The Alter Ego's lively directional shape had our testers hooked. "This board is stiff, aggressive, and awesome! It powers through turns in chop even at high speeds, and it's quick enough to whip around anywhere on the mountain," one tester wrote. Others dug its spring-like edge-to-edge transfer and deep sidecut, noting, "It flexes like its on independent suspension snapping right into the next edge." Loaded with tech like urethane and carbon sidewalls, which offer dampening and zing at the edges, along with an array of carbon fiber stringers in the tip and tail make it explode out of ollies and turns and cling to the surface at high speeds. Combined with a fine-tuned wood core, the Alter Ego has a polished, performance ride that our testers couldn't get enough of. "This board rules. The buttery smooth flex was awesome whether riding slow, fast, choppy, slush, ice, whatever," another added. Others were amazed at how well its split tail design held up, too. "I was surprised with how much pop was retained it the split tail, it supports a hard turn well," one tester noted. With generous rocker in the nose and the optional swallowtail, it was made to crush powder, too. For those familiar with Ride's other offerings, heed this description: "If you're looking for a directional powder gun, this board is pretty radical. It reminds me of a Ride Berzerker with a looser tail and a little more directional feel."
Length (cm) – Sidecut Radius (m) – Waist Width (cm)
155 – 8.4/7.1/8.1 – 24.6
159 – 8.5/7.2/8.2 – 24.8
162 – 8.7/7.4/8.4 – 25.0
160W – 8.65/7.35/8.35 – 26.1
164W– 8.9/7.6/8.6 – 26.4
Flex: 4/10 (with tail unclipped) 7/10 (with tail clipped)
Camber: Directional Hybrid Rocker—positive camber from outside of bindings to larger rocker in the nose and shorter rocker area in the tail.
(Flex is not standardized and differs by brand. The rating here is the best estimate of
the board's flex.)
(Sidecut Radius: If you arced the tightest turn possible to make a complete circle, the sidecut radius would be the distance between the direct center of that circle and its rim, in meters. A board with a deeper sidecut would have a smaller radius and would generally make tighter turns. As the radius number increases, a board can be expected to make wider turns. Multiple numbers on the same length board means the radius is blended.)