Rippin' Rider Preview: Airboard
Airboard is the hottest snow sliding technology around. Think rippin' an ocean wave on a boogie-board, add snow and your favorite ski slope and you've got it - "airboarding" - the coolest new snow sport.
Groomers, powder, cruisers, bumps, kickers, and yes, even half-pipes - the Airboard can handle them all. It is durable, steerable, stoppable, and capable of real speed.
The Airboard is made of a super-durable urethane impregnated nylon material, which you quickly inflate with its own hand pump. The profile runners, which run the length of the bottom of the board, give it control. Shift your body weight and apply arm pressure to the handles to carve turns. The profile runners track and carve the snow so it feels like you're flying. The Airboard stops with a hockey stop. Wear the hand leash so you won't have to buy a new Airboard.
Resorts are starting to offer lift served Airboard rental programs and park areas this winter. Snowshoeing is another great way to get away from the crowds for some great airboarding - carry your Airboard up for a great Airboard adventure.
See it in action at www.airboard.com .
Sized for ages 12 and up. Inflated the Airboard is 46" long by 20" between the handles
Weighs 6 pounds deflated with hand pump and bag. Packed up its only 12" x 16" x 3"
Inflates in 2-3 minutes
Sized for ages 6 to 11 or so. Inflated the Airboard is 32" long by 13" between the handles
Weighs under 3 pounds deflated with hand pump and bag. Packed up its only 10" x 12" x 2"
Inflates in about 1 minute
Sizing - Riders ages 10-12 who are nearing five feet in height should select the Classic model.
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