The Game of Gnar now has a new high score in the Ride Arcade UL Snowboard. This board features the new Hybrid Twin profile design, which consists of micro-rocker at the tip and tail and micro-camber beneath the feet. Get ready to level up in response and stability with this truly diverse board from your friends at Ride Pop Rods® technology gives you premium ollie pop power, which is sure to make the game far more enjoyable than any apps on your iPhone.
Hybrid Twin Micro-rocker in the tip and tail and micro-camber between the feet to offer both a smooth and surfy feel in the powder as well as a poppy and snappy feel in the park. The True-Twin design lets you go big in the park and land switch without the fear of rocker washout.
Flex Rating (1 Soft - 10 Stiff) 8, a high flex rating gives an advanced rider an ultra responsive board that will grant superior control whether your cruising through the backcountry or laying down some freestyle craziness.
Thin Construction Features a tapered tip and tail to reduce swing weight, enhanced tip flex, and sidewalls that run past the effective edge.
Wood Core w/ Silencer™ 7 Purifies the response from the board's Pop Glass, Carbon Arrays and Linear reinforcements by filtering out vibration for a super smoothed-out, snappy core. Ride blends the proven strength, pop and feel of wood with added dampening materials and composites. Mixing natural wood with high-energy "uppers" and vibration absorbing "downers" creates a core tuned for maximum snap and feel.
Pop Rods® 3.0 Provides supreme pop and snap
UL Core Tip-to-tail silencer stringers that offer superior strength and lightness intelligently woven into the wooden core.
Slimewalls® The virtually indestructible 85A sidewall technology wins on absorbing impacts rather than defending against them. The urethane in Slimewalls® smoothes the interaction with the snow, wood or metal surfaces you may ride on.
Ultra Light Base One of the lightest and fastest sintered bases around.
Ultra Light Steel Offers an ultra-light and durable edge
Hemp Brain™ Using less material by eliminating the traditional plastic top completely, Ride’s Hemp top sheet is lighter and stronger, and is made from an easily renewable resource that requires little processing. Hemp is fast growing, requires no irrigation or pesticides, and helps clean up toxins from the ground.
Carbon Array™ 5 A power distributing technology that provides total board control in every stance. Widespread carbon stringers placed at the binding zone gather input from any stance width and all pressure angles. Rider input is then channeled to the opposing contact point for maximum board control.
2 x 4
|Effective Edge (mm)||1178||1203||1228||1254|
|Tip Width (mm)||294||297||299||301|
|Waist Width (mm)||254||250||251||252|
|Tail Width (mm)||294||297||299||301|
|Sidecut Radius (m)||8.6/7.4/8.6||8.7/7.5/8.7||8.8/7.6/8.8||8.9/7.7/8.9|
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Comments about Ride Arcade UL Snowboard 2012:
I am an instructor and consider myself to be a strong rider. I primarily ride hard pack conditions on the east coast. I have always ridden camber boards which I love. I have ridden rockers and hybrid rockers, and just about every one has felt loose and sloppy. The arcade is a great compromise. It is super light, and the turn initiation is really easy. It carves well, and feels very stable at speed. I have ridden it in icy conditions, and it did surprisingly well. Not as good as my reg camber rossignol one mag, but it was very decent in less than ideal conditions. This is the only reason I gave it a 4.