You know one when you see it on hill, even from a distance. The MTNPG’s unique shape and hard-charging abilities make it not only a favorite among the Ride team, as well as our editors, but have deemed the MTNPIG a 2022 Platinum Pick. You can check out the rest of the PIG Collection, too.
Officially, the Ride MTNPIG is part of Ride Snowboards’ Pig Collection, but as a Platinum Pick, we think it might identify as more of a mountain goat. Completely redesigned from it’s predecessor… Look at that hoof. No curly appendages here. They call it a split tail, but all you need to know is that it was designed for high-speed split decisions. Not splitboarding—there is a different Pig for that. When it comes to the MTNPIG, we are talking about those times when you’re screaming down the hill and about halfway through your turn you have a splitsecond where you’re not sure if your board is going to hold its edge—that is the MTNPIG’s sweet spot. Much like a goat teetering on the edge of a cliff, the MTNPIG holds on. These things won’t bail.
One Google search later.
We immediately take it back. “Mountain Goats usually fall when they are engaged in fights.” Our bad. This board is properly named. Pigs don’t back down from fights, and we are not going to Google that. We are just going to live by it.
The MTNPIG is marketed as a wild board, but just like the common misconception of the pig, these things are clean as hell. Other boards’ edges can act like rusty chicken wire in tense turns, but the Tapered Linear Quadratic Sidecut coupled with Ride’s new Carbon Slimwalls on the 2022 MTNPIG litter will keep your turns nice and tidy, no matter how deep the powder gets. And as you could guess, this hybrid directional camber performs just as solid on the groomers as it does in pow, with more pop than Peppa jumping in a muddy puddle.
If you are reading this and are thinking, I don’t get into those situations or I have no idea what the hell we are talking about, this board is not for you…and congratulations, you also have not been subjected to hours of Peppa Pig. The MTNPIG is the most aggressive in the line this year and unlike the rest of the boards, you don’t need to choke up. Pick one out in your standard length and get to hoggin’ down the mountain. – Mark Clavin
Ride MTNPIG – $649.95
sizes: 155, 159, 162, 160W, 164W
Learn more at www.ridesnowboards.com and @ridesnowboards.
This year, the Snowboard Magazine Platinum Picks Awards are sliding into their fourteenth season as the largest, most in-depth gear review of its kind. Thousands of great products from every category on the market have been narrowed down to a select few that our editors have reviewed, tinkered with, analyzed, and photographed. Our goal is to inform, educate, and help guide your buying decisions this winter, so you end up with the very best gear for your time on the mountain. In the 2022 Platinum Picks, you’ll find an assortment of amazing boards, boots, bindings, goggles, helmets, jackets, pants, and more that we have deemed The Best of ’22.