Buyers Guides

So, you’ve come here to learn a bit more about your gear, eh? Perfect! Choose from one of our hand-written buyers guides down below and boost your knowledge game up a level. Each one of these guides is designed to get as much important and relevant information across as quickly as possible, so you get to spend more time on the water or the mountain!

Looking for a hand with buying your new Wakeboard, Kitesurf, Snowboard or Stand-Up Paddle Board Gear? You’ve come to the right place! Here at Surface 2 Air Sports we believe strongly in getting you out on the water or the mountain, and with the right gear you’ll be hooked on your favourite Extreme Sport. We’ve put together this selection of Buyers Guides, to make choosing that new Kitesurf Board or Wakeboard Bindings a lot easier. If you need any more help on choosing or want a bit more advice, give us a call on 01202 738 448, or pop into our shop in Poole, Dorset!

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kitesurf kites

Here at S2AS, we’re all about getting you out on the water and enjoying the beautiful sport that is Kitesurfing. We’ve put together this Buyers Guide from our 20+ years of knowledge, to help make that decision of what kite to buy a lot easier!

Buyers Guide

Buying a new kiteboard can be difficult at the best of times. Do you know your 3-Stage Rockered board from a Continuous Rocker? Never fear, S2AS are here to help!

Buyers Guide

Kitesurfing revolves around being comfy while you ride. If you’re not comfy, you won’t have a good session! A harness is a key part to any kitesurfers setup, so that’s why we’ve decided to break down some of the main types of harness out there.

Buyers Guide

Whether you’re pushing the pro-line or gliding down the greens, buying a new snowboard can be a daunting process. If you’re wondering ‘what snowboard should I get?’ and are only considering brands and designs, you’re setting yourself up for disappointment.

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Snowboard Bindings

Snowboard bindings are an integral piece in creating a good experience for a snowboarder on the mountain; after all, they are your direct connection to your snowboard. If your bindings are well matched to your board and style, you’re set to have a far better riding experience

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Ski Outerwear

Outerwear plays arguably one of the most important roles in your snowboarding or skiing experience. Buying a good quality jacket and pants can be the difference between a comfortable, warm day on the mountain and a cold, wet day on the mountain.

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ski goggles

Goggles are essential to a good experience on the mountain, and any experienced rider will tell you that not being able to see ruins a day as fast as a poor fitting boot.

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Ski & Snowboard bags

So once you’ve bought your ticket out to the mountains, you’re going to need a way of protecting all of your gear on the way out there (because we all know what the baggage handlers are like).

Buyers Guide

Back zip or Chest zip wetsuit? Shorty or full wetsuit? 5/4 or 3/2? These are all questions you may be asking yourself when thinking about buying a wetsuit.

Buyers Guide

In the market for a new Wakeboard? Don’t know where to start with what to go for? Here at S2AS, we’ve taken the time to write a Wakeboard Buyers Guide, to make it nice and simple for you when it comes to buying your new board.

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Wake board bindings

Wakeboard Bindings (or boots) are one of the two key parts to any wakeboard setup. The bindings are placed and screwed onto the board, enabling you to stay locked in and hit features and obstacles.

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Impact vests

Here at S2AS we get to test all the impact vests available to us from brands like Mystic, Follow and O’Neill so we can get you out on the water wakeboarding having fun. With Impact Vests, it’s the same story. These vests lower the chance of you injuring or winding yourself on the cable or behind a boat

Buyers guide

Stand up paddleboarding (SUP) is fast becoming one of the most popular watersports in the world, and with good reason too! It's bucket loads of fun and anyone can learn it in a matter of hours, regardless of your size, weight or age. However, buying a board can be a daunting process.