Board: Nidecker Ultralight
Camber Choice: Freeride Camrock. Optimistic camber between the toes with rocker zones beginning simply outdoors the inserts packs via the information. A bit of extra rocker within the nostril than tail.
Bindings: K2 Lien AT
Stance: Goofy, 21in broad, 15/-Three
Boots: Experience Fuse measurement eight
My Weight: 155lbs
Circumstances: Agency, with a mixture of overcast and solar. Snow was very quick and nonetheless fairly rattling grippable. Some sunbaked tender stuff right here and there as effectively.
Flex: Stiff. Tender within the very finish of the nostril that rapidly stiffened up via the inserts, stiff between the toes with a barely softer torsional flex, then only a contact softer via the tail. Total a extra severe stiffness constructed to deal with freeride calls for.
Stability: All the steadiness. Even with the copious quantities of carbon on this board it has nostril flap. However for those who aren’t trying down at your nostril, you’d do not know it was occurring. It doesn’t resonate again to your foot and it doesn’t have an effect on your potential to remain on line in any respect. Between the toes is exceptionally quiet and the 3D core form is an enormous profit right here. It permits Nidecker to create a stiff backbone although the middle of the board however preserve a torsional flex which you could truly use. Blasting although chunder fields and throughout groomers at mach 16 isn’t any drawback as this board doesn’t actually really feel prefer it has a velocity restrict.
Ollies/Pop: Not essentially the most energetic snap, however you get what you want. It’s the kind of pop the place you get again what you place in. Nothing extra, nothing much less. It’s fairly essential to load the camber between your toes, however you may nonetheless get some enhance out of a fast snap out of the tail. It’ll get the job executed
Butterability: I imply, Freeride World Tour Champion for 2013 and 2014 is actually printed on it. In case your in tender snow and also you throw your complete physique weight into the information it’ll do it, and the nostril ain’t unhealthy, however come on. It’s a stiff function constructed freeride board. Not it’s forte.
Carving: The sidecut on that is phenomenal. The steadiness and grip out of this board is loopy. Level it down a face and simply hold on as you speed up after which throw it on edge and let it do the work. The stiffer flex made quick fast snappy turns take some effort and I actually needed to throw my physique into them, however medium radius to lengthy turns have been wonderful. I used to be actually within the air transitioning between edges in medium turns due to how a lot vitality this board offers again via a flip.
Rider in Thoughts: Premium freeride, possibly even competing within the tour.
Private Ideas: That is by far among the finest freeride boards I’ve ever been on. The response to enter is prompt however very managed and it’s wickedly steady at speeds with a velocity restrict that I’m unsure exists. Very highly effective on edge and it simply needs to go quick. In the event you’re available in the market for a board to pin it out of couloir with, this needs to be excessive on you listing, if not on the high.