|Overall Rating||Loved it!|
|Riding Level||Beginner - Expert|
|Fits Boot size (US)||< 8, 8-10, 10-12, > 12|
|Camber Profile||Hybrid Camber|
|Approx. Weight||Feels Light|
|On Snow Feel|
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Ride Twinpig 2020 - 2019 Review by The Good Ride
The Ride Twinpig is a short/fat asym twin that takes a freestyle to borderline mtn freestyle, hybrid camber variation on the Warpig. Yeah, that’s a mouthful but the bottom line is it’s a fun ride. It’s made to be ridden wider and shorter than you normally would and despite the fact that I was riding a 157 when I probably would have liked a 151 better, I had a great time on it. Then I when I discovered the price I was even more impressed. Not much has changed from 2019-2020 so the review still stands. However, we did add Stephens take on the 156w to the review.
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Conditions: Pretty much all types spring snow
Riders: James (Size 9, 5’10” 185-195lbs)
Boots: Adidas Tactical ADV
Insoles: Sandsole Custom Insoles
Bindings: Union Atlas, Union Superpro,
Set Up: 22-22.5” Centered 15 front -15 back
Approximate Weight: Felt light for how much volume there was.
Flex: Medium Soft in the tip/tail and almost medium between the feet. Overall it’s very playful throughout the board and it’s got a nice torsional twist to it.
Sizing: I would have been much happier with a 151 for my boot size. Either of these would be more fun to control
On Snow Feel: The Ride Twinpig has a nice and stable yet very forgiving it’s got a nice blend of camber and rocker so it doesn’t feel too catchy or too loose underfoot. It has a playful buttery, light, poppy, dynamic feel to it that really makes this board fun to ride in and out of the park. If you want to be in the park all day, fine and if you want to ride the mountain all day that’s fine too.
Edge Hold: Not it’s the strongest quality and I felt it let go a bit as the snow got harder. It’s not ideal for those that often see hard to icy snow. It’s best for mostly good condition riding.
Turn Initiation: The 157 really has a slow cruisy turn to it that’s faster than what you would think for the waist width but still not that fast. If I was on the 151 or 154 I think things would be a little different.
Turning Experience: The Ride Twinpig is super fun to turn and I really liked how it had a little spring out of each turn. It really shines in wider radius turns but the more you put pressure on that side cut the tighter the radius of the turn gets. If you want to ride the mountain regular and switch then this is a great choice for those on a budget.
Carving: This didn’t blow me away but it’s got a bit of resistance mid-carve that makes it hold a little better than you would think. It’s super fun for what it is but don’t get this board if all you want to do is carve.
Speed: The Ride Twinpig is no bomber and it’s not like the Warpig in that aspect but it has competent enough mountain speed to be fun here.
Uneven Terrain: It’s light poppier construction is the polar opposite of many of rides boards like the Machete so it doesn’t hammer through that uneven snow.
Powder: I had zero powder to speak of. Only a bit of spring slush. Based on its girth, early rise rocker and wide ass nose/tail I think this could be a good choice for those that want to keep it centered and ride switch in powder. I plan to get one of these boards and I hope to let you know for sure.
Buttering: Super easy to butter and it makes someone like me, who’s weak at buttering, better.
Switch: Just as easy either way and asymmetrical twins are great for this.
Jumps: It’s got a really poppy feel underfoot that also translates to good air from an ollie. I don’t feel like this would be good for lapping massive kickers all day but it’s great for average air like we obtain. I loved the wide platform underfoot and it made the camber profile feel even more stable approaching or landing.
Jibbing: Very doable jibber and I would have no problem hitting a jib or two with this. I wanna get this for Jimbo to have him jib his heart out. It’s almost m
Pipe: It’s wider width in a 157 made even thinking about the pipe intimidating but the 154 or 151 could be more fun for sure.
So, all in all, the Ride Twin Pig is a super fun board for this price that could work well as either a quiver board or a full-time freestyle to mtn freestyle fatty asym twin.
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