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Old 02-24-2009, 09:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Can someone identify this snowboard?

Hey guys, I've got this snowboard for $160 today from Craigslist. It came together with Flow MK03 bindings.
Because, I am just getting introduced to snowboarding I didn't want to spend too much money and got myself this used RIDE board.

I figured the price was alright. Although, maybe I am wrong , because I really don't know much about it yet.
Can you tell me if the snowboard, together with flow bindings was a good buy?

Anyhow, most importantly, will this board be a good starting point for a beginner like me?

I can't seem to identify the board, and owner said, that he has couple of boards and doesn't recall when he bought it. He said, possibly in 2004. Well, it's obviously a RIDE board, but I am not sure what year was it manufactured and for what type of ride it is made.

I am not sure about the type of the board, because all it says on the board itself is "Ride System 151" and in the small letters: "Thermal Cup Technology". Does it mean it's better for freeride or freestyle?

Does someone recognize this board?

Here is what it looks like:

ride1.jpg ride2.jpg

Please let me know.

BTW. Board is right up to my chin. I've been told this is good rule to use for a first snowboard buyer.

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Old 02-24-2009, 10:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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looks like a nice setup - not sure what model board it is though
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Old 02-24-2009, 10:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Ah, thanks for letting me know.
As I said, I am just starting with snowboarding and until now I always had to rent the board and boots.
So you think this would work find for casual snowboarding?
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Old 02-24-2009, 10:08 PM   #4 (permalink)
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It may just be the pic but it looks like an Alpine board.
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It may just be the pic but it looks like an Alpine board.
Hm, interesting. It says: Ride System on the front and in large letters: RIDE on the back.
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Old 02-24-2009, 10:23 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Ride = Brand
System = model
151 = size in cm

its an alright purchase but I dont think it was entirely worth the money. It will ride down the hill just fine but I dont think its going to carry you through as you progress assuming you enjoy it beyond casual snowboarding
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Old 02-24-2009, 10:25 PM   #7 (permalink)
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probably shouldn't have capitalized alpine. I meant the type of board not the manufacturer. it looks, in the pic at least, like the nose of the board is a lot wider than the tail. Also know as a carving board: Alpine snowboarding
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It is about a 2001 Ride System. Ride is the brand and System is the model. And it has Flow bindings which are a rear entry hybrid binding. It's not an alpine board. Would be OK for a first setup but would not pay more than $50-$75 for the whole setup. Just by the pictures it looks like the board is in good shape but the white around the edges means that it needs wax. Also, that era of Flow bindings are quite heavy compared to regular strap-in bindings or the newer Flows.
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Ride = Brand
System = model
151 = size in cm
its an alright purchase but I dont think it was entirely worth the money. It will ride down the hill just fine but I dont think its going to carry you through as you progress assuming you enjoy it beyond casual snowboarding
I couldn't find anywhere a Ride, model: System. It must be really old I guess.
Anyways, thanks for you posts. That's what I needed to know.
I need this board to survive 2 seasons at least, so I can learn basics with it.
Afterwards I'll go for something better.
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Also, for future reference you determine the length of board you need by your weight, not your height. The board doesn't care how tall you are but does care how much force you are putting on it.
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