- Price:£435 / €500 / $470
- Category: All-Mountain, Freeride/Powder
- Ability Level: Advanced
- Size: 138, 142, 146, 150
- Flex: 6/10
- Shape: Directional
- Profile: FlatRock
- Base: Sintered
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Drawing off the success of their award-winning Pig Series, last season Ride launched the Psychocandy, the reprobate little sister of the gang. Built for big mountain destruction, balls to the wall riding, and life on the edge.
A fully directional, tapered shape lends itself to charging hard and floating easily. The elongated nose plains up out of the snow, while the cut-out crescent tail sinks down into the snow keeping you surfing above the snowline with minimal effort.
“This gives an even pressure down edge as the board is weighted and keeps you locked into your turns when you crank them in”
For extra stability when you’re charging groomers, the body of the board utilises a flat profile, this gives an even pressure down the edge as the board is weighted and keeps you locked into your turns when you dial them in. The twin sidecut bites into the snow and with the wider surface area you can really crank down into your carves. The large nose has a pronounced rocker to ease up turn initiation and aid with float, with a smaller rocker in the tail to keep it catch free.
Setting the inserts back down the board shifts your weight over the tail, putting the control into your back leg for fast, pumpy turns and big slashes. Under the hood is where the magic happens, the carbon reinforcements from the rear insert pack out to the contact point, the Psychocandy can be pushed hard and fast with the knowledge that it’ll be able to keep up.
“Under the hood is where the magic happens, the carbon reinforcements from the rear insert pack out to the contact point, the Psychocandy can be pushed hard and fast with the knowledge that it’ll be able to keep up”
The Psychocandy is a snowboard that prefers life in the fast lane, and the aggressive nature and sintered base will have you pushing yourself to your limits. The laminates of the board are stitched with 90degree carbon fibres, ensuring that even when you’re hooning it Mach 10, the board is still ultra-responsive and under control. Add these to the stringers underfoot and you’ve got a board that responds to the slightest touch, holds its line through anything, and smashes through whatever is in its path.
Thanks to the volume shifted nature of the Psychocandy we’d recommend sizing down, giving you a board that’s way nimbler and more manoeuvrable than it has any right to be. Be warned, this isn’t a board for novices or the faint of heart, but for experienced riders looking for a snowboard that’s gonna take them to the next level, the Ride Psychocandy is the Queen of the hill.