The DH2 snowboard has a medium flex so it butters and presses pretty easily and the hybrid design helps to keep it flat while doing so. When it comes to flat basing, I didn't notice any problems especially considering that the hybrid design in general has been getting some complaints from customers in this area. In my opinion, if you are an intermediate or above snowboarder then you won't notice any issues with flat basing.
In comparison to a standard rocker, the added camber shape on this snowboard helps it stay flat on jump take-offs as well as grab an edge on jump landings (especially the longer jumps where the increased speed makes it easier to spin out). I didn't test this board on jibs, however many people do prefer a rocker profile if they are just focusing on jibs.
Ice and Packed Powder
I rate the grip above average due to the extra contact with the surface provided by the hybrid rocker design. However, it has slightly less grip than Lib Tech snowboards with magnetraction. All in all, it does a pretty good job and is much better than any rocker board that I have ridden.
This snowboard feels very light but this could have an impact on long-term durability. I didn't hit any rocks, so this review does not get into that subject. A specific feature to Ride that is promoted in their advertising material for this board is a special rubber-like material in the sidewalls that is supposed to improve dampening. When I compared this to other hybrid boards that I tested on the same day, I did not notice any reduction in the amount of chatter I felt.
I enjoyed taking this board into gullies and wall rides as it was very easy to whip around. This was probably the most fun part of riding the DH2.
There was no powder around on the day I tested the DH2, but in many ways it performed similar to the Lib Tech Attack Banana in off-piste conditions and the Attack Banana is excellent in powder conditions.
Author Jonny Ivers is a Lake Tahoe snowboarder who often writes about the latest Tahoe lift tickets sales for tahoelifttickets.net. His articles promote deals at Tahoe Ski Resorts such as Sierra at Tahoe lift tickets special deals and Alpine Meadows lift tickets promotions.
Ride DH 2 Snowboard
|Lengths||151cm, 153cm, 155cm, 157cm, 159cm|
|Core Material||Tuned Core with Pop Stixs (wood composite)|
|Recommended Use||Advanced freestyle|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 Year|
|Base||Fusion 4000 (Sintered)|
|Shape||Twin, LowRize Rocker|
|Rider Weight||[155cm] 130-180lb|
|Effective Edge||[155cm] 1203mm|
|Waist Width||[155cm] 252mm|
|Sidecut Radius||[155cm] 8.0m|
|Stance Width||[155cm] 55.8 (22in)|
|Style: R09027, Size: 157cm||R09027-One Color-157||714636345885|
|Style: R09027, Size: 155cm||R09027-One Color-155||714636345878|
|Style: R09027, Size: 153cm||R09027-One Color-153||714636345861|
|Style: R09027, Size: 151cm||R09027-One Color-151||714636345854|
|Style: R09027, Size: 159cm||R09027-One Color-159||714636345892|