If you’re old you probably remember the original Pyro from Nitro back in the 90’s. Well for 2014 they’ve brought this asymmetrical twin snowboard back. So here’s how it went when we reviewed it.
Board: Nitro Pyro
Camber Option: Flat. Zero camber at its finest.
Bindings: Rome 390 Boss
Stance: 22.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 175
Resort: A Basin and then headed up Loveland Pass for some easy access backcountry pow.
Conditions: High winds, a foot of fresh at the Basin, sunny skies mixing into clouds, firm groomers, and waist deep pow on Loveland Pass.
Flex: Playful yet snappy describe this board. The tips have a little bit of give all the way to the middle of the insert pack then it stiffens up between the feet. The torsional give is really abundant and lets you twist the board through hard carves.
Stability: For a board with this flex pattern you would think it would be lively yet not damp or unstable. That’s completely untrue. This deck is just so stable when charging through chop and popping off drops into death run outs.
Ollies: The snap out of the tips on this board is great for sending natural features as well as just popping rollers on groomed runs.
Pop On Jumps: The closest thing to a jump I hit was a natural lip. There’s snap so I can’t foresee this board sucking on a park lip.
Butterability: This board shines here. The softer flex in the tips lets you balance over your bindings and spin around with ease.
Jibbing: Same thing with buttering presses are easy and lock in really well. It’s a well rounded park deck.
Carving: It seems like everyone is bringing back an asymmetrical twin. The heelside edge really lets you drive hard on your heel edge then transition over to your toe edge. The sidecut on this board is designed to just lay trenches while gripping in hard.
Rider in Mind: All mountain freestyle guy that wants to charge everywhere.
Personal Thoughts: It’s funny riding this board as about 10 years ago I was working in a shop that had a grip of the original Pyro in the basement in the wrapper. This board is designed to tackle everything in front of it and do it with ease. I was pleasantly surprised at how well it rode. It does ride like a bigger deck in my opinion.
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Disclaimer: This board was loaned to us for review from the Nitro Snowboards marketing department.