The following is a quick overview of the 2022 Ride snowboards lineup.
First I'll cover any new boards for the 2021-22 season, and then any 2020-21 boards that aren't returning with a 2022 model.
Then I'll place each board into the categories where I see them fitting best.
New 2022 Ride Snowboards
The new boards for 2021-22 are:
Exiting 2021 Ride Snowboards
The 2021 boards that aren't returning with a 2022 model:
All 2022 Ride Snowboards by Category
Below, I have organized Ride's 2021-22 collection. This is according to the categories here at SnowboardingProfiles.com and not necessarily the same as how Ride might label them.
Of course these are only broad categories as every board is different, but this is a rough guide.
RIDE BEGINNER SNOWBOARDS
RIDE PARK/FREESTYLE SNOWBOARDS
RIDE ALL-MOUNTAIN-FREESTYLE SNOWBOARDS
RIDE AGGRESSIVE ALL-MTN-FREESTYLE SNOWBOARDS
RIDE ALL-MOUNTAIN SNOWBOARDS
RIDE AGGRESSIVE ALL-MOUNTAIN SNOWBOARDS
RIDE FREERIDE SNOWBOARDS
RIDE POWDER & SHORT/WIDE SNOWBOARDS
RIDE SPLIT BOARDS
RIDE YOUTH SNOWBOARDS
So there you have the 2022 Ride snowboards.
A little bit going on with the line with 4 exits and 5 new entries.
Out with the Old
The Helix, Machete, Machete Jr & Back Talk are all exiting. But they all get replacements of sorts. Nothing like for like, but the gaps they left have been filled. The Helix & Machete have been in the line for quite some time, but their legacies have been surpassed by the Benchwarmer and Zero.
In with the New
2022 sees the introduction of Ride's first split board - the Splitpig - which is essentially a split version of a cross between the Superpig and Warpig.
There's also a new mellow freeride board in the Smokescreen.
Then there's the Benchwarmer, Zero & Zero Jr - which in a lot of ways replace the outgoing Helix, Machete and Machete Jr, but they've also got some new aspects about them, which make them more than just name/graphic changes.
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Hi Nate, I was wondering if you have ridden the new Ride Shadowban. It looks like a solid all mountain, quiver of one, kind of board, which is the type of board I’m looking for. I was considering the Capita Mercury or the Bataleon Goliath (regular) when I came across reviews for the Shadowban, and now I’m completely lost. Any idea how they compare? Always appreciate your insights. I’m 179 cm tall and weigh about 77 kg. All the Best.
Thanks for your message.
Unfortunately I haven’t had the chance to ride the Shadowban yet. But it looks to be similar, not the same as, but similar to the Ride Wild Life, it certainly looks to be the filling the space that the Wild Life left.
If you do go Shadowban, I think the 157 would be best size for you.
Hope this helps
Interesting article. A shop just recommended the smokescreen to me, but after reading your article, I’m not sure it’s what I need. I’m a beginning snowboarder looking to progress quickly (plan on snowboarding 3 times a week for the next 3 months before a holiday). I want something that will grow with me. Mainly, I’d prefer to be on a groomed piste and maybe try out a few tricks. I was also looking at the Burton Process Flying V and the Rossignol Evader. Any advice?
Thanks for your message.
I haven’t ridden the Smokescreen so can’t say from experience, but from it looks like, it should be a pretty mellow ride. That said, I don’t think it’s quite beginner friendly – and if you’re mainly riding groomers and trying out tricks, then it’s not necessarily the right board. It’s more freeride oriented.
Between the Evader and the Process Flying V, the Process Flying V will be the slightly steeper learning curve, but still doable and will be a board that can stay with you longer through your progression than the Evader. The Evader is one that you should be able to progress on really fast but will be something that you would grow out of quicker. Also to note that the Process Flying V has quite a loose feel. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. Some people really like that loose, surfy kind of feel. The Evader a little more of a “stable” feel. But that stableness is limited in terms of speed. It’s not something that will feel super stable when riding really fast or anything. But at slower speeds will feel a little more stable than the Process Flying V.
Hope this helps