Head 2 Head: Ride Twinpig vs. Ride Warpig
Snowboard experts Colby Henderson and Franco DiRienzo test these boards against each other for carving, freeriding, and freestyling.
Last week, we pitted the Lib Tech Terrain Wrecker against the Jones Mountain Twin. This week, we’re back at Sunday River Resort in Maine to pit the Ride Twinpig against the Ride Warpig. Which pig will come out on top?
Check out the video below or read on to see what happens.
And before we jump in, a quick note that we aren’t sponsored by any brands to create this review. These are our honest, unbiased opinions on these boards.
A bit about us
- Height: 6’2”
- Weight: 160 lbs
- Years Snowboarding: 20
- Favorite Terrain: Trees and powder
- Height: 5’11”
- Weight: 210 lbs
- Years Snowboarding: 23
- Favorite Terrain: Trees
- All-mountain freestyle
- Soft flex
- Asymmetrical twin
- Twin hybrid rocker (rocker/camber/rocker)
- All-mountain freestyle
- Medium flex
- Directional rocker (rocker)
[Colby] I had more fun carving on the Twinpig just because it's just fun. It has this good mix of stability and playfulness. It's poppy. It really springs you out of turns. It's a twin snowboard. It's softer flexing than the Warpig, but it is asymmetrical. So you get that asymmetrical sidecut on your heel side edge. And that camber zone, that's underfoot, gives this board, to me, a little bit more energy through and out of carves. You can do tighter carves with this. I thought the Warpig was a lot better for longer drawn out carves, and it didn't have that energy out of the turn, even though it's a stiffer board.
[Franco] I would agree with that. I would say the Warpig once you get it on edge, it is very stable. That carbon array that runs under the feet definitely helps hold and gives that torsional rigidity to really carve and come across the trail. But given the width and the rockered shape of it, it doesn't have that same kind of energy and bounce. It will carve really well when it's in the turn, but you kind of have to plan your turn a little bit more.
[Colby] Definitely, the Twinpig is a lot more nimble. It's just quicker edge to edge, tighter turns, faster turns, where you can still put it on edge and really drive through the turn.
[Franco] For me personally, I would say in the park category, or the freestyle category, the Twinpig is obviously the clear winner. Having that camber, that access to that camber to pop it up and load it up. Having the asym side cut and the true twin, it's just much more suited for riding park or all-mountain freestyle.
[Colby] As a freestyle board, I mean, because you can ride it shorter, it's ideal.
[Franco] I'd say a big bonus for both of these is these wide platforms. If you're wanting to learn park, or get better at park, this nice wide platform provides incredible stability on landings, which makes a huge difference. These are definitely some of the more stable boards I've ever ridden.
For the Warpig, I found really easy to butter it, actually. And it's because of this big wide tip and tail I could kind of sit on that tail and just ride a butter – for a tail butter – for a long time. Pretty easy even to kind of nose roll into switch. It'll surprise you how well it rides switch. If somebody rides a decent amount of park, but wants a freeride board that they can take in the park as well, it's a good option. Pops really good. That stiff tail. You can load it up and you can get a pretty good ollie out of it.
[Colby] I will say it takes some effort.
[Colby] On the Warpig.
[Franco] Just that rocker profile.
[Colby] The Twinpig, however, that pop is readily available. It's just a poppy, energetic, fun board.
[Franco] I think it could be a good board for an aggressive beginner who wants to get into the park to ride. And you'll have that board for a long time.
[Colby] I would say overall for freeride capability, the Warpig, to me, is a clear winner.
[Franco] Yeah, I would a hundred percent agree.
[Colby] Yeah, it's got that directional flex, that nose, you can plow through anything, but that softer nose, stiff and stable through the tail.
[Franco] The carbon array is just going to add that stiffness and stability underfoot. So when you get through some of that, chundery, uneven type of terrain, it's going to be more confidence-inspiring to kind of bust through that stuff. Like I definitely would want to take this into the backcountry over the Twinpig.
[Colby] Yeah, for sure.
[Franco] This is going to be a lot more fun in that deeper pow.
[Colby] I think all that being said though, for what this board is, I think it's one of the most versatile twins out there.
[Franco] That big wide nose, I think you'd be able to float yourself up a little bit.
[Colby] It's got plenty of rocker in the tips. So I think, you know, if you're a freestyle guy that really wants that one-board quiver, that you can rip in the park, but still maybe go ride on a powder day or take through the trees, Twinpig, a hundred percent.
[Colby] The winner for me, I really thought I was going to like the Warpig better just cause I ride a lot of directional boards, stiffer boards, but I had more fun on the Twinpig. On a pow day, for sure I'd take the Warpig, but it's just like an all-mountain ripper. This thing is super fun.
[Franco] And so we're going to agree here. For me, for my riding style, for where we are, even if I was out West, I'm going to pick the Twinpig probably nine times out of ten. It's just really good at doing pretty much anything you want it to do. If you're trying to decide which one is best for you, the answer, honestly, is both.
[Franco] You need this one as your kind of resort, a-little-bit-of-do-everything board. And then when it's nukin' out and there's 12 inches, and it's coming down and hammering, you want this.
As you can see snowboards work differently for different types of riders. If you have a question about which one of these boards might work best for you when you're riding, please feel free to reach out to either of ourselves or our fellow experts here at Curated.
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