Thanks to Chris of Revolutionz in Norwich for the loan of a demo board,
the 'Ride Profile 164'
After finally getting some deep powder out
in Morzine, I got to try this board out.This is one sick, stiff, fast, mean, ruthless board
really kicked my arse the fist time i took it out. I don't think I was
quite prepared for the kind of ride that this beast was going to give
me. If you like speed, carving turns, and looking pretty cool while
doing it, then the Profile is for you. It's responsive yet stable
through the chop. It is on the stiffer side, but not too stiff where
you feel like you have to throw all your weight into each turn. It floated through everything I put it through. I
could ride normal, without feeling like I had to keep my weight back.
In fact, I tried a few times to get the nose to dive and it didn't go
Tip-to-tail 3D wood core is 7% lighter than Ride's standard core, yet
structurally stronger with triaxial glass providing torsional stiffness
and snap. Core is reinforced with carbon fiber and KevlarŪ strips
providing torsional stiffness and a quick response time. M1 "Swarf"
angle cap construction reduces weight but offers a precise edge for
increased hold and readiness to carve up anything. Metal edges, plus
aluminum tip and tail deliver maximum protection and durability. Fusion
2000 sintered base provides fast, smooth rides through backcountry
powder as well as hardpack, the Profile delivers a fine ride with
confidence. A great powder board for a person my size.