Ride Snowboards Dose Snowboard:
If you're blessed with big feet but you crave the same freestyle fit and stability of the Ride DH, the Dose Snowboard is sized right for you. It's a freestyle-oriented wide-body that's surprisingly light, easy to spin and even offers a degree of forgiveness on botched landing approaches. The Ride Dose features a smooth, 45-Degree Thin Construction Sidewall to smooth out the rough edges in the terrain park and a soft Slimewall 85A durameter sidewall to dampen vibrations. The 45-degree sidewall complements aggressive riding styles without dumbing-down the performance for advanced riders. A few freestyle boards beef up the durability with a burly 90-degree sidewall that you find on recreational boards, but the 45-degree sidewall on the Dose snowboard offers better edge hold--especially on packed terrain--and quickly transitions for edge-to-edge performance. The 45-Degree Thin Construction Sidewall also tapers along the Dose's tip and tail for a lower swing weight that makes it easier to rotate while popping above the pipe. Ride also enhanced the Response Tuned Core in the Dose with new Carbon Array 3 stringers. These three carbon stringers transmit any pressure (that bending that indicates an intended turn) beneath the binding area and move the energy to the opposing contact point on the snowboard, making turns faster and more responsive than conventional wood core snowboard designs. For comparison purposes, the Carbon Array 3 is the lightest array and the most forgiving (there are also five- and seven-string carbon arrays from Ride), making it a perfect addition for freestyle boards. Beneath the Dose is a fast Fusion 4000 base, a hard, durable and fast base with more pores to hold wax than the 1500 grade extruded and 1000 grade extruded fusion bases. The Dose also features the exclusive Cleave Edge, a steel edge specifically designed for freestyle sliding and grinding. Unlike conventional snowboard edges, the Cleave Edge is made to last through multiple seasons or hardcore abuse without cracking--and the larger profile easily detunes without a lot of fuss.