|Type:||Freeride, Freestyle, All Mountain|
|Camber:||Rocker, All Mountain Rocker|
|Core:||Performance Tuned Core// Carbon Array 3|
|Base:||Sintered, Fusion 4000 Base|
|Stance Setback:||1.9 cm|
|Recommended Use:||Advanced, Intermediate|
|Manufacturer Warranty:||1 Year|
Description: Ride Wild Life Wide Snowboard
If you'd like a supremely versatile board offering a performance and feel that far outweighs its cost, well then, camper, the 2013 Ride Wildlife is the board for you. The board's directional shape and All Mountain Rocker is playful and soft in the tip and extremely grippy under foot. Linear carbon is integrated into the core which gives it a snappy tail and added edge hold. Burn down the Mountain, tackle gorilla sized features, or cut lines on the trail with Swiss Army Knife precision all on the Ride Wildlife.
- Feel: 8
- All Mountain
- 3/4" Setback Stance
- Thin Con
- All Mountain Rocker
- Carbon Array 3
- Performance Tuned Core
- Hybrid Glass
- Linear Carbon
- Fusion 4000 Base
- 2x4 Inserts
|Effective Edge (cm)||122.8||127.9||130.5|
|Tip Width (cm)||31.1||31.7||32|
|Tail Width (cm)||31.1||31.7||32|
|Waist Width (cm)||26.3||26.6||26.9|
Wild Life Wide
Pictures do not do the board graphics justice. It is amazing in person. The bottom is super bright and the top has clear areas where the board construction can be seen.
1 year ago
1 year ago
So based on his height and weight I would say the 167w is probably about perfect for him for a beginner board I wouldn't recommend getting anything smaller as the smaller you go the quicker the board will turn or catch a rail. I like this one because while it may drive like a boat its almost impossible to fully wipe out on. If you have the ability to I might also recommend waiting on choosing a board until your husband knows what style feels good for him. Unfortunately higher end snowboards are like shoes or clothes and picking them out can be done, but, the best experience comes from getting a board that meets your exact style. Most rental companies have an option called Demo or Pro which gives you a board you can use to learn the different styles of design. I've found that some times this can be a hassle and a lot of equipment shops are to lazy to properly fit clients, but, if you want to get the most comfortable board thats how you do it. Board designs that effect your style are usually listed as: Camber/Flat/Rocker/Mixed, Flex, Directional/True Twin/Directional Twin, Side Cut, Effective Edge All theses play a big part in pressure and should be considered when buying a personal snowboard. Of course that's just the board bindings and boots also play a major role. Personally I love this board and it fits everything I use it for I'm not big on tricks but I do ride back country and being able to stay up at all times is very important for me. I would also recommend a nice pair of metal step in bindings and a good set of hard stiff snowboard boots. Of course if you are looking at boots get them sized and wear them for a bit if there is any pressure or stiffness look somewhere else DO NOT BUY BOOTS ONLINE. (just my $0.09) hope it helps
Which model of snowboarding I should buy?
1)Ride Wild Life Wide Snowboard 167W ?
2)Ride Wild Life Snowboard 164?
I always renting the snowboarding from sky shops, last time I got 163 of Burton, which was good (I think).
26.1 is perfect for me, but I'm not sure about 267. I am replacing a K2 Brigade that rides like a steamboat at 26.8. There may be other factors it how it 'feels' (its huge at tip and tail, not sintered, lower tech?). I wear 11.5 / 29.5 boot.. Thanks!
Thanks of the heads up!!! The 163cm Ride Wild Life Wide Snowboard has a waist width of 26.6cm - as labeled on the spec sheet that's attached to the board. This page will be updated momentarily.
What kind of terrain will you be riding in the most? How do you want the board to perform, like a dunebuggy or a Farrari?
If you want a hard charging all mountain deck check out the Ride Highlife UL, it comes in a 163cm and 159cm Wide options. Check it out HERE: http://www.the-house.com/9872rdhluw14zz-ride-snowboards.html
1) I go to small ski resorts in the Midwest, I've been snowboarding for 6years so I would say I'm an advanced snowboarder for my riding conditions. I don't really go to the terrain parks all that much. Would this board fit the Midwest ski styles?
2) I'm 6'2 170lbs with a 13boot size. What size board should I get?
3) Any other boards I should look at? Thanks
1) I ride midwest ski resorts too and LOVE hard charging boards like the Ride Wild Life Wide Snowboard. The Wild Life is a great all mountain board with lots of pop, a set back stance, and an All Mountain Rocker profile shape. Overall, if you like riding fast the Wild Life will be a great deck.
2) If you were to get the Wild Life I'd suggest getting the 163cm W, it's a little wider than the 159cm W. You fit within both the 159cm W and 163cm W weight ranges, but the 163cm W will be a little bit better because of it's width.
3) You should check out the 2013 159cm Ride DH Wide (waist width 26cm) & the 2013 162cm Ride Berzerker Wide (waist width 26.1cm). The DH is ultra responsive with a 9 flex rating, a poppy camber profile, and a smaller sidecut radius for quick turns. The Berzerker has a flex rating of a 7, it's much like the Wild Life but has a Hybrid All Mountain profile shape that has rocker on the nose and micro camber everywhere else.
All in all you'll have a blast on any of those decks. If I was trying to choose, I'd pick the DH. It's hella' responsive, super poppy, can make tight turns, and is a twin. I like when boards ride EXACTLY the same regular as switch, even when I'm freeriding.
Check out the DH & Berzerker below:
2013 159cm Ride DH Wide: http://www.the-house.com/9853rddhw13zz-ride-snowboards.html
2013 162cm Ride Berzerker Wide: http://www.the-house.com/9862rdberzw13zz-ride-snowboards.html
Let me know if you need anything else