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Hello! I am Paul and my passion, as you can see from the photo, is the fishing. I work the lakes and the rivers from when I six years and the techniques I have tried, more or less, (almost) all. Since 1999, living with the "fever" of carp fishing, which is still "my" technique. Working in the world of fishing since 2001, first as a reporter and editor for the tested Fish for Carp, Fishing, Carp Fishing Magazine Carp Fishing Mania, then as editor of the monthly Carp Fishing Top. Today I work as a full-time SportIT, where I take care of everything related to our wonderful passion. If you want to contact me, for info but also to give me tips on how to improve our website, write to the mail fishing@sportit.com!

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Guide how to choose the snowboard

Going to start a new season on the snow, and for all of us to put the Snow, the time has come to make the point about the equipment.

Let's see some advice on how to choose the table.

The market today offers a truly impressive number of models, and it is not easy to make the right choice.

Let's start by understanding the types existing:

BEND: is the type of form that has the table if the rest on a flat surface.

SHAPE: the shape of the table view from above;

CAMBER: this is the most traditional in the shape of a bridge: this type of tables are the most aggressive on the ice, you can have a lot of stability , even at high speeds, because they exploit the whole length of lamina from tip to tail, but will not forgive if you mess up, they are very powerful on the jumps and push so much when “olli”. Boards are recommended for expert riders who prefer the track or the saltoni in the park.

ANTI-CAMBER: AND’ a bit’ of years that they have been introduced to these tables. Have the form opposite with respect to the camber, the “bridge” is to the contrary (Rocker). These tables are very easy and have been designed to help the rider beginners to make the first few turns, because they are very permissive and forgiving to the errors, are also tables which are excellent for Jibbing because you typically have the flex will be very soft. They are also ideal for those who want to begin to approach the first jump in the park, not push a lot on the kicker but they help so much in the landings.

FLAT: Are the plates completely flat, provide a good seal at speed without being too aggressive, have a good boost on the jumps and are suitable for both expert Riders and beginners. Boards are ideal for those looking for a board for Rails and Boxes in the park or in the Street, they go very well in the Jib.

HYBRID: the so-Called “seagull wings”, which are boards that mix-and-match the various buildings by taking the advantages of both, centrally have the rocker to be manageable and simple, but under attacks have the camber for power and aggressiveness on the edges. Are tables versatile, they go very well on the track, they hold well on ice and are powerful on the jumps, ollano a lot but also allow a good jibbing, are not suitable only for Rails and Boxes as the shape makes it less stable structures. Are very good also Fresh because thanks to the shape float very well.

DIRECTIONAL: are boards with Nose (the tip) and Tail (the tail) different, the Nose is longer and usually the center of the sidecut is shifted to the rear mount. Boards are normally from the Track or Freeride.

TWIN tips: are boards with Nose and Tail is exactly the same, and the sidecut is completely centered with the attacks. These tables are specific to the Freestyle because it will allow the pace in the Switch with ease.

That said now you have to click the measure to take and this is the puzzle to solve.

There is no fixed rule, but it all depends on a mix of factors.

The first one is the weight of the rider and, on the basis of this and the type of Riding that you want, you choose the measure.

For example, a Rider who weighs under 60 kg can go on a table between the 148/150 if you want a table in the FREESTYLE/JIBBING, a 153/155 if you want a ALL MOUNTAIN board, or 156/158 for the FREERIDE.

For a Rider instead of 70/75 kg moves on 150/153 for the FREESTYLE/JIBBING, 155/157 to a MOUNTAIN and 159/162 for a FREERIDE.

It is also very important to understand if you need a wider board centrally (wide).

This happens when you have “piedoni” and with a table of the normal, when you make a curve on the frontside, the tips touching the snow and he falls.

We say that normally the number 45 on it is recommended the purchase of a table at least a Mid-WIDE.

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