Snowboard Iskola

Board: Nidecker Sensor

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Size: 156

Camber Option: Camrocker. Rocker in the tips, camber through the middle.

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, chunder, chop, and hero snow.

Flex: With an overall flex that comes in below a middle of the road. This means it’s a little softer than other boards in the same category. You get a ton of play in the tips which is accentuated by the rocker and then a stiffer section in the middle and by stiffer I mean only mildly stiffer. The torsional flex is highly abundant.

Stability: Yeah this board bounces around like Dex Rutecki trying to perform a coke deal. You feel everything with this board and there’s a ton of chatter at high speed so keep those knees bent.

Ollies: The camber section is easy to engage which then causes the rocker section to turn into a slight spring board. There’s some pop in this board but what I found was that most times when being even mildly assertive it would just fold under the pressure. This makes it more of a limp noodle in the pop area then something that wanted to boost. Can it pop? Yeah and you need to suck your knees up to really get it over anything in your path, so fat skier families watch out cause Timmy is getting decapitated.

Pop On Jumps: The lip does all the work and makes you wish this board had more snap. Sure it can hit small and maybe some medium jumps but it leaves more to be desired. It’s just not the snappiest deck out there so you end up working for it.

Butterability: Here’s where this board sticks out that 3D shaping in the tips coupled with the rocker and softer flex just lets you bend and flex it however you want. If you’re learning how to butter that 3D shaping makes the tips catch free as well which is always an added bonus.

Jibbing: You can over flex the tips when you really push into them on a press. So be aware of that, they just bend way too much so being slightly subdued helps you. The middle of the board where the camber section is abundant really hugs the feature to the point you almost feel it’s going to clap out when you’re sideways. Overall this board can jib but if you muscle it at all you’ll be flexing it too much.

Carving: Mellow set up carves and longer drawn out ones are its strong suit. If you drive this board at all you lose the power out of the tail because it over flexes and kicks out. It’s just too soft to really rail a hard carve with. That 3D shaping does make for a smoother edge to edge transmission so you will notice that.

Rider in Mind: Park rider that wants a softer flex.

Personal Thoughts: This board was a little underwhelming with its flex and snap. Sure it could get the job done but I found myself having to compensate for its short comings regularly. It’s playful which for some people will be fun, but at this point in my life I like a little more girth underfoot.

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Binding Recommendations:
Nidecker Kaon Plus:
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