The first piece of gear any new snowboarder should buy is a pair of comfortable boots – and the Maya should be high up your list. The shape is designed to support your foot perfectly and to work seamlessly with either two-strap or Flow’s speed-entry bindings. The Maya’s easy-going flex feels natural out of the box and is more forgiving than stiffer models when you make a mistake linking turns. As you improve, the softer vibes also make it easier to try butters, low, surfy carves and generally develop your own riding style. The single zone Boa lacing is controlled via the latest H4 dial which is bomb-proof and super easy to crank up, even in gloves. Along with its grippy rubber outsole and durable materials throughout, there’s nothing else you need to get started on your snowboard journey.