2013/2014 Ride Berzerker Jake Blauvelt pro model snowboard. PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen
Lengths: 152, 155, 158, 159W, 161, 162W, 164, 165W, 168W
Ideal Terrain: All-mountain
When you think of Jake Blauvelt’s riding style a natural, creative flow comes to mind. But then there’s the occasional explosive act within, berzerking you could say. Jake designed his pro model for his type of riding, one that fits this electrified current. It has a slight directional shape and 3/4 inch setback stance with a bit of rocker in the nose and subtle camber throughout, giving it easy turn initiation, float in pow, solid snap in and out of turns, and powerful ollies. It’s laced with Ride’s urethane Slimewall sidewalls for vibration dampening, smooth flex, and impact protection. With a hybrid layup of fiberglass between the top and bottom the board isn’t overly stiff (it’s rated a five out of ten on Ride’s flex scale), but multiple arrays of carbon extend from the bindings and tip and tail to further edge control and pop. It comes finished with a screaming fast sintered base, too. Like a lone artist painting his way down a white canvas, this board is Jake’s signature brush.
About the Graphic
Brazilian Artist Bruno Novelli (a.k.a. Bruno 9li) stormed up the graphic frenzy on this board. Novelli, of Brazilian and Italian descent, has a keen interest in Amazonian rituals, painting history, and animated GIFs. Check out more of his work at bruno9li.com.
From Transworld Magazine
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It looks like Ullr has been hearing our prayers, as snow continues to hammer mountains across the country, keeping the backcountry open for business. If you’re into powder facials and spending endless hours in the white room, this round up is for you.
As backcountry boards tend to fall on the pricey end of the shopping spectrum, we did some research and found the top 5 most reliable backcountry boards under $500, to aid all you powder fiends continuously chasing down your next fix.
Ride The Slackcountry
When the blower days arrive at the resorts, head out of bound and get back to that good old powder face-shot treatment with the Ride Slackcountry. A powder influenced HighRize Rocker lets you surf the snow and take it all in while the Slackcountry takes care of the rest even. Along with Ride’s Slimewall sidewall technology that quiets chatter, Carbon Array 3 Laminates increase stiffness throughout the board so you can slash massive rooster tails the entire run. Safe to say there won’t be any true slacking happening here.
The Naturally Web Series will take you behind the scenes with unseen footage and insights from Jake Blauvelt. Episode 1: Japan.
Naturally is available on:
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The Ride Buckwild Snowboard
This twin shape has minimal rocker featuring a long, stable flat zone that extends well beyond the inserts into the tip and tail. The Pop Rods are carbon tubes added to the boards for more pop and smoother landings without added stiffness. The Carbon Array provides total board control in every stance location. 3 widespread carbon stringers placed at the binding zone gather input from any stance width and all pressure angles. Rider input is then channeled to the opposing contact point for maximum board control.
Ride’s exclusive Slimewalls are forgiving and ductile, absorbing impacts rather than defending against them. Just like your skate wheels, the urethane in Slimewalls smooths the interaction with the snow, wood or metal surfaces you may Ride on. On top of all that, these babies are virtually indestructible, the most durable sidewalls in snowboarding. Nearly 50% more steel in the Cleave Edge, delivers unmatched resistance to edge cracking and can be detuned to larger radii. – Michigan Boarder
Read the rest of the review and Michigan Boarder’s Personal Thoughts on the Buckwild:
Freestyle boards don’t have to be noodles, and when Ride redesigned the Machete, it did so with an eye toward boarders who want to take their park skills into bigger, natural terrain.
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