2016 Ride Kink Snowboard
As always, we’re blessed that we are able–and do–take the time to really get to know the most unfamiliar snowboards. Cameron had to take several days to get over his fear of a medium stiff board, and once he really familiarized himself with the 2016 Ride Kink snowboard, he loved it.
That said, the rest of us have ridden the Ride Kink in previous years. We found the new 2016 Ride Kink snowboard to be stiffer than previous years. Because of this and its positive camber, it has pop and stability. In fact, we used to consider the Ride Kink a super soft jib focused board. Now it’s more of an all-around park board. We had a ton of fun on this board. Its Slimewalls provide durability and dampness and its sidecut makes for predictable turning.
Bottom line, the 2016 Ride Kink snowboard is made for an advanced park rider that is ready to throw their weight around and tell the park who’s boss.
Shred Cred 95
Does Board Insiders recommend this snowboard? 4 Yes
Would we buy this snowboard? 1 Yes, 3 No
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From Ride Snowboards:
The Kink got a facelift with a new shape, improved tech and art by the legendary, Sean Cliver. Twin Rocker and new Roll In™ Slimewalls® make up the most durable board from the park to the streets.
Twin Rocker Shape
Roll In™ Slimewalls®
Cleave Edge™ Steel
Fusion 1500™ Base
Flat Kick Tip
|Sidecut (M) Radius Entry/Focus/Exit||9.2/7.7/9.2||9.3/7.8/9.3||9.4/7.9/9.4||9.5/8.0/9.5||9.6/8.1/9.6|
|Effective Edge (MM)||1165||1193||1216||1241||1267|
|Tip & Tai Width(MM)||291||293||296||298||300|
|Waist Width (MM)||250||251||252||253||254|
|Rider Weight (lbs)||75-135||103-150||125-175||130-180||140-190|
|Sidecut (M) Radius Entry/Focus/Exit||9.4/7.9/9.4||9.5/8.0/9.5||9.7/8.2/9.7|
|Effective Edge (MM)||1203||1228||1267|
|Tip & Tail Width (MM)||303||306||309|
|Waist Width (MM)||260||262||263|
|Rider Weight (lbs)||130-180||140-190||150-220+|