It's all too common for snowboard companies to claim their boards are "quiver killers" or "one-board solutions" for riding everything on the mountain. However, few boards actually fulfill these lofty claims of all-terrain dominance, usually excelling in certain areas while falling flat in many disciplines of riding. We're not going to tell you the Ride Wild Life Snowboard is going to replace a quiver of park, powder, and freeride-specific decks, but we will tell you it's probably the next best thing, excelling everywhere from alpine zones with deep powder to thirty foot jumps in the park. Proving its ability to ride practically anything the mountain presents, the Wild Life is built on a versatile directional shape paired with Directional Hybrid Camber for locked-in carves and high-speed stability.
The directional shape is set-back to promote stability at higher speeds and enhance buoyancy in the deep, untracked powder we all crave. However, this directional shape isn't so extreme as to throw you off balance when you're perfecting tricks across the mountain or dipping into the terrain park for fun. Directional Hybrid Camber is predominately camber along the board's effective edge, locking into carves and springing through turns with the energetic response you've come to associate with a traditional camber board. It's also extremely stable at higher speeds, preventing unwanted chatter or unnerving squirreliness. Because it's a directional board, the Wild Life benefits from a large, rockered nose that reduces catchiness through turns and enhances the board's float in the deep stuff.
To maintain a high level of performance across the mountain, the Wild Life's Performance core is comprised of durable aspen, snappy bamboo, and lightweight paulownia wood. Carbon Array 3 Laminates solidify responsiveness and snap beneath the binding zones, courtesy of crossing carbon beams running from the inserts to the opposing contact points. And to ensure the undeniably smooth feel Ride boards are legendary for, Slimewalls dampen vibration and mellow harsh landings with their urethane-infused sidewalls.
- Rip across open powder bowls, then dip into the park
- Camber along effective edge for responsive carves and stability
- Large, rockered nose prevents catch, improves float in powder
- Directional shape maximizes stability across the mountain
- Performance core is lightweight, durable, and snappy
- Carbon Array 3 Laminates maximize energy transfer
- Slimewalls dampen vibration and mellow harsh landings
- Sintered base is faster and tougher than extruded bases
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