At first glance, this deck looks quite specific. With lots of length in the nose, a tapered directional shape, and a swallowtail, it's easy to assume its sole purpose lies in waist-deep pow. But Nitro squashed any preconceived notions with this one. "It outperformed my initial assumptions within the first few turns," admitted one tester, "I was impressed with how fast I could get from edge to edge, especially considering how much nose and how little tail I was staring at." From holding aggressive carves with its progressive sidecut and traditional camber, to popping off sidehits with ease and freestyle vigor, this was a deck testers couldn't get enough of.
Board Specs & Features:
Length (cm) – Waist Width (cm)
148 — 24.0
152 — 24.5
153 — 25.1
159 — 25.5
163 — 26.0
Camber: TRÜE Camber
Shape: Tapered Swallowtail
(Flex is not standardized and differs by brand. The rating here is the best estimate of the board’s flex.)
Testers Said: "I was impressed with how fast I could get from edge to edge, especially considering how much nose and how little tail I was staring at."
Buying a new snowboard shouldn't be an arduous task. But with hundreds of options to choose from, narrowing down options can be an overwhelming process. The internal struggle boils down to the reality that these things aren't cheap. With that in mind, Good Wood's intent has always been to best serve you in your quest to purchase the deck most deserving of your money. This season, our diverse crew of testers returned to the steeps of Snowbird, Utah for the all-mountain category and the progressive features of Carinthia at Mount Snow, Vermont for the park division. In the end, we came back with a collection of boards that are worthy of TransWorld's esteemed Good Wood stamp of approval.
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.