Got a chance to hop on the T2 with the Wiigs and gave it a whirl.
Board: Nitro T2
Bindings: Raiden Wiig size large
Angles: 18 negative 15 goofy
Boots: K2 T1 DB’s size 10
My Weight: 165
Conditions: Snowing, blustery, and generally craptacular
Mindset: Anything has to be better than that fucking Forum
Tunes: Iron Savior
Preconceived Notions: The T2 was revamped this year, but man I bet that thing is still too stiff for me.
Flex: Pretty stiff for a twin high end park board. Just was not that playful.
Stability: With the stiffer flex this thing was pretty stable when charging.
Ollies/Pop: The board was so stiff it took a bit more to get it to pop the way I would have liked. It just didn’t initiate it enough. Throwing 180’s was fine except the lack of flex when landing back on edge.
Butterability: That was a chore and a half.
Cruising: Edge to edge the sidecut was fine for laying some serious carves down.
Jibbing: Planky McPlankerson it was just a bit too much.
Rider in Mind: Definitely a BC booter specialist or some guy that weighs in the 230 and up range.
Personal Thoughts: Not impressed with it. It does have some cool tech going into it but definitely not the board for me.
Binding Compatibility: Stiffer binding for a stiffer board makes perfect sense.
Binding Adjustability: The binding has a ton of easy adjustments to which is nice for when you’re on the fly.
Straps: The heel strap just destroyed my instep. It dug right into the top of my foot and put pressure only on the inside of it.
Highbacks: Kind of mid flexing but not stiff like the rest of the binding.
Binding Flex: Stiffer base, mid flexing highback, and just past mid flex for the straps.
Ratchets: These remind me so much of the Ride Barrell Roll ratchets. The way the plastic roller sits in there and how it actuates.
Rider in Mind: Someone with a lower instep that wants a binding with varying flex.
Personal Thoughts: Not the binding for me just too uncomfortable in the straps.