Ride Manic - 2012


All-mountain snowboards have been dying a bit of a death recently as twin shapes continue rule the roost. The Manic is bringing affordable all-mountain riding back to the masses with a directional shape, a slightly set-back stance and a very directional profile; zero camber through the majority of the board and into the tail and an early rise nose. The Ride Manic is designed for beginner and intermediate snowboarders who want to progress all aspects of their snowboarding from park to powder and need a forgiving board with a little extra float.

Manufacturer's Description:

The 2012 Ride Manic snowboard offers strong performance features with a unique shape that will launch you to the next level. Complete with Ride’s fun and versatile LowPro™ rocker shape and smooth riding 90A Slimewalls®, you’re bound to enjoy everything the mountain can muster on this snappy stable snowboard.

Recommended for park riding. Recommended for freeride riding Medium cost snowboard Available in Wide Rocker construction Directional Shape

Year: 2012

Available Lengths (cm):
152, 155, 158, 161, 154W, 157W, 160W, 164W

Riding Style: All Mountain


Standard Edge
Biaxal Glass
Fusion 1500
90A Slimewalls
Linear Carbon

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What colour is powder?

Stu Bennett on February 05, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Manic 155 Ride Capo bindings Burton Moto boots

Me: Beginner-Intermediate, 185cm and (about) 80kg.

Terrain: Powder/Park/Hard Piste

Just back from a week in France and after a false start at one of the big rental shops I rented 2 Ride boards from a snowboard specialist in the resort during the trip.  This one and the DH2 (both were 2012 models).

The first day I got the Manic was a a fresh powder day and it was so much fun to ride.  It’s light, turns initiated easily and it floats really well (despite it being a 155 which is a bit short for me in powder) and I never had a any trouble with the nose digging in.  I had my favorite piste run ever that day down a pristine black run in knee deep powder.  Brilliant!...  I hit some natural jumps during the day and it’s really stable for this.

On the piste it’s really smooth and still turns well, even on the hard stuff.  It flat bases better than any board I have been on, at low or higher speeds.  On day 3 with it I took it out on bulletproof pistes first thing in the morning and it still felt good underfoot.  I’ve got to point out that this is a stable board, it really makes you feel confident if, like me, you are fairly new to snowboarding but progressing well.  It’s responsive but not twitchy.  Its pretty fast too but never so fast I felt out of control and whenever I wanted it do do something it did it without making a fuss unlike some other boards I’ve been on… (Burton TWC EZ-V, I’m talking to you!)

This trip saw my first adventure Into a park, I tried both the Ride boards in there.  This board was good for my skill level for the reasons given above.  No real pop in this board, I guess due to the zero camber but it’s no big deal when you’re learning.  If you want to try some boxes, rails and small kickers then, again, this board is really good for it!  I even pulled off my first trick on this board… Jib tail slide, since you’re asking ;)

To sum up I found this board is exactly what it claims to be.  An excellent all mountain snowboard for beginners and improvers.  I highly recommend this board to anyone in that bracket. :)