Most fun I've ever had!
By Peter Vliss Ranked #254 - Boards January 27, 2012
I just picked up a 159W Ride Highlife!
BACKGROUND: I mainly ride powder/big mountain/cliff dropping/trees/backcountry etc. out here in the Wasatch range of Utah.
This is hands down the most fun deck I've ever ridden - I've been on the hunt for a killer powder board for a
long time. Funny thing is - I practically knew after researching a year ago that the Highlife seemed like it was
made for me. But I kept getting great deals on other freeride boards on my list and never made the jump to the
highlife. Every board I picked up let me down in some way, either not a enough float, not enough pop, not
damp or stable enough etc. So finally I said FU*K IT and picked up a brand new Ride Highlife!
My first run with this board was at Brighton, UT with 10 inches of fresh powder - on top of the 4 1/2 feet that
fell the previous 7 days. In another word, perfect conditions for my first time livin' the highlife. This board is the
most surfy, smooth, poppy board I have ever set foot on. I was BLOWN away at how stable and damp, yet
smooth it was. The float was a lot better than I expected, some spots were knee deep and the highlife surfed
right over it as smooth as possible. It's also incredibly stable when bombing runs, I couldn't believe it. Also
when dropping cliffs into pow then running out into the chop - this board PLOWS through it, you never get that
'squirly' feeling like other decks after a big landing. The camber in back gives you so much confidence. This
board was making me, or should I say letting me do things I would never have on any other decks. I just knew I
could stick whatever I could throw at it.
I have found what I've been looking for all my life.
If you're looking for an all mountain pow slaying killer freeride poppy stable damp cliff dropping backcountry
big mountain board - Look no further, the 2012 Ride Highlife is for YOU!
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- 155 cm, 158 cm, 161 cm, 164 cm, 167 cm
- stiff (9 of 10 on Ride's scale)
- Hybrid All Mountain
- Effective Edge:
- [155 cm ] 1203 mm; [158 cm ] 1228 mm; [161 cm ] 1254 mm; [164 cm ] 1279 mm; [167 cm ] 1305 mm
- Waist Width:
- [155 cm ] 250 mm; [158 cm ] 252 mm; [161 cm ] 254 mm; [164 cm ] 257 mm; [167 cm ] 260 mm
- Sidecut Radius:
- [155cm] 9.85 / 7.35 / 8.35 m; [158cm] 10 / 7.5 / 8.5 m; [161cm] 10.1 / 7.65 / 8.65 m; [164cm] 10.25 / 7.75 / 8.75 m; [167cm] 10.45 / 7.95 / 8.95 m
- Stance Width:
- 22 in
- Stance Setback:
- 0.75 in
- UL Core
- UL Base (sintered)
- Recommended Rider Weight:
- [155 cm] 125 - 175 lb; [158 cm] 130 - 180 lb; [161 cm] 140 - 190 lb; [164 cm] 160 - 210 lb; [167 cm] 170 - 220+ lb
- Recommended Use:
- freeride, hard-charging
- Manufacturer Warranty:
- 1 year