Achieve mad-scientist versatility to ride the entire mountain smoother than the quadratic equation.
From deep in the Ride Snowboard laboratory comes the Concept UL Snowboard. This ultra-light freeride board smashes atoms in the backcountry before heading over to mix dangerous chemicals in the park. Ride gave the Concept UL Slimewalls for heavy-duty stomp absorption and a buttery ride, and stainless steel edges for vice grip on the hardpack. A twinish shape and quadratic sidecut ensure this board transitions on the slopes as easily as it jibs in the park.
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Hi, my snowboard boot is number 9, I'm...
Hi, my snowboard boot is number 9, I'm 5.41" and my weight is 162 lbs. I would like to have some tips to choose between the size of my Ride Concept UL Snowboard, as I'm not sure if the 154 will be better than the 157. I will be using it most in big resorts (Whistler) and I'm an advanced rider.
Thanks for your help.
Luciano M de Miranda
I would go with the 154 for you unless your in the backcountry 100% of the time then go 157
Bottoms Up! The U.L. on the Right Side
Killer board for killer instinct! intermediate to advanced riders only people. No need to get in way over your head. Unless its 4 ft of Pow? Than by all means go for it!
Why did I try to learn on this board? Complete Ignorance.
So I only had been boarding a short while when I took this baby out for a few test runs. How do I say this? "THAT WAS A DUMB IDEA!" Why? With this boards flex and solid response & feel. I realized. I was not used to what some like to say, "BOMBING!" I did'nt know you could go that fast down a Mountain? If I did'nt fall over 50 times my first time out I would be shocked? But girls like watching guys eat it? That's what I learned?
So later I took this WhiteDragon out with some skills finally added under my belt. Finally I could keep an edge and it showed. The Same people that were laughin' were getting dusted. I recommned this boards flex and edge to any intermediate/advanced rider. Now if you will excuse me.... I have to go act like I suck at snowboarding so the girlies will like me again.
This is just my second year sno-boardin. I currently ride a freestyle shaped board that I despise! When I rode this thing, it made my life sooo much easier!! This board is sooo freakin light it's SICK!! It's awesome! The directional shape made everything for this beginner much easier. You can definitely feel the difference. Get this Board NOW!!!
So nice all over!
This board truly UL-ultralight. Sick for use in the backcountry as it weighs nothing to carry up, and handles very solid in backcountry and resort conditions like a Cadillac. If you want an advanced freeride board with a freestyle feel to it, this is one of the lightest on the market. I thought it had plenty of pop to ollie with off features, and could really hold a solid edge at high speeds on variable terrain/conditions. Recommended for those who want to rip all over the mountain and still feel at home taking a run through the park, on the same board. Get yours today!
this concept ul is mos def the freshest all around board i have tried out, if you wanna bomb a hill then hit some boxes up i recommend this board,but of course you must tune it or you will catch an edge and eat it !
you must try this board out !
My favorite board ever.
Ive been riding for 11 years and the Concept UL is hands down my favorite board Ive ever been on. It is stiff, extremely light weight and super fast. From backcountry to park, this board is fun to ride all over the mountain. It floats in the powder, cuts in to the hard pack and pops in the park. This board is aggressive and reliable; it allows you to push your riding because you never have to worry about washing out or chattering. Stuff that you might not land on another board you can stomp on this one. If I never rode another board I would die a happy girl.
I was looking for a high performance Freeride board with a slim waist, as I have a 7.5 foot. After a ton of research it came down to the Burton Supermodel, Nitro Pantera, and the Ride Concept UL. I defiantly made the right decision, this thing is absolutely sick.
When I first got it I was skeptical of a few things.
First, when I bent the board to check the stiffness it seem mid-stiff at best, which is not good. This was an illusion however, because the 7 carbon strips stiffen the nose and tail and leave the center alone. This board hold an edge like a champ, I've never felt like it was farting out, even at super high speed (30mph) with thrashing deep carves, this thing kept asking for more.
Second: The fabric top sheet. I thought this thing wouldn't last the first day. To my surprise it's held up well, even with the ratchets from my bindings scratching and hitting it. I do still get a little nervous when a gaper is behind in a line though.
The crazy thing about this board is that everything in the world likes to stick to the top sheet (wax, lint, your girlfriends hair) except snow.
All in all, this is a sick ride.
Ride Concept UL Snowboard - Light, Responsive, Stable
i rode the Ride Concept UL 157 during this preseason in variable conditions - cut up powder, slush and ice. its a fairly stiff board and is very stable. quick edge to edge. like the name implies, it is indeed light. one of the lightest, if not the lightest board ive used.
Best Snowboard Ever
I demoed this board last year at the 09' Industry demo day at Snowbasin. It is so lite. Even with bindings it's super lite. It holds a sick edge. You can really lay it out at speed. Great pop. It floats in powder. I rode this board, an Arbor, a Salomon, and a Burton all in the same day. This board trumps them all. I felt like I was trying to turn a dump truck on the other boards. I loved the demo so much that I bought this board this season as soon as I could.