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Ride Mountain Pig 2018-2019 Snowboard Review

  • Sizes: 155, 159, 160W, 162, 164W
  • Flex: 7
  • Profile: Setback Camber
  • Shape: Directional
  • Price: £489 / €579

The Ride War Pig has given birth to an extended family of porcine-themed vehicles, and this one – the Ride Mountain Pig snowboard – is the biggest and most freeride focused of the lot.

At first glance this looks like the recently retired Ride Alter Ego, re-named and re-packaged – it even comes in the exact same size range. However, a closer look will tell you that, while there are a few similarities, the Ride Mountain Pig has its own personality.

“While there are a few similarities to the Alter Ego (and the War Pig), the Ride Mountain Pig has its own personality”

Well, sort of – it shares a lot with the War Pig too, of course. The tapered outline and large, squared-off nose have definitely been inspired by the original Pig, and it too has carbon additives and impact plates under the bindings.

What about the differences? Well for one, there’s a lot more carbon in the Mountain Pig, making it stiffer and more aggressive. It’s also got a more standard edge, as you’re less likely to need protection against rails, and a topsheet that wisely prioritises a more stable ride at speed than any major weight savings.

If you liked the Alter Ego’s unique split tail, then sorry, you won’t find it here. However, the crescent tail on the Ride Mountain Pig pretty much tells you all you need to know: get this in the powder, pronto.

Tester’s Verdict

Jon Birdldmountaincentre.com

“The Ride Mountain Pig is a really fun snowboard, with a nice surfy feel in the deeper powdery stuff and great float from the directional tapered shape and the rockered Pig family nose.

“A great daily charger to have in your board bag”

On the harder stuff the underfoot camber was there for you, giving excellent edge hold. The Mountain Pig ate up any terrain from the top to bottom of the mountain, with control and power.

If you ride big-mountain resorts day in day out, the Mountain Pig is a great daily charger to have in your board bag.”

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