Snowboarding has come a long ways since the first person slapped a piece of wood to their feet.   They are being made in different sizes and weights with varying technology. Now there are product lines dedicated for children as little as 1 year old but deciding which snowboard  your toddlers/preschoolers need can be a challenge.    These 3 boards are perfect for littles but each  of them are meant to be used differently. Choose a burton snowboard for toddlers and preschoolers that best suits your little ones snowboarding needs!

Gear Review: Burton Snowboards for Toddlers and Preschoolers

 

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Full Disclosure:  Born to be Adventurous is an ambassador of Burton Riglet and we receive compensation in exchange for reviews and promotion.  Views are 100% our own  and our family has enjoyed using Burton long before becoming ambassadors.

Burton Riglet

The Burton Riglet snowboard is the perfect “training board” for your littles.  They are ideal for playing in the backyard, going down the local sled hill and  training on the trampoline.   The Riglet Reel and the lack of wax and an edge  allows you to pull the board on grass, sand, water and snow. Add on bindings for a more secure fit and it becomes perfect for training on a trampoline.  The $104.95 price tag is  more appealing    than the more expensive kids boards and they can be fun for    kids to use even as they get older (up to age 6/7).

 

Best for…

Training or Toy board for toddlers and kids on sled hills, snow, grass and sand. Also great for training on a trampoline.

The downside…

Sometimes these boards  are NOT allowed at ski hills because they do not have an edge.   Even if your ski hill does allow them you will definitly want to upgrade  in the next coupld of years.

After School Special

The After School Special package is the “complete” snowboard package for your little one to start shredding the mountain hills.  It includes board and bindings but NO snowboard boots. Kids can wear their own winter boots with these bindings when they are really little when they are less focused on turning (around age 1-3).  Boots are recommended for extra ankle support as they start to learn how to slide and carve (around age +3).

The board also provides the right amount of flex for those growing muscles and is shaped with cruise control/easy level. The specific shape  prevents the edge from getting caught and also helps them rock on an edge when the little one is ready to practice turning. These are the boards that 3 year olds thrive on as they learn to board slide and eventually carve.

Best for…

Great starter package for learning how to snowboard since it includes the board and bindings.

The downside…

They are expensive.  The $309.99 price tag is overwhelming but worth the investment if you can find a store that does a buy back program.  Learn more about how to  buy a snowboard for your kids here. 

The board does not come with a riglet reel and would need to be purchased seperately. The riglet reel is a retractable cord and attached to the nose of the snowboard.   It is great for pulling the little ones to the  lift and back to the chalet.

 

Not sure  how to teach your toddler to snowboard?!  Check out these tips to get them started here!

 

For more snowboard inspiration check out  another Burton Riglet Ambassador family  Christelle_RM on Instagram.

 

 

By Annika Mang

 

 

 

 

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