The new Ripstick line got a 102 (and an 86) waist this year, and testers loved its no-nonsense bomber feel. It’s not nimble—it scored lowest in the category for Quickness—but it sure is stable, plowing through crud with tank-like ease. It has a dedicated right and left ski—rockered edge on the outside, cambered on the inside—and hollow carbon tubes in the core to add stability and save weight. “Big, bold, and strong,” Lovell said.
Strengths: Stability at Speed, Crud