The T1 isn’t a board for everyone and by that I mean it’s built for bigger park features and high speed trickery. I have a long standing love/hate relationship with this board. At least this current incarnation of it has finally moved more towards where I believe it should be.
Board: Nitro T1
Camber Option: Zero Camber
Bindings: Raiden Phantom
Stance: 22.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 UFO Size 10
My Weight: 165
Conditions: Sunny blue skies with slushy ice chunks and push mounds of death.
Flex: This board is designed to being a big feature riders deck. This makes the flex stiffer than the middle of the road for a park deck. There is a little bit of give in the tips but not much compared to the flex between the bindings.
Stability: There’s no question about the stability of this board at all. Any kind of variation in the snow that might buck a lesser board it absorbs and keeps on going.
Ollies: Load the tips up and pop this is what the board excels at.
Pop On Jumps: Small, Medium, and Large jumps are not going to be a problem with this board. There’s more than an ample amount of pop to get the job done.
Butterability: You have to work it a bit more than other decks but you can do it, just be prepared to not be lazy.
Jibbing: The sweet spot in the tips is minimal compared to other decks but if you can lock it into that area you’re going to be pleased.
Carving: You can rail hard turns on this board without any issues as well as short radius set up turns. The sidecut is enough that when you’re locked in you’re set and when you want to be lazy you don’t have to sweat it.
Rider in Mind: The big park feature guy that’s going to send it on booters of death and jibs of doom.
Personal Thoughts: It’s softer than its previous incarnations but in my opinion it still a bit much for the average rider unless you downsize and are a bit over the weight limit. It’s definitely not a board for someone that’s lazy and not ready to push it to the next level.
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