Snowboard Iskola

Board: Nitro Team

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: The overall flex is just a hair past middle of the road for an all mountain freestyle board. You have these softer tips with a solid sweet spot about 2 inches back from the contact point and then it stiffens up through the middle. The torsional flex is there and matches to the overall flex of the board fairly well.

Stability: This boards moderately stable. You get some chatter in the tips and it will slightly resonate back underfoot but it’s not so much you’re going to be worried about it. In choppy terrain this board cuts through most chunder and push mounds with ease unless it’s really firm then you might get body jarred.

Ollies: You have to load up the camber to get this board to engage the snap and while it’s there it’s not overly mind blowing it’s just consistent. It’s got more than enough pop to get you up, on, or over anything you hit.

Pop On Jumps: This boards at home on jumps and while I didn’t get to hit the biggest thing out there it consistently popped off the lip and got the job done. I wouldn’t hesitate to hit any sized jump.

Butterability: That sweet spot in the tips is easy to press into and feel it lock in. It holds how you would expect with a very minimal amount of fight but provides pop out of the end of the feature. If you know how to butter you’re golden and if you don’t well this boards going to teach you how to butter with a traditional camber board.

Jibbing: It locks into presses and holds them with a little fight depending on the style of feature but it never makes you man handle it. When you get to the end it snaps out. Going sideways there’s a slight caress to the feature where it feels locked in.

Carving: This board has a smooth and consistent roll edge to edge. It engages quickly and locks in from underfoot through the middle. When you drive it hard pushing the back knee into the center of the board it has power to apex the carve. Short tight quick set up turns to long hard drawn out ones it will do them all.

Rider in Mind: All mountain freestyle guy.

Personal Thoughts: There’s a level of consistency from the pop, edge engagement, playfulness in the tips, and overall ride that makes you feel like you’ve ridden this deck forever. It does everything you want and never fails. After riding this and the Pro version the upgrade to the latter is marginal as it only has a little bit more snap. While this doesn’t have as much reactive rebound it’s still solid

Comparable Boards: Bataleon Fun.Kink, Jones Mountain Twin, Salomon Assassin

Binding Recommendations: Nitro Team Pro, Bataleon Blaster, Salomon Hologram