Nitro T1

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The T1 catered equally to assertive and energetic testers as it did the looser, more playful crowd. Until this year, Nitro used Zero Camber in their team’s favorite park board. The new Cam-Out Camber is convex until just before the tips, where it transitions nicely to avoid getting caught up when turning in a hurry or rotating hot butters. “Reminds me of the old T1, and I like the new, stiffened flex from tip to tail, not just torsionally,” a five-year vet said. Although some thought it lacked stability when stomping big landings, it pressed rails with ease and held strong through medium-sized jumps. “An overall awesome park board that likes speed and commitment more than half-assing anything,” one remarked. Another said it loved to be pressed and could really lock in, and that mid-press it had good rebound to ollie/nollie out. The soft flex lengthwise dug deep into hardpack and practically bounced between carves. Some wanted slightly quicker turns and suggested widening the board and deepening the sidecut in an effort to expedite transitions without further softening the torso. Lightweight construction helped it fly high and spin quickly through the air, but some thought that although it absorbed shock well, the landing gear could get a tad squirrely. Consensus says a little more support and tighter turning is all the T1 needs to be the ultimate park slayer.

Length (cm) – Sidecut Radius (m) – Waist Width (cm)

149 – 7.4 – 24.5
152 – 7.8 – 246
152W – 7.8 – 26.0
155 – 8.2 – 25.0
155W – 8.2 – 26.4
158 – 8.6 – 25.2
158W – 8.6 – 26.6

Flex: 5.5/10

Camber: Cam-Out Camber (Traditional camber with early, smooth transitions into the tips.)

(Flex is not standardized and differs by brand. The rating here is the best estimate of
the board’s flex.)

(Sidecut Radius: If you arced the tightest turn possible to make a complete circle, the sidecut radius would be the distance between the direct center of that circle and its rim, in meters. A board with a deeper sidecut would have a smaller radius and would generally make tighter turns. As the radius number increases, a board can be expected to make wider turns. Multiple numbers on the same length board means the radius is blended.)

Price: $420.00
Brand Name

Nitro

Product Type
Style

Park

Gender

Mens

Length

Standard Width: 149cm, 152cm, 155cm, 158cm; Wide Widths: 152cm, 155cm, 158cm

Camber

Cam-Out (Traditional camber throughout with early transitions from into the tips.)(Flex is not standardized and differs by brand. The rating here is the best estimate of the board’s flex.)(Sidecut

Flex

Park

Sidecut

Length (cm) – Sidecut Radius (m) – Waist Width (cm)

Manufacturers URL

http://nitrousa.com/en

Rad-Bad

Tester Quote: “Fun for jibbing, I loved how light it felt and how easy it was to initiate spins.”

Product Showroom

No

Tested-Approved

No

Good Wood

Yes

Bang For Your Buck

No

Guide Year

2017

Tester Quote: "Fun for jibbing, I loved how light it felt and how easy it was to initiate spins."

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Shortly after shredding laps on each board, our testers input scores for different characteristics that measure each deck on a sliding scale. The Park and All-Mountain scorecards each have different criteria to pinpoint the strengths and weakness of each snowboard. We don't cut the boards open and examine the details, but the crew may have broken a deck or two… Go on, dive into the results and see all the winners.