Snow boarding is the hip new thing that's been around for a while but it's getting good promotion. First thing you need to know when snowboard is that size doesn't matter..big people, small people, anybody can do it. As long as you can stay standing up, you can ride a snow board.
Binding includes some main components like the high back which holds the snowboaders heel and calf in place. The ankle strap goes right across the ankle and then there's the toe strap which goes across the toe. These three points of contact helps the person keep control of the snow board and direct the board.
Snowboard boots are known to be much more comfortable and warmer than ski boots. During lessons, snowboaders will be doing work on the flat ground with just one foot in for just 45mins. This is to get used to the snowboard and the muscle control.