List Price US $549
Ride Algorhythm 2020 Snowboard Review

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Riding Style All Mountain
Riding Level Intermediate - Expert
Fits Boot size (US) 8-10, 10-12
Manufactured in China
Shape Directional Twin
Camber Profile Hybrid Camber
Stance Setback -20mm
Approx. Weight Feels Normal
Split No
Powder Average
Turning Experience Good
Carving Good
Speed Good
Uneven Terrain Great
Switch Great
Jumps Good
Jibbing Good
Pipe Great
On Snow Feel

Stable

Turn Initiation

Medium/Fast

Skidded Turns

Semi-Easy

Flex

Medium

Buttering

Semi-Easy

Edge Hold

Hard Snow

Ride Algorhythm 2020 Review by The Good Ride

Turn Ons/Swipe Right: Great in uneven terrain, very versatile, stable forgiving ride that is good at everything but great at nothing. That’s all you can ask from a true all mountain board like this.

Turn Offs/Swipe Left: Not a super hard carver.

The Ride Algorhythm is a quick turning, poppy board that can ride centered like a mountain freestyle board on groomers and set back in powder. It’s a great board for those that want to get after it all day no matter how messy it gets.

The Ride Algorythm 2020 Snowboard Review- How it rides and who its for

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Ride Algorythm 2020 Snowboard Review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How This Review Happened:  We borrowed this for an extended demo and then returned it.
Size: 157
Days:  2
Conditions: Really good PNW snow that had nice soft groomers, some steep runs with icy patches, some bumps and some powder.
Riders: James (Size 9, 5’10” 185-195lbs)
Boots: Adidas Tactical ADV
Insoles: Sandsole Custom Insoles
Bindings:  Union Strata

Similar Boards (but not the same): Korua Otto, Capita Mercury, Endeavor Pioneer

Set-Up:  21.5” Wide. 15 front -15 back.  Centered.

Approximate Weight

Feels pretty normal weight wise and maybe a touch on the lighter side of normal.

Sizing

The 157 Ride Algorhythm matched up really well with my boot size. Even though I’m over the weight recommendation I didn’t feel like I was too heavy.

Camber/On Snow Feel/Skidded Turns

The Ride Algorhythm has mellow camber between the bindings going to mellow rocker after. It’s stable one footing/flat basing and tracks well without being that catchy/locked in. It can skid turns really easy if you get off your game and just about any ability level can have fun on it. Overall it has a very consistent feel underfoot in all conditions.

Flex/Pop/Buttering

The Ride Algorythm has some of that old super damp feel that the older ride boards had mixed with some of that lively poppy feel the new ones have. It felt more medium/stiff between the feet but then softer in the tip/tail. It buttered pretty easy and popped really well on an ollie.

Speed

The base had good glide to it and kept it’s speed well enough. It’s pretty damp too and can pick up some pretty good speed without much chatter.

Uneven Terrain

This is a great board for all-day resort riding. It can weave around bumps well but also power over them pretty well too. Where it really shined was on groomers with that micro bumpy stuff everywhere.

Edge Hold

There is pretty solid grip with the Ride Algorhythm and it held an edge pretty well in some hard patches I had. On one steeper run I had to keep the edge on a really hard spot and it held enough to get me through it. It wasn’t confidence-inspiring but it held. It’s not a hard snow specialist but it doesn’t let go either.

Turn Initiation

Nice fast turn initiation happening here. It really snaps quickly edge to edge and it felt great in tight spots. It doesn’t have that twitchy/hooky feel like the Ride Bezerker has.

Turning Experience/Carving

There is enough camber to make a harder turn fun. It doesn’t light up the carving world but it has some satisfying turns while still being forgiving.

Powder

There is enough set back on board along with early rise in the nose to give the Ride Algorythm a good bit of directional float.

Switch

Very good switch and it works really well as a mountain freestyle board.

So all in all, the Ride Algorhythm does a great job in just about anything except icy snow. It has a very versatile ride for those that want a mountain freestyle board for groomers but like to set it back for easier float in powder.

 
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Be Careful of Ride's Misleading Size Charts

Apr 22, 2022 by K.B.
Ability Level: Advanced • 
Riding Style: Steep when its Deep • 
Days You Ride A Year: 25 • 
Height, Weight And Boot Size (for Boards, Boots & Bindings): 5'9", 160 lbs, Size 10 US (mondo 28.2 cm) 

Snowboards are a bit like pants, if they don’t fit...well, then they don’t work very well - so I’ll give a bit of a description for why this snowboard didn’t fit my needs, and maybe it can help potential buyers know if this fits what you need. I'm 43 yo, 5'9”, 160 lbs with US Size 10 boots (mondo 28.2cm), advanced-level rider. When I purchased this board prior to the 21/22 season, I had been riding the Yes Hybrid 157 (which I love), and I was looking for a quicker turning groomer day board to add to the quiver. I went for the Algorhythm because it (allegedly) had the Nidecker/Jones/Yes style hybrid camber that I love (or at least on paper it did). It was also well reviewed for carving, listed as medium flex, and had quick turn initiation.

SIZING – At the time I purchased the Ride Algorhythm, I weighed around 180 lbs, and had weighed 195 lbs just a few months prior, so I purchased the 157 based on the size chart for the Algorhythm listed on Ride’s website. This was a mistake. Ride’s website has a totally different sizing spec sheet than the specs that came on the sticker with the board. The website version had much lower max weights listed, which I think had to be a typo based on my experience with this board. Based on the spec sheet that came with the board, I should have definitely purchased the 154 instead of the 157 (but based on the website I was over the weight range for the 154). I have since lost another 20 lbs, which has exacerbated the fact that the 157 just doesn’t fit me (even with my mid-widish boot size).

FLEX – As I mentioned, I was looking for a groomer board to play around on, so I was looking for a medium flex board. I may have gotten an anomaly, but my board is fairly stiff. It’s not Hovercraft stiff, but it is MUCH stiffer flexing throughout the board than my Yes Hybrid. Oddly enough, even though the Ride board is stiffer, I feel like my Yes Hybrid has much better pop than this board (probably for the reason discussed in the next paragraph).

CAMBER – I mentioned above, one of my main reasons for wanting this board was that is listed as having similar hybrid camber to the Yes boards. Unfortunately, it does not ride this way. When placed next to my Yes boards, the Yes boards have significantly more camber between the feet, but they also have a tinge of rocker that starts further behind the contact points on the nose. The Ride board has significantly less camber, but the tiny amount of early rise rocker starts almost at the contact point, so it doesn’t really ride like hybrid camber. To me, this board rides much more similar to flat camber than it does hybrid camber. It lacks the pop of camber between the feet, and it doesn’t really spring out of turns (it does somewhat, but nothing like my Yes boards). Comparing the float to the Hybrid is obviously not fair, and not what I bought the board for anyway, but it is worth mentioning that the lack of rocker in the nose/tail does greatly diminish how I thought this board would perform in deeper snow. My main complaint is that the combination of stiffness and flatness (of camber) takes all the playfulness away from this board. I’ll be the first to admit that freestyle is the weakest part of my riding, but this board is just not fun for me when trying to butter, ollie, and play around. The flatness gives it an almost catchy feel, and unlike typical hybrid camber boards, this thing hates being on a flat base.

SUMMARY – Maybe if I had the appropriate size, I might have liked this board a little better. It has some really fantastic reviews, and came highly recommended from Mr. Biesty, which makes me think it comes down to this board really not matching my style well. I’m just not sure what niche this board fits. It’s a little too stiff for playfulness, but the stiffness doesn’t really shine in the jump line. I ended up trading for a Yes Hybrid 153 (best board I’ve ever ridden btw) after losing so much weight, and the Hybrid 153 rides WAY better in the park for me than the Algorhythm does (and better on the groomers, and better in the trees, and better on the steeps, and better...well you get it). By the same token, it does not have great float, even by all-mountain standards. (A Jones Mountain Twin or Yes Standard would smoke this thing in the powder). One would think with the stiff side of medium-stiff flex, that it would be a hammer for carving, but it’s just okay – it just doesn’t have enough camber between the feet to give that rebound out of the turns. A different style rider may unlock the secrets of this board in ways that I just have not, but as for my own verdict, this was too much of the stereotype of “all-mountain” – it just doesn’t do any one thing well. One other item to mention as a side note, is that the 21/22’ version of this board has a top sheet which chips something awful – I mean it pulls away from the edges without even being dinged, which is disappointing for a board at this price point. I’ll be heading back to a Yes when I replace this one next season.


Matte Black Spookies

Feb 22, 2021 by EK
Ability Level: Advanced • 
Riding Style: All Mountain Fun in Trees • 
Days You Ride A Year: 10-20 • 
Height, Weight And Boot Size (for Boards, Boots & Bindings): 6’1” 210 13 

Firstly, the board has an impressive appearance; a flat black top sheet that appears to be abrasion resistant and minimalist art work for the style. The sidewalls are typical Ride quality and it rides damp due to the sidewalls + pre-cured top-sheet. Plenty of energy for high speed carving while having perfect compliment of tip/tail compliance for nimbleness even at low speed. I had a NS Proto 2 164W and really felt my 210 lbs could overpower it but loved the the ride characteristics . The Algorythm brought the stability I wanted for a true all-mountain experience with great maneuverability in the trees while giving up little riding switch. Very happy for the changes especially considering it rides better set back for powder or riding surfy.
I have the board paired with Salomon Highlanders set on the reference holes with Ride Lasso boots. My thirteens do not have much over-hang and I do not feel toe drag.


4.0 5.0 2 2 Snowboards are a bit like pants, if they don’t fit...well, then they don’t work very well - so I’ll give a bit of a description for why this snowboard didn’t fit my needs, Ride Algorhythm 2020 Snowboard Review

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