Ride engineers whittled away every bit of fat from this board by using tricks like a topsheet made with fabric-like material, which slices the weight of a typical topsheet in half. Ride even slimmed down its Slimewalls without losing their incredibly poppy action. But while most ultralights chatter in crud, the Concept's Silencer 7 tuned core smooths out the chop and provides sufficient snap to ollie up to an occasional box. ridesnowboards.comBonus: Copper particles in the base increase speed over an array of snow conditions.Bummer: The topsheet showed signs of wear after a week of testing.
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