Nitro T1

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Long the board of choice for many top-notch rippers, the Nitro T1 is, as one tester described, "Not a noodley jib stick. It’s a haul ass and take names kind of board" Riders with an affinity for going fast felt right at home on the T1, taking it to the moon on the jump line and out of the pipe. Now in its second year with a predominantly positive camber profile and slight early-rise in the tip and tail, testers described the T1's ride as both "poppy and predictable," likely due to its light weight and radial sidecut. The main gripe that we heard in relation to this board's performance came from the jib contingent and was directed at its flex profile that lends itself more to all-around rallying than specifically rail-riding--it's going to hold up to gap-to scenarios better than low-gear presses. For those looking for a traditional park board that's tried and true, the T1 is a solid bet.

Length (cm) -Waist Width (cm)

149 -24.5

152 -24.6

155 -25

158 -25.2

Flex: 7/10

Camber: Hybrid--camber with early-rise nose and tail

Base: Sintered

Shape: True Twin

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

Price: $449.95
Guide Year

2018

Bang For Your Buck

No

Brand Name

Nitro

Featured-product

NO

Gallery ID

1000328655

Gender

Mens

Good Wood

Yes

Length

149, 152, 152W, 155, 155W, 158, 158W

Manufacturers URL

https://www.nitrousa.com/en/

Product Showroom

No

Product Type

Snowboard

Rad-Bad

Tester quote: “Not a noodley jib stick. It’s a haul ass and take names kind of board”

Style

Park

Tested-Approved

No

Tester quote: “Not a noodley jib stick. It's a haul ass and take names kind of board”

Good Wood 2018 presented by evo.com

With hundreds of options available, how do you pick the best snowboard for you and your riding? The 2017-2018 Good Wood board test is a great place to start. Every board in here has been through rigorous rounds of testing in the environments it's intended for, and passed. Between the feature-filled freestyle terrain at Carinthia at Mount Snow in Vermont, and the rugged steeps of Snowbird, Utah, our eclectic and discerning testers rode and rated hundred of snowboards, ultimately concluding that these are the pinnacle of this season's freestyle and freeride offerings, respectively. Our crew is comprised of riders of riders of vastly varying sizes and backgrounds, with two commonalities: they're all experienced snowboarders with astute product knowledge. When a board stokes out the majority of this group, it means something. In addition to the park and all-mountain Good Wood accolades, we award two boards in each category with the “Bang for your Buck” designation, meaning they're the top-performers with the lowest price tags. Now in its 19th year, TransWorld SNOWboarding's Good Wood is the longest-running and most credible snowboard test on the planet.

How The Boards Are Scored

Shortly after ripping laps on each model, our testers score the board based on a comprehensive set of characteristics that include edgehold, pop, swingweight, turn initiation, stability, and flex. The scorecards for the park and all-mountain categories of the test each have unique and specific criteria designed to pinpoint the strengths and weakness of a snowboard in the setting respective to its category. Beyond the quantifiable scoring, we also ask testers to comments on each facet of the board's performance. These notes we refer to extensively when writing each review. Dive into the results and see what performed for our testers, then find what will work for you.