Ride Warpig Review

The Ride Warpig Snowboard Review

The Ride Warpig is an award-winning all-mountain freestyle snowboard with a tapered directional shape. It’s a volume-shifted board, meaning it’s wider and shorter than the average snowboard you would typically ride in your size.

Ride recommends that you ride the Warpig 6 to 10 cm shorter than your normal snowboard size. The benefit to sizing down is that the board is easier to maneuver and versatile enough to take all over the resort.

The Warpig is a board that is fun to cruise around on, can dominate in the park, and floats well in powder. If you’re searching for a single board that excels across all riding styles, the Ride Warpig might be your perfect deck.

Highlights of the Ride Warpig

Ride Warpig Snowboard 2024






My review video:

Here is a quick video of me riding and summarizing the notes you’ll see below.

Flex: It’s rated at a medium 5 out of 10. To me, it felt like a 4.5 in the long nose and a 6 in the tail

Riding Style: All Mountain / Powder / Park

Base: Sintered

Rider Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Shape: Tapered Directional – The nose is 0.4 of an inch wider than the tail to help it float.

Stance: Centered – It rides similar to a twin in a directional frame.

Camber Profile: Rocker in the nose and tail with a flat section between your feet. It gives it a playful, forgiving feel to ride.

Core: Performance Core – It’s a wood core constructed with Aspen, Bamboo and lightweight Paulownia to give the board a balance of lightweight, flexibility, and durability.

Sizes Available: 142, 148, 151, 154, 158

You can use this expandable size chart to find the right size of the Ride Warpig for you based on your weight.

See the Right Size Ride Warpig for You
Ride Warpig Weight Range
Size (cm) Rider Weight (lbs)
142 60-160
148 100-205
151 130-210
154 140-220​+
158 170-220​+

Pros:

  1. It is an extraordinarily fun and forgiving board that’s versatile enough to do all types of riding.
  2. It’s a shorter and wider (volume-shifted) board, so you are able to size down by 6-10cm for a more nimble, lighter board.
  3. It’s got a playful flat profile that allows it to float while still being pressable on rails in the park.
  4. It feels stable underfoot and makes landing jumps feel a lot easier.

Cons:

  1. The larger nose chatters (vibrates) at higher speed on ice and choppy terrain. The amount of vibrations you feel diminishes how well the Warpig carves at higher speeds. 
  2. It can lose edge hold on slippery terrain. When it’s slick out, this can wash out of a turn, so keep your knees bent while you ride and keep your edges sharp.
  3. There are no sizes above 158, so heavier riders with larger feet will really have to follow the size-down recommendations closely.

What Does the Warpig Feel Like to Ride?

I got to do a demo of the Ride Warpig at this year’s on-snow demo at Stratton in Vermont. I went to the event to review next season’s boards. However, all of the 2025 Warpigs were being ridden while I went over to the Ride Snowboards tent. Paulie, the rep for Ride Snowboards, was kind enough to let me demo his own personal Warpig to write this review. 

A sneak peak of the Ride Warpig 2025

It’s worth noting that for this review, I didn’t size down the recommended 6cm that Ride recommends. I rode it in my standard 154cm size. Even without sizing it down, the board felt incredibly stable underfoot. I found it was very easy to steer and all around easy to maneuver.

The main characteristics I noticed about the Warpig were that it felt incredibly stableeasy to ride, and very playful. The Warpig’s longer nose is slightly softer than its tail. I’d rate the flex in the nose at a 4.5 and its tail at a 6. The flex pattern is configured that way to help you float in deep snow. However, I found myself using that flexible nose to butter and nose press everything in sight.

In terms of carving, this board is built for medium-sized, mellow carves. Think of it more as a groomer cruiser than an aggressive charger. If you’re looking to take it through the trees, it can also do short, tight carves with some steering too. It might be due to demoing an older board. However, I found that if I really tried to charge aggressively with this board, it tended to wash out of carves. I say that to disclose that it is possible to overpower this snowboard. If you like to ride aggressively, you might want to check out the slightly stiffer premium version of this snowboard, the Ride Superpig, instead.

As I got the board up to speed, the long, flexible nose would chatter, so I’d recommend trying to pair the Warpig with a set of bindings that offer some additional dampening. I rode the board with Union Ultra Bindings, and their soft molecular bushing really helped to dissipate the board’s vibrations to the point where I barely felt them.

For me, the main highlight of the Warpig is its versatility.

It’s one board that carves decently, floats in powder, and holds its own in the park. The Warpig has some pop to it. I noticed that as I took it through the park. I’d hit a small kicker, and every time I hit it, I kept landing further and further than the time before. The board’s wide platform makes landings feel a little easier. There is something about having a wide deck that makes it as simple as just keeping your weight centered and your feet beneath you, and you’ll be able to land your trick.

All in all, it’s a fun board. For what it lacks in precision as a carver, it makes up for in its playfulness as a powder board you can take through the park.

Overall Rating and Score of the Ride Warpig:

I rated the Ride Warpig with a score of 4.2 out of a possible 5.

Considerations Rating Out 5 Score Out of 100 Weight (Importance to Score)
Resort Riding 4.20 84 10
Powder 5.00 100 0
Carving / Turns 3.50 70 10
Responsiveness 4.00 80 10
Speed 3.80 76 10
Ice / Poor Conditions 3.50 70 10
Switch 3.90 78 5
Jibs 4.00 80 5
Jumps 4.70 94 10
Durability / Quality 5.00 100 10
Buttering 5.00 100 10
Fun to ride 4.80 96 10
Weighted Score 4.245 84.9

Editor’s Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars for the Ride Warpig snowboard.

How does the score I rated the Ride Warpig compare to my other reviews?

It’s right at the average score.

Out of the 22 snowboards I got to ride this season, the average score across all of them was 4.245 out of a possible 5. That means, for me, the Ride Warpig is exactly on the average line when compared to every board I got to ride this year.

All in all, I enjoyed riding it. It is a super fun board, and I wasn’t disappointed. I just enjoyed other comparable boards in the all-mountain volume-shifted category, like the Lib Tech Orca and Yes Warca, a little more due to them both feeling more precise when carving at high speeds. I enjoyed the Ride Warpig more for taking park laps. It’s a playful board that jibs and jumps beautifully.

Ride Warpig Reviewing the Board’s Performance By Category

This section includes my review notes on how the Warpig performed in specific categories.

Resort Riding Experience:

The Warpig is so versatile that it is perfect for riding at your favorite resort, regardless of the conditions. It’s one board that is good for groomers, great for park, and great for powder.

Float in Powder:

While it did float well in the 6″ of fresh powder we got overnight, I didn’t get to test this board in extremely deep snow to rate it in this category accurately. For this reason, I didn’t include the powder category in my review score for this board. It has the proper specs and tapered directional shape to be an incredibly fun beast of a powder board, though.


Carving:

This is the one area where I just wasn’t blown away by the Ride Warpig. It carves well enough to have a lot of fun on this snowboard. However, in my opinion, it just wasn’t an outstanding detail of this board. There were a few times on groomers where the board’s edge just didn’t hold, and it fell out of a turn for me. I noticed this mostly at high speeds while trying to find the limits of the board.


If you’re more of a casual, non-aggressive rider, you likely won’t have any issues with carving on the Ride Warpig, though. Aggressive riders should upgrade to the Ride Superpig instead.


Capabilities of the Bi-Radial Sidecut:

In terms of specifics with carving on the Warpig, the board is right at home with medium-sized casual carves. It can also easily make quicker, tighter turns through the trees when needed. With that in mind, it isn’t the right board for wide, aggressive Eurocarves.


Responsiveness:

I would say its responsiveness is average. It wasn’t a noticeable detail for better or for worse about this snowboard. The Warpig was simple to steer and did everything I needed it to; it just felt a few fractions of a second delayed for me due to the long, softer, flexing nose. After a few runs, I didn’t even notice it.


Speed:

The Ride Warpig’s sintered base felt about average in terms of speed. It didn’t feel too slow. It didn’t feel overly fast. That said, the Superpig (the premium version) has the faster base of the two, so if you’re looking for a versatile board that is explicitly known for charging fast, check that deck out too.


Icy Conditions:

If you keep your edges sharp, it will do ok on ice. The board I rode was a little older, and it started to lose its grip on the toe side, turning the icer it got out. It wasn’t dangerous to the point of needing to stop riding. It just was a noticeable handicap that forced me to slow down a little the icer it got.


Choppy Conditions:

When the conditions are really choppy, you will notice the nose chatters. If you pair the board with a binding that is damp and keep your knees bent, you will be fine.


Pop:

The Warpig has a slightly above-average level of pop. It’s not too much, and it isn’t lacking either.


Riding Switch:

I was surprised at how well the board feels to rides switch. The Warpig has a centered stance with the radial sidecut of a twin board. It’s just cut into the shape of a directional board. While it rides well in the opposite stance, I found myself wanting to revert back into the normal direction the board was made to ride in. I found it to be more fun to have the softer, wider nose in front and ride the board the way that it was intended.


Jibs:

This is an area where the flat profile of the board really helps it shine. The Warpig can jib exceptionally well. The wide platform of the board gives you an easy platform to balance on, while the softer, pressable nose just begs for you to press it down or bonk it off every single feature.

Jumps:

Jumps another area where the Warpig shined for me.

This board has a stable feel to it, and that makes it feel a little easier to stomp your tricks. With the board having such a wide platform, you simply keep your feet beneath you, remain balanced, and you will ride away from just about any jump.


Buttering:

The Warpig’s flexible nose is the perfect platform to butter. It is soft and easy to balance on. When you’re done with your trick, the Warpig will give you a little extra boost of pop as the board rebounds back into its original shape.


Dampness:

The Warpig isn’t a damp feeling board. The faster you go with it, the more you will notice the wide nose chatters. While it won’t feel like a plushy smooth ride, it does give you an excellent level of board feel.


Tip to Dampen the Board:

To dissipate the vibrations felt in the nose, I recommend pairing this with a set of bindings that can offer additional dampening properties. I used the Union Ultra Bindings, and the squishy running shoe-like bushing they are built on worked great for adding some extra dampening to my setup.



Overall Quality:

The Warpig feels like a lightweight, high-quality deck. The only note on quality is that Ride gave the Warpig a topless construction, so there is no additional top sheet layer added to this board. The benefit is that it keeps the weight down, making the deck more agile. However, the downside is that if someone hits your board in the lift line, it can visibly show all of the bumps and flaws against its matte-painted top layer. So, it is a deck you will want to be a little extra careful with in the lift line.

What Type of Rider is the Ride Warpig For?

Two types of riders will love the Ride Warpig.

  1. The intermediate to advanced all mountain rider who enjoys riding in the park often and wants one board that can also float in powder. 
  2. The resort rider is looking for an all-mountain freestyle deck that is very simple to ride, perfect for jibbing, and stable enough to stomp jump landings. 

Which Board is Better, the Lib Tech Orca or the Ride Warpig?

Both the Ride Warpig and Lib Tech Orca are similar in their capabilities of being versatile enough to ride anywhere while still having the proper specs to float in powder. There are two noticeable areas where they differ, though. 

The Orca is the better carver. 

I found the Orca to be the more controlled carver, especially at higher speeds. The Orca’s Magne Traction (serrated edges) gave it a level of edge hold that the Warpig just doesn’t have. The Warpig can carve decently enough to get by. I just wouldn’t describe the carving experience as precise, grippy, or controlled.

The Warpig is the better freestyle option.

Where the Warpig shines is if you’re looking for one board that can ride in powder and also completely conquer the terrain park. The Warpig offers a playful feel, a decent level of pop, and incredibly stable feeling landings. I would recommend the Warpig over the Orca more for the freestyle-focused all-mountain rider.

Conclusion: Is it Worth Getting the Ride Warpig? 

Yes. If you’re looking for an all-mountain freestyle board that can also ride pow, the Ride Warpig is definitely worth considering.

Overall, the Ride Warpig is a versatile and fun board that excels in the park and in the powder. Its playful personality and ability to handle everything from groomers to jumps make it a solid choice for riders who prioritize fun over all else.

Where to Buy the Ride Warpig

Ride Warpig Snowboard 2024







About the Reviewer

Rider Name: Steve Weber
Where This Board Was Reviewed: Stratton, VT
Conditions Reviewed In: 6″ of fresh powder with some ice and choppy terrain in sections
Size / Model: The board I reviewed was a 2022 Ride Warpig size 154cm.
Rider Weight: 142lbs
Rider Height: 5′ 6″
Bindings Used: Size Medium Union Ultra Bindings
Boots Used: Size 9.5 Thirty Two STW Boa Boots

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Last Updated: January 26, 2024 by Steve Weber

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