Not all of us are fans of the cold, especially when it starts getting really cold to the point of deciding to skip bath time (just admit it, it’s happened to you too!), but somehow adventure makes everything that much easier.
Sure, you might not consider heading to the mountains to test your courage going down the slopes with a snowboard, yet the sport itself is so beneficial that it could convince you to try it.
Apart from helping you with the burning of calories, taking you out and providing you with the chance to get your daily dose of sun and vitamin D, essential in winter too, it teaches you how to be bold, trust your instincts and rely on your skills.
Speaking of the skills, practice makes perfect so you can’t simply decide to try this sport one day expecting to excel in it right away, same as any other sport for that matter so focus on practicing because it’s important for both your fun and safety primarily.
Speaking of preparations, even if you’re aware of the basics in staying warm and dry, you can’t consider yourself fully prepared unless you pay attention to the extras of gear.
Yes, I’m talking about the various types of snowboard accessory that are created to enhance your snowboarding experience. First things first, you have to be certain your bindings are adequate and provide the needed support and comfort because they’re meant to keep your feet on the board.
Also, when you’re a beginner you’d find stomp pads to be particularly useful when it comes to controlling the board, making easy turns and stops and even use the edge of the snowboard. Furthermore, they’re great if you intend to do some tricks as well as use the board with one foot only.
Given that they’re with a layer of adhesive you need to mark the spots where you’re going to apply them which is in between the bindings. Remember to have them replaced if you notice they start falling off! In case you require an extra grip anywhere you find it necessary along with the chance to customise the board, consider getting something stylish like snowboard accessory textured claws.
Now to be able to have the fun of a lifetime you can’t forget essentials like wax, waxing iron and tuning kit. Waxing doesn’t only help you have a fun time at the slopes and glide smoothly, it’s also ideal for protecting your board which is great for increasing its lifespan.
Remember, the more often you use the board, the more often you’re going to have to wax it, at least once after every three days of riding or so. This applies to tuning also, so the more you have a great time gliding through the slopes, the more you’d have to do some tuning work; it’s all part of the joy!