Launched in Seattle, USA in 1992, RIDE SNOWBOARDS is one of the core American snowboard brands that continues to release innovatively designed products every year.The binding of such RIDE SNOWBOARDS has been completely renewed and finally appeared in the 20/21 season.
A series with high response and moderate flexibility
Until now, the development of each model has changed from the seeds to the development of the A series (left photo) and C series (right photo).The first thing I would like to introduce is the A series. The feature of the A series is the combination of aluminum chassis and heel cup. It was born by evolving the Infinity chassis that was also installed in the past models of RIDE.Previous models that used an aluminum chassis were attractive for their high response due to the characteristics of the material.However, on the other hand, there was a part where I felt that the response was too high and the flex was too hard due to the structure.Therefore, we changed the material to a flexible aluminum material and improved the shape of the heel of the chassis to a rounded shape.As a result, while maintaining high response, we also gained lateral flexibility.Another feature of the A series is the heel cup.Aluminum has been used as the material for the heel cup, but the manufacturing method has been changed.Until now, it was die-cut from an aluminum plate, but by using a metal processing method called forging, there is no waste.
C series with more flexibility and smoother ride quality
And in the other C series, the heel cup uses aluminum like the A series. The difference from the A series is that the chassis uses a composite material made of plastic.The composite material is a mixture of nylon and fiberglass, and is more flexible than aluminum.In other words, the composite has better shock absorption and a smooth ride quality is attractive.
Until now, the image of high-end = hard has been revolutionized by the appearance of the A series and C series. In the A series, 10 models are developed depending on the difference in the feeling of flex, 8, 6, 4, 4 from the top, and in the C series, 10 models of 8, 6, 4, 2, 5 are developed.There are two women's models, the AL series, which corresponds to the men's A series, 8 and 6.In addition, the CL series, which is the men's C series, is available in four models: 2, 8, 6, and 4.
Flex is the hardest 10 at the high end of each, and the smaller the number, the softer it becomes.In other words, the preference is selected according to the difference in the material of the chassis, and the difference in the characteristics of each part creates a small difference in feeling.
Up until now, the image was that the high end was aluminum and the low end was plastic, but we have a lineup of aluminum and composite materials from high end to low end.To put it simply, the A series emphasizes response.Recommended for those who want to charge carving and big mountain hard thanks to the quick response that is also a characteristic of aluminum. The C series emphasizes stable slipping with excellent shock absorption.It has a moderate response, so it is recommended for people who want to enjoy parks, gratri, loose turns, and people who want to ride mellow on the terrain.
Many RIDE team riders use the A-10, A-8, C-10 and C-8.By the way, Ryoki Ogawa, who is active on the street, uses C-8 and C-6 properly, and Masateru Kitae, who attacks Hakuba's backcountry with high-speed riding, chooses A-8.
▼ Jake Blaubelt's short movie using A-10
Another big change from the last season is that the size adjustment range has become much wider.By moving the heel cup back and forth, the size can be expanded and contracted in 5 steps, so for example, M size can be used for boots of 24 to 28 cm.Since there were three stages so far, it can be said that it is a considerable merit.
This season, we would like you to find the best item from the fully renewed RIDE vines.
This is the high-end model of each series!
COLOR: CLASSIC BLACK (2 colors in total)
SIZE: M, L
PRICE: ￥ 59,000
A series high-end model that uses an aluminum heel cup for the newly lined up aluminum chassis.It enables excellent responsiveness, flex, and power transmission peculiar to aluminum.The highback is equipped with The Carbon Slimeback ™ highback, which provides unrivaled impact absorption performance of urethane and excellent response by carbon fiber.The ankle strap is equipped with a 2-piece ankle strap that combines two different densities of plastic and foam.It provides comfort, durability, and performance.There are two types of discs that connect the board and binding, aluminum and a highly versatile composite disc, so you can choose according to your preference. The 3 degree angled footbed effectively transfers power from the nose to the tail.Equipped with a TPU base pad that absorbs high-speed vibration and a combined rubber pod for smoother riding. The A-2 is designed for users who want very accurate riding that takes advantage of high-end performance and aluminum responsiveness.
COLOR: KUMA DRAGON (2 colors in total)
SIZE: M, L
PRICE: ￥ 52,000
A high-end model of the C series that combines a new lineup of aluminum heel cups and composite materials for users who prefer a plastic ride.The aluminum heel cup provides the feel and durability of aluminum where you need it, and the composite tray provides comfort and smooth riding.The highback is equipped with The Carbon Slimeback ™ highback, which provides unrivaled impact absorption performance of urethane and excellent response by carbon fiber.The ankle strap is equipped with a 2-piece ankle strap that combines two different densities of plastic and foam.It provides comfort, durability, and performance.Two types of discs, aluminum and highly versatile composite, are included, and users can choose according to their preference. The footbed with an angle of 3 degrees effectively transfers power from the nose to the tail. The C-2 is a high performance binding for riders who like the carbon response and the smooth feel of the composite tray.
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