THE RIDE PSYCHOCANDY IS A CLASSIC CASE OF A VOLUME SHIFT. This can be intimidating to some, and likely has you raising an eyebrow knowing it stands out as a quiver killer. This member of Ride’s Thrash Collection gives off the aura of a carving machine, but when our testers strapped in, they couldn’t wipe the stoke off their faces. After one lap on the Psychocandy, Mammoth local and Wave Rave retail sales manager Mary Sardinskas said this was her favorite board she has ever ridden. Chelsea Dore echoed Mary’s sentiments, saying, “I think the Ride Psychocandy is for anyone who wants to go fast, float in powder, and have a good time ripping! The Ride Psychocandy is hands down one of my favorite boards I’ve ever ridden.”
“I THINK THE PSYCHOCANDY IS BEST SUITED FOR SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO GO FAST, RIP TREE RUNS, AND RIDE DEEP POWER. IT COULD ALSO BE A GREAT DAILY DRIVER FOR SOMEONE WHO WANTS SOMETHING STIFFER, LOVES RIDING RESORT BUT ALSO LIKES TO CASUALLY HIT UP THE PARK.” — CHELSEA DORE
The overwhelming sentiment of the tester crew was clearly that the Psychocandy absolutely rips anywhere you take it and is a blast to ride. The board’s destroy-it-all-and-then-some mentality is because it is packed with functional design like Ride’s Double Impact Plates, Carbon Array 5, and a bi-radial sidecut that all adds up for an unmatched feeling of fluidity in all terrain. With stacked tech and a tapered volume shift shape, the rocker nose and zero camber profile subtly turn down the volume on the Psychocandy to reduce catchiness. Size down 3-6cm from your standard size and let the width handle the rest.
“THIS BOARD RIPS ALL OVER THE MOUNTAIN. IT’S SUPER FUN FOR CARVING. THE OVERALL ENERGY OF THIS BOARD IS REALLY FUN AT HIGH SPEEDS AND IT HOLD A REALLY GOOD EDGE.” — MARY SARDINSKAS
sizes: 138, 142, 146, 150, 154, 158
notable tech: Carbon Slimewalls, Double Impact Plates, Carbon Array 5