Welcome to the Online Surf Shop learn to Snowboard page.
Over the years ive worked out you need quality gear as the cheaper brands just dont seem to stack up.
When your ready to search for gear try the Surf Shop.
First you going to need some gear like a jacket, pants, gloves, boots, wrist guards, an optional helmet ( recomended for children as they dont seem to have any fear ) and snowboard and bindings.
There is so much gear on the market and its really a case of dealing with someone reputable when it comes to gear as its so important for safety to have the correct gear.
Gloves, Jackets, and Pants are up to the individual and generally you get what you pay for. Do your homework as you dont want to end up freezing and wet after buying chep gear. You will see a rating on some jackets and pants like 5000, 10,000 or 20,000 and the higher the number the more waterproof the gear.
Snowboarding Wrist Guards, Buy these as you will fall over and you will hurt your wrists.
Goggles, go for double lens goggles as they fog up less with the duel lens barrier and go for quality as your goggles should last for years if you look after them. Never wipe them out with your shirt or jacket and actually try never to touch the inside of the lens as most of the quality goggles have an antifog coating that scratches very easy. Make sure they are helmet compatible if your wearing a helmet and make sure they fit the contour of your face. Again quality goggles are worth the extra money as they block harmfull rays that can quite easily damage your eyes. Dont try and snowboard without goggles or you will damage your eyes with the glare from the snow.
Boots, Make sure you find a correct fitting boot or you will be going home after a few hours on the slopes. There is no standard boot that fits all feet so you have to try them on, again go with quality, you dont want sore feet. Make sure you try the boots locked into some bindings on a board so you can transfer your weight around from heel to toe and feel for movement of your heel or points where the boots push on your feet. If they are not 100% keep trying on more untill you find the right ones.
Bindings, Again go with quality and make sure you buy bindings that suit your boot size and board. Some makes of boards have bindings that only fit their brand.
The board. The correct length of a board should be just above your chin and the width should be judged by standing on your board, in the bindings with your boots on and your boots should just overhang your board slightly.
Enjoy your snowboarding cheers Rob.