2012 Salomon “BBR” Ski Test by Benny Wilson


A PISTE SKI THAT FLOATS IN POWDER

BBR is a ski like no other ski ever made. An oversized, surfboard like tip and rocker shape enable the ski to float in powder and adapt to uneven terrain smoothly and predictably
A powder ski
THAT CARVES ON PISTE
BBR’s narrow waist and pintail, its short radius and short effective edge on-piste provide great grip and playfulness on harder snow. What Salomon calls the “V” shape, is literally 2 skis in one.
The V-Shape
Historically, skis have been mostly designed around a classic X-shape concept. The new V-shape is characterized by a surf board shaped tip , a narrow waist and a pin tail. The overall result is versatile performance that must be experienced to be believed
An optimized tip and tail
The BBR’s tip and tail ensure great floatation in powder, and amazing on-piste carving while reducing unnecessary weight compared with a normal freeski.

2012 Ride Snowboard 3D ThinGrip Toe Strap


The 3D ThinGrip Toe Strap is an over molded rubber web for super snug boot grip that firmly holds the foot in place and offers the maximum in support and response. It can be placed on the edge or cap of the foot.

Ride EX Snowboard Bindings
The Pinnacle of Performance Value

Built for versatility and durability, the EX features Ride’s the Foundation chassis to provide all-mountain midflex performance and the Wedgie™ 1.5 footbed that has a subtle angle to provide the perfect mix of comfort and support. Combined with the ThinGrip™ toe strap and the ComfortFlex highback, you won’t find a better value for any level of rider.

EX Construction Features:
Foundation Chassis System w/ Adjustable Heelcup // ComfortFlex Highback // Balance Ankle Strap // ThinGrip™ Toe Strap // Wedgie™ 1.5 Footbed // EVA Basepad // UltraLite Ratchets // Forged Aluminum Response Disc

Ride Revolt Snowboard Bindings
An All-Around Freestyle Upheaval

Breaking the mold for freestyle versatility, the Revolt features Wedgie™ 2.5 for an added boost of ollie pop and ThinGrip™ toe strap for snug boot grip and response. Throw in the Balance Core ankle strap and FreeFlex highback for a binder that is packed with performance enhancing features and ideal for getting the most out of your day.

Revolt Construction Features:
Foundation Chassis System w/ Adjustable Heelcup // FreeFlex Highback // Balance Core Ankle Strap // ThinGrip™ Toe Strap // Wedgie™ 2.5 Footbed // EVA Basepad // UltraLite Ratchets // Forged Aluminum Response Disc

Ride Womens VXn Snowboard Bindings

High Caliber Versatility

Built for hitting everything the mountain has to offer, the VXn provides performance-boosting, all-Ride support.Featuring the Wedgie™ 1.5 footbed with a subtle angle to provide the perfect mix of comfort and support, and the ThinGrip™ toe strap for snug boot grip and response. Packed with features, you won’t lack comfort or style with this versatile performance binder.

VXn Construction Features:
Foundation Chassis System // LuxLite Highback // Balance Ankle Strap // ThinGrip™ Toe Strap // Wedgie™ 1.5 Footbed // EVA Basepad // UltraLite Ratchets // Forged Aluminum Response Disc

2012 Ride Snowboard Hybrid Twin Rocker Shape


Habit Forming Without the Hook

2012 Ride DH2 Snowboard
Satisfying the constant search for a bigger high, the DH2 has got your fix. Built with Ride’s new Hybrid Twin shape for a hook-free ride designed to slay features and stomp big landings. Featuring micro-rocker in the tip and tail to encourage a playful, surfy feel, and a level micro-camber zone between the feet to maintain snap and amplify the pop factor. Complete with the key ingredients that keep you coming back for more, this versatile Hybrid Twin includes Pop Rods® 2.0 for a boost of pop, lightweight Membrain® top sheet and smooth riding 85A Slimewalls®.

Shape: NEW! Hybrid Twin
Stance: Centered
Flex: 7/10

Construction Features:
+ Thin Con
+ NEW! Hybrid Twin Shape
+ 85A Slimewalls®
+ Pop Rods® 2.0
+ Membrain®
+ Carbon Array 5™
+ Cleave Edge™
+ Hybrid Glass
+ Fusion 4000 Base™
+ 2×4 Inserts