The Kink is designed for a specific type of snowboarding. If you are looking at snowboards thinking to yourself “That looks awesome, but I’m going to wreck that board.” The Kink is the snowboard for you. Cleave Edge™ Steel edges are made from 50% thicker steel to take the abuse of hitting rails, riding down stairs, bonking things not covered in snow, and all of the other fun things that ruin a snowboard. Roll-In Slimewalls® are urethane sidewalls designed to damp high speed vibration, but more importantly on the Kink, add durability to resist blown edges when hitting rails or tomahawking down the stairs. This board is designed for a rider looking for a soft-flexing twin that is overbuilt to put up with the abuse of freestyle snowboarding, specifically the type of freestyle riding that will wreck your sh*t.
RIDE’s exclusive Slimewalls® are forgiving and ductile, absorbing impacts rather than defending against them. Just like your skate wheels, the urethane in Slimewalls® smoothes the interaction with the snow, wood or metal surfaces you may RIDE on. On top of all that, these babies are virtually indestructible, the most durable sidewalls in snowboarding.
High-end sintered 4000 Ptex base material that is more durable, harder and faster than extruded.
High strength Aspen is combined with Bamboo and lightweight Paulownia wood to provide the perfect balance of strong and light.
Triaxial on top, biaxial on base, balanced torsion and stiffness for better response with speed.
Carbon Array™ Laminates
This power distribution technology provides total board control in every stance location. Widespread carbon stringers placed at the binding zone gather input from any stance width and all pressure angles. Rider input is then channeled to the opposing contact point for maximum board control. Offered in two levels of technology, 3 & 5.