List Price US $599
Ride Peace Seeker 2023 Snowboard Review

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Riding Style Alternative Freeride
Riding Level Advanced - Expert
Fits Boot size (US) < 8, 8-10, 10-12
Manufactured in China
Shape Tapered Directional
Camber Profile Directional Camber
Stance Setback -20mm
Approx. Weight Feels Normal
Split No
Powder Good
Base Glide Great
Carving Great
Speed Good
Uneven Terrain Great
Switch Average
Jumps Good
Jibbing Poor
Pipe Good
On Snow Feel

Semi-Locked In

Turn Initiation

Fast

Skidded Turns

Semi-Hard

Flex

Medium/Stiff

Buttering

Moderate

Edge Hold

Hard Snow

Ride Peace Seeker 2023 Review by The Good Ride

Turn Ons/Swipe Right: Excellent Pop & Carving. Great circle carver. Solid float in pow.
Turn Offs/Swipe Left: Does not like to go straight. Feels hooky if you aren’t turning.

Summary

The Ride Peace Seeker is for those that ike the ultra turny feel of the Ride Berzerker but want it in a short/wide form.

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Ride Peaceseeker Snowboard Review- How it rides and who it is for

Ride Peace Seeker Review

How This Review Happened:

Borrowed this for an extended demo and sent it back.
Size: 151
Days: 4+
Conditions: Some really good spring groomers, some wet spring pow and some really good spring pow.
Riders:
 James (Size 9, 5’10” 185-190lbs), Davey (Size 12, 240lbs, 6’4”)
Boots: Burton Kendo, Burton Ion
Insoles: F.I.T. Gamechangers
Bindings: Union Atlas, Union Force
Jacket: Burton AK Gore-Tex Pro 3L Tusk Jacket, Volcom Guide Jacket, Burton Gore-Tex 3L Treeline Jacket, Jones Peak Bagger Jacket. Burton AK Helitak Gore-Tex Jacket
Pant: Burton AK Gore-Tex Pro 3L Hover Pant, Burton AK Gore-Tex 2L Swash Pant, Burton Gore-Tex Ballast Pant
Helmet: Smith Maze
Goggle: Smith 4D Mag
Gloves: Burton AK Clutch Mitt, Burton AK Clutch Glove, Burton AK Tech Leather Glove, Burton AK Tech Glove, CG Habitats Work Glove, Drop Tahoma Mitt, Drop Web Glove,

Similar Boards (but not the same): Gentemstick Mantaray 156, Yes Hybrid, Endeavor Scout, Jones Hovercraft, Lib Tech Orca, Never Summer Harpoon, Yes Hybrid,  Gnu Gremlin, Ride Psychocandy, Telos Backslash, Korua Transition Finder, Salomon Dancehaul, K2 Excavator,

James’s Set Up: 21.5” Wide. Stance Angles +18/-3. Close to Reference and Set all the way back.
Davey’s Set Up: 23” Wide. Stance Angles +18/-3. Set all the way back.

How It Was Tested

I rode this mainly on its own but I did do a sampler one day with the K2 Excavator and YES

Approximate Weight

(We don’t put in the exact weight because with wood cores there is no consistency in a boards weight)

Sizing

 

 

 

 

 

So the 151 Ride Peace Seeker felt right for me. I wouldn’t want to go bigger or smaller. The 155 would have been much better for Davey but even that would be a little small for the way you want to ride this. It is best to be ridden shorter and wider than you would a normal board like the Berserker.

Here are some ideal US boot sizes for these boards. You can of course go bigger or smaller but these work best for not turning the board slower than it should be and not having the dreaded Toe & Heel Drag.
138: 6-7
142: 7-8
147: 8-9
151: 9-10
155: 10-11

I would stay close to Ride’s recommended weight ranges. If it comes down to boot size or weight, I would make sure it fits your boot first and then your weight a close second.

Shape/Camber/On Snow Feel/Ability Level

 

 

 

 

 

There is a pretty tapered and directional shape happening here with a lot of set back on board. Not much on side cut, but a lot on board. There is 10mm of taper but it doesn’t feel that washy in the tail. I didn’t feel like I was committing hard to the back foot on a carve unless I wanted to.

 

 

 

 

The Ride Peace Seeker has a good bit of camber and only a little bit of early rise before the nose. It feels pretty locked in. On top of that the super deep sidecut makes the board feel very hooky. It always wants to be turning and it doesn’t always track well one footing, flat basing or just going straight for a bit before you get into a turn.

Flex Personality

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is a pretty stiff flex from tail to past the front binding. Then the nose is much softer. Feels medium soft. Very easy to butter on the tail and surprisingly doable but not easy on the tail. The Ride Peace Seeker shines when it comes to generating your own air and just springing out of a turn. It really is a poppy board.

Uneven Terrain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Ride Peace Seeker is pretty damp for its size, and it handled messy moderately uneven snow well. This deep sidecut would be great for those that like to turn through bumps. It isn’t ideal powering over really uneven snow just because it doesn’t like to go straight.

Edge Hold

 

 

 

 

The grip is more than competent for a sidecut without a lot of disruption. The Ride Peace Seeker isn’t about ice and a lot of hard snow but it can for sure hang.

Speed

I would say the Ride Peace Seeker was my least favorite board to straight line on this year. It felt sketchy. It was like it was fighting me like your drunk crazy friend who tries to grab the wheel when you are driving him home. It has the dampness for speed but just not the sidecut for it.

Turning Experience/Carving

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So the Ride Peace Seeker is the turniest of the turny boards I’ve recently tried. It even steps it up from the ultra turny Berzerker. You can turn super quick and the second you commit to the edge it starts turning a very tight radius. If you like to circle carve or across the gromer carve this will for sure do it. There is a lot of spring out of the kind of turns it likes to make. This isn’t for longer drawn out S-Turns and even fights you a bit on those.

Powder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was told this is more of a groomer carver by my Ride Contact. It is but it also does very well in powder for what it is. You have a lot of nose and a lot of set back on board. With a 21.75” stance width set all the way back you can get -5.625 back on board. That is a lot of set back on board and it really helps. It was weird though. I felt more directional float on the YES Optimistic and K2 Excavator but the Ride Peace Seeker is very competent in powder. Also, that hooky feel on groomers goes away in powder and it is a very fun turny experience.

Conclusion

So the hooky feel on groomers was a deal breaker for me but that doesn’t mean it will be for you. Davey only got it in powder but he loved it.

 
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