- Price: £380
- Sizes: 140, 144, 147, 150, 153
- Width: Normal
- Flex: 7
They say: Ultra high style, ultra high-tech.
We say: This is Ride’s top of the range women’s board. The pop-rocker shape helps keep it playful despite that stiff flex. That said, it still holds an edge really well on piste or in the pipe – just ask Hana Beaman.
Tester says: Great board if you’re looking to go fast. Really stiff which would make it great for pipe.
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- Building boards since: 1992
- HQ: Seattle, WA, USA
- History lesson: Now one of the best-known brands in snowboarding, Ride was founded in 1992. Tim Pogue, a former Burton employee, joined forces with Jamie Salter – of the now sadly defunct Kemper snowboards – and a third friend Roger Madison to work on a new project. Their vision struck a chord with riders both in the states and in Europe who were looking an alternative to the super-sized ski brands that dominated the market. Ride’s spectacular early success drove the company’s founders to take it public in 1994. Since then it has grown steadily.
- Ridden by: Shredders who want to be alternative without going all the way. Riding Ride makes you look less like your dad kids!