Snowboard Iskola

Board: Nidecker Sensor Plus

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Size: 156

Camber Option: 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: Sunny bluebird skies, zero wind, warm temps, slush, chop, chunder, and hero snow.

Flex: This has your standard middle of the road park flex. Softer tips then stiffening up before the inserts through the middle. You get a fair amount of torsional flex that really lets you twist the board when you need to.

Stability: This board is stable through the middle but does get chatter in the tips. You notice this most at speeds as all that reverberation resonates back to the front foot. It’s a highly lively board without much dampening.

Ollies: Having traditional camber and being stiffer than the regular Sensor helps this board have more snap. You load up that camber profile and it wants to rebound. This is a board for popping slow signs, boosting side hits, and launching rollers. Is it the snappiest deck out there? No, but fat skiers that fall over should watch out because you’re boosting over Lil Timmy!

Pop On Jumps: Be laid back and let the lip throw you or if you want load it up and pop. This board gets some extra snap when you do load it up. Small to large features this board can handle it, in fact I should say that you should leave the kiddie park and go hit some bigger jumps it might benefit you if you’re riding this board. Seriously go scare yourself, you won’t.

Butterability: The tips take a little more effort to get sideways on. You’ll feel the camber profile fight you so expect some snap, but what’s nice is that you have that minimal 3D shaping to help you not catch when you’re getting sideways. If you can butter this won’t be an issue, if you can’t, time to learn how to utilize a flex point and use your lower body muscle.

Jibbing: This board locks into presses and fights you so if you’re expecting a mega press, be prepared to work for it. You’ll have to really flex the board to get it to stay locked in. When you get sideways it softly caresses the feature and locks in to a board slide. While not an overly aggressive board for jibbing on it has rebound and snap which makes you work for it.

Carving: This board was slightly better than the regular Sensor at carving and I mean slightly. It felt a bit more locked in and you got a little more power out of the tail but it’s still not a hard carver. You can do quick set up turns and mellow carves with ease. The 3D shaping really does lend itself to having a quicker edge to edge roll than a fully flat board but that’s about where the benefits end of that.

Rider in Mind: All around park rider that does it all.

Personal Thoughts: This board is better than the regular Sensor but not by much. The 3D shaping works effectively for what it is but isn’t so overly demanding that you lose edge bite. The snap is there which is a benefit to this board. But at the end of the day it just felt like another snowboard and didn’t stand out as being anything exceptional. To put another way it’s a Toyota Corolla, you know it’s going to work and maybe you get some added benefits to it but it’s still just a base model average ride.

Comparable Boards:
Salomon Huck Knife:
Rome Agent:
Ride Zero:

Binding Recommendations:
Nidecker Kaon X:
Rome Katana:
Ride C-6: