After the T2 and realizing its not the board for me I figured work my way down the line up. Hoped on this board and took it for a ride.
Board: Nitro T1
Bindings: Raiden Phantoms size Large
Angles: 18 negative 15 goofy
Boots: K2 T1 DB size 10
My Weight: 165
Conditions: Snowing, blowing, and sucking thats the best way to describe it.
Mindset: Please to god be more lively
Tunes: Judas Priest
Preconceived Notions: I know this has to be softer than the T2. But man these Nitro boards seem kind of planky.
Flex: Softer throughout the board compared to the T2. I did find it a little bit of a friendlier flex for myself.
Stability: Still stable like the T2 but a bit more lively.
Ollies/Pop: Load the tail and go. Throwing off the edges was easy when popping 180’s.
Butterability: Easier to butter than the T2 still gave me a bit of a fight.
Cruising: Stable with solid edge to edge transitioning. Has decent carve ability and riding it switch or regular is a breeze.
Jibbing: A lot easier to press than the T2 but still a bit on the stiffer side.
Rider in Mind: Someone that wants a board thats past mid flex in terms of stiffness. Thats a twin tip you can still charge with and have fun on.
Personal Thoughts: Still not digging this board that much it does its job but nothing that says WOW I want to own you.
Binding Compatibility: Nitro board Raiden bindings. The binding did match well with the board though in terms of flex.
Binding Adjustability: All on the fly adjustments work. Everything is quick.
Straps: Now here we go a strap that didn’t kill my foot. I liked the way it felt it was stiff but supportive. I’ll never be into jib kid bindings and overly stiff bindings aren’t my thing.
Highbacks: Right amount of flex for what I was looking to do.
Binding Flex: Solid all mountain mid flexing binding. They could use more dampening.
Ratchets: Did their job. They’re a great concept that ratchets down a lot quicker than others I’ve used.
Rider in Mind: Intermediate to advanced all mountain freestylist.
Personal Thoughts: Raiden bindings are pretty decent. The more I use them the more they grow on me. I just need a bit more dampening underfoot.