Nitro Victoria

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Nitro's Victoria boasts a full camber profile and is built for babes that seek a solid, stiff, reliable ride. Though this deck has been in Nitro's line for a while, it's finally earning a GW badge as testers liked its all-mountain adaptability. "Definitely a beefier board, not for the fainthearted-- you'll need to know how to hold your own with this one," a tester surmised, surely. "This is for the ripping-est of riders, you need to have some power behind you to love this one, but damn; it had good snap and was surprisingly easy to spin." The slightly directional shape has twin widths in the nose and tail, so it rides switch like a boss, and the nose is still scoopy enough to float through pow. Testers oozed about the stability and dependability of this deck, especially when sending it through steep lines and hardpack. As the only fully cambered deck to make this list, testers couldn't get enough of its stability, crisp snap especially when sending side hits. They also commented on its dynamic edge control, and simply couldn't get enough of the Victoria.

Length (cm):

146

149

152

155

Flex:  7/10

Camber: Traditional (this is for straight up, regular positive camber)

Base: Sintered

Shape: Twin

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

Price: $549.95
Brand Name

Nitro

Gender

Womens

Style

All Mountain

Product Type

Snowboard

Length

146, 149, 152, 155

Manufacturers URL

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

Rad-Bad

Tester Quote: “This stiff stick is a chunder killer! It plowed straight through gnarlier terrain with ease. It was a bit slow to turn, but held an edge like none-other.”

Product Showroom

No

Tested-Approved

No

Good Wood

Yes

Bang For Your Buck

No

Gallery ID

1000328656

Featured-product

NO

Guide Year

2018

Tester Quote: "This stiff stick is a chunder killer! It plowed straight through gnarlier terrain with ease. It was a bit slow to turn, but held an edge like none-other."

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.