Getting started in snowboarding is one thing but you cannot do anything until you have all the right gear. There is certain apparel and equipment that you need before you can even think of going snowboarding. First you want to get yourself dressed up properly. The first step is figuring out what you are going to wear out there on the slopes.
It feels cold outside when you are just standing there, but once you are in the sunshine on the ski slopes and are moving around doing jumps and tricks your body heat is going to start to rise. You move and jump around a lot when you are snowboarding, and if you sweat you are actually putting yourself at risk of getting hypothermia. Instead of piling on turtlenecks and sweatshirts underneath your snowsuit then, you want to use thermal pants and tops which are lightweight but able to keep the warmth in much better than regular clothing. The last thing you want is to be hot, sweaty and uncomfortable when you are out snowboarding.
It is a good idea to buy some goggles before doing any snowboarding. This way you will have your pants strapped up over your shoulders and will not have to worry about them falling down. Choosing a snowboard is one of the biggest challenges, as there are endless styles, sizes and brands to choose from. Choosing your board will probably be the biggest challenge, as there are just so many different boards to choose from.
The main deciding factor of your snowboard is your height. It is all about proportion and the easiest way to figure out what board is long enough for you is by standing next to one. Your snowboard should be up to the bottom of your chin and this is how you tell it is the right length. If a board ends between your collarbone and the bottom of your chin, this is exactly the perfect length and the board will work for you because you will be able to balance on it.
Choosing your board is all about proportion and everyone is different. This will ensure your feet have a bit of air and room to move around while you are out on the hills. It is important to have a bit of extra space in your boots so you can be active snowboarding and not have your feet all crushed up. These are the basic pieces of women snowboarding gear and once you are all set up and ready to go, you can hit the slopes and actually get to snowboard.