Different from teenagers and adults, kids have very different needs when it comes to snowboards. Finding a perfect snowboard for a kid is much harder than for an adult. In this post I’ll teach you how to find the best snowboard suitable for any child.
Like never before, the big snowboarding companies are finally investing in technology to make better and more snowboards for kids. For kids, there are two types of snowboards you can get. You have plastic snowboards and normal high quality snowboards. The plastic snowboards are considerably cheaper, but harder to use. You also don’t need anything else than the snowboard itself, to ride these plastic boards. Shoes and bindings aren’t necessary because the bindings on these boards are very adjustable and can fit any normal winter shoe.
The higher quality snowboards for kids are just like any other snowboard, just a lot smaller. These boards are easier to use, but are more recommended for kids that have some skill. I therefore recommend any kid in the age of 3 to 5 years, to start of with a plastic board. Older kids from the age 5 to 8 are recommended to use a normal snowboard suited for their length (the high quality boards). These snowboards will cost more, but are much more durable than the plastic boards.
While snowboards for teens/adults are divided into three different categories (all mountain, freestyle, free ride), kids snowboards are usually the same. If they were to be in one of these categories it would have to be the all mountain category. This is because almost all kids snowboards are twin shaped with many all mountain specifics.
Below, I’ve selected out some snowboards suitable for kids. Each snowboard picture has a link for you to purchase it, as well as the recommended age and price. While I haven’t tested any of these boards (for obvious reasons), I’ve done a lot of research on the boards to find the ones with the best price, durability and technology.
Plastic Snowboards (boys and girls) – Age: 2-5 years
Higher quality kids snowboards (boys and girls) – Age: 5-8 years
Snowboard full sets (boots, board and bindings) – Age: 4-7 years
Hopefully your kids will enjoy these boards. If you didn’t find they liked, you can click on any of the product links above and browse through amazons products. If you have any other questions regarding my post, then feel free to leave them below!
Tore, author of this post.