Your snowboard length
Yes, size matters. Choosing the right size is really important. If your board is too long, it will be more difficult to steer. If the board is too short, it will lack stability and won’t be as versatile as it should be. You have to find the right compromise, depending not only on your height but also on your weight, ability level and style. You have probably heard that if the top of the board hits your chin, you’ve got the perfect size. That’s not entirely true. Snowboarding has changed a lot, board shapes as well, and you should be careful with such recommendations.
If you want a jib board and you are lightweight, you need a pretty short snowboard to pivot and link park features with ease. If you love powder and freeriding and you are strong or heavy, you need a longer board for more buoyancy and support on soft snow. In order to help you find the matching length, we created this calculator.
Keep in mind that the result is only an indication, don’t stick to it. You should also take your own preferences into account, snowboarding is a matter of feeling. Some riders prefer boards that are shorter than the recommended length and vice versa.