Ride Warpig

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The Warpig is a wildcard, and it played well in the featured terrain at Carinthia. Flat from its tapered tail through the front contact points, before kicking into early-rise toward its large snout, this is not a traditional park board in any sense of that term. The 'Pig is intended to be sized down from your typical ride by around six centimeters. It has a distinctly skateboard-like feel that makes you want to find pockets of tranny and approach features creatively. And if you get bored on manicured terrain, it'll rip the whole mountain with that same unique sense of imagination--it also won a Good Wood award in the all-mountain category. Some testers noted that its atypical shape made it more ideal as part of a quiver than a daily driver, mentioning that where Warpig fell short was quite literally in its stubby tail, that they felt lacked the snap of one of traditional length. One tester who also happens to help run the park program at Carinthia was especially impressed with the Warpig. "This board has an awesome, unique shape and a nice medium flex with plenty of pop, with a nice, even flex. The shape made some maneuvers interesting and challenging, but to my surprise pressing was easy and it rode quite stable," he explained.

Length (cm) -Waist Width (cm)

148 -- 26.0

154 -- 27.0

Flex: 7/10

Camber: Hybrid--flat to rocker in the tip and tail

Base: Sintered

Shape: Tapered directional

(Flex is not standardized and differs by brand. The rating here is the best estimate of the board's flex.)

Price: $529.95
Brand Name

Ride

Gender

Mens

Style

Park

Product Type

Snowboard

Length

142, 148, 154

Manufacturers URL

http://ridesnowboards.com

Rad-Bad

Tester quote: “This board has an awesome, unique shape and a nice medium flex with plenty of pop, with a nice, even flex.”

Product Showroom

No

Tested-Approved

No

Good Wood

Yes

Bang For Your Buck

No

Gallery ID

1000328659

Featured-product

NO

Guide Year

2018

Tester quote: “This board has an awesome, unique shape and a nice medium flex with plenty of pop, with a nice, even flex.”

Good Wood 2018 presented by evo.com

With hundreds of options available, how do you pick the best snowboard for you and your riding? The 2017-2018 Good Wood board test is a great place to start. Every board in here has been through rigorous rounds of testing in the environments it's intended for, and passed. Between the feature-filled freestyle terrain at Carinthia at Mount Snow in Vermont, and the rugged steeps of Snowbird, Utah, our eclectic and discerning testers rode and rated hundred of snowboards, ultimately concluding that these are the pinnacle of this season's freestyle and freeride offerings, respectively. Our crew is comprised of riders of riders of vastly varying sizes and backgrounds, with two commonalities: they're all experienced snowboarders with astute product knowledge. When a board stokes out the majority of this group, it means something. In addition to the park and all-mountain Good Wood accolades, we award two boards in each category with the “Bang for your Buck” designation, meaning they're the top-performers with the lowest price tags. Now in its 19th year, TransWorld SNOWboarding's Good Wood is the longest-running and most credible snowboard test on the planet.

How The Boards Are Scored

Shortly after ripping laps on each model, our testers score the board based on a comprehensive set of characteristics that include edgehold, pop, swingweight, turn initiation, stability, and flex. The scorecards for the park and all-mountain categories of the test each have unique and specific criteria designed to pinpoint the strengths and weakness of a snowboard in the setting respective to its category. Beyond the quantifiable scoring, we also ask testers to comments on each facet of the board's performance. These notes we refer to extensively when writing each review. Dive into the results and see what performed for our testers, then find what will work for you.