Ride Warpig

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The Warpig is illogical. A board meant to be ridden this short shouldn't perform the way this one does. This hardy little hog surfs through pow thanks to its large nose and tapered profile but rallies fast through the unpredictable terrain in a manner contradictory to its stubbed length and flat-to-rocker profile, which also aids its floatation factor. More of an all-mountain board in the sense of resort rallying than big-mountain descending, the Warpig will take you from the park--it won a Good Wood award in that category as well--to the trees, to the back bowls with a punch you wouldn't predict upon first glance. One tester described his experience on this outlier in the Good Wood All-Mountain lineup as such: "It was a great board on both firm groomers and in the slush. Its pop surprised me, and the lack of length made it easy to throw around, however, at times I felt squirrelly because of it." Launching quick lips and landing in tight pockets is where the Warpig shines. As another tester explained, "This board was the perfect machine to handle sidehits with--small, yet predictable on takeoffs and solid on landings."

Length (cm) -Waist Width (cm)

148 -- 26.0

154 -- 27.0

Flex: 7/10

Camber: Hybrid--flat with rocker in 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

All Mountain

Product Type

Snowboard

Length

142, 148, 154

Manufacturers URL

http://ridesnowboards.com

Rad-Bad

Tester quote: “The Warpig doesn’t make sense, but damn does it rip.”

Product Showroom

No

Tested-Approved

No

Good Wood

Yes

Bang For Your Buck

Yes

Gallery ID

1000328658

Featured-product

NO

Guide Year

2018

Tester quote: “The Warpig doesn’t make sense, but damn does it rip.”

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.