Snowboard Life’s Top 25 Board Test 2000 Ride Profile

Testers agree, this board is good for quick turns and hauling ass. Ride board-designer John O’Conner says the Profile is built for the more technically savvy rider. “This board is agile with deep sidecut, has a narrow waist, and is a little stiffer in the tail,” he explains.

Kevin notes the Profile, “was fun to ride due to ease of quick turns, ollies, spins, etc. Lightweights will love it. [Also good for] a one-board freestyler all-mountain slave.”

With its “progressive angle cap,” the Profile offers smoothness in less-than-perfect backcountry conditions, as Ride states. And a 30-percent lighter core gives life and confidence to the rider.