Expert Review: Ride Mtnpig Snowboard · 2022

This review is my honest opinion of the snowboard, which I purchased with my own money in November of 2022.

The Ride Mtnpig Snowboard.

All photos courtesy of Mike Giugliano 

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About this Review: This review is my honest opinion of the snowboard, which I purchased with my own money in November of 2022.

My take

I believe that the Ride MTNPIG is great for a more advanced rider looking to up their snowboarding experience and shred with speed down the mountain. It is also great to have a blast ripping through powder. The slimewall technology on this board is amazing for carving at high rates of speed while allowing me to feel in complete control.

A man on a ski run holding a Ride Mtnpig Snowboard.

About the gear I own

  • Model: 2022 Ride MTNPIG
  • Size: 155

About me

  • Height: 5’11”
  • Weight: 200 lbs
  • Experience: 10 years of snowboarding

Test conditions

  • When I bought these: November 2022
  • Days tested: 10 days
  • Mount position: Regular
  • Boots: 2022 Ride Lasso
  • Boot Size: 11.5
  • Bindings: 2022 Ride C-8
  • Where I’ve used it: Hunter Mountain, New York; Snow Bowl, Flagstaff, Arizona
  • Terrain: All-mountain, tree trails

How it performs

Carving
5/5
Durability
5/5
Flotation
5/5
High Speed Stability
5/5
Turn Ease
5/5
Versatility
4/5

What I was looking for

I've had a park board for the past 8+ years, and I was looking to ride more all-mountain and powder runs. I came across the Ride Pig series and wanted to test it out. The MTNPIG was my top choice for an all-mountain board with the ability to ride in powder due to its split tail. I thought the design and the technology's function were awesome.

Top of the Ride Mtnpig Snowboard.

Why I chose this gear

I knew I wanted to stick with the Ride MTNPIG series because of the reviews I’ve heard about it, and the design drew my attention. I was debating on getting a volume-shifted Super Pig or the MTNPIG, but due to the fact that I was looking for a powder board, I decided to go with the MTNPIG.

The Ride Mtnpig Snowboard.

What I love about it

  • Speed: I enjoy a smooth ride while gaining tons of speed, and this board provides that. While I'm riding at high speeds with this board, I feel in full control. It is great for speed because it is a directional board with a longer nose and stiffer tail to help gain speed.
  • Edge hold: I love the way the board cuts up the snow carving down the mountain makes my riding experience amazing. The edge hold on this board is top-notch, giving me as much control as I’ll ever need. Carving with this board is a gem. No matter what speed I’m going at, the control is perfect. The sharp solid edges make my turns like butter.
  • Turns: Turning on this board is great at any speed. For me, I enjoy carving at a high rate of speed, so I put the board to the test. The sharp but firm edge gives full control while riding. Even at a low speed on a flatter terrain turning with this board is no problem at all.
  • Powder: The main reason I switched to the Ride MTNPIG was to enjoy riding through powder, and the board did not fail me. I was able to float right through the powder. What a blast! The split tail makes all the difference giving it the advantage over any other powder board in the industry.
  • Trees:_ _This is a solid board for tree runs, especially a powder tree run. So much fun to rip right through that run.
  • Moguls: If I enjoy moguls as a snowboarder, I can carve like a champ with this board, but I would recommend a less stiff board to mess around in the moguls.
  • Durability: It has high durability — the slimewall of the board never needs to be sharpened and can rip through any terrain. I took the board through a tree run, and it held up perfectly.
  • Weight: I think the board has a pretty light weight to it. By far, it's not the lightest board. I would not tell someone I felt the board was heavy under the feet.
  • Stability: I feel the board is very stable. Due to it being a rocker shape, I have that slight chatter under the feet.
  • Other: The sizes are limited. I personally like a 156 board, but I am perfectly okay with riding the 155.
A snowboarder turning down a ski run on the Ride Mtnpig Snowboard.

Issues I’ve encountered

  • Park: This board is great for side jumps and boxes, although it’s slightly on the stiffer side for riders looking to only use it in the park for rails and large jumps.
  • Switch riding: This board is not meant to ride switch. It is a directional snowboard giving the rider full control in one direction, while the tail provides its function to get one through powder.
The Ride Mtnpig Snowboard with bindings mounted to it.

Favorite moment with this gear

My top favorite moment with the Ride MTNPIG was when I ended up riding in a nice heavy storm full powder day. With no problem, I was ripping through and having a blast. I knew riding on powder days with the proper board made a huge difference during that time.

Value for the money vs. other options

I think the price is on the higher end of a price range, but at the same time, I believe the price one pays for a high-quality board is well worth the money. Compared to other brands like Burton or Jones selling boards well over $700, the Ride MTNPIG is at a great price point.

Final verdict

Over the past 10 years of riding, the Ride MTNPIG has been my favorite board I've owned. I have full control over the board at any rate of speed and in any given condition. Although the MTNPIG tail allows one to sink into powder, the overall structure of the board does exactly what it is designed to do — rip up sharp turns with stability. I 10/10 recommend it to any advanced rider looking to have a great time on the slopes!

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Hello everyone! My name is Michael . I am from Long Island, New York, but recently moved to Arizona. I have been snowboarding for over 10 years and have loved every second of it. My favorite mountain that I have boarded so far is Brian Head Utah. My dream mountain to shred on is Vail, Colorado. Now...

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