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Height and weight are important considerations when selecting the correct size snowboard for kids. If you are still unsure, you can take into account the skill level of the rider and size up or down.
How to Choose the Correct Length Snowboard For A Child:
- Measure your child's height and weight.
- Locate their height on the size chart below.
- Match their height with the corresponding snowboard length in the right column.
Children's Snowboard Size Chart
|Age (yrs)||Height (cm)||Weight (kg)||Snowboard Length (cm)|
Height and weight are based off of the 50th percentile for children for each age listed on the left side of the chart.
What if My Child's Height is Between Those Listed on the Size Chart?
If your child is between two of the heights listed, find their weight on the chart. If they are light for their height, size their snowboard close to the shorter end of the range, and if they are heavy for their height, go with something on the longer end of the range.
Reasons to size kids' snowboards shorter, closer to the chest:
- They are a beginner or cautious snowboarder.
- Their weight is lighter than average for their height.
Reasons to size kids' snowboards longer, closer to the nose:
- They are riding fast and aggressively.
- They weigh more than average for their height.
- You want to purchase a snowboard with room to grow. Children grow fast and there are boots and outerwear designed to accomodate this, but no "adjustable" length boards. However, sizing a snowboard outside of their recommended range can limit progression and put a damper on how much fun they have.