New for this year the Cinema is a mid wide based somewhat off the Sub-Pop. With production shifting completely to Playmaker Nitro is really putting all it’s eggs in one basket. But don’t worry the graphics are still the same darker inspired one.
Board: Nitro Cinema
Camber Option: Gullwing Camber. Reverse between the feet then camber under foot making it look like a seagull if you stare it from the side.
Bindings: Raiden Phantoms
Stance: 22.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 UFO Size 10
My Weight: 165
Conditions: Super spring slush mashed potato’s with a mix of sun to overcast and dropping temps.
Flex: It’s soft there’s no other way to describe it. Think of it like a well cooked piece of spaghetti it’s just that flexible.
Stability: Throw that out the door while hard charging this thing pulled me down a full times getting bucked in the push mounds.
Ollies: There’s adequate snap but not anything that’s mind blowing that will say, “Oh my god I went to the moon with this.”
Pop On Jumps: This isn’t a board you want to hit jumps with I’ll be honest about that. 15 to 20 feet max is about what this can handle.
Butterability: Well the soft flex, alternate camber profile, and lack of stability will have you spreading buttery love all over the snow muffins.
Jibbing: If you’re not on top of your jib game this board will buck you. By that I mean it’s so soft you can go over the handle bars or into the backseat when doing nose or tail presses. For some reason this thing wants to spin you into a swivel on features as well.
Carving: Don’t expect much out of this due to the soft flex you can do lazy man carves but anything at speed center flexing the board and you’ll get bucked.
Rider in Mind: Jib kid that’s riding a midwest tow rope style park or just slaying urban.
Personal Thoughts: Been a while since I thought I was going to die charging on a deck, but this one proved to me that there are still boards like that out there. Jibbing it’s fun and for a day like the one I rode this on with a lot of the features being sticky for my friends it wasn’t for me. I attribute that to the base. Over all it’s a soft jib stick and great at that but for anything else I wouldn’t hold it in too high of regard.
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