Ride DH - 2011


The normal DH has been softened-up this season, Ride have used 3 stringers of carbon reinforcement in the nose and tail as opposed to the 5 which they used in last years model. They’ve also given the DH their Pop Rods 2 system which means that the pop has been improved despite having a softer longitudinal and lateral flex. The DH is a cambered board that enjoys large transitions but is still soft enough, where it counts, to offer playfulness and a buttery feeling on rails and boxes. Intermediate and advanced riders looking for versatile deck that will aid their progression in all aspects of freestyle snowboarding could do far worse than the DH.

Manufacturer's Description:

Upholding the status of this reputable twin, the DH snowboard features Ride’s Pop Rods 2.0 for an added boost of ollie pop. Complete with 85A Slimewalls and Cleave Edge for a durable, smooth Ride, this snowboard is sure to stoke out the park/jib guy and launch riders to the next level of mobility.

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

Year: 2011

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

Riding Style: Freestyle/Park


Thin Con construction
85A Slimewalls
Carbon Array 3 reinforcement
Camber profile
Pop Rods 2.0 carbon reinforcement
Cleave Edge
Hybrid Glass
Fusion 4000 Base
FLEX 6/10

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I’ve ridden every DH since 2005 and this latest model is equally as good, if not slightly better. Firstly, it’s a wee bit softer so if you like pressing on boxes and buttering all over the mountain then this stick will put a big smile on your face. The carbon stringers in the nose & tail stiffen the board when you start riding faster & more aggressively, making the DH the perfect all mountain freestyle board. Personally, I’m loving the sweet graphics on topsheet and base, they really stand-out this year.

The DH really does feels at home all over the mountain and this year’s version feels a bit lighter and easier to throw around but still super stable. This board has always had a good reputation and you can clearly see why once you’ve taken it for a few laps all over the hill, and definitely in the park. Best suited to the intermediate/advanced all mountain shredder. Because you’re probably wondering, the sintered base felt nice and fast, even on the sticky fresh snow, so if you’re riding summer glaciers a lot, this board won’t let you down.

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What colour is powder?

janelle on November 09, 2010 at 05:58 PM

Hey. Can I post a question on here? I am looking to get my boyfriend a snowboard for Christmas. Last season was his first year riding so he is new to boarding.  I am looking to get him a board that he can learn with, and will stay with him as he advances.  His height is 6’2”, weighs 190, with size 12 feet. He would need a 159w - 163w. Would you recommend this board, or are there any others that would best suit him?

Tom Ewbank on November 09, 2010 at 06:33 PM

Hey Janelle,

If you post your question on the ‘Forum’ (see the text just a few inches above this for a link) our community team will get back to you as soon as possible…although the DH is a great board for intermediate to advanced freestylers I believe there are other boards that would help your boyfriend through the learning process and help him progress to an intermediate rider a bit quicker.

Sam on January 19, 2011 at 01:50 AM

I was wondering, for a intermediate-advanced rider living in the eastern U.S, who loves to ride powder but is also really looking to get started and improve in the pipe this season, is this or the DH2.4 a good choice? I was also looking at the society, but maybe something more forgiving, until i get used to the pipe? The K2 slayblade or turbo dream? which board is right for me? any help and other suggestions for boards would be welcomed, thanks.

Dan Morgan on January 19, 2011 at 01:15 PM

Hi Jay, Colin, Neil, Seth, Trever, Neal, Luke, Alex & Sam

Are you a troupe of snowboarding nonuplets who use the same email address, or one person posting under 9 different names?

sam on January 19, 2011 at 05:40 PM

same email

sam on January 19, 2011 at 05:56 PM

but we’re not all brothers, the rest are just really good friends we’ve known forever, we’re all about the same age, riding level, and have mostly the same interests