• Appropriate flex: do you want to ride freestyle or freeride? Freestyle will have more flex, making it easy to do butters, ride rails etc. Freeride will have a stiffer flex, enabling better easy for carving and all over riding.
• Appropriate length: Snowboards are measured in centimeters. Depending on the manufacturer, the board length will be determined by: your weight, or should come between your shoulders and chin in length.
• Directional vs True Twin: A directional board the bindings will be set farther back on the board, will make it harder to ride switch, and mainly found on freeride boards. True twin boards will have the bindings set in the middle of the board, makes switch riding easier to attain, and mainly found on freeride boards.
• Snowboard camber- Camber vs Rocker: Normal/True Camber has the tip and tail touching the snow, sidecut bowing the waist of the board off the snow. Rocker is also known as "reverse camber." The waist of the board is flat of the snow and the tip and tail bow up not touching the snow.