Board: Nidecker Mosquito
Camber Option: Directional Camrocker. Camber under foot with rocker in the nose.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 195lbs
Resort: Copper Mountain
Conditions: Greybird overcast skies, light snow falling at the top, warmer temps, a few inches fell the night before, and the groomers were fast but firm.
Flex: Full directional flex, softer nose into a stiffer tail. There’s a fair amount of torsional flex to this board as well. The overall flex comes in at a middle of the road directional freeride flex.
Stability: With the wider platform you get some nice stability. There is a little bit of chatter in the nose of the board but it doesn’t fully resonate back under the front foot. You will feel some vibrations but not all.
Ollies/Pop: That camber profile underfoot gives this board snap. You don’t have to load it up but be aware that most of the pop comes from the back foot.
Butterability: Yeah I tried, it didn’t happen. So why bother.
Carving: This board rips turns. It engages fast and quick. You can load up the camber and push it off the tail with ease. This board is just designed for riding the mountain like your own personal banked slalom course.
Rider in Mind: Freeride guy that wants to downsize.
Personal Thoughts: This board is a blast for ripping turns and slashing snow. You can just load this board up into a turn and it will slingshot out. If you’re into snow surfing, you should be looking into this deck.