The RIDE Berzerker is one of the most energetic all-mountain snowboard shapes, and a winner of the 2015 Good Wood award for its Performance Tuned™ core strung through with carbon rods that provide super-packed pop without any lifeless rigidity. Whether you shoot straight, carve cord, or throw a nasty method in the park, this board with RIDE’s signature Slimewalls® complements any riding style. Like RIDE pro and co-designer Jake Blauvelt, the Berzerker is at home anywhere on the mountain.
The rider that loves to ride ungroomed terrain and is constantly looking for natural features to hit will love this board. Sadly most of us cannot ride powder every day, but Ride and Jake thought about this and made sure the design will also hold it down on harder snow.
Directional is the classic snowboard shape, designed to be ridden with a slightly longer nose than tail to concentrate pop in the tail while still giving you plenty of float, flow, and control to rip any terrain or condition.
The Directional Hybrid Camber profile has an under-foot camber with a large rocker area in the nose. The float of the rockered nose improves manoeuvrability while the camber underfoot provides edge hold and response.
The medium flex is stiff enough for hard charging powder riding but gives you the playful feel that you need when executing freestyle moves.
RIDE’s Slimerods® give already fun and playful boards the added liveliness to set them apart from other boards. Using strategic placement in the board’s tail, this technology adds pop without the stiffness generally associated with snappy boards. The Performance Core is made of Aspen combined with bamboo and lightweight paulownia wood to provide the perfect balance of strength and weight. Hybrid Glass is triaxial on top and biaxial on base for balanced torsion and stiffness, which results in a better response. The Carbon 3 Array laminates are widespread carbon stringers placed at the binding zone to gather input from any stance width and all pressure angles. Rider input is then channelled to the opposing contact point for maximum board control. The sintered base is an industry standard for quality base materials. Provides a moderate balance between the speed created by a hard surface and good wax retention. Slimewalls® are forgiving and ductile, absorbing impacts rather than defending against them. On top of all that, these babies are virtually indestructible, the most durable sidewalls in snowboarding. The Impact Plates are added underneath each binding area to improve compressive strength and prevent board breaks where it matters most.
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RIDE was created for the people and is built on technological innovation and superior quality. They work closely with their team of riders on both design and marketing to keep sight of what snowboarding needs. To keep the stoke high and the impact low, RIDE have put several green initiatives in place in the last few years. All baseplates and heel cups are 100% recyclable and the wax used for their boards is 100% biodegradable.