Are you ready to hit the slopes this season? If you have your snowboard waxed and ready to go, here are some other things you need to do to get ready for boarding season. Getting your board waxed early is the best way to be prepared when there is a big snow storm to go shred the hills. Some people prefer to wax their boards at home using an old iron and some board wax. It is important to know how to correctly wax your board so you don’t end up ruining your board. Using the wrong wax, and failure to melt it properly on the board can really mess you up when you are boarding on some fresh powder.
Check your Outerwear
Before you can go out in the cold for some boarding fun, you need to make sure you have all the right gear. Check your outwear for any signs of rips or problems. A torn jacket will leave you cold, and it increases the risk of a problem when you are trying to get off the ski lift. You can easily get caught and seriously injured from a simple tear in your coat. Pick up a new boarding jacket at a snowboard shop to keep you safe and warm. Some of the other things you need to inspect include the following:
Making sure all of your gear is working correctly will prevent you from having a problem when you are on the slope. Check the zippers of your clothing as a broken zipper leaves you exposed to the cold, and can leave you vulnerable to problems.
Check your Board
The board needs to be thoroughly inspected to make sure it’s working properly. Check on the straps of the board to make sure it works correctly, and to make sure you don’t have problems taking your boots in and out of the straps. A broken strap can destroy an entire day of boarding, so you need to make sure your straps are snapping securely. You also need to make sure your boots laces are in order. If the laces brake, you are at-risk for breaking an ankle when you are boarding. If you haven’t waxed your board and sharpened the edges, take it to your local snowboard shop for a basic tune-up job.
They can get your board ready so it’s good to go this season. If you have older boots that aren’t comfortable, it is a good idea to consider buying yourself a new set. Look for some bargains if you do need to pick up some new boarding gear. A lot of companies will offer deals at the end of the season to get ready for the new season’s gear.