Snowboard Iskola

Board: Nitro Team Pro

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Size: 157

Camber Option: True Camber. Good ole fashioned camber.

Bindings: Rome Black Labels

Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy

Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10

My Weight: 200lbs

Resort: Arapahoe Basin

Conditions: Sunny bluebird skies, moderate winds, warm temps, frozen corduroy of doom, chop, chunder, slush, and perfect hero snow.

Flex: This is a slightly stiffer than middle of the road all mountain flex. You have more play in the tips with a awesome sweet spot slightly set back from the contact point for presses. The center is the stiffer section of the board and the torsional flex while there has a lot of rebound.

Stability: Small vibrations really resonate through this board, you can just feel it coming right up underfoot. At high speeds the tips get a little bit of chatter but it’s nothing to worry about. When you’re charging through rutted terrain for the most part it plows through or skips over everything.

Ollies: This board has some snap to it. When you load up the camber and roll back on to the tail you hit that flex point by the contact point and then it snaps. It’s a weird little delay but it’s worth it because it boosts. Don’t hesitate launching off everything in your path.

Pop On Jumps: This boards fully at home on jumps. You can take it deep if you’re being a little over zealous and load up the camber on this board so be aware of that. Small to large it’s got you covered.

Butterability: That flex point in the tips is great for locking in to butters. You can just press into the tip of this board and feel it flexing and when you start to disengage it you’ll get some snap.

Jibbing: A little speed will help you with pressing into a rail on this board. It takes a little effort to engage the flex point in the tips to press but it’s not something that fights you the whole time. When you go sideways it does more of a balancing act instead of clapping out.

Carving: This board rolls from edge to edge with zero effort. It’s flawlessly fluid and just lets you ankle steer this board wherever you want to go. When you really drive this board and push into the camber you can rail a hard turn on this board and get a ton of power out of it. Short quick carves are easy, but long hard drawn out carves take a bit more effort.

Rider in Mind: All mountain freestyle guy that wants some power.

Personal Thoughts: The upgrade from the regular Team is pretty minimal. It has a bit more snap but otherwise it rides almost exactly the same. Sure it’s a fun board and has a easy to engage sidecut for carving and a ton of snap. But is it worth the upgrade? I don’t know.

Comparable Boards:
Salomon Assassin Pro:
Jones Ultra Mountain Twin:
Capita Super DOA:

Binding Recommendations:
Nitro Team Pro:
Now Select Pro:
Union Atlas: