Ride Warpig Review

April 11, 2018
Ride Warpig
GEAR INSTITUTE RATINGS
77
Handling
6
Pop & Energy
6
Float
7
Versatility
7
Edge Hold
6
Craftsmanship
5

The Good

  • Versatile for riders who can tame it
  • Handles high speed well
  • Likes variable snow conditions
  • Short wide design is maneuverable

The Bad

  • Too much board for small riders
  • Few sizing choices
  • Nearly uncontrollable
  • Not designed for women
THE VERDICT
The Ride Warpig can be a great all terrain board for advanced female riders. However, this board is not designed with a small woman in mind. New extra small sizing will accommodate more women than in previous models, but it is still not an all-encompassing board for smaller riders. For the women who have a more aggressive riding style the Warpig will be a fun departure from the norm.
FULL REVIEW

Compared to other boards in this test group the Warpig is a more advanced board that handles variable terrain and snow conditions well. It is a solid, short and wide design that is a beast to maneuver. It is less poppy, snappy and fun than other boards, but is a machine at higher speeds. The biggest limitation for this board is the fact that it does not accommodate range of female riders in their size or ability.

Handling

This board is a tank. The Ride Warpig is a women’s specific board and it shows in its riding. The board is designed in Extra Small, Small and Large sizes, which can accommodate male and female riders of any size. However, the smallest sizes, even with the purple graphics, may still be too much for even the most advanced small female riders. For those aggressive and advanced women snowboarders who can fit into the Ride sizing categories the Warpig is a solid ride that can handle variable conditions. And, it’s a board that wants to go fast.

Pop + Energy

This board is more at home on big steep open faces and offers little to no pop. The Warpig is a beast that seems to want to carve big turns rather than jib playfully in natural terrain.

Float

The short and wide design seems to float just fine even though most of our testers were skeptical with the small sizes. Do not be deceived by the sizing of this board. The Warpig’s width and shape, and directional rocker will float just as well as much longer boards. However it is not a powder specific model, it will float as well as any other all terrain board in its class if not better.

Versatility

For the riders that found the sizing to be just right, the Warpig was versatile in all conditions tested. It is a stable ride and handles well on steeper terrain in crusty snow, and carved well in lower angle groomers.

Edge Hold

The board was average in its class for edge control. The testers who loved this board felt that it was solid at high speeds and held an edge well. Some smaller riders felt that the board held an edge but the board was getting away from them.

Sustainability/Craftsmanship

Though this board only has a three-year warranty compared to lifetime warranties of other boards in the test group, the construction proved to be solid during the short testing process. However lightweight materials were mostly used it is well built with strong sidewalls. Ride does not promote sustainable business practices so it is difficult to determine whether or not the company prioritizes the environment.

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