Snowboard length is measure from the tip to the tail in centimetres. Rider weight is the main factor in selecting the length of board (whereas in skis, height is more important).
Choose a shorter board (within the size range) if:
- You are beginner snowboarder. A shorter board will make it easier to master your turns.
- You want to do tricks/freestyle. A shorter board will be more maneuverable.
Choose a longer board (within the size range) if:
- You are more experienced and like to ride fast.
- You are riding in deep snow.