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Mind blowing tech, artwork, and all-mountain purrrrformance.

The Ride Highlife UL Snowboard features the Hybrid All-Mountain rocker profile, which consists of mostly camber for stability and control and just a titch of rocker in the nose to increase float and playfulness. Weight is shaved with the use of UL (ultralight) steel edges and a UL core. Artwork from the SoCal-based artist known as Faceless will blow your mind just as much as the amazing ride of this covetable board.
  • MemBrain urethane-infused textile topsheet drops weight in half without sacrificing durability
  • 90A urethane Slimewalls absorb edge impacts to subvert blowouts
  • Pop Rods 3.0 provide the pop you crave without to much stiffness
  • Carbon Array 5 in binding zone improves edge-to-edge reaction speed
  • Silencer 5 technology reduces vibration and chatter at high speed
  • Die-cut base swap means we have no control over which base you get—enjoy!

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5 5

Most fun I've ever had!

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!

5 5

Love the All-Mtn Hybrid Rocker

The new Highlife UL has had some major upgrades for 2012. The biggest change has been the new Hybrid All-Mtn Rocker.

All-Mtn Hybrid Rocker: New rocker profile for 2012 that has rocker on the nose and then is slightly cambered all the way back through the tail. The rocker on the nose is equal to what you find with the lowrize profile. There is a flat stable zone that is infused with a slight camber all the way back through the tail. I say slight camber as it's no where near the amount of camber you'll find in a traditional camber deck like the DH. It's more like the amount of camber a DH will have after it has around 30 days on it.

Along with the new Rocker profile the New Highlife UL also has:

PopRod 3.0
UL Base
UL Steel
UL Core

So compared to the 2011 model, the new Highlife carves more aggressively, is a lot snappier with the PopRod 3.0, CA5 along with the linear carbon running from nose to tail in the UL Core. It is also a bit lighter compared to the 2011 model, not a huge difference but has definitely had some weight shaved off of it.

I've been switching back and forth between the Berzerker and the Highlife UL for the past 2 months or so. The biggest thing I've noticed with the new Highlife UL compared to the old one is the feeling under foot.

It is so smooth and damp... it's amazing how smooth it is. It doesn't matter what terrain I've taken it through; Powder, Groomers, Crud/Chop, Avalanche Debris, ice, etc... it is smooth through all of it. But the great thing about the damp feeling is that you aren't losing the lively, poppy, snappy, responsive feeling with the dampness. Many decks I've ridden are either so damp they kill
your feeling under foot or just aren't damp enough.

But you don't get that with the new Highlife at all. You still have a very responsive edge to edge feeling, the nose and tail are snappy as can be. One huge reason for this is that Ride has turned the PopRod 3.0 on the Highlife UL to a 45 degree angle instead of running them along the edges like they do in all of their other decks that have PopRod tech. It is slightly stiffer under foot with the linear carbon that runs from the nose to the tail, but it isn't over the top AGRO-STIFF like other decks that have linear carbon.

The float in powder is absolutely amazing too. The new rocker shape provides about 50% of that feeling. Just as I describe with the Berzerker the new rocker shape floats great, the nose stays up and the control you have steering the deck with your rear leg is unbelievable. Kind of like the feeling of riding a tapered deck in powder, but not limited by that shape when you want to ride switch, spin and land switch, etc..

But the other 50% of the feeling in powder is that smooth damp feeling I mentioned before. It has the smoothest, surfy feeling I have ever ridden in powder and is by far the closest feeling to actual surfing I've had on a snowboard. I've had that euphoric smooth surfy feeling in as little as 4 inches of snow and in 3 feet of powder a week or so ago.

The 2011 Highlife is a great deck and usually I'm pretty bummed when a company changes up decks that I like and I don't really see a need to change them. But the new Highlife UL takes everything that I loved about the old one and cranks it up a level. It's a great deck for that All-Mtn guy or gal that loves to rocket down the mountain at mach speeds, loves to drop cliffs, hit jumps, ride chutes/bowls/trees, & powder.
If you have any follow-up questions feel free to head over to my.ridesnowboards.com and check out the forums and fire away with any questions you may have.

Highlife UL Overview

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Sorry for the low production value on these, it was a spur of the moment idea. But the content is there to help you decide if the Highlife UL is the right deck for you.

Highlife UL Overview

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Sorry for the low production value on these, it was a spur of the moment idea. But the content is there to help you decide if the Highlife UL is the right deck for you.

5 5

Livin' the Highlife, all day... not just at the end of the day in the bar.

The new Highlife UL has had some major upgrades for 2012. The biggest change has been the new Hybrid All-Mtn Rocker.

All-Mtn Hybrid Rocker: New rocker profile for 2012 that has rocker on the nose and then is slightly cambered all the way back through the tail. The rocker on the nose is equal to what you find with the lowrize profile. There is a flat stable zone that is infused with a slight camber all the way back through the tail. I say slight camber as it's no where near the amount of camber you'll find in a traditional camber deck like the DH. It's more like the amount of camber a DH will have after it has around 30 days on it.

Along with the new Rocker profile the New Highlife UL also has:

PopRod 3.0
UL Base
UL Steel
UL Core

So compared to the 2011 model, the new Highlife carves more aggressively, is a lot snappier with the PopRod 3.0, CA5 along with the linear carbon running from nose to tail in the UL Core. It is also a bit lighter compared to the 2011 model, not a huge difference but has definitely had some weight shaved off of it.

I've been switching back and forth between the Berzerker and the Highlife UL for the past 2 months or so. The biggest thing I've noticed with the new Highlife UL compared to the old one is the feeling under foot.

It is so smooth and damp... it's amazing how smooth it is. It doesn't matter what terrain I've taken it through; Powder, Groomers, Crud/Chop, Avalanche Debris, ice, etc... it is smooth through all of it. But the great thing about the damp feeling is that you aren't losing the lively, poppy, snappy, responsive feeling with the dampness. Many decks I've ridden are either so damp they kill
your feeling under foot or just aren't damp enough.

But you don't get that with the new Highlife at all. You still have a very responsive edge to edge feeling, the nose and tail are snappy as can be. One huge reason for this is that Ride has turned the PopRod 3.0 on the Highlife UL to a 45 degree angle instead of running them along the edges like they do in all of their other decks that have PopRod tech. It is slightly stiffer under foot with the linear carbon that runs from the nose to the tail, but it isn't over the top AGRO-STIFF like other decks that have linear carbon.

The float in powder is absolutely amazing too. The new rocker shape provides about 50% of that feeling. Just as I describe with the Berzerker the new rocker shape floats great, the nose stays up and the control you have steering the deck with your rear leg is unbelievable. Kind of like the feeling of riding a tapered deck in powder, but not limited by that shape when you want to ride switch, spin and land switch, etc..

But the other 50% of the feeling in powder is that smooth damp feeling I mentioned before. It has the smoothest, surfy feeling I have ever ridden in powder and is by far the closest feeling to actual surfing I've had on a snowboard. I've had that euphoric smooth surfy feeling in as little as 4 inches of snow and in 3 feet of powder a week or so ago.

The 2011 Highlife is a great deck and usually I'm pretty bummed when a company changes up decks that I like and I don't really see a need to change them. But the new Highlife UL takes everything that I loved about the old one and cranks it up a level. It's a great deck for that All-Mtn guy or gal that loves to rocket down the mountain at mach speeds, loves to drop cliffs, hit jumps, ride chutes/bowls/trees, & powder.
If you have any follow-up questions feel free to head over to my.ridesnowboards.com and check out the forums and fire away with any questions you may have.

Livin' the Highlife, all day... not just at the end of the day in the bar.
Unanswered Question

what would be the best set of bindings for...

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what would be the best set of bindings for this board?...also i have been researching boards this year..i currently ride lib tech TRS 09...int. to advanced tree rider / big mtn long hard carves and kickers...this board seems the best out of all, competition in my eye, the new lib tech freerides, never summer premier, ride machete or ROME agent rocker..someone please help me make up my mind

I have been outta the scene for a while...

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I have been outta the scene for a while now. Last time I was riding I had a '06 Timeless and loved that board. I primarily ride fast and love layin down huge carves and sometimes hit up some big kickers. Is this the closest to the old timeless, or is it the slackcountry? Thanks.

Responded on

This is basically 3rd generation Timeless. UL core, Hybrid All Mountain rocker, membrain top sheet, all mountain Pop Rods, carbon array 5 with Silencer....

Basically all the bells and whistles you would want in this amazing board. I definitely enjoy mine!! Hope this helps

UL SERIES

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This is a perfect combination of light weight versatility with a solid smooth riding core.

5 5

It really is the High Life

wow the High Life..What can I say.With every bell and whistle Ride has to offer they nailed it with this one.If you are one of those guys who wants to improve your ripping potential and overall style get on a High Life.For the big dude Ride got wides in the High Life as well. The Ul core and steal is light.The new profile is very quick toe to heal.Making it a tree riders best friend.The urethane infused top sheet eliminates alot of weight and gives the board a very confident feel in all snow conditions.Ride the High Life it will change your life.

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seems like itd be a little stiff for all around riding..?? im stumped on what board to buy