Ride 2020 Snowboard Overview

 

 

There are a few new models in Ride’s 2020 lineup, especially based around the popular Warpig.

Ride Camber Profiles

With 6 different profiles, it isn’t too hard to get your head around the different designs.

Twin Hybrid Camber

A twin shape, that has a camber profile, with just a little bit of rocker on the nose and tail.

Ride Twin Hybrid Camber profile

Used on the: Burnout. Helix, Kink, Back Talk

Directional Hybrid Camber

Mostly camber, but with a big rocker nose. Very similar to what other brands would call S-Camber.

Ride Directional Hybrid Camber profile

Used on the: Commissioner, MTNPIG, Superpig, Bezerker, Wildlife, Magic Stick,

Twin Hybrid Rocker

A variation on the Twin Hybrid Camber, though the difference is that this has more rocker than camber.

Ride Twin Hybrid Rocker profile

Used on the Machete, Twinpig, Agenda, Saturday, Heartbreaker

Directional Hybrid Rocker

Has a directional shape, with the hybrid profile that has a large rocker section on the nose, and a smaller rocker section on the tail.

Ride Directional Hybrid Rocker profile

Used on Manic, Compact

Twin Rocker

Overall, it has a flat profile, with rocker sections on the nose and tail.

Ride Twin Rocker profile

Used on the Lowride, Machete Jr

Directional Rocker

A directional shape, that has a large rocker section on the nose, small rocker on the tail and flat through the middle.

Ride Directional Rocker profile

Used on the Warpig, Psychocandy

Base Materials

The same for every brand, there are the two main versions of base materials – sintered and extruded. Extruded is easier and cheaper to make, it keeps the cost of the board down, and doesn’t need much maintenance, though they aren’t very fast.

Sintered bases are much faster, but you do need to wax them. A properly maintained and waxed board with a sintered base will be quick.

There are different levels of sintered bases, the denser and harder the material, the faster it will be.

Extruded Base

A basic 1500 Ptex material, that is cheap and easy to repair.

Sintered

A harder, faster and more durable option, it is made from 4000 Ptex.

Sintered Low Friction Race Base

The highest grade sintered material, that has carbon infused for the fastest speed.

Ride 2020 Snowboards

Ride Commissioner

ride commissioner snowboard 2020
Ride Commissioner 2020

A stiff, aggressive, hybrid (mainly camber) board that is made to carve hard, hold a good edge and float in powder. Has the fastest base, with a stone ground structure. Carbon array 5, Carbon Slimewalls and Carbon Infused glass keep it stiff and responsive – especially in the tail.

  • Directional Hybrid Camber
  • Stiff Flex
  • Tapered elliptical progressive sidecut
  • Paulownia Core
  • Carbon Infused Race Base
  • Stone Ground structure
  • Carbon Array 5
  • Alumium Carbon Topsheet
  • Carbon Infused Glass

Get some more details on this full on board here.

Ride MTNPIG

ride mtnpig snowboard 2020
Ride MTNPIG 2020

One of the first variations from the Warpig, it is a much stiffer, more aggressive ride with more camber, and a stiffer tail.

  • Directional Hybrid Camber
  • Tapered linear quadratic sidecut
  • Sintered base
  • Stone ground structure
  • Performance core
  • Carbon slimewalls
  • Roll-in construction
  • Double impact plates
  • Carbon Array 5
  • Birch veneer topsheet
  • Carbon infused glass

More info and a couple of cheaper options of the MTNPIG on this link.

Ride Algorhythm

ride algorhythm snowboard 2020
Ride Algorhythm 2020

The Algorhythm is a do everything, ride everywhere sort of board, that has a medium flex, enough camber to give a solid feel, with some rocker to get some extra float and forgiveness.

  • Directional twin hybird rocker
  • Quadratic sidecut
  • Sintered and stone ground base
  • Performance core
  • Carbon slimewalls
  • Roll-in construction
  • Double impact plates
  • Pre-cured glass

Some more information on the Algorhythm on this link.

Ride Burnout

ride burnout snowboard 2020
Ride Burnout 2020

A medium flexing, twin shaped park board that is almost all camber. It has a few features designed to make it better for riding in the park – thicker edges so they are a bit tougher for riding on rails, carbon under your feet and in the sidewalls for a bit more pop and response, and a sintered base to make it easier to keep your speed up.

  • Twin hybrid camber
  • Linear twin sidecut
  • Cleave edge
  • Sintered base with stone ground structure
  • Performance core
  • Carbon slimewalls
  • Double impact plates
  • Carbon Array 5
  • Hybrid glass
  • Flat Kick tips
  • Roll-in construction

Read more about the Ride Burnout here.

Ride Superpig

ride superpig snowboard 2020
Ride Superpig 2020

Although the shape looks similar, and it almost has the same name, the Superpig is a big upgrade from the Warpig. Much stiffer overall, more camber, pop and a very fast base.

  • Directional hybrid camber
  • Tapered bi-radial sidecut
  • Performance core
  • Cleave edge
  • Stone ground, sintered base
  • Carbon slimewalls
  • Roll-in construction
  • Double impact plates
  • Carbon array 5
  • Topless topsheet
  • Carbon infused glass

Read more about the Superpig in my review here.

Ride Bezerker

ride bezerker snowboard 2020
Ride Bezerker 2020

One of those boards that is an “all-mountain” design, but will do really well riding fast on groomers, or out in deep snow. A bit of rocker in the nose helps it float, while the big camber sections keep it stable and poppy for all other conditions.

  • Directional hybird camber
  • Tapered quadratic sidecut
  • Stone ground, sintered base
  • Performance core
  • Carbon Slimerods 2.0
  • Slimewalls
  • Double impact plates
  • Carbon array 3
  • Hybrid glass
  • Roll-in construction

More about the Bezerker here.

Ride Helix

ride helix snowboard 2020
Ride Helix 2020

An asymmetrical design (smaller radius sidecut on the heelside) twin that will suit aggressive park riders. With a fairly stiff flex, fast base that comes with some good structure, it is solid enough to handle big features in the park.

  • Twin Hybrid Camber
  • Asymmetrical Quadratic sidecut
  • Sintered, Stone ground base
  • Performance Core
  • Carbon Slimewalls 2.0
  • Slimewalls
  • Double Impact Plates
  • Carbon Array 3
  • Roll-In Construction
  • Hybrid Glass

Find out more on the Helix through this link.

Ride Warpig

ride warpig snowboard 2020
Ride Warpig 2020

Still getting more popular each season, the Warpig has 5 sizes (up from the original Small and Large when it first came out). With a wide and directional shape, you can ride it much shorter than a normal board. Mainly it has a flat profile, but with a large rocker nose and a little rocker section on the tail. A weird shaped, ride everywhere board.

  • Directional Rocker
  • Tapered Bi-Radial Sidecut
  • Sintered, Stone Ground Base
  • Performance Core
  • Roll-In Construction
  • Slimewalls
  • Double Impact Plates
  • Carbon Array 3
  • Topless Topsheet
  • Hybrid Glass
  • Cleave Edge

Keep reading about the Warpig in my review.

Ride Machete

ride machete snowboard 2020
Ride Machete 2020

The Machete is a mid flexing twin board, that has good pop, stability in a ride that isn’t too aggressive.

  • Twin Hybrid Rocker
  • Quadratic Sidecut
  • Sintered, Stone Ground Base
  • Performance Core
  • Carbon Slimerods 1.0
  • Slimewalls
  • Double Impact Plates
  • Carbon Array 3
  • Bi-Axial Glass
  • Roll-In Construction
  • Cleave Edge

More details on the Machete from a few seasons here.

Ride Twinpig

ride twinpig snowboard 2020
Ride Twinpig 2020

Taking a whole bunch of influence from the Warpig, but putting it into a twin park board. It still has the very wide waist widths, so you can ride it a bit shorter, and the asymmetrical sidecut makes heelside turns as easy and natural as possible.

  • Twin Hybrid Rocker
  • Asymmetrical Quadratic Sidecut
  • Cleave Edge
  • Sintered, Stone Ground Base
  • Foundation Core
  • Slimewalls
  • Double Impact Plates
  • Topless Topsheet
  • Hybrid Glass
  • Roll-In Construction

Read more about the Twinpig here.

Ride Wild Life

ride wildlife snowboard 2020
Ride Wildlife 2020

With a softer flex, rocker nose for smooth entry to turns and easier float in pow, the Wild Life is a versatile, all-mountain board that suits all skill level riders.

  • Directional Hybrid Camber
  • Quadratic Sidecut
  • Sintered, Stone Ground Base
  • Performance Core
  • Slimewalls
  • Single Impact Plates
  • Carbon Array 3
  • Hybrid Glass
  • Roll-In Construction

More details on the Wildlife.

Ride Kink

ride kink snowboard 2020
Ride Kink 2020

A softer flexing park board with camber for pop and stability on jumps, fast sintered base and thicker edges made to take a beating on rails.

  • Twin Hybrid Camber
  • Quadratic Sidecut
  • Biaxial Glass
  • Sintered, Stone Ground Base
  • Performance Core
  • Slimewalls
  • Double Impact Plates
  • Flat Kick Tips
  • Roll-In Construction
  • Cleave Edge

Find out more information on the Ride Kink.

Ride Manic

ride manic snowboard 2020
Ride Manic 2020

Suited towards beginner and intermediate riders, the Manic has a forgiving profile and smooth turning feel, with added pop from the Linear Carbon that doesn’t make the board too stiff.

  • Directional Hybrid Rocker
  • Quadratic Sidecut
  • Extruded, Stone Ground Base
  • Foundation Core
  • Slimewalls
  • Linear Carbon
  • Single Impact Plates
  • Biaxial Glass
  • Roll-In Construction

Read more about the Ride Manic here

Ride Agenda

ride agenda snowboard 2020
Ride Agenda 2020

Another beginner to intermediate board, it has a smooth and softer flex, rocker on the nose and tail for forgiveness and Slimewalls to help add to the smooth ride.

  • Twin Hybrid Rocker
  • Quadratic Sidecut
  • Extruded, Stone Ground Base
  • Foundation Core
  • Slimewalls
  • Single Impact Plates
  • Biaxial Glass

Ride Agenda on sale here.

Ride Psychocandy

ride psycocandy snowboard 2020
Ride Psychocandy 2020

Taking a few of the features from the Warpig, the Psychocandy isn’t just a smaller womens version. It has the same profile, but with more carbon. Rather than the Carbon Array 3 that the Warpig has, it has a Carbon Array 5, as well as Carbon in the Slimewalls (on the back foot out towards the tail).

  • Directional Rocker
  • Tapered Bi-Radial Sidecut
  • Sintered, Stone Ground Base
  • Womens Performance Core
  • Carbon Slimewalls
  • Double Impact Plates
  • Carbon Array 5
  • Topless Topsheet
  • Carbon Infused Glass
  • Roll-In Construction

Find out more about the Psychocandy here.

Ride Backtalk

ride backtalk snowboard 2020
Ride Backtalk 2020

A more aggressive, asymmetrical freestyle twin that has a fast sintered base, Carbon Array 5 as well as Carbon Slimewalls for plenty of response and stability.

  • Twin Hybrid Camer
  • Asymmetrical Quadratic Sidecut
  • Cleave Edge
  • Sintered, Stone Ground Base
  • Womens Performance Core
  • Carbon Slimewalls
  • Double Impact Plates
  • Carbon Array 5
  • Hybrid Glass
  • Roll-In Construction

Ride Magic Stick

ride magic stick snowboard 2020
Ride Magic Stick 2020

A mid flexing, all-mountain board that has a fast sintered base, Linear Carbon as well as Carbon Array 3 to add response and pop without making it too torsionally stiff.

  • Directional Hybrid Camber
  • Tapered Bi-Radial Sidecut
  • Sintered, Stone Ground Base
  • Womens Performance Core
  • Slimewalls
  • Linear Carbon
  • Single Impact Plates
  • Carbon Array 3
  • Hybrid Glass
  • Roll-In Construction

More details on the Magic Stick.

Ride Saturday

ride saturday snowboard 2020
Ride Saturday 2020

A medium flexing twin, that is made for intermediate to advanced riders who want one board to ride everywhere.

  • Twin Hybrid Rocker
  • Quadratic Sidecut
  • Sintered, Stone Ground Base
  • Womens Perforance Core
  • Slimewalls
  • Linear Carbon
  • Single Impact Plates
  • Carbon Array 3
  • Roll-In Construction

A few places with the Ride Saturday on sale here.

Ride Compact

ride compact 2020
Ride Compact 2020

A soft flexing, directional all mountain board that is a fun, and easy riding board especially suited towards beginner and intermediate riders.

  • Directional Hybrid Rocker
  • Quadratic Sidecut
  • Extruded, Stone Ground Base
  • Womens Performance Core
  • Slimewalls
  • Single Impact Plates
  • Biaxial glass
  • Roll-In Construction

More details from a couple of versions here.

Ride Heartbreaker

ride heartbreaker 2020
Ride Heartbreaker 2020

A soft flexing, all-mountain board made with a simple construction that suits everything from park laps to carving on groomers.

  • Twin Hybrid Rocker
  • Quadratic Sidecut
  • Extruded, Stone Ground Base
  • Womens Performance Core
  • Slimewalls
  • Single Impact Plates
  • Biaxial Glass

More details on the Heartbreaker here

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