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Old 01-24-2011, 03:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Review: 158 Ride Berzerker JBlauvelt Pro Model 2012


Weather - low temp and overcast with a bit of snowfall

Slopes - hardpack and ice

Park - ice


158 Ride Berzerker Jake Blauvelt Pro Signature Series 2012, Ride Ill Eagle 2012

STOP PRESS! You must try this board at first opportunity. The moment I strapped in a smile started eating up my face. And the smile only got bigger...

The Berzerker has (for Ride) a totally new camber profile - All Mountain Hybrid - traditional camber between the bindings, a little rocker in the tail, and a bigger rocker in the nose.

The board is ultralight, ultraresponsive (me and the board were one)and ultraversatile - whatever I wanted to do - carving, straightlining, hitting kickers, popping around on the slopes - the board was an absolute fucking champ at it.
I didn't get a chance to take it out into the backcountry - the place Blauvelt calls home. I would hazard a guess that's where his pro model does its finest work.

I also got some crappy photos of it.
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Old 01-24-2011, 10:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Really interested at this board for next year (wanted to try camber b/ween feet and rocker out hybrid). Hopefully Ride will do some 2012 demos soon at Whistler. How stiff is the board? and do you know what sizes they'll be offering?
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Old 01-25-2011, 03:27 AM   #3 (permalink)
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It is stiff but playful - it seems like a paradox but that was my experience on it. Another way to look at it is to compare its stiffness to other Ride boards - its stiffer than the DH and a bit less stiff than the Arcade UL (Arcade is the new name for the Society UL)

In terms of sizes, I only glanced at Ride's 2012 dealers book and saw about 5 lenghts for non-wide, 158 and 160 or 161 being two of those (there is at least one that is shorter than 158), and 3 lengths in the wides starting at 159W. Sorry, I didn't pay attention to the other sizes because I was only looking at which one I'll be buying next year

PS. I'll try to get my hands on the 2012 Capita BSOD today (it is always out) - I really wanted to compare that to the Blauvelt board because they both have camber between feet and rocker out.
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