How to select the correct snowboard based on rider size and abilities. 

Snowboards are sized based on the rider's weight. Height plays a very minimal role and only factors in when a board cannot support the rider's stance (either very wide or very narrow). The general rule of thumb is to size snowboards according to the manufacturer's provided weight range for each size (if available). You can size down one size for more control, but the trade-off will be some stability. In regards to children's snowboards it is not a good idea to size up because many children aren't strong enough to flex a larger snowboard and will find the larger snowboard difficult to control.

 

If your child weighs more than 112 pounds they will need an adult snowboard. 

Age Height (in) Weight (lbs) Snowboard Length
3 37 34 <80
4 40 37 80 - 90
5 43 42 85 - 95
6 45 46 90 - 100
7 47 50 95 - 105
8 50 57 100 - 110
9 53 63 105 - 120
10 55 70 110 - 125
11 57 79 115 - 130
12 59 89 125 - 135
13 61 100 130 - 145
14 65 112 140 - 150