- Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL
- Flex: 5
- Profile: Flat
- Shape: Directional
- Price: £419 / €449
If any snowboard deserved to inspire an entire quiver, it’s the Ride War Pig. Since first appearing in the 2016/17 season, it’s become one of snowboarding’s best-loved short boards. Not only has it expanded from two sizes to five, it has been joined by the Ride Twin Pig and Ride Mountain Pig.
For all-rounder chops (no pun intended), the Ride War Pig is still the oinker to beat. It has a slightly tapered outline, as well as more nose than tail, so you’re instantly looking at something powder-friendly. This kills it on the piste as well, thanks to carbon stringers that increase its edge-to-edge speed. That tight sidecut holds an edge nicely too.
“The Ride War Pig is lightweight, nimble, and (above all) bucketloads of fun”
When you want to take it for a spin through the park, impact plates under the bindings give the War Pig the strength of a much bigger deck. The lack of any camber in the profile means you need to work harder for each ollie, but you can definitely make it happen.
A flat profile is great for rails and boxes, as you’re less likely to hang up and get a faceful of metal. Ride’s signature urethane sidewalls help to protect the edges – which themselves are thicker, and therefore stronger, than average.
Finished with a graphic that’s been printed right onto the fibreglass rather than the topsheet, the Ride War Pig is lightweight, nimble, and (above all) bucketloads of fun. By all means check out the new kids on the block, but not before having a gander at the original.