By: Brad McNally
One of the biggest mistakes that new snowboarders make is to use a board that is the wrong size or shape for what their riding intention. Much like a bicycle, the snowboard can be designed for specific purposes and specific sizes. While you can use any snowboard if you like, it isn’t always the most effective. To stick to the bike analogy, this would be like buying a nice road bike and taking it out on dirt trails through the woods -- it might make it, but it probably won’t be the best ride.