Snowboard Iskola

Board: Niche Pyre

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Size: 155

Camber Option: Backseat camber. Rocker in the nose and camber everywhere else.

Bindings: Rome Black Label

Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy

Boots: K2 Thraxis size 10

My Weight: 200lbs

Resort: Arapahoe Basin

Conditions: Overcast skies, low wind, a couple inches of light snow to heavy snow with a little dust in it, chop, chunder, and soft groomers.

Flex: There’s a slightly directional flex to this board. That means you have a softer nose and then it stiffens up and stays consistently at that flex back to the tail. The torsional flex is noticeable but not overly abundant.

Stability: The width and camber of this board gives it a lot of stability. What you do get is a board that’s smooth and stable unless you ram into a frozen death mogul and then you’re going to feel it. This board is a very damp ride but not dead.

Ollies/Pop: The snap is a bit lacking in this board. While you do have to load up the camber section it really doesn’t rebound that much.

Butterability: There’s a huge flex point in the nose that when you press into it the board just aggressively bends to the point you can wash out. Be aware of that. The tail is stiffer so you pretty much sit on it.

Carving: This boards transitions from edge to edge perfectly fine and predictable. On edge it locks in and holds well with a little power out of the tail if you want to get snappy out of a carve. When you really lay it over it does hit a wall and won’t let you get further over. Short tight quick carves and snappy deep ones are its strong suit.

Rider in Mind: Pow chasing freeride guy.

Personal Thoughts: This board seems to have less snap since the last time I rode it, which was built at a different factory. Overall this deck feels really predictable and stable when you’re just slashing pow and charging in the trees.

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