- Price: £390 / €450 / $460
- Category: Park/Freestyle, All-Mountain
- Ability Level: Intermediate / Advanced
- Size: 136, 142, 148, 151, 154, 157, 155W
- Flex: 6/10
- Shape: True Twin
- Profile: CamRock
- Base: Sintered
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The Ride Twinpig is the park rat of the series, if you like what the Warpig is putting down, but want something a bit more geared up for hotlapping the park, then the Twinpig could well be the porktastic party wagon you’re looking for.
The Twinpig still has the classic short and wide shape of the Pigs but built around a fully blunt twin chassis for some added freestyle panache. While there’s certainly no rule that says you can’t throw hammers in the park on a super long, directional, fish tail (see: Zeb Powell), riding a twin lends itself to switch takeoffs and landings, and helps with equilibrium as you’re getting airborne.
“It allows you to crank down into your heelside turns and balances out the board without having to adjust your forward lean”
Where it also differs from the others is with its asymmetric sidecut. Ride has tightened up the sidecut on the heelside to allow for more efficient power transfer through the heels. It allows you to crank down into your heelside turns and balances out the board without having to adjust your forward lean, which on a freestyle board can cause more hangups and edge catches.
Knocks and dinks are an unfortunate inevitability to any board, especially one that you tear through the park with, so Ride have beefed up the Twinpig with full steel edges, Double Impact Plates underfoot, and a durable sintered base.
“This isn’t as much of a charger as the other pigs, but what it lacks in aggressiveness, it more than makes up for with its playful nature and rock-solid dependability”
With a blended Aspen, Bamboo and Paulownia wood core and dynamic camber through the body, the Twinpig is preloaded for pop and snap. As you weight the board it compresses the camber, which is ready to spring back for easy lift off as you hit the lip. Rocker zones in the nose and tail give you a hookfree feel and offer a bit of extra float when the snow gets deeper.
This isn’t as much of a charger as the other pigs, but what it lacks in aggressiveness, it more than makes up for with its playful nature and rock-solid dependability. Like the other boards in the Pig series, you want to ride it shorter than you would normally choose. Coming in smaller sizes, this could also be a great stepping stone for a grom who’s outgrown their kids boards, or for chicks who want to join the Bacon Bridgade.