The top four tips on how to buy suitable boarding equipment

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Boarding equipment is a key part of boarding and it can be difficult to find the right one for you. There are many factors that come into play, such as your weight, height, age, skill level, and experience boarding. In this article, you will learn about four ways you can buy boarding equipment that suits your needs best!

Consider the size of your board

The size of your board must be considered when buying boarding equipment. Make sure that the size of your board matches with the size of your boot and bindings, otherwise you might end up having difficulty while boarding down a hill or falling off completely because the binding has come loose!


Check out this sizing chart for some guidance on what sizes to get:

  • Small Board (up to 100cm) – Boot Size 26/27; Bindings SNS Pilot Pro / K12
  • Medium Board (up to 110cm) – Boot Size 28/29; Binding EST Xcelerator 14LTW / Marker Jester
  • Large Board (over 120cm) – Boot Size 30+Bindings Ride Delta MVMNT / Ride Alpha Roastbeef III

If you leave this factor out, you might end up with boarding equipment that doesn’t fit your board properly, which can be an inconvenience. You will not be able to go boarding until you have the boarding equipment that matches your board, and you may end up making multiple unnecessary trips to the store to switch out the equipment you’ve bought.

Don’t forget about covering your board

Board covers are an important part of boarding equipment, and you should never forget to use one. When it comes to boarding in the colder months or when getting into water that is not ideal for swimming (like rivers), then this piece of boarding gear becomes even more crucial. The cover allows you to protect your board from exposure while also protecting yourself if something goes wrong with your ride.

One of the top reasons why people don’t get aboard is because they think they aren’t going out at all during the winter season, which means there’s no need for protection against snow, ice, rain, etc. But things can always go wrong: maybe somebody else will grab their board by mistake thinking it was theirs since they didn’t cover it, or maybe they’re boarding in an area where their board will get exposed to rain unexpectedly. If you don’t want something bad happening at the last minute when you decide not to use protection for your boarding equipment because “nothing can go wrong” then definitely get yourself a boarding cover.

As far as what type of boarding cover to get goes, there’s no need for anything special if all you do is ride on land during spring and summertime (a regular tarp should work just fine). But if riding water surfaces that are colder than 21°F (-and especially 22°C) then having some sort of waterproofing material lining inside the boarding cover becomes very important.

Always ask around for the best quality. Many people say great things about Balin board covers lately as they are satisfied with the purchase. That is why you should first get feedback from more experienced borders and then consider what to get for you.

Choose a shape that suits you best

The boarding equipment must be compatible with the shape of your board. For example, if you use a small longboard with wide fins to surf the waves of Hawaii, it is not necessary to buy large and thick boarding equipment for this kind of vehicle. You can comfortably carry all kinds of boarding equipment in an SUV or other vehicles that have more space than those designed only for transporting boats and boards-and will save money by avoiding unnecessary purchases and wasting precious time deciding which shape would be best suited to surfing on different types of beaches around the world.

Here’s some boarding equipment that goes with the boards:

  • Surfboards
  • Body Board
  • Wax
  • Fins
  • Leashes & Leads
  • Wetsuits
  • Paddle Boards
  • Boards with Tails (like the fish shape)
  • Surfboard Bags

Purchase high-quality equipment so it lasts longer and is more comfortable to ride with

You must choose high-quality boarding equipment when boarding because it is more comfortable to ride with. Also, quality material lasts longer which means you do not have to purchase new boarding equipment for a long time and saves money in the end.

Quality boarding equipment is usually made of specific materials that will withstand wear-and-tear much better than other boards or shoes can. If you don’t do this you might have to buy new boarding equipment every few months.

Also, boarding is an activity that requires you to be very active and board materials need to keep up with your fast movements in order for the entire boarding experience not just riding but also walking, running, etc.


As you can see, there’s a lot to think about when it comes to boarding equipment. You must get covers to protect it and always consider the shape and the size of the board when getting the equipment to not mess up anything. High-quality products are usually the best way to go. Have a great surfing trip!

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