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Snowboard Club UK (SCUK) FAQs (frequently-asked questions)
Category: Main -> Equipment
Will riding a dryslope damage my board?
The short answer is "Yes". But so will riding a mountain or dropping your board in the car park.
Question by fatmansnowscoop
Does it matter if i use an iron with steam holes in the base for waxing or does it need to be flat.
Your mum/girlfriend/wife might mind, but practically it doesn't really matter as any wax that goes into the holes will tend to drain out anyway. However, it might shorten the life of the iron and you wouldn't want to use it to iron clothes again. Naturally, you don't want to actually use any steam whilst ironing your board, so a steam iron should be empty of water. I've also heard of people soldering the holes up prior to use.Back to top
Question by ashfordm
Can anyone please advise if I will get any problems wearing a UK size 10 boot (Thirty Two) with a medium Burton Custom binding. The binding does allow the base at the toe end to extend but the boot extend over the binding by about 40mm. Should I really fit a large size binding or will the difference be negligible?
Any advise you experts can give this humble intermediate would be appreciated.
I would advise you to use a Large binding with UK size 10 boots, it will mean that you feet are more comfortable because the straps going across your feet will be in the right place and also you will have more control of the board.
Question by bengaut
i have been have trubble finding a 144 +boy for me to buy everything seems to be bigger or smaller
if you cant find a 144 specifically then dont worry look to the next size up, going up a couple of cm will be fine at this length. I'm sure if you ask in one of the bigger stores they will have quite a large array of boards, just ask because they might not have it all on displayBack to top
Question by Pedro27
Hi guys and gals I hope that you can help I really want to buy a board for when i go away in Jan but dont really want to spend very much. I have been looking at various magazines and reviews on so many boards but im so unsure it's unbeliveable. But there is one manke called 24seven which has caught my eye on reviews and on price (£130.00) the 24seven Highway board! wot do you lot think? thanks in advance!.
Hi Pedro, I'm not familiar with this brand so cant comment, however if you are finding it hard to choose, why not visit your local snowboard shop and get some advice... its free.Back to top
I am new to the world of snowboarding and am looking to purchase my first snowboard. I was hoping somebody could explain to me what the different sizes of board are and how i can make sure i purchase the correct size.
The size of board you need essentially comes down to the style of riding and your weight. Shorter boards for freestyle, longer for freeride. Shorter if you're light and longer of you're hefty. You might need a wide board if you have size 10+ feet, but that depends a lot on the waist measurements of boards, your stance, angle bindings of the profile of the sole of your boots. The best place is your local snowboard store. The best advice is that advice you get face to face.
I am about to buy a freeride board, i know the basics and i am quite competent but i am on the heavier side (16 stone) can you recommend any boards?
It's very difficult for us to recommend any specific board without knowing a lot more about you, your riding and what you might be using it for. The best place to ask for advice is a reputable shop. If you want personal recommendations, then try the forum.Back to top
I have a pair of new boots which I have had heat molded. I now get a lot of heel lift in them and I'm not sure if it's a matter of me not fastening them properly or if they don't fit properly. I'm dissapointed because they become uncomfy after a while. Is there a kind of heal-grip I can use?
Several boots now come with heel grips. For example Burton's J bars and I'm sure there are others. The best bet is to ask on the Equipment/Media forum so people can offer you recommendations on the products they've found to work well.Back to top
Hi, can you recommend any int - adv freestyle boards which are likely to have some durability when used on dendix slopes. Iv used both a burton dominant and ride business both of which are now destoyed after regular use on the slope. Prior to going and purchasing another board which will be condemmed to becoming another shelf after 2 months use. I was hoping you would be able to advise me of any boards on the market which are durable.
Thanks Floyd Marrowfat
My advice would be to visit your local retailer.. core independents usually have staff that are well trained and will be able to offer you the best advice face to face..
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