Board: Ride Warpig
Camber Option: Directional rocker. A flat to rocker camber profile with more rocker in the nose than in the tail.
Bindings: Rome Black Label
Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy
Boots: K2 Traxis Size 10
My Weight: 200lbs
Resort: Copper Mountain
Conditions: Sunny bluebird skies, zero wind, warmer temps, chunder snow, corduroy, and ice in spots.
Flex: Since the last time I rode this it feels like they slightly stiffened it up. It sits at an ever so slightly past middle of the road freestyle flex. You do have more play in the nose which is only accentuated by the longer rocker section than what’s in the tail. The middle of the board through the insert pack is a little stiffer than the tips and there’s a tiny bit of torsional flex.
Stability: With the wider platform you get a more stable ride under foot and through the middle. This allows you to charge and not feel too much chatter. The nose gets a little flap but most of that is due in part to the larger rocker section but that doesn’t impact the overall ride too much.
Ollies: With a skate like pop to it due to the flat to rocker you don’t have to engage ahead of time to initiate it. Just ride along and pop off the rocker in the tail and get into the air. This makes it easy to launch a side hit, send a roller, or use a fat skier kid as a ramp.
Pop On Jumps: There wasn’t much in the way of jumps to test this thing out but what there was it got the job done. It pops off the lip with ease and it’s stable in the landing. As has been proven this board can send a jump from any size so don’t sweat it.
Butterability: Having rocker in the tips help. Obviously with the larger rocker zone in the nose you get an area that is super optimal to swivel and sizzle on. This makes it great for doing any kind of variation on the snow. The tail while smaller still locks in and holds its own. With the carbon array in this board you still get pop out of everything and that just adds to the awesomeness of this board.
Jibbing: It locks into presses and holds well. There’s snap out of nose or tail presses. When going sideways this thing slightly hugs the feature and stays balanced on top of it. I’d say while not the most jibtacular board out there it gets the job done just keep it more to the basics and less to the advanced stuff.
Carving: This board smoothly transitions from edge to edge and feels locked in when you engage into a carve. Is it the most aggressive carving volume shifted board? No, but it gets the job done you can lay it over and let it rip. You’ll feel the power out of the tail when you push into it which can give you a nice little slingshot in and out of turns.
Rider in Mind: Volume shifted party boarding all mountain rider.
Personal Thoughts: Since the last time I rode this it definitely got stiffer. Which is nice as you can push into it a bit more and let it rip. It still retains its party board aspects with its all mountain versatility. I’m not a fan of the topless construction but that’s more an aesthetic thing than anything else. At the end of the day the Warpig gets the job done and balances out everything it offers making it a solid choice for someone that wants a one board option.
Comparable Boards: Kemper Aggressor, Telos Backslash, Libtech Short Wide