Ride DH - 2010

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The Ride DH was and still is at the forefront of the rail and park specific snowboard movement. If your looking for a board that locks onto rails and can handle the fast run-ins and heavy landings associated with bigger kickers, you can’t go wrong with the DH. A proven park dominator.

Manufacturer's Description:

What Legends are made of! Upholding the status of this award winning twin, the DH features Pop Stixs for the perfect flex with added ollie pop. Complete with 85A Slimewalls and Cleave Edge for a durable smooth ride. Continuing to be a favourite of Darrel Mathes and Marco Feichtner, this deck is sure to stoke out the park/jib guy and launch riders to the next level of mobility.

Recommended for park riding. Recommended for rail riding High cost snowboard Available in Wide Camber construction Twin shape

Year: 2010

Available Lengths (cm):
151, 153, 155, 157, 159, 153W, 156W, 159W, 162W

Riding Style: Freestyle/Park

Specifications:

Thin Con
85A Slimewalls
Carbon Array 3 torsion forks
Pop Stixs
Cleave Edge
Hybrid Glass (triaxial base, biaxial top)
Fusion 4000 sintered base

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Snowboard Review:

The DH is the freestyle workhorse of snowboarding scenes worldwide. I was curious to see what all the fuss was about, having never ridden one before. As soon as I stepped on the DH, I felt as if I’d been riding it for years. Within minutes I was galloping my way to the park T-bar like an excitable school boy. Riding into transitions the DH was as solid as a rock, with great pop and forgiving landings to follow. On the rails the DH was a dream. The urethane sidewalls damped any impact with the rail resulting in a solid landing and a planted slide from start to finish. When spinning the DH’s tip & tails felt light and the board span extremely well in the air. As I’d been told that the DH could handle more than a jib and a bonk in the park I took it out the rest of the mountain. I was surprised how confidently the DH tracked through carves considering it’s playability on rails, but the carbon torsion forks really work well to enable the rider to power through carves. In all a fantastic board for people at all levels of freestyle snowboarding, who want a dependable board to ride park most of the time but still has the guts to fire down the piste and into little bits of pow when the need arrives.

Posted by Rich Ewbank in • Ride

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What colour is powder?

Method Man on July 13, 2009 at 12:54 PM

Can’t decide on whether to buy the DH, Signal Park or Bataleon Evil Twin, most of the time I ride indoors at the Chill Factor, riding the small jumps and rails, but I do go on holiday in the Alps once or twice a year. Looking for a board that’s soft enough to be great on rails but stiff enough to ride pistes and do the odd bit of powder. Anyone got any advice?

Rich Ewbank on July 13, 2009 at 02:43 PM

Yo Method Man. You’re on the right track with the DH, I’ve not ridden the Park Signal but from what I’ve been told it’s a bit softer than the DH, perfect for pressing on rails and your indoor riding but maybe a little too park orientated for blasting the rest of the mountain. I really loved riding the Bataleon Evil Twin, it’s a really exciting ride and great spinning off kickers but maybe a little bit lively for indoor. So the DH is a great option, damp underfoot and smooth on rails, but with enough torsional rigidity to carve ok on groomers. If I were you I’d look at rocker profiled boards like the DH2 or K2 Parkstar, great for pressing on rails and really playful and forgiving on kickers, and from my experience still pretty good carving… good luck.

joben on July 22, 2010 at 04:39 AM

is this a good all mountain snowboard

Rich Ewbank on July 23, 2010 at 01:57 PM

Hi Joben,

yeah the DH is a great all mountain freestyle snowboard. There are better shapes for powder and softer flexes for rails but for a twin park focused board the DH does quite well aover the mountain.

good twin on September 17, 2010 at 06:48 PM

mate i wanna get an evil twin just cant decide on the size im 5"10 and 12half/13stone i ride a custom x 158 and love it but now want something a lil more focused on park and all round to bomb down the mountain. should i get a 157 or 155? help

Rich Ewbank on September 18, 2010 at 12:18 PM

Providing your feet are right for the width I’d look at the 155. It’s a good length for riding park and messing around on the pistes. Keep the Custom X for bombing the groomers!

santi on November 27, 2010 at 09:27 PM

What’s the flex rating on this one? With 1 being soft and 10 being stiff

Rich Ewbank on November 27, 2010 at 09:28 PM

Probably a 5. It’s about as middle of the road as a flex gets.

Santi on November 28, 2010 at 09:11 AM

How will it handle pipe and ice?

Rich Ewbank on November 28, 2010 at 06:49 PM

Yeah, you can definitely ride icy pipes on the DH, of course a Society UL or something like the Amplid HiDef would be better, but for a board to ride pipe, kickers and rails on, they don’t come much more versatile than the DH.

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