Board: Nitro Beast
Camber Option: True Camber. Good ole traditional camber.
Bindings: Rome Black Label
Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 200lbs
Resort: Copper Mountain
Conditions: Overcast skies with pockets of sun and blue coming through, some snow falling at times, cooler temps, perfect corduroy on most runs with little patches of ice and chunder.
Flex: This is a high end twin park board with a really stiff flex. Sure you get a little more play in the tip and tail which is to be expected but the sweet spot is very minimal. There’s a little bit of torsional flex but nothing crazy that you can over power.
Stability: This board is lively yet super stable. You just feel locked in when you land a jump or are just charging around the resort. There’s a tiny bit of chatter in the tips that you get a little reverberation back under foot but nothing that makes you hate your life from having your knees and ankles taking a jack hammering.
Ollies: Load up that camber and you will pop. This board has serious spring and rebound. Then again think who rides this and you’ll realize it needs that.
Pop On Jumps: Small to mega jumps it has you covered. Seriously don’t even sweat it just roll in and be prepared to overshoot anything you hit because it has that much snap off the lip.
Butterability: This is where it takes all your muscles and a ton of speed to get it to do anything. As we are mere mortals and not Markus Kleveland we can’t butter this thing like him so we will be forced to work for it and work hard. Can it butter? Sure. Just know how to or you’re screwed.
Jibbing: This is a slopestyle jib board through and through so go fast, press hard, and keep your tricks simple. There’s a lot of rebound out of a nose or tail press and when you get sideways it more or less just balances on the feature and doesn’t clap out.
Carving: I liked the sidecut on this board it’s nimble for quick speed checks and set up turns but it feels locked in when you have to swoop around a feature or family on a run. You can drive it aggressively and while it does have limits on how deep you can get with it, rarely do you feel that its not performing up to the task at hand.
Rider in Mind: High end park rider that likes the big features.
Personal Thoughts: This board is something else it really demands a lot out of the rider. It isn’t going to be fore everyone but for someone hitting the big line and really pushing it then it’s perfect. The sidecut is super dialed and that’s nice to see in a board of this caliber. I also liked the fact at how smooth it rode.
Comparable Boards: Ride Burnout, Capita Kazu, Rome Mod