Snowboard Iskola

Board: Ride Psychocandy

Buy it here:
Christy Sports:
The House:

Size: 154

Camber Option: Tapered Directional Zero Camber. Directional flat to rocker with more rocker in the nose than the tail.

Bindings: Rome Black Label

Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy

Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10

My Weight: 200lbs

Resort: Copper Mountain

Conditions: Overcast skies with high visibility, blustery gusts of wind at time, ice, chop, chunder, wind loaded heavy powder, and some wet snow on top of the groomers.

Flex: Here’s the thing we need to talk about when you bump up to the 54 or 58 in this board the flex differs a little and is more in tune for a heavier rider. This makes it a more predictable middle of the road flex that’s directional. That means you get a softer nose that’s give is accentuated by the rocker then it stiffens up through the flat section to the tail. Overall it’s not insanely stiff but there’s some rebound that’s noticeable from the carbon in it.

Stability: The width and carbon give this board a nice stable ride for the most part. In super rutted out terrain if you’re straight lining it you will feel some chatter underfoot. The nose does get a little flap but that doesn’t resonate too sharply back to the front foot. When you drop hard on this board it just absorbs any shock as well.

Ollies: The snap is there on this board even though it’s flat to rocker. You roll back on the tail and it springs up in the air and you can boost. It’s 100% skate style which makes it fun for last minute poppers.

Pop On Jumps: This board is at home on jumps it’s just so wide and has a flex and snap to it that lets the lip work for you and get you in the air.

Butterability: While it’s nice to have rocker in the tips to lock into a press this board snaps out. It’s a deck that when you press into the nose or tail and start to swivel it just wants to keep spinning around. You have to be a bit more calculated and methodical to keep it from doing this.

Jibbing: It locks into presses because of how wide it is and still retains its rebound so you can pop out of the feature. When you go sideways it has a nice amount of give to caress the rail and bend with it. If you can jib, this board is fine. If you can’t, maybe look elsewhere.

Carving: The edge to edge power transmission is smooth and consistent. It rolls from edge to edge with minimal effort and lets you steer underfoot with minor ankle tweaks. When you drive this board into a hard carve you’ll see that it hits a wall and won’t lay over anymore, that’s fine it has enough power to do a deep carve it just won’t let you Euro-carve it.

Rider in Mind: All mountain freestyle rider with a focus more on powder and all mountain riding.

Personal Thoughts: This feels like a middle ground between the Warpig and Superpig and it’s fun. It’s predictable with how it rides and has a smooth consistent flex to it. The nice thing is that it’s a Ride Snowboard so the pop will always be ample. One thing to note is when you get to the 54 and 58 sizes that’s when it becomes more unisex and less for a female rider.

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Binding Recommendations:
Ride C-8:
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