If you're on the hunt for the best Ride snowboard, check out this list of Curated experts' top recommended picks under $500. Note, however, that we don't believe in "best of" lists here at Curated – everyone is different and we believe in finding the best gear for you and not generally for the masses. Don't forget to talk to a Snowboard Expert here on Curated for free advice and recommendations on the best board for your needs.
- Ride Manic Snowboard · 2023
- Ride Agenda Snowboard · 2023
- Ride Twinpig Snowboard · 2023
- Ride Shadowban Snowboard · 2023
- Ride Benchwarmer Snowboard · 2022
- Ride MTNPIG Snowboard · 2022
- Ride Smokescreen Snowboard · 2023
- Ride Magic Stick Snowboard · Women's · 2023
- Ride Zero Jr Snowboard · Kids' · 2023
- Ride Zero Snowboard · 2022
Ride Manic Snowboard · 2023
Summary: This snowboard is an all-rounder powerhouse that you can ride on groomers, down steeps, in the trees, on ice, in the park, heck you could probably even ride it through the parking lot (please don't though)! It's a very durable all-mountain board that's friendly towards learning and will serve as an great choice for the beginner/intermediate who strives to shred harder!
Top features of this snowboard:
- Rocker in the nose and tail and camber between the bindings makes this a versatile board you can easily take all over the mountain!
- It's "quadratic sidecut" makes it exceptionally easy to get into turns and really gives you good grip and control when making those turns!
- With a soft-medium flex, this board is plenty playful and forgiving as you progress, giving you a smoother style!
Why I personally love it: I personally really like that Ride uses something called "slimewalls" which is exclusive to their brand. These slimewalls absorb vibration and create a much smoother ride when cruising down the hill!
All-mountain resort rider. Will take care of performance while still being forgiving!
Ride Agenda Snowboard · 2023
Ride Twinpig Snowboard · 2023
This snowboard is a great twin option for floating in pow, hitting up the park, and cruising! The stability of the wide platform let you size down and still reap the benefits of a snowboard a few sizes larger!!
Ride Shadowban Snowboard · 2023
The Shadowban is an all-new model that was designed for versatility. The Standard Camber profile and Carbon Array 3™ assures that you’ll have pop when you need it without adding stiffness. A Sintered, Stone Ground base sucks up wax to keep you mobbing all winter. This directional twin is a twin shape with a slightly set back reference stance for maximum versatility. The Shadowban is built to be comfortable anywhere on the mountain from the peak to the park. If you’ve been searching for one board to do everything with no compromises, your search is over.
Ride Benchwarmer Snowboard · 2022
Any all-mountain or freestyle rider that is on the aggressive side will love what this board brings to the table. It is fast, has soooo much pop, and really snaps out of turns. A nice, and stiff twin for the riders that like to get after it in the park, or anywhere else on the resort. A mostly camber board with rocker in the tip, and tail. That combined with its stiffer flex gives this board all the control, pop, and stability any aggressive rider would love, but can still turn in tight spaces. Double impact plates, carbon stringers, and a stone ground sintered base, this board is loaded with tech that is normally in boards that are normally $650+. This is a really strong board that should hold up really well for heavier riders.
It has impact plates to make the board much stronger and more resistant to breaks. The traditional camber makes it great for all-mountain riding. This is an asymmetrical twin with a different heelside and toeside radius to help with carving and balance. This one is more geared towards the park and is built to be lightweight and extra strong.
Ride MTNPIG Snowboard · 2022
This year's model was designed to be a little more forgiving and quicker on the hill. Designed for deep powder and aggressive riding. Split tail tech allows for a more dynamic turn shape in the deep stuff and more of a flexible turn feel. Tapered directional hybrid camber allows for stability on fast runs, yet catch free edge hold. Aggressive response for those deep powder days. Sintered base provides speed and Performance core provides lightweight durability. Also includes carbon-infused glass in the core for extra pop! This one will not disappoint! Advanced riders only!
Trees, Powder, Groomers, Uneven Terrain, Jumps, and Pipe. This is a highly versatile board able to handle it all.
Ride Smokescreen Snowboard · 2023
This board is made for those riders wanting to explore every single aspect of the mountain. This board has a medium flex with a rocker/camber hybrid profile, meaning it is extremely versatile and can hold its own in any conditions. The sintered, stone ground base means this board gets going FAST, but does not lack in control. It carves like a dream due to the Carbon Array 3 construction.
Despite it's accessibility, Ride hasn't skimped out where it counts. The Smokescreen features the same camber-heavy profile, sintered base, and carbon reinforcement you'd find on any of Ride's highest end freeride boards, making this a perfect option for competent riders looking to expand their game to the highest peaks.
Ride Magic Stick Snowboard · Women's · 2023
The Magic Stick is designed for all-mountain performance. The tapered directional hybrid shape will ensure float in softer snow, while providing stability on harder snow. The camber between the bindings provides snap and response and the slightly longer nose has more rocker than the narrower tail, which both provide float and control in all conditions. A Tapered Bi-Radial sidecut provides effortless turn initiation and a smooth and stable turn/exit. Slimewalls® provide a smooth ride and increase durability underfoot. Carbon Array 3™ provides extra pop and control without adding stiffness. The Magic Stick is a mid-flexing all-mountain shape for the most demanding women riders.
Ride Zero Jr Snowboard · Kids' · 2023
Perfect for the progressing rider who wants to hit a little bit of everything. A true twin with a camber/rocker/camber profile that will help out with edge hold and be playful for learning new tricks. A softer flex will be great for those newer riders!
Ride Zero Snowboard · 2022
A medium flex asym option from ride! Twin hybrid rocker profile that has a slightly tapered shape and a more rocker than camber is responsive and forgiving. It's paired with Ride's Slimewall tech which offers a damp ride and nice energy transfer from edge to edge.
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