Expert Review: Ride C-6 Snowboard Bindings · 2022

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

The Ride C-6 Snowboard Bindings · 2022.

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

My take

The Ride C-6 Snowboard Binding is an all-mountain-focused binding with top-tier performance in mind. It is one of the go-to and fan-favorite bindings that Ride makes.

Up close to Toe strap tech on the Ride C-6 Snowboard Bindings · 2022.

Toe Strap

About the bindings I own

  • Model:** **2022 Ride C-6 Binding
  • Size: Men Large
  • Burton channel compatible: No
  • Mini disc: No

About me

  • Height: 6’2”
  • Weight: 180lbs
  • Experience: 10 years of snowboarding

Test conditions

  • When I bought these: March 2022
  • Days tested: 17
  • Board: Ride burnout
  • Boot: Adidas Lexicon
  • Where I’ve used it: Tahoe, Brighton
  • Terrain: All mountain, park, powder, and rails.

How they perform

Boot Adjustability
5/5
Buttering
3/5
Comfort
5/5
Durability
5/5
Lightweight
5/5
Responsiveness
4/5
Shock Absorption
5/5
Stance Adjustability
5/5

What I was looking for

I was on the hunt for a top-tier, all-mountain binding; something I could ride anywhere on a resort and get the consentent performance and feedback regardless of where I was riding at. I was also on the lookout for something with good padding and shock absorption.

The battle scarred High back on the Ride C-6 Snowboard Bindings · 2022.

The High back

Why I chose this gear

I chose this binding because of the simple colorway that looks great on most boards. I also heard great things about it. I definitely did consider a few other valid choices, like the Union Forces, but had a friend that gave me the Rides. So I’m glad I got to try them first.

Up close on the Buckle tech on the Ride C-6 Snowboard Bindings · 2022.

The buckles

The heel cup and high back adjustment

C-6 Heel cup

What I love about them

  • Binding adjustability in boots: These bindings come with a heel cup and the strap adjustability is simple and easy to use.
  • Stance adjustability: They have a super solid design for the baseplate and shows me the degrees I want for that stance angle.
  • Comfort: The overall padding and boot fit make it a very comfy ride and feel. After a full day of riding, my feet still feel comfortable.
  • Shock absorption: The glass-filled nylon base tray with strong padding makes a very sturdy, padded base. I notice the padding helps with big jumps as well.
  • Responsiveness: There is top tier response in all conditions with the C- series performance chassis. It makes the board feel flickable within the tree runs.
  • Straps: The straps do their job very well, keeping my ankles and toes locked in and snug.
  • Buckles: The buckles are made with high-quality metal that is designed to work under very cold temps and last a long time.
  • Durability: This C-series binding is known as one of Ride’s most durable bindings in the line-up. The full design holds up with tough riding for a long period of time. I can sense some of the wear and usage on my binding, but nothing has broken at any point.
  • Weight: This is not the lightest binding on the market, but it’s also not too heavy. When considering the bang-for-the-buck price with the durability, it makes up for it. Weight does affect the way the board will feel and flex. C-6 has the balanced weight I want.
Binding on board fitment of the Ride C-6 Snowboard Bindings · 2022.

Padding and Overall shot

Issues I’ve encountered

  • Carving: I think the carving feel could be a bit better. From heel to toe edge on a hard pack is more noticeable over other conditions.
  • Ease of turn initiation: Getting into the turn feels nice, but first leaning into the turn could be a little faster. I notice this difference most on the ankle or side piece on the base plate. It affects the side-to-side lean feeling while in a turn.
  • Buttering: This is a bit more on the stiffer side for a binding. Though I can still butter with it, it will just take extra effort and muscle.
The padding for baseplate on the Ride C-6 Snowboard Bindings · 2022.

Base Plate Padding

Favorite moment with this gear

My best moment with this binding was in Tahoe building a jump not too far from a pass road. Nothing gets better than a sunny day in Tahoe while building a booter with the boys, then just throwing down on a mellow sesh off a good jump. When my bindings and gear feel great, so do I.

Value for the money vs. other options

This is a 100% bang-for-the-buck item, and it’s going to be a top-tier choice for a more mid-range budget buyer. In my opinion, it’s hard to find a better deal when it comes to a great all-mountain binding. These bindings hold up to the hardest riding. In a similar price range would be the Union Forces, which are slightly more expensive and are not as high-quality.

Final verdict

Overall, the Ride C-6 binding is a very solid binding with a ton to offer to the everyday ripper and someone seeking a fair price point on a binding that will truly just hold up against hard riding. I was impressed with the quality and board feel.

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I live SLC Utah and love to ride at Brighton, Snowbird and also the new Woodward park city resort. I also like to ride road&mountain bikes. I usally get close to 200+ days of riding a year because of the summer riding I do at Mt.Hood Oregon and also other summer riding locations helps me reach that...

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