Snowboard Life’s Top 25 Board Test 2000 Ride Profile

Testers agree, this board is good for quick turns and hauling ass. Ride board-designer John O'Conner says the Profile is built for the more technically savvy rider. “This board is agile with deep sidecut, has a narrow waist, and is a little stiffer in the tail,” he explains.

Kevin notes the Profile, “was fun to ride due to ease of quick turns, ollies, spins, etc. Lightweights will love it. Also good for a one-board freestyler all-mountain slave.”

With its “progressive angle cap,” the Profile offers smoothness in less-than-perfect backcountry conditions, as Ride states. And a 30-percent lighter core gives life and confidence to the rider.