One of my coworkers really wanted me to get on this board and check out the sidecut. I’d first like to say I’m not Mandreas Wiig, I will never be Mandreas Wiig, I had a roomate once that looked like him, but that is probably as close as I will ever come.
Board: Nitro Wiig
Bindings: Raiden Eero
Angles: 18 negative 15 goofy
Boots: K2 T1 DB size 10
My Weight: 165
Conditions: Snowing, cold, and blustery
Mindset: I want to charge
Tunes: Judas Priest
Preconceived Notions: This is a board where I question not will I catch an edge but rather when will I catch my edge. I knew before hand this board was going to probably be a bit more than what I wanted.
Flex: Even flex a little bit stiffer but not so over the top.
Stability: Really stable at speeds and as I was told the faster you go the easier it is to ride it. This totally rang true.
Ollies/Pop: Had decent pop in the nose and tail. Off the edges was a bit rough for me but I think that might have to do with the aggressive sidecut.
Butterability: Not overly butterable for me, maybe in some pow it would rock.
Cruising: I knew I was going to catch my edge with this or at least wash out. This sidecut is insane its just something that is a bit too much for me. Its so twitchy and sensative it was crazy.
Jibbing: Not its strong suit for me, I just wanted to charge on it.
Rider in Mind: Andreas Wiig of course, or someone that wants something with an insane sidecut that is really sensative to carves.
Personal Thoughts: This board just isn’t for me. That sidecut is just not conduscive to my riding style these days.
Binding Compatibility: Softer than the board but still matched up pretty well for my style.
Binding Adjustability: They have great on the fly adjustments.
Straps: Didn’t crush my instep like the Wiigs which was nice. It gripped better for sure.
Highbacks: There’s that cosmetic piece in the highback right in the center, get rid of that thing it does nothing. Other than that they do their job, but I think they’re a tad bit shorter than they should be.
Binding Flex: Even and smooth.
Ratchets: Their ratchets are solid and don’t slip.
Rider in Mind: Someone that wants a solid all mountain binding.
Personal Thoughts: I think its pretty universal through their line up that I’ve found they don’t offer me enough dampening. Over all they do get the job done.