Pure Boarding stands for freedom, openness, and tolerance.This also applies to your equipment. In order to start Pure Boarding, anything that can pass for a snowboard will work.But a quick check on suitability for Pure Boarding can't hurt nonetheless.Imagine you are surfing the perfect wave.You are handling your surfboard with a relaxed, ready-to-react posture and you use dynamics and body tension. These are the basics which are the key to Pure Boarding: Surf the snow! Open, relaxed, and flexible in every aspect. The more your equipment enables you to this relaxed basic position, the more you will benefit from the opportunities that Pure Boarding gives you.
You ride in hardboots? Way to go!
Hardboots are more comfortable (at least if you like to ride hard and dislike sores and cramps), offer better foot and ankle protection, and give you better board control on hard slopes. Without compromising flexibility - unless you are into extreme racing equipment.
A bail binding provides relaxed lateral flexibility.Unfortunately, this flexibility is missing when you are using "step-in" bindings, which, due to the easy entry and lateral stiffness, have become increasingly popular. Sorry, step-in fans, you may be quicker when getting "on board", but you miss out on the ultimate Pure Boarding experience.
Now get on your board, the rear binding as flat as possible without your shoe overlapping the edge (here, smaller boots are superior, which is why many Pure Boarders choose a smaller boot for their rear foot). The flatter the better, most suitable are angles smaller than 38 degrees!
In order to make this possible, you will need a snowboard of medium width - depending on your shoe size.Okay, you may say "But I'm into aggressive edge switching, the cool precision of a scalpel-like, slender board." Well, Pure Boarding gives you a comparable carving performance through our technical tools and our versatile style concept: No Limits!
A wider board not only provides you with better buoyancy under powdery conditions, but also with greater stability for tricks. Those who do not (yet) want to give up on their slender board will also profit from Pure Boarding: more options and additional fun.
Hard boots, bail bindings, and a torsion resistant snowboard of medium width. That's all you need to find your way into the world of Pure Boarding. Free your styles! For us, mass-produced boards from well-known manufacturers had been good enough over many years. But with the development of our technical scheme and its success on the slopes, at some point, we realized: Limitless versatility without compromise can only function well with boards which are specifically developed to this purpose: our own Pure Boarding Boards.