Snowboard Iskola

Board: Ride Twinpig

Size: 154

Camber Option: Twin hybrid rocker. More rocker than camber but basically camrocker.

Bindings: Rome Black Label

Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy

Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10

My Weight: 200lbs

Resort: Copper

Conditions: Sunny bluebird skies, warmer temps, left over heavy pow, perfect corduroy, and some ice with lumps thrown in for good measure.

Flex: Since the last time I rode this they seem to have softened it up. There’s more flex torsionally and in the tips. It still has that middle of the road freestyle flex but now the flex points are more noticeable and easier to engage.

Stability: The width is where this board gets its stability coupled with how Ride makes their snowboards. It pushes through chop and chunder with ease. You get a little chatter at speeds on a groomer from the rocker zone but most of that is killed off by the time it hits the camber section. This board has a slightly damp ride to it which is nice when just going through uneven terrain.

Ollies: The camber section is exceptionally easy to load up which activates that rocker in the tail, that helps give it more spring and boost you. While not as snappy as other Ride decks I’ve been on it does have pop where and when you need it.

Pop On Jumps: The way this boards designed it’s meant to hit jumps. It has pop off a lip and whether you’re hitting kid jumps up to the big boy stuff it’ll have you covered. The added width gives stability on landings. The pop is there and it’s easy to load up off a lip.

Butterability: With it having more rocker in the nose you have that to help the wide platform get sideways on the snow. You need to get your weight out just passed the camber zone and push into it with a little effort before it will fully engage. Once it does you’re buttering and playing around but prepare yourself for this board to have rebound and want to fight you.

Jibbing: It takes a little muscle to really push into a feature on this board but nothing anyone that knows how to jib should fear. The sweet spot is outside the camber zone and you still feel rebound when doing nose/tail presses. Going sideways the board slightly cradles the feature but never claps out. Speed is definitely your friend with this one.

Carving: Since the last time I rode this board this has immensely improved. That new Slimwall just grips so much better and only had it kick out twice on straight ice. It locks in and feels secure. Now with the board having a bit more torsional flex it lets you ankle steer easier. This changes the dynamic of the carve. I did find that you could lay it over to a point but it does have limitations, it’s when you were doing more mellow turns and set up carves that it stood out.

Rider in Mind: Volume shift loving twin freestyle guy.

Personal Thoughts: So for me this board comes in somewhere between the Zero and Benchwarmer. It wasn’t mind blowing but it was better than the last time I rode it, I think I prefer either of those boards over this. The sidewall construction really changes the grip of it which is nice for carving and edge hold. I do wish I had ridden the 51 instead of the 54 but that’s neither here nor there.

Comparable Boards: Gnu RC C3, Marhar Lumberjack X, Nitro Optisym

Binding Recommendations: Ride C-8, Rome Katana, Burton Malavita