I dont know about the Ride or K2 but I had a Morrow Radium in 01'. That is still one of my favorite directional twins I've ever had. It was super light and flexy and the tail had mad pop. I think Morrow has been sold to another manufacturer who bought the name I not sure though, they used to be made on Vashon Island by K2, but are made in China now. If its built the same it should be a good board but I cant be sure.