Ride Zero Snowboard 2023

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The Zero will enhance your park and freestyle riding in numerous ways this winter

The Zero is a unisex snowboard that knows no boundaries. It can be ridden by anyone, anywhere, at any time, thanks to Twin Hybrid Rocker and Asymmetrical Quadratic Sidecut. The timeless graphic is a throwback to snowboardings days of classic, simple and unique look but its packed with technology to mirror todays landscape of innovation, with features like Flat Kick Tips on the nose and tail and a Performance Core to give you extra stability in the park and the streets. A favorite of team riders Jill Perkins and Reid Smith, the Zero is the next big thing in the RIDE line.

Rider Type:  All-Mountain / Freestyle

Shape:  Asymmetrical Twin Hybrid Rocker

Flex:  Medium

Rocker:  Twin Hybrid  

Ability Level:  Intermediate / Advanced

FEATURES:

Rocker Type

Asymmetrical Twin Hybrid Rocker – A slightly tapered shape with more rocker than camber

Flex

Medium Flex

Shape

Asymmetrical Quadractic Sidecut – Blending of three radii to improve turn initiation/exit while providing the best grip possible. This design is uniquely formulated for each model based on its shape and riding style.

Flat Kick Tips and Tails

Core

Performance™ Core – High strength Aspen is combined with Bamboo and lightweight Paulownia wood to provide the perfect balance of strong and light.

Laminates

Bi-axial Glass – 90° and 0° angles, fun and forgiving.

Carbon Array 3™ – This power distribution technology 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.

Double Impact Plates – Added underneath each binding area to improve compressive strength and prevent board breaks where it matters most

Sidewalls

Slim Walls® – A 3D composite structure positioned over Slimewall® material reduces weight, dampens the ride, and results in superior energy transfer

Base

Sintered and stone ground base

Binding Compatibility

2 x 4 inserts

SPECS:

Size (cm) 151 155 159
Effective Edge (mm) 1178 1203 1228
Tip Width (mm) 297 302 307
Waist Width (mm) 248 252 258
Tail Width (mm) 297 302 307
Sidecut Radius (m) 7.2 ​/ 6.1 7.4 ​/ 6.2 7.6 ​/ 6.4
Stance Setback (mm) 0 0 0
Stance Range (mm) 533 559 559
Rider Weight (lbs) 100 - 180 130 - 205 140 - 210
Width Regular Regular Regular

Need some help with your snowboard purchase? Check out our  snowboard buyers guide or contact us!


Learn How to Make Buying Your Next Snowboard a little Easier

Snowboarding is all about fun. But buying a new board can be daunting, even downright confusing, if you’re not clued up on some basics. It’s not all about choosing a cool graphic and hoping for the best. It’s about finding a board that is going to take your riding where you want it to go...
You can really narrow it down by asking yourself a few questions and doing a little research.

What snowboards have you tried in the past?

This might be your first snowboard purchase or your third. You may have rented a few boards, taken some out for a demo and/or even tried some of your mate’s boards. Now ask yourself what you liked and didn’t like about the boards you have ridden in the past.

Where on the mountain do you WANT to ride?

Yeah, that’s right. It’s not really about where you are riding now but where you want to progress to with your snowboarding journey in the future.

Maybe you’re getting over just riding the groomed runs and want to start riding more off-piste terrain. Or you have discovered the joys of the terrain park and want to learn how to ride and land switch.

What mountain do you ride at mostly?

This can narrow things down also. Say you ride at Cardrona for example. There is a lot of varying terrain that you may want to use, and all in one day! From carving morning groomers to powder runs through the Arcadia cutes to a terrain park session in the afternoon.

Or maybe you are a full fledged club field rider who just wants to ride off-piste and nail some sweet rock drops. The terrain that you ride most is all relevant to buying your next board, so lets look at some board types now.

TYPES OF SNOWBOARD

Freestyle

Jump, spin, slide and bonk everything, be it in the park or off a rock. There is a broad range for this one, but the most common traits are a true twin shape and a flex pattern that rides the same switch or regular. If you’re more after mini-shredding or riding the box and rail line, then look for a softer flexing board.

Those wanting to send it deep or boost out the pipe should aim for something stiffer, and with traditional camber giving you more stability and pop. Blunt or pointy tips are currently popular but mostly cosmetic so don’t let them freak you out.

All Mountain

Like riding everywhere and everything? Then focus your attention on this category of boards. These will tend to have a directional flex with either a directional or twin shape. Though even if they have directional shapes they will be twin-looking. Riding forward should be your primary agenda but the occasional switch takeoff or landings will be no problem.

Freeride

Designed for gunning it in down in one direction through powder, crud, groomers and drops. These are directional in shape and flex, more often with a longer nose and a shorter, stiffer tapered tail. This will enhance float and prevent you going over the handlebars. Also great for going overseas. We like these at BaseNZ.

Split Boards

Best for going backcountry and earning your turns. These backcountry-specific boards split in half to create two skis like platforms for climbing on untracked backcountry slopes. When you’re at the top, reconnect the halves and ride that puppy down. You earnt it.

It’s a great design for adventurous backcountry devotees who have the knowledge, skills and confidence to safely explore un-patrolled slopes. You’ll also need climbing skins, split board specific bindings, backcountry safety gear and most importantly, a buddy to go with.

CHOOSE YOUR CAMBER

Traditional or Positive

Camber gives a lively, stable ride with the contact points at the far ends of the board. Camber is super stable at speeds and and also gives you that lovely pop when coming out of turns. It also gives the best edge hold in hard snow conditions. Great for New Zealand riding.

Flat

Flat have a neutral, or no camber bend underfoot rather than cambered. They enable quick turns and maximum feel underfoot while increasing float in soft snow. Because they have no bend in them, as soon as you put them on edge they will initiate a turn. A great option that sits between traditional and reverse camber.

Rocker or Reverse

Rocker camber creates upturned tips and tails bringing your contact points in under you feet.

The design excels in powder and when jibbing or riding rails in the park but it’s downside it that it can feel a little unstable on hard snow.

Rockered boards are softer than cambered boards and tend to have a surfy feel that offers easy turn initiation , making them popular among beginner riders. Don’t be fooled, experienced riders can still put powerful turns on a rocker board and many prefer them.

Hybrid 

Hybrid Camber boards combine two popular profiles to provide the superior edge hold of traditional camber while giving the easy turning, forgiving and flotation benefits of rocker.

This can either be with traditional camber under the feet and rocker in between the feet, or with traditional camber in between the feet and rocker toward the tip and tail.

Both versions give similar results. Board manufacturers have hatched lots of variations of hybrid camber and all have their own name for it. This is a great camber to consider if you want to ride the whole mountain but have a soft spot for the park.

HOW LONG SHOULD MY SNOWBOARD BE?

When riding your snowboard, you’re using body weight to control the board, it determines how the board flexes underneath you. Your board doesn’t know how tall you are only how heavy.

This is why we always recommend choosing a board on weight and height combined rather than height alone. If you are super tall but don’t weigh much then the rule of

between the chin and nose rule might not work for you. Same thing if you’re on the heavy side for your height. Where you ride is also a massive factor at play when

choosing your snowboard size. If you are a learner or spend lots of time in the park then you might want to go slightly shorter. While if you prefer the off-piste and powder then go slightly longer to give improve stability and increased surface area.

 KIDS BOARD SIZING

Age (yrs)

Height (cm)

Weight (kg)

Snowboard Length (cm)

3

94

14

< 80

4

102

16

80-90

5

109

18

85-95

6

114

21

90-100

7

119

23

95-105

8

127

26

100-110

9

135

29

105-120

10

140

32

110-125

11

145

36

115-130

12

149

41

125-135

13

156

46

130-145

14

164

51

140-150

SNOWBOARD WIDTH

Most people won’t have to worry about this too much, just roll with the width that your reccomended length has. We try to include waist width’s on all our snowboard descriptions to make it easier for you to figure out if you need a WIDE board or a MID-WIDE board.

Below might help you figure out what waist width you need

Why is snowboard width important?

Well, if your feet are too big for your snowboard then your toes and heels will drag in the snow when you are on edge and as you can imagine that’s not going to be great. At the other end of the scale, if your feet are too small for your snowboard then you won’t be able to get the snowboard on edge properly.

Sometimes if you are experiencing toe drag with your current set up, adjusting you bindings can help.

Also purchasing boots with a smaller footprint can also help if you have large feet.

SNOWBOARD SHAPES

When you choose what board shape you are after, again it comes down to where on the mountain you will do most of your riding. Here are the three most common shapes and the kind of rider that they would suit.

Directional

Mostly found in free-ride snowboards and sometimes  all-mountain boards, the directional shape is non-symmetrical in shape and construction.  Designed to be mostly ridden in one direction, they have a specified nose and tail with each end being different in stiffness, shape.

Directional boards usually have a stiffer tail than nose. This creates a stable ride when flying down mountains.

True Twin

The true twin dominates the freestyle scene. Also known as twin tip, it means that the tip and tail are identical in both flex and shape. This symmetrical shape allows park, pipe, and street riders to perform and land tricks with ease if they are riding regular or switch.

Directional Twin

Most commonly found in all-mountain boards,the directional twin shape is a great all-around board shape. Consisting of a nose and tail that are different in construction,  they also have a slightly longer nose than tail and could also have a softer nose than tail or a combination of the two. Having a longer nose gives you better float when riding powder and a stiffer tail will create more stability when riding at higher speed.

SNOWBOARD FLEX

Flex generally comes down to what your snowboard is built out of. Snowboards cores are mostly made out of wood, but extra layers can be added to create a stiffer, more responsive and ofter more durable snowboard.  Most companies will rate this out of 10, 10 being really stiff and 1 being really soft.

A board’s flex can often be stiffer in the tail for better edge hold and snap, but softer towards the nose making turn initiation easier and allowing better float in powder and crud. These boards are known as having a ‘directional flex’. On the other hand, boards designed to ride switch just as well as forwards will have a ‘twin flex’, which is exactly the same in the nose and tail.

Stiff Flex

Stiff boards offer users increased edge grip and better response, particularly at high speeds. Generally favoured by more advanced free-riders who are looking to ride fast, hard and go big. They’re also able to absorb the heaviest of landings without buckling.

The downside is that if you are a learner, or looking to do low-speed tricks, stiff boards can be unforgiving and hard to manoeuvre. Carbon components are commonly used to add stiffness and pop without significantly increasing weight. If you’re a heavier rider you might find a stiff board a better option also.

Medium Flex

The middle man in the flex family is a go-to if you want one board to do it all. You will often find that All-Mountain boards sit in this category. While soft flexing boards are typically a beginner’s go-to, some novices may find that medium flex better suits their riding style and will progress with them.

Soft Flex

Softer boards, like most jib specific models, make it easy to press rails and boxes and are easier to manoeuvre at slower speeds. They are also more forgiving of mistakes since rider input is not transferred into the edge quite so rapidly. They also work well if you are a bit of a lightweight. The downside is, they are not great in hard and icy conditions and high speeds.

SHOULD I BUY A WOMENS SPECIFIC BOARD?

Back in the day snowboard companies simply sized down men’s snowboards and added some pretty pink graphics featuring flowers and animals to them. Not anymore!

Companies have created women-specific product groups, added to their women’s pro teams and created boards specifically for women based on their feedback. Women’s bodies and turn mechanics are different than men. Since women tend to have less body mass and smaller feet than men of the same height, women’s snowboards tend to have narrower waist widths, thinner profiles, and softer flexes.

WE COULD GO ON BUT...

So, we hope this helps narrow things down a bit for you. It’s always great to read about all this info, but at the end of the day there is nothing like talking to one of the BaseNZ experts in store about what you are after.

If you want to discuss your board purchase but are unable to make it into one of our Wanaka or Queenstown stores please give us a call or email and we can set you in the right direction.

 


 

 

ORDER FULFILMENT

Shipping is free NZ-wide on orders over $50*

*$5 shipping for rural addresses - please select "I need rural delivery" at check out.

When will I receive my Order? - Depending on what it is and how large your order is plays a big part on how long it will take.

Once we receive your order we will get it out to you as soon as possible. Some times the stock can be in our Queenstown store and needs to be brought over to Wanaka to ship out. So small items once sent are on overnight NZ Post so should be 1-2 business days and larger items 2-4 business days (we are experiencing longer times to Auckland or items traveling through Auckland at this point so please allow more time).

Please keep in mind that if you have a rural address this can add an extra day or two also.

In general, we ship our orders with CourierPost, which we run on a 1-2 day service with pickup at 2pm each day.  

Larger items, such as luggage, skis and snowboards, ship on an earlier service with PBT couriers. This is a fully traceable service. (Just to note: if it is a rural delivery, it can take a few more days depending on your local service.)

PICK UP IN STORE OPTION

Want to come collect your order from our store in Wanaka or Queenstown? Great! We will email you when your order is ready to collect. This can take from 2-4 business days depending on what it is.

If you would like a more accurate delivery time then just CONTACT US or give us a call within business hours on 0800 227 374.

PRODUCT AVAILABILITY

All the stock you see online is in New Zealand! Not from somewhere dodgy overseas.

Orders made during the weekend or on public holidays, when couriers do not operate, will be processed on the following business day or soon after.

Online is a crazy business and sometime inventory can get mucked up, we may not have the ordered item on hand. If we cannot fulfil your entire order, within the stated time frames, we aim to contact you within 36hrs (Mon-Fri). 

Should you not receive an order confirmation or update please check your spam/junk filter in your email as it may have been filtered incorrectly. 

If an item ordered is unavailable for shipping, depending on your preference, we will:

  • Substitute another product for your order
  • Refund or credit your order.
  • Ship your order at a later date
  • Contact you when the requested item is back in stock

SHIPPING FEES

Simple: Shipping is FREE for New Zealand orders over $50*

*$5 shipping for rural addresses

We use Courierpost for smaller items and PBT Couriers for larger items. All items are sent on a traceable service and we will email you confirmation when your order is dispatched.

International orders will be calculated after the order has been placed and you will be notified on the cost.

AUSTRALIAN SHIPPING

We can offer the best price possible for a traceable, signature service which is targeted for 2-6 business days with a flat rate of $28 to Australia, as most of the orders are under 2KG. If your order is over 2KG, we will contact you to advise of the shipping rate. 

International shipping is non-refundable after the items have been sent.

*If your delivery is considered Rural / Urban by DHL or to Tasmania, where additional charges will apply, we will contact you to advise you of this charge. At no point will we change an additional amount without your authorization.

For inquiries about Australian shipping and delivery: CONTACT US

PLACING ORDERS

Place orders on-line by adding items to your Shopping Cart and proceeding to Checkout. You can use your credit card via our secure transaction gateway to pay or select to pay or any of our part pay options.

If you prefer to pay by bank deposit, give us a call to arrange it.

If you have questions about merchandise or are looking for something you can't find online, please call us between 10 am and 3pm New Zealand Standard Time (+12GMT) Monday to Friday at 0800 227 374, or CONTACT US.

SHIPPING ORDERS

We ship for FREE within NZ on orders over $50 that are non-rural.

We use Courierpost for smaller items and PBT Couriers for larger items. All items are sent on a Traceable Service and we will email you confirming your order has been dispatched with a tracking number.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING

International shipping is via DHL Couriers or New Zealand Post.

BaseNZ.com is not responsible for any customs charges or duties incurred, these are the responsibility of the receiver. Please call your local customs office for information. If your international order needs to be returned for a change of size or you change your mind BaseNZ.com is not responsible for return shipping costs. If BaseNZ.com makes a mistake with your international order BaseNZ.com will cover return shipping costs.

NOTE: If you are not in New Zealand or Australia then we do not have a shipping cost option at check out and will notify you will the shipping price once order has been placed.

RESTRICED BRANDS

Some brands are restricted and cannot be shipped internationally.  For more information please CONTACT US or call us on 0800 227 373 within business hours.