Alright ladies it’s back for another year! The 2014 Ride OMG the freestyle board that handles like an all mountain stick. Zara took this snowboard for a spin around Breckenridge for a few days and had some things to say about it.
Board: Ride OMG
Camber Option: Hybrid Twin. Micro camber under foot and micro rocker in the tips.
Bindings: Salomon Absolute Pure
Stance: 21 Inches Wide 15 Negative 15 Regular
Boots: Salomon Kianna Size 6
My Weight: 148
Conditions: Sunny skies with fresh corduroy. Perfect conditions for testing a board.
Flex: For a twin park board it’s actually stiffer than a mid flex. This makes you have to work a bit harder to get the most out of it.
Stability: The board you can count on at fast speeds or landing a jump and not washing out. It really is a stable ride.
Ollies: The Hybrid Twin camber really adds a lot of snap to this board. It’s just so poppy.
Pop On Jumps: It is just awesome. It pops on command with a stable and trustworthy landing.
Butterability: Although a stiffer more aggressive ladies board, if you have the legs for it the flex pattern will allow to play around and tweak it all over the snow. As mentioned you have to work for it not twerk for it.
Jibbing: Same notion as when buttering. Tt takes a bit of muscle, HOWEVER this deck is stable and reliable on a variety of features due to its shape and flex patterns. Completely disregarding the razor sharp edges of this fresh deck, I took on Park Lane with excitement!
Carving: Excellent. Even as a ‘park board’ its stiff flex and side cut keep total stability even at maximum speeds. There will be no washing out or doubt as you charge down any slope.
Rider in Mind: The all around aggressive go getter chick. Someone who wants to start at the summit of the mountain, charge the trees, and then get playful in the parks jumps and jibs alike.
Personal Thoughts: This deck is the third generation of OMG that I have ridden. This deck has better pop to go with the stiff flex than last years deck making it more fun in the park as well as responsive in the trees. Even as this board is one of my all time favorites of the past few years, the 2014 OMG got me more excited on all the different riding available on the mountain.
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Disclaimer: This board was loaned to us for review from the Ride Snowboards Rockies rep.