|Riding Style||All Mountain|
|Riding Level||Intermediate - Expert|
|Fits Boot size (US)||8-10, 10-12|
|Camber Profile||Hybrid Camber|
|Approx. Weight||Feels Normal|
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Ride Algorhythm 2020 Review by The Good Ride
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.
Ethics Statement: We don’t get paid by the manufacturer to write these reviews. We do make money from the “Where To Buy” links, but this is our best attempt at an honest and objective review from an average riders’ perspective.
How This Review Happened: We borrowed this for an extended demo and then returned it.
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
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 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 of the Ride Algorhythm 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 here 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 with the Ride Algorhythm.
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.
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