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RIDE is proud to introduce a full new line of packs and bags for every piece of gear you own. Cruise downtown with the 25L Roll top pack with Laptop case, stuff your outerwear in the Duffle with a dedicated Lower Boot Compartment or load up the bus with all your gear in the Perfect Board bag. 

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                           Roll Top Pack

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                            Every Day Pack

Duffle

                               Duffle

Perfect Board Bag

                     Perfect Board Bag

RIDE Danimals Edition Helix Dealers

Danimals Makes Pro

Danimals was standing in the middle of the road, totally dumbfounded near Mount Hood Oregon. He was totally blown away that he was now officially on the Pro Team. To commemorate this special occasion we made a very limited number of Danimals Edition 153cm Helix snowboards.

The asymmetrical Helix is the Minnesota natives go to board for riding rails in the streets to lapping jumps in the park and all the groomers in between. Limited amounts mean you have to act fast to get this piece of snowboard history before they are sold out!

To say the Danimals Edition Helix is rare is an understatement. Looking at the dealer inventory list most dealers only have 1. Some bought 5 at the most! So hurry and call one of these dealers on the list below!

Follow Danimals aka Little Yogurt Bottle’s exploits on Instagram

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See the all the specs on the Danimals Helix 153 Snowboard

 

 

Dealers Selling the Danimals Helix

EDGE OF THE WORLD Edgeoworldnc.com
MILOSPORT AUBURN Milosport.com
BACKCOUNTRY.COM Backcountry.com
THE HOUSE The-house.com
ERIKS BIKE SHOP INC Eriksbikeshop.com
PINEWSKI SKI SHOP Pinewskis.com
CAL SURF & SPORT Cal-surf.com
WILLI’S SKI SHOP Willisskiandboard.com
GOLDSTOCKS SPORTING GOODS Goldstockssportinggoods.com
PHILBRICKS SPORTS Philbricks.com
VILLAGE SKI & SPORTS Villageskiandsport.com
SKI HOUSE INC Skihausonline.com
NEW ENGLAND SKI & SCUBA Newenglandskiandscuba.com
LONGS BOARD SHOP Longsboardshop.com
TACTICS BOARDSHOP Tactics.com
KEN JONES SKI MART Kenjonesskimart.com
NOTB Notb.com

 

 

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Alaska Airlines x RIDE Getaway Package Contest 2015

Alaska Airlines and RIDE Snowboards teamed up to give you one great prize package!

Alaska Airlines is sending you and a friend to a great shred destination and RIDE is giving you a full setup of new gear! The gear package includes a snowboard, boots and bindings for your riding pleasure!

The contest starts 12/1/2015 and ends 12/31/2015. Winners will be notified by email. Enter to win below!

RIDE SNOWBOARDS X ALASKA AIRLINES SWEEPSTAKES 2015

You’ll receive two tickets to any of the amazing snow destinations that Alaska Airlines flies to as listed below. 

You can fly from an Alaska Airlines served city to any one of these shred destinations:

Anchorage (ANC), Mammoth (MMH), Reno/Tahoe (RNO), Kelowna (YLW), Steamboat Springs (HDN), Sun Valley (SUN), Bozeman (BZN), Kalispell (FCA), Albuquerque (ABQ), Redmond/Bend (RDM), Salt Lake City (SLC), Calgary (YYC), Crested Butte-Gunnison (GUC), Spokane (GEG), Vancouver (YVR).

Along with the flights you’ll also receive a full hardgoods setup from RIDE Snowboards including a Alter Ego snowboard, Lasso boots, and Revolt bindings. Choose between a men’s or women’s prize package. (Men’s package shown above)

Hitting the slopes this winter? Check out the fly 2, get 1 for the tax promotion from Alaska Airlines. Learn More at alaskaair.com/ski

Sweepstakes Rules

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Helix Wins Whitelines Testers Choice Award

Helix snowboard wins award

Whitelines Magazine likes loves the Helix…. They really really love it! We don’t have a speech prepared for this special occasion but know that you’re our new BFF. Read the excerpt from their article below but better yet, read the whole article at their site via the link below.

 

From Duthie at Whitelines Magazine:

The RIDE Helix made its debut last season, replacing the DH in RIDE’s line. Any concerns about how it would measure up against that legendary stick were quickly put to the sword, and now it has a following all of its own – one that was no doubt bolstered by the sight of Yuki Kadono using his to stomp the first ever back-to-back triple cork 1620s in the 2015 Burton US Open slopestyle.

Watch the Helix Video Review:
http://mpora.com/videos/AAe7wkswphdn/embed

 

If you hadn’t already guessed by looking at the shape of the nose and tail, the RIDE Helix has an asymmetric design. The sidecut on the heel edge is tighter than that of the toe, which compensates for the fact that you’ve got less maneuverability on that side.

Turning is therefore a breeze, aided by the camber profile that’ll grip the corduroy like hell. With its true twin shape and mid flex, it’s just the thing for freestyle as well – especially getting airborne off anything from sidehits to the XL kicker line.

Slight rocker sections help with pressing, and also improve the experience in powder, but there’s no compromise to the edge hold. Whether you’re a Japanese park slayer or a one-week-a-year piste cruiser, the RIDE Helix has so much to offer.

Danimals Surprised by Making Pro Team

Danimals gets a welcome surprise from his friends and teammates down at High Cascade Snowboard Camp last week! Congrats Danimals you made the Pro team!

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Special thanks to Cobra Dogs for feeding the party!
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How To Buy a Snowboard – Sizing and Terrain Guide

Find the right snowboard

What Size Snowboard Should I Buy?

With a ton of different snowboards on the market, choosing the right board and size can be overwhelming. Size charts can be confusing if you don’t know what you’re looking at. However, by looking at a few crucial factors, finding the right snowboard model and size can be easier than it looks.

The main factors in choosing the right snowboard and size are:

  • – Your Snowboarding Ability level

  • – Foot Size

  • – Height

  • – Riding style (where on the mountain you like to ride)

 

How to size a snowboard

Ability Level

First, what’s your snowboard ability? Snowboards are made for all types of ability levels ranging from beginner to expert. There is no shame in buying a “beginner” board if you’re just starting out.  Be realistic with yourself and get the board that matches your skills best. Finding a board that best matches your skill level will help you progress more quickly and enjoyably. Beginner boards will be more forgiving and therefor more fun to ride and learn on. If you jump on a high-end expert level board, you may not progress as fast and more importantly, it will be harder to ride and you may not have as much fun learning. Beginner Snowboards via Board Finder >

Foot Size

The second factor in finding the right snowboard is choosing the right width for your foot size.  A correct width snowboard allows your snowboard boots to extend slightly over the edges of the board. Not too far that during a hard turn it is possible to drag a toe. By having the boots slightly overhang the edge, the rider can control the board’s leverage and pressure with their ankles.  Below is a chart comparing typical snowboard widths with boot sizes.

Generally you only want to buy a WIDE model if you need one. The narrower your snowboard the quicker it will turn edge to edge, however it’s still best to size it to the width of your feet. Tall people and those with size 11 or bigger feet usually ride WIDES. Shop Wide Snowboards >

 

Boot Size (US Men’s) <7 8-9.5 10-11.5 11.5+
Width in mm 240-245 246-254 255-259 260+
Snowboard Width Narrow Regular Mid-Wide Wide

Board Length

The third and nearly most important part of picking the right snowboard is length. A very basic way to identify a good board length for you, used to be done by measuring the board to a person’s chin; however, that doesn’t take in the factor of weight. If you’re lighter than average, look for a shorter board; conversely, if you’re heavier than average, look into a larger board. Also you can base the length on what you’re ridden previously. Have you rented a board that was really hard to turn? It was probably too long for you.

Riding Style

In addition to weight, the riding style and what you want to ride plays an effect on the board size. This is less important for beginners as most beginner boards will be optimized for the entire mountain. Most brands call them “All Mountain” boards or some variation of that.

If you’re looking for a board to hit the park and freestyle features, you want to get a Park snowboard on the shorter side of the spectrum. If you’re riding mostly all over the mountain, trees, and powder, you want to consider a board on the longer end of the spectrum. A longer or wider board gives you more straight line speed, stability and more flotation in soft snow but sacrifices maneuverability. If you want to mix all mountain versatility with a twin park shape, we make Freestyle All Mountain boards, size to your preference.

 

Below is a table showing roughly ideal snowboard sizes based on your height.

Remember, snowboard sizing all comes down to personal preference. 

 

Rider Height (in) Rider Height (cm) Snowboard Size (cm)
4’10” 147 128 – 136
5′ 152 133 – 141
5’2″ 158 139 – 147
5’4″ 163 144 -152
5’6″ 168 149 -157
5’8″ 173 154 -162
5’10” 178 159 -167
6′ 183 160+
6’2″ 188 160+
6’4″ 193 160+

 
 
Confused yet? Still not sure what board is right for YOU? Well you’re in luck. We’ve developed one of the best board finder tools and size calculators in the industry to make your life easy. Not only will it show you what size snowboard to buy but it will recommend some models based on your skills and riding styles. Click the Image below…
 
Snowboard Finder Selector Size Calculator

 

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