Gear Reviews

Ride Compact Snowboard 2010/11 Review

  • Price: £280
  • Sizes: 139, 143, 147, 150, 153
  • Width: Normal
  • Flex: 4
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They say: Premium pop without the hook.
We say: Ride’s LowRize rocker means you’d be hard pushed to catch an edge on this one, making it good for beginners. But that’s not all it’s good for, and more experienced shredders will appreciate the true twin shape when going switch.
Tester says: Floaty, enjoyable ride with precision handling and no surprises. Sweet.

Buy It Here:

Freeride Snowboards

About Ride

  • 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!
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