- Price: $470, £400, €470
- Category: Park/Jib
- Ability Level: Intermediate, Advanced
- Sizes: 138, 142, 146, 150
- Flex: 8/10
- Profile: CamRock
- Shape: True Twin
- Base: Sintered
Why we chose the Ride Back Talk Snowboard: It’s at the forefront of the female driven freestyle scene, making waves and stirring pots all day long.
Coming in hot after receiving critical acclaim its inaugural season the Ride Back Talk is an aggressive freestyle snowboard built for discerning lady shredders. If you’re a hard charging, fierce ripping, balls to the wall kind of girl then the Back Talk is a board that’s gonna keep you on your toes and always have your back. Strap in and let your riding do the talking.
Jill Perkins is one of the smoothest operators we’ve seen on a snowboard in a long time, her technical skill is only matched by her smoother than sin style. Ride designed the Back Talk with Jill’s high octane riding in mind and it’s her go to snowboard for any and all conditions.
“Cue Ride’s signature Carbon Array 5, a series of carbon stringers underfoot that channel your movement out to the contact points”
When you’re operating in a high stakes environment, like filming video parts in the streets, then you need a board with lightning fast reaction times to allow you to micro adjust your movements as they’re happening. Cue Ride’s signature Carbon Array 5, a series of carbon stringers underfoot that channel your movement out to the contact points. This keeps the board responsive without becoming twitchy, and allows for some extra torsional feel without messing with the overall flex.
One of the most interesting features of the Ride Back Talk is its asymmetric twin outline. They’ve tightened up the sidecut on the heelside in order to counteract your body’s biomechanical inefficiencies. You’re able to put way more power through your toes due to the way that your body is made, so by making it easier for you to rip through your heel turns, the Back Talk has evened out your ride for a more balanced overall feel.