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Ok im going snow boarding for the first time on the 15th, but im at a loss with what i will need to wear. If anyone can help it would be much appreciated. Read More
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7y, 1m agoPosted 7 years, 1 month ago
Ok im going snow boarding for the first time on the 15th, but im at a loss with what i will need to wear.

If anyone can help it would be much appreciated.
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7y, 1m agoPosted 7 years, 1 month ago
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1 Like #1
TK Maxx is your best bet... don't go overboard in case you hate it!

EDIT : It also depends where you're going...

Tamworth Snowdome - You can get away with Jeans.
France / Italy / Canada / USA - Normal Snowboarding gear
Above the Arctic Circle - Consider something a little warmer or putting thermals on under your snowboarding gear if you're likely to be spending a lot of time stood around or lying on your a**e (which as a beginner you might be...) :thumbsup:
#2
Wrist guards, protective shorts, jacket and trousers, helmet are the basics
#3
Flodd
TK Maxx is your best bet... don't go overboard in case you hate it!

EDIT : It also depends where you're going...

Tamworth Snowdome - You can get away with Jeans.
France / Italy / Canada / USA - Normal Snowboarding gear
Above the Arctic Circle - Consider something a little warmer or putting thermals on under your snowboarding gear if you're likely to be spending a lot of time stood around or lying on your a**e (which as a beginner you might be...) :thumbsup:


We are going to the lecht ski centre so im guessing that im going to need normal snowboarding gear plus thermals as no doubt i will be on my a** alot:oops:
1 Like #5
Have a look around a Decathlon if you have one close. Masses of ski wear and equipment starting at quite low prices.
#6


Haha, i dont think this would keep me warm or make me look very attractive lol

Plum
Have a look around a Decathlon if you have one close. Masses of ski wear and equipment starting at quite low prices.


I dont have one near me:x
1 Like #7
BlondeBella
Haha, i dont think this would keep me warm or make me look very attractive lol



I dont have one near me:x


Go to the TK Maxx at Kittybrewster, they have a few bits and pieces
1 Like #8
Impact shorts are essential as far as I'm concerned. You WILL be on your backside a lot whether it be falling or sitting around in the snow. They'll help against knocks and bruises as well as keep the cold from your behind :-D

Thumbs up for TK Maxx here too.
1 Like #9
I would definitely recommend wrist guards. It's very easy to sprain wrists as you fall. Good gloves are essential too.
#10
bazzaric
Go to the TK Maxx at Kittybrewster, they have a few bits and pieces


yeah tempted to go at lunch time but dont think i will have enough time to rake:oops:

kingy58
I would definitely recommend wrist guards. It's very easy to sprain wrists as you fall. Good gloves are essential too.


This will be a definite as i always kill my wrists.:oops:
1 Like #11
DJ Dunk
Impact shorts are essential as far as I'm concerned. You WILL be on your backside a lot whether it be falling or sitting around in the snow. They'll help against knocks and bruises as well as keep the cold from your behind :-D

Thumbs up for TK Maxx here too.


will tk maxx have this impact shorts?
[mod] 1 Like #12
Bikini.............just in case the snow melts and you have to swim. :whistling:
#13
Syzable
Bikini.............just in case the snow melts and you have to swim. :whistling:


LMAO, i doubt it will get that warm sy. and i dont want to scare away the instructor i need all the help i can get.
banned#14
What are the slopes like at Lecht? Anywhere near comparable to European ones? Much powder?
#15
BlondeBella;8013336
will tk maxx have this impact shorts?


Possibly, I bought mine online. I use Burton RED modular (with removable pads) shorts, but Dainese are superb too.
#16
master_chief
What are the slopes like at Lecht? Anywhere near comparable to European ones? Much powder?


I couldnt really tell you as i have never been before but i know alot of people who love it.
1 Like #17
Where are you boarding? You having a lesson first?

You will need the following basics:
Ski Trousers
Ski Jacket (Pref. But you can get away with just a hoody if going to a snowdome)
Ski Gloves (Or thick waterproof gloves)
Hat
Thick Socks

Add ons can include:
Protective gear, i.e. Bum boards, Wrist Guards. But to be honest its your fist go, I doubt you'll be speeding down the slope proffessionally so you will be going nice and slow and a good thing about the body, it that it can protect itself when you do fall over as a near stop. Because you'll be scared of falling over, you'll be looking out for it all the time thus falling over with minimal injury.

I find that it hurts to fall now then when I first started. I've been doing ot for 4 years so am alot faster and you know when you've hit the ice at speed.

Sports Direct (Link) are the cheapest for ski wear. You can get Trousers and Jackets at £40 for the lot, or £20 each.
I wouldn't recommend wearing jeans. Its your first time and you will fall over and get wet. Soggy Jeans are never nice. Plus even Tamworth is cold (I'm going tonight, Membership baby!)

Sport Direct also do Waterproof gloves for £6.99

Hope this helps. Plus if you have time, browse ebay for cheap ski wear as people have bought all the gear, gone, hated it and trying to get rid of their stuff quickly and cheaply.
#18
cdemico
Where are you boarding? You having a lesson first?

You will need the following basics:
Ski Trousers
Ski Jacket (Pref. But you can get away with just a hoody if going to a snowdome)
Ski Gloves (Or thick waterproof gloves)
Hat
Thick Socks

Add ons can include:
Protective gear, i.e. Bum boards, Wrist Guards. But to be honest its your fist go, I doubt you'll be speeding down the slope proffessionally so you will be going nice and slow and a good thing about the body, it that it can protect itself when you do fall over as a near stop. Because you'll be scared of falling over, you'll be looking out for it all the time thus falling over with minimal injury.

I find that it hurts to fall now then when I first started. I've been doing ot for 4 years so am alot faster and you know when you've hit the ice at speed.

Sports Direct (Link) are the cheapest for ski wear. You can get Trousers and Jackets at £40 for the lot, or £20 each.
I wouldn't recommend wearing jeans. Its your first time and you will fall over and get wet. Soggy Jeans are never nice. Plus even Tamworth is cold (I'm going tonight, Membership baby!)

Sport Direct also do Waterproof gloves for £6.99

Hope this helps. Plus if you have time, browse ebay for cheap ski wear as people have bought all the gear, gone, hated it and trying to get rid of their stuff quickly and cheaply.



Im going to the lecht ski centre and i will be having a 2hour lesson first. :thumbsup: Getting like a day package thing.

Ok i have a waterproof trespass jacket, will this be ok for a jacket?

Ok now i have a few places i can have a look at im getting more excited now. Any makes you would suggest?
#19
BlondeBella
Im going to the lecht ski centre and i will be having a 2hour lesson first. :thumbsup: Getting like a day package thing.

Ok i have a waterproof trespass jacket, will this be ok for a jacket?

Ok now i have a few places i can have a look at im getting more excited now. Any makes you would suggest?


Lessons are the way forward! I wish I had one, I started straight away on a mountain, with my ex bf who was teaching me, but on the ski lift up we had an argument and he boarded off and left me at the top. Hell of a lesson. But I was determined to do it and now I'm at the same level he is and hes been doing it alot longer.

The waterproof should be fine. Just stick a hoody under it and base layers for warmth.

I would suggest makes such as Solomon, Westbeach and Oakley. But they are too expensive. If your not going to an alpine mountain untill next winter then I seriously suggest getting the £20 trousers from Sports Direct. You don't want to splash out straight away. Untill you hit an alpine mountain where you will probably need better kit with better breathability, warmth and waterproofness (Is that even a word?) you have time to shop around for the best deals and save up for it.

Well thats what I did. Even the Sports direct kit was good on the mountain. All I needed was an extra base layer (Long johns are so very sexy! lol) and made sure my kit dried out over night. I used this kit in temps that was -10C. I dont think Lecht is this cold, but I'd still base layer everything anyway (Long johns/Leggings Vest with long sleeve t-shirts). Oh and from a girly point of view, Personnally I don't bother with a sports bra I use a nice all round supported bra that keeps me all tucked in a tidy. But it's up to you. Plus I find sports bras annoying.

Snowboarding is an expensive hobby, so is skydiving. Yes my OH thought I was a nut, untill I took him for his first boarding lesson and he loved it! When the weather gets better, he's doing a jump with me. But besides that, unless you have the money to splash out straight away, then go for it. I on the other hand couldn't afford it so worked my way up and very happy with the results.

But your gonna have fun either way! :thumbsup:
#20
BlondeBella
Im going to the lecht ski centre and i will be having a 2hour lesson first. :thumbsup: Getting like a day package thing.

Ok i have a waterproof trespass jacket, will this be ok for a jacket?

Ok now i have a few places i can have a look at im getting more excited now. Any makes you would suggest?


The trespass jacket will be fine, just stick a fleece under it if you think you'll get cold. Wouldn't bother getting overly branded stuff for a first attempt and echo what the person above said, wrist guards and the like will be unnecessary for a first attempt...
#21
cdemico
Lessons are the way forward! I wish I had one, I started straight away on a mountain, with my ex bf who was teaching me, but on the ski lift up we had an argument and he boarded off and left me at the top. Hell of a lesson. But I was determined to do it and now I'm at the same level he is and hes been doing it alot longer.

The waterproof will be fine. Just stick a hoody under it for warmth.

I would suggest makes such as Solomon, Westbeach and Oakley. But they are too expensive. If your not going to a mountain untill next winter then I seriously suggest getting the £20 trousers from Sports Direct. You don't want to splash out straight away. Untill you hit a mountain where you will probably need better kit with better breathability, warmth and waterproofness (Is that even a word?) you have time to shop around for the best deals and save up for it.

Well thats what I did. Even the Sports direct kit was good on the mountain. All I needed was an extra base layer (Long johns are so very sexy! lol) and made sure my kit dried out over night.

Snowboarding is an expensive hobby, so is skydiving. Yes my OH thought I was a nut, untill I took him for his first boarding lesson and he loved it! When the weather gets better, he's doing a jump with me. But besides that, unless you have the money to splash out straight away, then go for it. I on the other hand couldn't afford it so worked my way up and very happy with the results.

But your gonna have fun either way! :thumbsup:


Your making me more excited by the minute and im loving that i can get away with some cheapo stuff to start with and work my way up. Sounds like you have alot of fun doing it.

Im excited about it as the place we are going isnt that far away so if i enjoy it we can go up without any need to plan:thumbsup:

Flodd
The trespass jacket will be fine, just stick a fleece under it if you think you'll get cold. Wouldn't bother getting overly branded stuff for a first attempt and echo what the person above said, wrist guards and the like will be unnecessary for a first attempt...


Yah thanks for the help. Im not going to be able to work for the rest of the day now as im excited!
#22
trousers and t shirt, ul be too hot to wear anything more. Not even goggles tbh
#23
JohnBall
trousers and t shirt, ul be too hot to wear anything more. Not even goggles tbh


But it will be -5:?
#24
BlondeBella
Your making me more excited by the minute and im loving that i can get away with some cheapo stuff to start with and work my way up. Sounds like you have alot of fun doing it.

Im excited about it as the place we are going isnt that far away so if i enjoy it we can go up without any need to plan:thumbsup:



Yah thanks for the help. Im not going to be able to work for the rest of the day now as im excited!


I've got myself excited too! I would like to go to Lecht (it looks pretty amazing!), but unfortunantly from nottingham its an 8 hour drive/train or £200 by plane. The alps are cheaper for me.

Actually Goggles. I've had a look on the lecht site and atm there is abit of snow. And it can get to -5. So I would advise some cheap goggles or maybe a pair of sports sunglasses (the goggles might be cheaper) Incase it does snow during your lesson. Its just to keep the snow out of your eyes.
#25
Can't you hire stuff there? you can at Aviemore??
#26
cdemico
Actually Goggles. I've had a look on the lecht site and atm there is abit of snow. And it can get to -5. So I would advise some cheap goggles or maybe a pair of sports sunglasses (the goggles might be cheaper) Incase it does snow during your lesson. Its just to keep the snow out of your eyes.


The nearest I've ever come to actual bodily harm was bizarrely down to a helmet (which I'd worn to keep heavy snow out of my eyes) it was -30 (or thereabouts) and the combination of the moisture on my breath plus the outside temperature caused the sodding thing to simultaneously mist up and freeze up... couldn't open the lid as it was froze solid so ended up hurtling down a mountain literally blind...

In hindsight it must have hilarious for everyone else watching me career away like frank spencer...
#27
BlondeBella
But it will be -5:?


trust me. Went skiing in main New england. First time vie been, was so tired for trying so hard and so hot that tshirt was too much!!

When u come bk, tell me i was right ;)
#28
Flodd
The nearest I've ever come to actual bodily harm was bizarrely down to a helmet (which I'd worn to keep heavy snow out of my eyes) it was -30 (or thereabouts) and the combination of the moisture on my breath plus the outside temperature caused the sodding thing to simultaneously mist up and freeze up... couldn't open the lid as it was froze solid so ended up hurtling down a mountain literally blind...

In hindsight it must have hilarious for everyone else watching me career away like frank spencer...


Goggles can mist up like this too, people tend to forget that the top of the goggle has to be over laping your hat to allow air circulation.

I've never worn helmets. The biggest crash I've had is when I had my goggles ontop of my forehead and accidently caught an edge and pitched forward so hard that the goggles took most of the impact and smashed into smitherines. If the goggles had been on my face it would have been my forehead over the ice instead.

On another note I tend to use reflective sunglasses, goggles tend to annoy me as well! Hence why I wasnt wearing them in one of my biggest crash.
#29
cdemico
I've got myself excited too! I would like to go to Lecht (it looks pretty amazing!), but unfortunantly from nottingham its an 8 hour drive/train or £200 by plane. The alps are cheaper for me.

Actually Goggles. I've had a look on the lecht site and atm there is abit of snow. And it can get to -5. So I would advise some cheap goggles or maybe a pair of sports sunglasses (the goggles might be cheaper) Incase it does snow during your lesson. Its just to keep the snow out of your eyes.


Yeah i dont think its worth that long of a drive or that price for a plane:lol:

Oh im going to look like a right pro until i try to move :giggle:

gimmeabargain
Can't you hire stuff there? you can at Aviemore??


yeah it says i can but if i can pick it up cheap enough from sports direct/tk maxx iw oudl rather that.

JohnBall
trust me. Went skiing in main New england. First time vie been, was so tired for trying so hard and so hot that tshirt was too much!!

When u come bk, tell me i was right ;)


but how can i get warm at -5:?
#30
BlondeBella
but how can i get warm at -5:?


It's not actually that cold to be honest - especially once you get moving, learning to snowboard can be fairly exhausting as well, with the sun shining and reflecting off the ice you''ll soon pick up some heat... probably not enough that want to wear a t-shirt (people from the north east aside) but you might well want to unzip your coat or your fleece for a bit... :thumbsup:
#31
Flodd
It's not actually that cold to be honest - especially once you get moving, learning to snowboard can be fairly exhausting as well, with the sun shining and reflecting off the ice you''ll soon pick up some heat... probably not enough that want to wear a t-shirt (people from the north east aside) but you might well want to unzip your coat or your fleece for a bit... :thumbsup:


ok just aswell i have the day off after cause it sound like im going to be tired and slightly sore. Yipee:giggle:
#32
BlondeBella
ok just aswell i have the day off after cause it sound like im going to be tired and slightly sore. Yipee:giggle:


Unfortunantly 'slightly' won't exactly cover it. Snowboarding quite surprisingly is an intense workout. Fantastic for your bum and thighs!!!
#33
cdemico
Unfortunantly 'slightly' won't exactly cover it. Snowboarding quite surprisingly is an intense workout. Fantastic for your bum and thighs!!!


Yah, bye bye fatty thighs:giggle:
#34
BlondeBella
Yeah i dont think its worth that long of a drive or that price for a plane:lol:

Oh im going to look like a right pro until i try to move :giggle:



yeah it says i can but if i can pick it up cheap enough from sports direct/tk maxx iw oudl rather that.



but how can i get warm at -5:?


by working hard... lol , is this a windup :roll:
#35
JohnBall
by working hard... lol , is this a windup :roll:


yeah im blonde and dont know what to expect:oops:
#36
just wanted to say thanks to everyone for there help i successfully managed to learn to snowboard to an extent and had an amazing time, def going back for more even if i am bruised already:giggle:

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