DNA has two primary functions, storing genetic information and transmitting genetic information, both of which are made possible by its double helix structure. The snowboard also has two primary functions, turning toeside and turning heelside, and the shape of the snowboard is what makes this possible. The Asymmetrical Twin Hybrid Camber on the Helix snowboard is an anatomically correct board shape that provides more leverage over your heelside edge, which improves heelside turn initiation and control. The double-stranded structure of DNA also provides stability, much in the same way that the traditional camber on The Helix provides that stable, controlled feel. Carbon Slimerods® 2.0 are layers of carbon fiber and urethane included to damp vibration and enhance board response and pop. The Helix is a mid-flexing freestyle twin with an asymmetrical shape for a more scientific approach to turning and it’s designed to give you the consistent snap and aggressive feel of camber.
Construction + Core
SLIMEWALLS® : RIDE’s exclusive Slimewalls® are forgiving and ductile, absorbing impacts rather than defending against them. Just like your skate wheels, the urethane in Slimewalls® smoothes the interaction with the snow, wood or metal surfaces you may RIDE on. On top of all that, these babies are virtually indestructible, the most durable sidewalls in snowboarding.
HYBRID GLASS : Triaxial on top, biaxial on base, balanced torsion and stiffness for better response with speed.
STANDARD TOP SHEET : Durable topsheet with graphics only RIDE can bring you.
PERFORMANCE™ CORE : High strength Aspen is combined with Bamboo and lightweight Paulownia wood to provide the perfect balance of strong and light.
Base + Edges
SINTERED BASE : High-end sintered 4000 Ptex base material that is more durable, harder and faster than extruded.
STANDARD EDGE : Rockwell 48 C.