Akomplice continues to use its voice to issue the rallying cry of the global climate crisis. This time, they’re doing so in partnership with snowboarding powerhouse and former collaborators, Ride Snowboards. The collab consists of a snowboard bearing one of three Akomplice graphics as well as a small range of apparel that illustrates the climate crisis. The graphics paint a stark picture of the world’s monuments besieged by water from glacial melt, superstorms, and rising sea levels.
In addition to the message, Akomplice and Ride are taking additional action by offsetting the entire carbon impact of the apparel through carbon offsets. A portion of proceeds is being donated to the Indigenous tribe of Colombia, the Arhuacos, who are climate custodians.
Tapered Bi-Radial Sidecut: A twin sidecut (with taper) which allows for the underfoot width of a wide board in the tip/tail width of a standard size. This improves leverage on landings, grip through turns, and stability on flat base.
Sintered, Stone Ground Base: High-end, sintered 4000 Ptex base material that is more durable, harder, and faster than extruded.
Women's Performance™ Core: Specifically formulated for the women's line. Combines lightweight paulownia wood stringers with high strength Aspen.
Carbon Slime Walls: This completely unique sidewall combines layers of Slimewalls material and carbon strategically placed at the inserts out to the contact points in the tip and tail on a twin, and the back inserts to the contact point on a directional board.
Double Impact Plates: Added underneath each binding area to improve compressive strength and prevent board breaks where it matters most.
Carbon Array 5™: Power distribution technology that provides total board control in every stance location. Widespread carbon stringers placed at the binding zone gather input from any stance width and all pressure angles. Rider input is then channeled to the opposing contact point for maximum board control.
Roll-In Construction: Unique 3D structure built around our urethane Slimewall® sidewalls. Designed to increase overall board strength, prevent topsheet chipping, and reduce weight.
New! Topless Topsheet: By transferring graphics directly to the fiberglass, Topless Construction removes the need to have any topsheet material. This process improves overall durability and reduces weight.
Carbon Infused Glass: 90* Carbon fibers stitched into the glass. Extra pop and response, without adding extra stiffness.
Thin Con: Each Ride board features Thin Construction with tapered tips and tails. This reduces swing weight, enhances tip flex, and improves overall durability.