Nikita Sideways Sista Snowboard Review 2014-2015

Nikita Sideways Sista Snowboard : Good Wood 2015 Reviews

Women’s Park Snowboards

For girls who ride, Nikita debuted its line of hardgoods this season and earned a spot on the Good Wood park podium for its poppy princess, the Sideway Sista. This true twin has a softer flex in the nose and tail that's perfect for presses but is stable between your feet for smooth spins. A full aspen core provides snap, and its edges blend three straight lines of sidecut to keep you in control in crud and crust.

Price: $380

Available Sizes: 138, 143, 147, 150, 153

Tester Comments

"She kills it on the rails, has good flex for presses and buttering is a breeze. Pop is good, and she still gets after it on the jumps. You've got total control with this one bro-ladies."

Nikita Sideways Sista Snowboard Review 2014-2015

Good Wood 2015 Snowboard Test Presented by

How do you pick the board that rides the way you want from the thousands of options out there? The answer: with the Good Wood 2015 Snowboard Test results. This year our 18 testers spent eight days hammering 400 boards through the park and pistes of Winter Park, Colorado. Each of these testers rides a little differently from one another, so there's something to be said when a board stokes out all who tried it. With the scores tallied for the 16th annual Good Wood, we present the best performing all-mountain and park boards of the year.

How The Boards Are Scored

Shortly after burning some laps on each board, our test crew inputs scores for 18 characteristics that measure the ride 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 often does break a deck or three. Once the winners are calculated, the testers are long gone, and the cardboard dust has settled from shipping, we package the tester feedback and send it to the brands involved, which they can use to help make better boards.