Snowboard Iskola

Board: Ride Algorythm

Buy it here:
Christy Sports:
The House:
Blue Tomato:

Size: 157

Camber Option: Directional Twin Standard Camber. More rocker in the nose than the tail with a ton of camber 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: Sunny bluebird skies, cooler temps, sustained winds, ice, chop, chunder, and perfect hero snow.

Flex: This board comes in just past a middle of the road all mountain freestyle flex. You notice that there’s just a little bit more stiffness between the feet while the nose and tail are slightly softer. The torsional flex is there but not overly abundant and there’s a ton of rebound due to the carbon array in this board.

Stability: This board is lively and less damp than its little brother the Shadowban. This means you’ll notice some chatter resonating back underfoot and feel some of those kinetic vibrations coming up right through the inserts. In really rutted out terrain it plows through everything with ease.

Ollies: This board has snap. Load that camber section up and prepare for this board to boost you. There’s a ton of rebound from all the carbon in it which just makes this board super snappy. Yes it does take a lot more than normal to load it up but the end result is so worth it.

Pop On Jumps: This boards completely at home popping off a lip. You just roll in, snap, and boost off the lip and you’re in the air. This thing really excels at bigger features in my opinion so if you like the medium to big line go for it.

Butterability: Overall this board takes more work than you may want to butter it but that’s what you get with a deck like this. It demands you muscle the rocker sections to butter it and it fights you the whole time. So if you’re weak legged and can’t butter this isn’t the deck for you.

Jibbing: A little more speed than you think goes a long way with this board. It just takes a bit more to press into the flex points in the nose and tail to lock it in but it will hold the press if you know what you’re doing and it’s solid. Going sideways it straddles the feature but it’s almost doing a balancing act on it.

Carving: The turn initiation is super smooth from edge to edge and when you drive this board you feel the power out of the tail. It just wants you to crank your knee into the camber section and load the tail up to slingshot you out of a turn. It holds an edge and just cuts through everything in its path. It really can do every carve variation with ease.

Rider in Mind: All mountain freestyle guy that likes serious response.

Personal Thoughts: This is the big brother to the Shadowban and honestly it’s been a couple years since I last rode this deck and it never disappoints. It’s a snappy, responsive, powerful ride that can handle it all. This board is a blast if you want some power out of your deck.

Comparable Boards:
Yes Standard UnInc:
Capita Mega Merc:
Jones Ultra Mountain Twin:

Binding Recommendations:
Ride C-8:
Union Atlas:
Bent Metal Solution: