2013 Nitro Swindle Used and Reviewed
I’ve ridden this board since it first came out in the Nitro line. It’s a jack of all trades master to none type of board that I think just about anyone that’s cruising around playing on the mountain would be happy. Since it’s a new year here’s another review.
Board: Nitro Swindle
Camber Option: Zero Camber
Bindings: Raiden Phantoms
Stance: 22.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 UFO Size 10
My Weight: 165
Conditions: Sunny insanely warm spring laps with mashed potato snow.
Flex: Completely even middle of the road flex tip to tail.
Stability: There was enough stability to not buck you when mobbing as fast as possible through the chunder and moguls but still a lively feel that didn’t deaden the ride.
Ollies: The board has snap and with it being flat you can load it like a traditional board and allow the tips to spring board you up over features or rollers.
Pop On Jumps: The board is meant to have pop and handle anything in the park jumps are no exception. You can really boost off a lip if you know how to load a boards tips to snap.
Butterability: The smooth even consistent flex lets you really press into a board on snow without much effort and feel locked in.
Jibbing: There’s a nice sweet spot that’s small just after the up-kick in the tips. In this spot you will feel locked in and it will give you enough flex to pop out of any press.
Carving: The sidecut is ample enough to allow for hard tight carves as well as long drawn out ones.
Rider in Mind: All mountain park rider that’s hitting jibs and jumps equally.
Personal Thoughts: I’ve always liked the way this board rode it’s just evenly consistent on all features and never lets you down. It’s one of those jack of all trade decks that doesn’t excel at any one part which gives it an abundance of versatility.
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