Board: Nitro Squash
Camber Option: True Camber.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 195lbs
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: Hot pow, a mix of overcast story skies and pockets of blue skies, warmer temps, chunder, and groomers.
Flex: The flex is a little unique in this board. You have a big stiff nose then it softens up right before the insert pack and progressively gets stiffer towards the tail. There’s a lot of torsional flex. The overall flex is somewhere around middle of the road for an all mountain board.
Stability: This board is really lively. The one big thing I’d like to note is how the nose acts like a giant shovel and plows snow out of the way and when you hit rutted out terrain it just jars you aggressively. But when you’re on a wide open run it only suffers from very mild chatter and vibrations.
Ollies/Pop: There’s a ton of snap in this board. It’s relatively easy to engage and when you load the camber profile up it rebounds with serious snap.
Butterability: The nose is a perfect platform to butter on. It gives you stability when you press into it but the flex point right outside the bindings allows you to get your weight way out over the board and lock in. With the tail you can do little sideways butters and get the board up on the swallow tail.
Carving: Short quick carves or long hard drawn out ones, this board has you dialed 100%. You can rail carves with ease and when you engage the camber profile it gives you the power to drive off your tail. This board is a blast to carve with.
Rider in Mind: Someone that likes riding the whole mountain chasing pow and carving.
Personal Thoughts: This board was a blast for the conditions and did what I needed it to do. It’s a board for ripping turns, slashing pow, and buttering around. If you want a volume shifted directional deck that’s going to be highly versatile, here you go.
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