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Wondering what snowboard gear to buy this season? We've put together a selection of articles to help you decide which products and clothing best suit your needs this season. Learn the difference between the various snowboard shapes, what length snowboard you need, whether you should get camber or rocker snowboard, what the outerwear ratings mean and how flex affects your board, boots and bindings. All this and much, more more.
Before You Buy

The Gear Guru - Airbags? Big Fan!

The Snowboard Gear Guru takes a closer look at the Pieps Jetforce Rider 10 litre avalanche backpack

Snowboard Gear Guru Episode 4: Airbags? Big Fan!
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The Gear Guru - Step On VS Step In VS Traditional Bindings!

Step On vs step in vs straps - which is the best snowboarding binding system for you?

Snowboard Gear Guru Episode 3: Step On VS Step In VS Traditional Bindings!
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The Gear Guru - Binding Materials Explained

What's the difference between carbon fibre, plastic and aluminium snowboard bindings? The Gear Guru de-mystifies baseplates!

Snowboard Gear Guru Episode 2: Binding Materials Explained
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The Gear Guru - Powder Boards

Whitelines' resident gear expert Paul Vines talks through modern powder snowboard design, in the first episode of a new video series.

The Snowboard Gear Guru Episode 1: Powder Boards
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A-Z of Snowboard Brands

A closer look at some of snowboarding's best-loved companies

A-Z of Snowboard Brands
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How To Buy Snowboard Gear For Kids

Follow this advice and your kid will be a better, happier rider

How To Buy Snowboard Gear For Kids
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How To Choose Your Snowboard Gloves

The pros and cons of gloves vs mitts, and some key features to look out for.

How To Choose Your Snowboard Gloves
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Stiff vs Soft Snowboards – Which Do I Need?

See how a snowboard's flex affects its performance.

Stiff vs Soft Snowboards – Which Do I Need?
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How To Choose A Snowboard, Boots & Bindings Combo

Here's how to select the right combination of snowboard, boots and bindings.

How To Choose A Snowboard, Boots & Bindings Combo
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How To Choose Your Snowboard Goggles

Explaining the key features of good snow goggles, from ventilation to peripheral vision.

How To Choose Your Snowboard Goggles
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How to Choose Your Snowboard Bindings

Everything you need to know about getting the right pair of bindings for your riding style and ability.

How to Choose Your Snowboard Bindings
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Camber vs Rocker Snowboards – What's The Difference?

Explaining the different snowboard profiles, including camber, rocker, flat and hybrid combos.

Camber vs Rocker Snowboards – What's The Difference?
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What Size Snowboard Do I Need?

Use our handy snowboard size calculators to find out what length is right for you.

What Size Snowboard Do I Need?
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How to Choose Your Snowboard Boots

Everything you need to know about flex, features and fit when choosing your snowboard boots

How to Choose Your Snowboard Boots
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How to Choose Your Snowboard Helmet

From safety standards to air vents - everything you need to know about protecting your head

How to Choose Your Snowboard Helmet
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Goggle Lens Colours - Which To Choose?

Sunshine, cloud or snow, there's a goggle lens for every condition. Here's how to select the right tint.

Goggle Lens Colours - Which To Choose?
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Snowboard Boot Fitting – An Essential Guide

How to establish the perfect fit when trying on snowboard boots.

Snowboard Boot Fitting – An Essential Guide
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Snowboard Shapes Explained

How the shape of your snowboard – directional, twin, directional twin or asymmetric – affects its performance and ideal terrain.

Snowboard Shapes Explained
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Do You Need A Wide Snowboard?

Video tutorial on the pros and cons of wide snowboards, and how foot size changes the equation.

Do I Need A Wide Snowboard?
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How To Choose A Snowboard

New to snowboarding? Here's everything you need to know about board length, flex, shape, profile and more.

How To Choose A Snowboard
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How To Layer For Snowboarding

A guide to staying warm this winter, whatever the weather

How To Layer For Snowboarding
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Binding Jargon Explained

All you need to know about highbacks, straps and baseplates

Binding Jargon Explained
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Outerwear Jargon Explained

All you need to know about fit, waterproofing, breathability and insulation for snowboard jackets and pants

Outerwear Jargon Explained
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Snowboard Jargon Explained

All you need to know about a snowboard's flex, shape and profile

Snowboard Jargon Explained
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