Snowboard Iskola

Board: Ride Warpig

Size: Medium 151

Camber Option: Tapered Directional Rocker. Little bit more rocker in the nose than the tail with a flat section between.

Bindings: Rome Black Label

Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy

Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10

My Weight: 200lbs

Resort: Copper Mountain

Conditions: A mix of overcast skies with some blue and light shining through, low to moderate winds, fresh pow on top of perfect corduroy, left over pow from the previous storms, chunder, chop, and just about every condition you can get after a series of storms rolls through.

Flex: This has that middle of the road predictable flex where you get more play in the nose and tail where the rocker is then a stiffer section through the flat. The torsional flex is there and you can twist this board with relative ease but expect it to snap back into shape.

Stability: In super rutted out terrain this board can get knocked around but when you’re cruising a run and there’s some push mounds in front of you it plows through them with ease. On a groomer you never have to worry about any chatter in the tips resonating back under foot it just doesn’t seem to happen to the point that you feel it unless you’re getting real aggressive with your riding.

Ollies: This board has skate like pop due in part to the camber profile. This makes it easy to engage as you don’t have to load it up but can roll back on the tail and spring. Overall it’s got some solid snap and you never have to worry about what it can or can’t do.

Pop On Jumps: Late snap off the lip and watch what this board can do with the natural pop of the lip. It’s going to get you in the air, it’s going to do it well, you’re going to feel yourself flying through the air. Overall it can handle jumps from whatever size you want to hit.

Butterability: That rocker in the nose and tail coupled with how squared off this board is makes it easy to butter on if you know how. If you don’t, well learn or maybe eat some muscle cheese because you do have to put some effort into this board. But what you put in is what you get out. The nice thing is all the carbon in this board lets you snap out of whatever you’re doing.

Jibbing: Much like buttering there’s a nice sweet spot in the tips you just have to know what you’re doing and how to engage it. So use a little muscle, come on you know you can, yes I’m talking to you who is reading this, and leverage your weight on that sweet spot outside the bindings. Then when you hit the end of the feature let it pop out. Going sideways due to the width you have a super stable platform that doesn’t really cradle or embrace the feature it just sort of balances on it with ease.

Carving: Those with super tiny hobbit feet may feel a little sluggishness edge to edge, those of you with more normal length feet will notice how it transitions smoothly from edge to edge. It locks in to a carve and lets you drive it how you see fit whether off the front foot, from inside the middle of the board back through the tail, or just off the outside of the back foot keeping the nose elevated. Short tight quick carves or long drawn out ones, it does what it needs to do.

Rider in Mind: All mountain freestyle party boarder.

Personal Thoughts: The new slimwall on this grips better than the previous version. You just feel more power on edge and better hold. This lets you drive the board a bit more aggressively without fear of it kicking out. Otherwise it’s the same predictable Warpig that it’s been known for. I do think the Topsheet is a bit more durable as I purposely rammed it into some shit to see if it would delam, it didn’t, but that’s whatever at this point someone will probably delaminate it.

Comparable Boards: Telos Backslash, K2 Party Platter, Kemper Fantom

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