Board: Nitro FinTwin
Camber Option: Cam Out Camber. Traditional camber into a longer smoother transition into the tips. Think of it as a flat zone to the upkick.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 195lbs
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: Heavy wet powder, lumpy mashed potatoes, low to moderate visibility, and more snow falling.
Flex: This board was playful where it needed to be and stiff where it had to be. You have a flex that overall is middle of the road for a volume shifted board like this. The nose is stiffer till inside the insert pack then it softens up through the tail. Almost like a slight reverse directional flex. There’s a fair amount of torsional give to it which allows you to twist it.
Stability: The stability of this board is more derived from the width than anything else. You do notice a little chatter at speeds in the tip but it’s never anything that isn’t abnormal. In really rutted out terrain you can feel the board bend and flex with the contours of the snow.
Ollies/Pop: There’s snap in this board and it’s so easy to engage. That camber zone under foot takes nothing to load up and it has so much rebound. This board wants to pop off of or over anything in its path.
Butterability: This board flexes from right inside the front insert pack. This gives you that super wide nose as a stable platform to butter on. You can drive into it and feel it lock and hold with ease.
Carving: This is a zippy little board for railing banked slalom carves or long hard drawn out ones. It’s nimble edge to edge and you never feel that tapered tail wash out. It pushes through anything in its path with relative ease and only has issues if it’s a pile of complete ice. If you like to get deep and low go for it.
Rider in Mind: Volume shifted powder hound.
Personal Thoughts: This board to me seems to be a cross between a Sushi and a Cool Bean. The flex puts it right between those two other volume shifted boards. It’s playful where you want it but still have the stability you need to charge with it. It’s a deck you get into wide open pow or take it into tight trees and not worry about it being sluggish.
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