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Hey Everyone,

So that time of year has come around where I can start leaking and talking about next year's Ride products. I spent 3 days at SIA this year filming videos for everything. We got all of the Men's boards, bindings & boots and some select pieces of outerwear. Ladies,we didn't forget you... we filmed all of the ladies Boards, bindings and a boot that many of you are really going to be interested in.

In all I have 46 videos that I will be uploading to my YouTube Channel. Below you will find links to the first 5, I will be gradually uploading a few new videos every few days or so. So if you are interested and want to be alerted when there are new 2013 videos on the channel, please subscribe and YouTube will send you alerts to let you know when new videos are up.

The first 5 videos are;

Buckwild Snowboard - If you've been watching the Dew Tour or X-Games this is what Seb Touts and Matt Ladley hav been riding.

Baretta Snowboard - New wmn's board for 2013

Capo Binding

Agenda Snowboard

Capital Down Jacket

Mr_Tidbit's YouTube Channel

Thanks and if you have questions post them up and I'll be happy to answer them.
 

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I probably know the answer already, but is it true that they're removing the Pop Rods from the wood of the Highlife UL next year?

I know they're going to upgrade it to a new Blunt shape and add new Pop Walls to them.

Also, what in the world is the Silencer technology? Are they more strands of carbon from tip to tail? Or something?
 

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I will be posting the Highlife UL video soon, but...

Yes, they are removing the PopRod 3.0 from the Highlife for 2013, but they're replacing it with the new PopWalls in the tail. The nose will only have the linear carbon and carbon array in it. Popwalls are slimewalls with carbon fiber sandwiched in between the urethane.

It does have a new shape to the nose and tail, but it isn't a blunt shape. Blunt shapes actually don't float that well in powder. The nose has been enlongated and rounded off a bit differently than you typically see. When I post the video and you see it, you'll get it.

Silencers are a dampening material that is placed along side the carbon fiber. The idea is that carbon fiber itself generates a ton of vibration and can lead to a chatter feeling under foot. So Ride developed the silencers and UL Stringers to smooth out that vibration as you want it in the nose and tail for pop & response. But you don't want it to create a chatter feeling, so the silencers smooth it out without killing the effect you want it to create.
 

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So my question is, what are the Silencer's made out of? It seems Ride is pretty vague on that.
 

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so quick question then, how much different is the 13 highlife to last years? does it have more pop, less pop, stiffer etc etc ohh also is it the same camber profile? cheers and also same questions with the berzerker, cheers mate
 

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As far as what silencers are made of... I do not know, that is something that they've kept to themselves since they first came out and were refereed to as NRConduit.

The Highlife is very different, New shape to the nose and tail, the nose is softer, there is more pop in the tail with the popwalls now, The Hybrid All-Mtn Rocker is the same, the UL Stringers were dialed down a notch to make it a bit more lively and it carves more like the Berzerker does. Since there is some interest in that board I'll make it one of the next videos I upload to my channel.

The Berzerker is unchanged for 2013, just a new graphic.
 

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Thanks a lot for the quick reply, i guess the reason i am asking is i have been waiting to get the 2012 highlife or berzerker (seeing as its not winter in AUS) and the 2013s drop here in a month, so i guess ill figure out which one suits me better.

Im a big guy and want a poppy cambered style board to tear up groomers and natural features etc, I've been told the highlife may be more of a big mountain powder board so i guess I'm a bit confused on which one would suit my needs more.
 

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Thanks a lot for the quick reply, i guess the reason i am asking is i have been waiting to get the 2012 highlife or berzerker (seeing as its not winter in AUS) and the 2013s drop here in a month, so i guess ill figure out which one suits me better.

Im a big guy and want a poppy cambered style board to tear up groomers and natural features etc, I've been told the highlife may be more of a big mountain powder board so i guess I'm a bit confused on which one would suit my needs more.
Not to lure you away from this message board, but I have done full write ups on the 11/12 Highlife & Berzerker on Ride's message board.

11/12 Berzerker Review

11/12 Highlife UL Review

Not only do I have my review there, but I've answered a number of questions for people helping them decide which one is better for them. After the response I got in those threads, I actually made a 12/13 Highlife vs. 12/13 Berzerker Video that I'll be uploading soon as well. Check out those threads and let me know if you have questions that aren't answered.
 

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A little surprised to see Mr. Tidbits posting here. Welcome.
I worked directly with Ride to put these videos together as we had noticed a few things. There is a lot of bad and misinformation out there... While people have good intentions a lot of the videos over the past few years either had wrong information or were just horrible.

We wanted to put together videos that had the correct info in them about the products and what that tech was supposed to give the rider. This way people could make informed decisions and get in the gear that would allow them to have the most fun. On top of that, also get them a resource to ask questions of that can answer them correctly.

My goal is to get these videos out to as many people as possible, so don't be surprised if you see me popping up in a lot of places I haven't been trying to get the word out.
 

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any video of the machete gt?

i am very interested in one for next year...

i saw the 2013 catalog and it seems a one quiver killer board:D

thanks for the job done:D
 

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Yup, I did; Machete GT, Machete GT vs Machete & Machete GT vs DH2 videos. Like I said in the original post, they will all make their way to Youtube soon... the best way to get notified is to subscribe to the Youtube channel. I know it's a pain, but I am trying to build my subscriber base so when I start posting new stuff down the road I have an audience for it that should be interested to hear about it.
 

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Here are some pictures to go along with today's videos while you wait for more videos to upload.

Tidbit finishing up a run on the Baretta w/DVA bindings (w/new Slimeback SB Highbacks). You'll notice a few other decks to the right.


New Wild Life, which will be replacing the Antic.


Farah


Buckwild w/Rodeo Bindings


Machete GT


Machete GT w/Maestro bindings, featuring the new Slimeback EC Highback.
 

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Ha Ha @Leo... We do our best not to but sometimes it happens.

I'm currently working on write ups to go with all of the videos, as I have ridden all of the men's gear for next year. So I will be posting a full Machete GT review in the near future. But to answer your questions I did not find the GT to be too stiff. It does have Carbon Array 5 and PopWalls in the nose and tail. Those combined with the new Hybrid Lowrize rocker make it snappy but playful.

I will say that the popwalls did take a little getting used to. Since they run in the slimewall they can accelerate your turns as you carve and it takes a little bit to get used to and adjust your turns. But I love loading up the popwalls, having them all the way out on the rails allows you to load them up and snap so easily. What I really enjoyed to as you load up to pop, spin, etc.. if you're not flat based, going heel or toe side to set up for a spin for example, you still get a ton of pop when you're on edge.
 

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Do you think the highlife would be a decent board for someone that does everything (minus jibs/presses/rails) from charging doubles to cruising greens? I like to do both short/snappy turns and wide/across bowl carves. It seems as most of the stiffer boards are only good at long, downhill carves. I need something stable at highspeeds and a relatively low swing weight for the occasional jump.
 
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