Skiing is different from many other sports in that it has specific requirements for sports equipment. Choosing the right equipment and starting your skiing career has become a significant issue for many friends to scratch their heads. Here I will summarize some basic ski equipment selection knowledge for everyone, paving the way for novice skiers.
Warm reminder: For people who are preparing to ski for the first time, skiing is exhilarating, but since ski equipment is not cheap, I suggest you buy clothes, gloves, skis, and other personal items first. Additional rental equipment is available in the ski resort. Available. If you are interested in skiing, you can purchase and upgrade other equipment.
The snowboard holder is essential for our snowboarding, closely connected to the rider and the snowboard. A snowboard holder that fits your sliding style will significantly help your skiing, and it will also make your sliding experience smoother and safer.
Snowboard Binding Sizing Guide
What is Snowboard Binding
The snowboard fixer is a device that fixes the snowboard and ski boots together. And dual-plate holder is not the same when you're fall down during skiing, veneer holder will not release your ski boots. When you fall, the board will be with you. However, don’t be nervous, you will not be easy to sprain your legs because your feet are tied to the veneer. So how to choose a suitable snowboard ficer is quite important question. We need know the different sliding styles before choosing the best snowboard binding.
When purchasing a snowboard binding, it is essential to find a holder that suits your sliding style. We roughly divide the snowboard bindings into three categories according to the sliding styles: park freestyle, all-regions, and wild snow. In addition to the sliding type, it is necessary to choose a suitable hard fixture according to the snowboard boots. It is not conducive to our sliding, whether it is a harder snowboot with a relatively soft institution or a softer snowshoe with a harder fixture.
- Park Freestyle
For freestyle skiers like studying all kinds of jumping skills and movements, the snowboard binding should be appropriately soft to increase flexibility and safety when completing the action and landing. It is more convenient to complete each class grabbing action.
- All Regions
As the name suggests, the whole region was born for exploring the entire mountain and all-terrain. It needs to have stable performance, whether in the machine-pressing snow trail, terrain park, or off-road powder snow. Most of these fixtures have moderate hardness.
- Wild Snow
Dashanye Snow Fixer is specially prepared for those who don't want to be inside the slide or snowfield. To enhance the high performance under steep slopes or deep powder snow, high speeds, and complex terrain, this type of fixator tends to have a harder hardness, feedback, and charging will be more time so that the snowboard is ready to meet the challenge at any time.
Snowboard Binding Hardness
The hardness range of the snowboard bindings is not the same for different snowboard brands, and there is no uniform industry standard among various brands. It is not easy to make a horizontal comparison. Many manufacturers set the fixture hardness range in 1-10, with one the softest and ten the hardest. Generally speaking, according to the numerical definition of each manufacturer, we define 1-2 as soft, 3-5 as moderate, 6-8 as hard, and 9-10 as very hard. It should be clear that snowboard bindings from different manufacturers may not have the same hardness even with the same value, and you need to experience it yourself.
Snowboard Binding Sturctures
1. Ankle Strap: The ankle strap is a strap that can wrap around the ankle and fix the ski shoes. It ensures that the ski shoes will not fall off when you lean forward.
2. Toe Strap: The toe strap is a strap that can wrap the ski toe and fix the ski shoe. It ensures that the ski shoe will not fall off when you lean back.
3. Highback: The back of the retainer supports the back of your legs, and also transmits your movements and pressure to the back blade when you lean back .
4. Buckles: The retainer shoe buckle adjusts the tightness of the retainer strap.
Snowboard Binding Types
1. Traditional Strap Fixator
Traditional strap fixation is the most common type of fixation. Its design is simple and easy to use, safe and reliable and has excellent feedback. It has also been tested in the market for many years and is an enduring good design. When using it, step on the snowshoes on the holder and tie the two straps on the front and back. It's that simple.
2. Back Fast-wearing Fixator
The biggest difference between the rear-wearing quick-through fixator and the traditional strap-on fixator is that the former only uses an integrated front strap and a redesigned backplate. The backplate of this fixator can be opened by manipulation, and the user can step on the snowshoe into the fixator and then buckle the fixator without adjusting the front strap.
3. Burton Step-On Fixator
Burton Step-On is a revolutionary design on the market, making the speed of putting on and taking off the veneer retainer instantly comparable to that of the double board. This kind of retainer needs to be used with Step-On veneer snowshoes at the same time. The buckle on the holder fits with the hole on the holder to complete the putting and taking off.
Snowboard Binding Size Chart
When shopping for snowboard bindings you will no doubt come across many different models from various manufacturers. The most important decision you will make when selecting your bindings will be the size you need. We recommend you check the below chart to determine which bindings will fit your boot size. This is a general guideline for sizing in US size, you should also review any one of a number brand specific snowboard binding size charts.
BURTON BINDING SIZE CHART
|S||6 - 8||4 - 6|
|M||8 - 11||6 - 8|
|11y - 1||-|
|13y - 4.5||-|
|M||4.5 - 8.5||5.5 - 9.5|
|L||7.5 - 11.5||8.5 - 12|
|XL||10.5 - 11.5||-|
|-||5 - 7|
|5 - 6.5||7 - 9|
|M||7 - 9.5||-|
|L||10 - 13+||-|
|S||1 - 5||5 - 7|
|M||5 - 8.5||7.5 - 10|
|L||9 - 15||11.5+|
How to choose the snowboard binding size
Step 1: The size of the snowboard binding is not as subdivided as snowboardshoes. Small size, medium size, and large size are the regular sizes of major brands. Be sure to check each brand's official snowboard binding size chart before purchasing the fixer to ensure that you don't buy the wrong size.
Step 2: After getting the correct size fixator, you can try it on to make sure it fits. After a proper size fixator is tightened, the snowboard boots should not exceed the fixator too much, and the straps should not make the feet feel sore. If the belt cannot fit the rack, please adjust the length of the two appropriately. At the same time, the heel part of the snowshoe should be close to the backplate of the holder.
Step 3: The veneer holder generally has several holes for adjusting the distance, and you can decide how far apart your legs stand. After the double-plate retainer is adjusted in the ski shop, it will not be adjusted on the ski slope, and the single-plate retainer can generally be worn, adjusted, and taken off by itself.
|Men's Binding Size||Men's Snowboard Boot Size||Women's Binding Size||Women's Snowboard Boot Size|
|Small||5 - 7||Small||1.5 - 4.5|
|Medium||7 - 10||Medium||4.5 - 7.5|
|Large||10 +||Large||7 +|
Board holder & Snowboard Compatibility
The fixator of the appropriate size should allow the snowboard to have no shaking space when it is bent, and there will be no extra space for the snowshoe to shake during standard sliding. The single-board holder should be used with the snowboard when in use. Different snowboard manufacturers use different holder installation standards, most of which are compatible with other manufacturers, but we should still be careful not to buy incompatible holders. The device, and thus cannot be used. Nowadays, most brands provide a variety of standard retainer chassis in a fixed period to adapt to the installation methods of different veneer manufacturers.