|Type:||Freeride, All Mountain, Freestyle|
|Camber:||Rocker, Twin Rocker|
|Core:||Foundation Tuned Core|
|Base:||Extruded, Fusion 1500 Base|
|Ability Level:||Intermediate, Advanced|
|Manufacturer Warranty:||1 Year|
Description: Ride Kink Wide Snowboard
The Ride Kink Wide Snowboard is a park-oriented team favorite with its stable and lively twin rocker profile. Iron out the kinks and let the rest fly with this freestyle favorite. This medium-flexing board features Ride's Cleave Edge for durability and Slimewalls for smoothness and power transmission.
- Feel: 5
- Park and Pipe
- Centered Stance
- Thin Con
- Twin Rocker
- Foundation Tuned Core
- Cleave Edge
- Biaxial Glass
- Fusion 1500 Base
- 2x4 Inserts
|Effective Edge (cm)||118.3||122.1||124.7||125.9|
|Tip Width (cm)||29.7||30.1||30.2||30.4|
|Tail Width (cm)||29.7||30.1||30.2||30.4|
|Waist Width (cm)||25.7||25.9||26.1||26.3|
6 months ago
2 months ago
2 months ago
1 month ago
Good for butters.
sizing chart told me to get a wide because of 10.5 boot size, but I'm finding myself wishing it were thinner.
Overall, I would have chosen another board if I'd have tested it first. Wasn't very expensive so I can't be that upset
2 months ago
Being 120lbs, you're going to be able to ride a TON of boards out there. Frankly, some boards are going to be way too big because you simply won't have the momentum to get turning. Short answer, if you're going for the park I'd get the 149W. If you're going to stay on groomers, go for the 153W
Long answer: If you plan to go to the park you're going to need the maneuverability a short board provides (spins, jumps). If you don't plan on going in the park much, staying on groomers, then you will get some more top speed and control out of the 153W. Longer boards tend to bring speed and stability while shorter boards bring versatility.
Personally, I have a 156W. It feels a little small. I've dropped about thirty pounds since last season but at 6'4" 270, this board felt a little slow when I was only going on groomers. But in the park, I had tons of fun with grinds and jumps. Remember (2013 Kink though). I believe the board is rated for 220lbs and the guy at my local shop told me I could get away with riding park boards down to that rating. I'm guessing I'll have more fun with the board this year after getting some weight off.
Lastly, I am not an expert and both might honestly feel a little large to you. You can find more information by searching through sizing charts (just google that with your specific board) and gathering a range of board sizes that you feel meet those specifications. Then choose based off your riding style. I did a lot of my own research because I found my local shop intimidating, but they were super helpful. Give that a try if you run into a wall.
I am 6'0" and have the 153 and wear a 10.5 boot. I wish it was a little wider in the stance. I would imagine that the 149 would be a little smaller, so I would recommend you go with the 153 if you are looking for a wider stance.
This Ride Kink Wide is the 2013 Model Year.