Board: Ride Timeless
Camber Option: Directional Hybrid Camber. A set back traditional camber with rocker in the nose.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 177lbs
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: Fresh snow on top of frozen chunder, powder packets that were knee to mid thigh deep, wind, snow, and over cast skies.
Flex: Some might say this board is stiff, but it’s not, it’s rigid. This is a result of the metal topsheet. There’s flex in the nose and tail, then it’s beefed up from foot to foot, and there’s not a lot of torsional flex. What you get is a ride that’s designed for hard charging and chunder busting.
Stability: With this board being so rigid it’s stable, what you also get is a metal topsheet which doesn’t do that great of a job dampening micro vibrations. Instead those resonate right up into the binding. Overall though this board does a great job of busting through chunder and chop without bucking you.
Ollies/Pop: It takes a lot to muscle pop out of this board. You have to pre-load accordingly and then muscle this board to get the snap. It’s not the poppiest deck out there and as such it reflects in how you ride it.
Butterability: The nose is the best tip to butter on as it has that rocker zone. Even still you’ll find that you have to muscle this deck hard to get it up and pressing into the snow. Go fast, pop aggressively, and press hard for optimal results.
Carving: It would be an understatement to say this board carves. It RIPS turns. I’m talking full blown lay it over and leave a trench style carves. The edge to edge transitions are quick and snappy.
Rider in Mind: Someone that remembers the old Timeless and wants a ride that builds on its legacy. The rider that is also charging powder, the piste, and wants to lay carves.
Personal Thoughts: Well I decided to refer to this board as the aluminum monster. Why? Because of that topsheet. It’s rigid and there’s no way around that. You have to man handle this board at times. Also with the directional camber I found it best to back foot steer it. I will say though that its rigidity was great when busting through knee to mid thigh deep powder.
Comparable Boards: Jones Explorer, K2 Enjoyer, Rome Sawtooth
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This board was loaned to us for review by Ride Snowboards marketing department.