If you’ve visited snowprofessor.com recently, you may have noticed a new section of the site: Best Beginner Snowboards.
Rick and I decided to launch a series of snowboard buying guides for a couple reasons:
1. We receive a lot of emails asking for our recommendation on what snowboard to buy. This first guide is meant for beginners and recommends our favorite 6 mens and 6 women’s snowboards. We selected snowboards that are forgiving enough for beginners, but are also versatile enough for more advanced riders so you won’t ‘outgrow’ them. There are snowboards out there meant just for beginners, but you are only going to be a ‘beginner’ for a short time so we wanted our snowboard picks to have substance for more advanced riders as well.
We plan to launch additional buying guides for freestyle, all-mountain, powder and kids snowboards as well as bindings and possibly clothing (if we have time). With so many available snowboards on the market, our goal is to help users find a quality snowboard that’s right for their ability and goals.
2. Truthfully, Snowprofessor.com does not make any money. We have been traveling, producing content, filming and editing videos for three years and we are proud of the content we’ve been able to put out, despite lost jobs, new jobs, full-time jobs, spouses, kids and yard work. The site is mostly our hobby and we have fun, but it would be nice if we could at least cover the cost of our lift tickets.
We aren’t being paid by any snowboard brands, so our recommendations are not ‘sponsored’ or ‘bought’ — just our honest opinion based on the snowboards we know. The product links in our buying guides contain affiliate tracking, which allows us to earn a commission if someone decides to make a purchase after clicking. If you need to make an online purchase, shopping through one of our links is a great way to support Snowprofessor.com. We figured it’s a fair way to use our product knowledge and hopefully get paid for it. Thanks for sticking with us as we take Snowprofessor.com in a new direction.
I guess you can call us sell-outs for integrating advertising within our content — but it would be nice if you waited for us to at least make some money off it first.