What's up WHITEPOWDERRUNS, my name is Kurtis, and I'm going to let you know about my three best set-ups. If I had to pick my best personal set-ups, it would be a RIDE board: a RIDE Berzerker, A RIDE Mountain Pig, and A RIDE Burnout.
In our first story, we connect with vetern snowboarder and surfer @kcarrrl who gives us a complete breackdown of The RIDE Berzerker, RIDE Mountain Pig and RIDE Burnout. Kurtis Jackson has been riding the mountain for quite some time growing up in Steamboat and riding his entire life.
First off, my winter board of choice would be the RIDE Mountain Pig. This board is not for the faint of heart. It definitely thrives on those big deep days on big mountain riding. But believe it or not, you can take it in the halfpipe, park, jumps. It's a little clangy on rails, but it pretty much kills anything in front of it. A directional board, three quarter inch set back, its good a little more stiffness in the tail..
Set-up number 2 out of 3, the RIDE Berzerker. I ride a 163 WIDE. It's a little more versatile. Developed by Jake Blauvelt, a really good all mountain rider who pretty much kills everything put in front of him. The RIDE Berzerker rides a lot of big mountain. It can still ride jumps and half-pipe. Fortunately, Jake Blauvelt gets the opportunity to ride more backcountry than anything, but his board is ready for just about everything.
You can ride it on a resort everyday. Really you can ride it anywhere all the time. Again, its a true camber board. It's a little bit set back. A little bit of rocker in the nose which makes it float really easily in pow. Yeah, the RIDE Berzerker, that's another great board.
Set-up number three would be the RIDE Burnout. It is a true twin snowboard. This is not your directional board. This is your more playful board in comparison to the two, but yet it is not a very playful board for those not looking to get after it. It definately has a lot of guts. Full carbon array, full camber. It's designed like a traditional twin freestyle board. Very stiff, but lands jumps really well. You can still slide rails and crush the half-pipe. And you can still hit a big backcountry jump on this board. Some of these other boards just float a little better in powder. This board here is your all day everyday resort killer. For sure.