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2024 Ride Psychocandy Snowboard Review

By: evo Employees  |  Last Updated: June 23rd, 2023

2024 Ride Psychocandy Snowboard Review

Review Summary

Avg. Tester Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆ (5/5)

The Ride Psychocandy Snowboard receives glowing reviews from both male and female riders! Despite being designed to be ridden shorter (thanks to its added width), the Psychocandy impressed with its moderate stiffness, excellent edge hold, and nimble carving abilities on Mt. Bachelor. It proved stable on jumps and provided excellent pop, making it a fun option with a lively and playful personality. All our reviewers echoed the encouragement around downsizing due to its volume shifted design and praised its effortless edge-to-edge transitions, buttering capabilities, and tight turn radius. While the Psychocandy chattered a bit at high speeds, the forgiving rocker/flat/rocker profile and medium flex appealed to intermediate riders seeking progression.

Overall, the Ride Psychocandy is hailed as an outstanding volume-shifted all-mountain snowboard for intermediate to advanced riders, offering quick responsiveness and impressive performance in deep snow and variable terrain. Compared to its Warpig brethren, the Psychocandy is a bit narrower with a slightly softer, more forgiving flex.

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Technical Details

"[The Psychocandy] shape is based on the innovative Warpig, so the board is designed to be ridden 3 to 6cm shorter than your standard board and approaches the mountain with the same attitude that the Warpig is known for. "    Ride Snowboards Logo

Available Sizes (cm)  138. 142, 146, 150, 154, 158
Shape Directional
Rocker/Camber Profile Directional Zero Camber - A directional shape with true rocker throughout the tip and tail.
Flex Rating Medium
Core WMNS Performance™ Core
Laminates Double Impact Plates, Carbon Array 5, Carbon Infused Glass
Binding Compatibility 2x4 Inserts

Expert Testers & Methodology

Why should you trust evo's Field Tested Reviews? Great question! Over this past winter, evo employees from our various locations across Washington, Oregon, Utah, Colorado and Whistler were selected to provide long-term testing of next year's hottest new skis and snowboards. Employees were also invited to attend exclusive multi-day demo events where brands — like Ride — showcased their upcoming products for the 2023/2024 winter season. By collecting unbiased, in-depth reviews from our most experienced skiers and snowboarders, we hope to help you find the best gear to maximize your fun in the mountains!

Testing for the 2024 Ride Psychocandy Snowboard:
We had three (3) different testers with decades of snowboarding experience each spend extensive time testing out the Ride Psychocandy Snowboard. As advanced riders with a diverse background of snowboarding experience across a variety of mountains, conditions and terrain, they independently compiled their thoughts and each provided us their individual reviews below.

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Tyese Messerman

Customer Care Representative

Tester Rating: 5-Stars
Tester Ability Level: Advanced
Size Tested: 146 cm
Testing Location: Mission Ridge, WA

Aggressive and fast ride for intermediates and up.

“My home mountain is Mt. Bachelor and I love powder, trees, and hitting side hits and wind lips all the way down. I got to demo the Ride Psychocandy in a size 146cm. I am 5ft 7in and 130lbs I usually would ride somewhere in the 148-151cm range, but this board is wide enough that I thoroughly enjoyed riding the 146. It is a moderately stiff board but it's stiff in all the right ways. It holds an edge and carves really well, and it is damp enough to plow through chunder and uneven terrain. I hit a few jumps on it and it's such a stable board that the take-off and landing were very solid, and I was able to get more pop out of it than I expected. It wouldn't be my park board of choice, but it had enough pop to be fun on jumps still. It felt like it had a really fast base too, it glided through flat sections better than a lot of boards I demo'd. I'd definitely recommend this board!”

Sam Sok

Data Specialist

Tester Rating: 5-Stars
Tester Ability Level: Advanced
Size Tested: 150 cm
Testing Location: Mission Ridge, WA

Super fun and playful board!

“Looking for a fun all-mountain board? Then look no further! It is a volume shifted board so you would want to downsize a few cm's. At 5ft 5in and 170lbs, the 150cm length was more than enough. This board excels at edge to edge transitions, sooo smooth and effortless. Really poppy and you can lock in them butters! And with its sidecut radius this thing turns on a dime! Only downside is it does chatter a bit at high speeds. But with its rocker/flat/rocker profile and medium flex its also really forgiving. Would recommend this to the intermediate rider looking to progress.”

Mackensie Baer


Tester Rating: 5-Stars
Tester Ability Level: Advanced
Size Tested: 146 cm
Testing Location: Mission Ridge, WA

Awesome board for intermediates and above!

"The Ride Psychocandy is a killer option for experienced riders looking for an all-mountain board. I rode the 146cm (I am 5ft 2in and 125lbs) but given the shape of this board, I recommend sizing down 4-6cm. The medium flex coupled with the directional shape and tapered tip/cutout tail offer ultimate versatility on not only the deep days but also in variable conditions where quick responsiveness is essential.”


  • Versatility in various conditions, making it great for all-mountain riding.

  • Nimble and easy to maneuver.

  • Full range of unisex sizing options!


  • Chattery at high speeds.

  • Not ideal for freestyle/park riding.

Who Is It For?

The Ride Psychocandy Snowboard is best suited for intermediate to experienced riders (both men and women!) who prioritize all-mountain performance. It is an ideal choice for those who enjoy exploring the entirety of the mountain whether riding powder, tackling trees, hitting side hits and wind lips. The board's excellent edge hold, carving abilities, and stability make it a great option for riders looking to enhance their skills in different snow conditions. While not specifically designed for park riding, it still offers enough pop and stability for enjoyable jumps. The Ride Psychocandy Snowboard is offered in a huge range of sizes making it a great unisex option for anyone wanting to try out a modern, volume-shifted design without feeling restricted by conditions or terrain.

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