Board Test: Board Review

Nitro Natural Using the newest technology and materials, Nitro designers have worked with theirinternational team to develop a board built to flow with the terrain and rider. Though it may seem a paradoxto use “new technology” and “natural” when describing this series, there is a marriage of the two elements thatcreates a harmonious ride.

A balance between low weight and high strength is acheived through Nitro’s UltraBeam cores and Triaxial Hybrid laminates, the carbon fiber and Kevlar weaves that create a quick,responsive board. New this year to the Natural series are thicker steel edges for durability and a die-cutsintered base for speed. Most of the testers alluded to the responsiveness of the Natural. Robyn said it was”snappy and quick.” Hoy scribbled onto his comment card: “Pleasant surprise. The board rode moresmoothly and responsively than it looked like it would. Had snap and stability.” Lighter rippers may not beable to control the high-performance features of this all-mountain ride.