Ride Buckwild - 2012

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With the DH2 moving to a Hybrid profile this year there was a space for a new board with ProRize rocker, the Buckwild has filled the gap admirably. With a flat profile through most of the board and early rise tips the Prorize give plenty of stability and on edge performance whilst remaining playful for park and urban jib missions. At home killing the park but also no slouch on the rest of the mountain the Buckwild is a safe bet of park riders who like to hit pow when there’s fresh snow on the hill.

Manufacturer's Description:

Designed for park riders hitting it hard and pushing the limits, the 2012 Ride Buckwild snowboard has our ProRize™ twin shape has minimal rocker with a long, stable flat zone that extends well beyond the inserts into the tip and tail. Providing supreme landing control and pop, this wild Ride features 85A Slimewalls, Pop Rods 2.0® and Cleave Edge™ for a durable snowboard built to lap the park & pipe like the pros.

Recommended for park riding. Recommended for halfpipe riding Recommended for rail riding Recommended for freeride riding High cost snowboard Rocker construction Twin shape

Year: 2012

Available Lengths (cm):
151, 153, 155, 157, 159, 161

Riding Style: Freestyle/Park

Specifications:

ProRize™
THIN CON
Cleave Edge ™
Hybrid Glass
Fusion 4000
Pop Rods 2.0
85A Slimewalls
Carbon Array 3
Standard

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Snowboard Review:

The Ride Buckwild is definitely aimed at the more advanced freestyler, packed full of useful tech, this board slays the park like no other while still being very capable of riding the rest of the mountain.

The board itself is designed around the concepts of hitting things hard and going big, as a result of this some of the best features in snowboarding this season can be found in this board. The biggest feature of the board is Ride’s ProRize; a twin shape minimal rocker with a long, stable flat zone that extends beyond the inserts into the tip and tail, providing supreme landing control and pop. The responsiveness of this board is like no other, where you want the board to go it goes, with no hassle.

Ride’s exclusive Slimewalls run around the edge of the board, they are forgiving and ductile, absorbing impact. They are virtually indestructible, being the most durable sidewalls in snowboarding. Pop Rods 2.0 provide more pop and smoother landings without too much added stiffness resulting in one explosive ride making it easier to hit up the park.

Historically the better the board is for the park the harder it becomes to ride at full speed down a run, this board is stiff enough to send it down the mountain at high speeds remaining relatively stable for its flexibility. The Fusion 4000 base that gives the Buckwild its speed also makes a great noise when sliding rails. I can’t really describe how or why, but if you try this board and slide it along a rail you’ll know exactly what I’m on about!

If you predominantly ride park and want a stable but poppy board then I would recommend this board. It can go all over the mountain it is fast, has a moderate flex that doesn’t confine it to the park but also means you can charge on it and the rocker makes it extremely stable and keeps that element of playfulness in the board.

Highlights:
Lots of easy to access pop
The base was fast
Stable flat section of ProRize rocker
Durable Slimewalls
The noise the base makes when sliding rails

Let-downs:
Can’t think of any

Posted by Aly Mac in • Ride

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