Snowboard Size Guidelines

Have you decided to buy a new board but you are unsure of what size to get?

This guide will cover all our boards and what to keep in mind when choosing a size.

The guidelines are based on rider's height, rider's weight, boot size, andintended use. Of course, size is a matter of personal taste, i.e. a light and short rider can pick a bigger board than recommended. But reading this guide should give you a rough idea about what parameters to think of when selecting a size.

Width

When choosing a board based on your boot size, the most important factor is the width of the board under under back foot. Only using the waist width doesn’t give you a correct sizing, because the length of the turning radius and the amount of taper effects how wide the board is where you have your feet. 

Preferred board width can also be very personal. For example; how narrow of a board you can use without heel and toe drag depends not only on the size of your boots, but also on how aggressive you edge the board. Therefore we recommend that you measure the width under the back foot on your old snowboard and compare it to the list below. This should give you a good understanding of how wide the board will feel and if it’s a good fit to your boots and riding style. 

The Freeride

Length (cm) 150 155 160 165 170
Width under back foot (mm) 253 260 267 275 282
Shoe Size (mondo) 23-26 24-27 25-28 26-29 27-30

 

The Freeride Split

Length (cm) 150 155 160 165 170
Width under back foot (mm) 250 257 264 272 279
Shoe Size (mondo) 23-26 24-27 25-28 26-29 27-30

 

The Pow

Length (cm) 156 161 166
Width under back foot (mm) 267 275 282
Shoe Size (mondo) 25-28 26-29 27-30

 

The Pow Split

Length (cm) 156 161 166
Width under back foot (mm) 264 272 279
Shoe Size (mondo) 25-28 26-29 27-30
 
  Davide Capozzi in a spot where you don't want to be worried about toe or heel drag.

Davide Capozzi in a spot where you don't want to be worried about toe or heel drag.

Picking the right length

The Freeride

The Freeride was designed to tackle everything from powder to ice and can handle any type of terrain. Simply put, it's the optimal do-it-all freeride snowboard.

The most popular sizes for men are the 160 and 165. Both sizes should work for an average sized guy, but which size you choose depends on your riding style.

A bigger sized board has more stability and can be safely ridden at higher speed In wide open terrain. It will also give you better float in deep snow. A smaller size will give you a more nimble board in variable conditions or technical terrain. 

The 170 is mainly ridden by tall and heavy guys with big feet or by medium sized guys who prefer to have a really long board for increased float and greater stability at higher speeds. The 155 fits anyone with small feet (maximum 26,5 cm) who likes a more playful and nimble board. 

The 150 and 155 are our by far most popular sizes for women. Both sizes are adapted to fit smaller feet, but they have exactly the same shape and are built with the same material as the bigger sizes. But if you're tall and aggressive rider with big feet (26.0 +), you can also go for a bigger size.

The same guidelines apply here – in wide open terrain, a larger sized board has more stability and provides greater confidence at higher speeds, and gives you better float in deep snow. Choosing a smaller size will give you a more nimble board in variable conditions or technical terrain.

 

The Freeride Split

The Freeride and The Freeride Split ride nearly identically. The guidelines for The Freeride also apply to The Freeride Split. When in doubt about what size to get, we recommend to stick to the same sizing as your regular freeride board. However, there are a few instances where it can be beneficial to have a bigger or smaller splitboard than your regular freeride snowboard.

Firstly, the kind of terrain or snow you end up riding in with your splitboard might differ. For example, Davide Capozzi uses The Freeride Split 155 for really steep descents where having a nimble board is crucial. But he pretty much always chooses his The Freeride 160 for increased float on a powder day in the local resort . The 155 also has the benefit of being lighter and more nimble for switchbacks.

If you plan on doing a lot of overnight trips carrying heavy backpacks, then it might be worth going up a bit in size. 

 
 

The Pow

The Pow is a short and compact board with massive float for its size. Therefore, we recommend to downsize about 3-6 cm from your regular freeride board.

If The Freeride 160 is your everyday freeride snowboard, then you should probably pick The Pow 156.

 
 

The Pow Split

The Pow Split sizing guidelines are the same as The Pow. It might sound short for a deep powder splitboard. But it floats like a longer board and has the advantage of being less to carry on the way up.

 
  The Pow in its right deep powder and strapped to the feet of local shredder Lars Kvisgaard Melbye.

The Pow in its right deep powder and strapped to the feet of local shredder Lars Kvisgaard Melbye.

 
 
 
Hampus Cederholm