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Terrain Parks / Burton Learn To Ride

WHAT DO I WEAR?

You’re about to start spending entire days on a mountain in the middle of winter, working hard at having fun. You’ll need the right clothing to keep you riding while everyone else huddles in the lodge around the bathroom hand dryer. 

HELPFUL HINTS
1) Fabric is everything. Shop for waterproof and breathable materials that keep the outside elements out while keeping you warm and dry in any condition. Look for features like zippered vents that let you dump excess heat when hiking or ripping hard.
2) Get a good pair of gloves and pants. As a beginner, you’re going to be spending time on the snow and pushing off of it to stand back up (it’s not like you have poles to cheat with).  Choose your gloves based on warmth, durability and dexterity.  Pants made of waterproof and durable materials what will separates your butt and knees from the cold, wet snow.
3) Look for mobility and minimal bulk. Feel like the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man? That’s no good. You’ll need range of motion to jump up and down and spin around, not to mention the ability to bend over and strap into your bindings without splitting a seam.
4) Shop for outerwear based on waterproofing, durability, and breathability.
5) Save the insulation for your thermal and first layers, unless of course, you get cold easily or ride where it’s always freezing.


HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR OUTERWEAR

Outerwear protects you from the elements and most importantly, keeps you on the hill longer.

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GLOVES / MITTS

Look for warmth, durability, waterproof fabrics, a good snow-seal at the wrist and enough dexterity to throw your buddies a shaka.

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JACKET / PANT

Finding outerwear with the right combination of waterproofing and breathability to keep you warm, dry and comfortable is key. Most riders prefer a technical shell with minimal bulk and add or subtract under layers, allowing the same jacket and pant to be used in varying conditions. However, if you get cold easily or ride in a perpetually frigid environment, look for full-time insulation.


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GOGGLES

Finding the best fitting goggle can be an adventure in it's own.  Most importantly make sure they fit to the shape of your head well.  The idea is to keep the wind and/or snowflakes our of your eyes...improperly fitted goggles can let the elements in.  If you us a helmet bring it with you to find your goggle, a tight fitting goggle / helmet combo is key!


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HELMET

Lastly, always remember to PROTECT YOURSELF.  When you start riding you're going to fall, so many riders prefer the protection of a helmet to a knit hat.  Look for a light and solid shell with total visibility zero restriction, and this is very important, a multi-impact shell with a real liner.  Just as with boots, fit is king with helmets, meaning no gaps, looseness or growing room.  Try helmets on with your goggle to be sure there are no gaps around the frame for penetration by wind and snow. warmth, durability, waterproof fabrics, a good snow-seal at the wrist and enough dexterity to throw your buddies a shaka.


QUICK TIPS

1) Choose your gloves based on warmth, durability and dexterity.
2) As a beginner, pants are your next priority. A waterproof and durable material is going to be what separates your butt and knees from the cold, wet snow.
3) Shop for outerwear based on waterproofing and breathability. 4) Save the insulation for your thermal and first layers, unless of course, you get cold easily or ride where it’s always freezing.



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