us on (03) 9470 1822.