Snowboard Iskola

Board: Nidecker Gamma APX

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Size: 157

Camber Option: Positive Camber. This is camrocker with the smallest section of rocker I’ve ever seen, thus making it predominately 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, average temps, perfect corduroy, and a little chop here and there.

Flex: They’ll tell you this is stiffer than middle of the road, it definitely does not feel that way. It just felt like a solid middle of the road twin. Little more play in the tips especially where that rocker zone is then slightly stiffer through the inserts. There’s a good amount of torsional flex.

Stability: This things moderately stable. You get a little chatter in the tips at speed and can somewhat feel that underfoot. In rutted out terrain it more or less just plows through or skips over every thing. I never got bucked around on this board and it always seemed to come back under me when I was about to hit that point of washing out.

Ollies: This decks got some snap to it. You have to load up the camber profile but for as much camber as it has it doesn’t feel like it takes any work. Once you’ve done this the rebound is immense and this board just boosts.

Pop On Jumps: This boards at home on jumps of all sizes. You can be laid back and let the lip do the work and it’s going to toss you in the air or load it up and just feel it pop.

Butterability: That small rocker section is the ideal sweet spot. If you’re not going to put any effort into this board it’ll give you some soggy butters, but if you’re willing to push it hard you can have some fun with this board. It will have a ton of pop out of any butter so be aware of that.

Jibbing: A little speed and muscle goes a long way with this thing. If you’re not a bit calculated it will slap down on a nose or tail press. Going sideways it hugs the feature but it doesn’t clap out. With the flex and camber of this board it’s a guarantee you’ll pop out of any feature you’re on.

Carving: This has one of the smoothest and quickest asymmetrical sidecuts I’ve ever been on. It feels locked in from the get go and just lets you swoop in and out of carves as well as from one side of the run to the other. When you lay it over and rail it you can get it to slingshot out of a turn. I will say that quick tight set up carves and medium hard ones are its real strong suit.

Rider in Mind: All mountain freestyle guy that wants an asym sidecut.

Personal Thoughts: I’ve ridden a lot of boards and I’ve definitely been on a few asym’s over the year. Each one tends to have its own personality and feel. This is no different, but this one stands out. It’s just super quick, smooth, and nimble going from edge to edge. It’s got solid snap, the right amount of play to get the job done, and was one of those boards I didn’t want to get off. Nidecker has something good going on with their Biomimicry Series.

Comparable Boards:
Gnu Riders Choice C3:
Yes Greats:
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Binding Recommendations:
Nidecker Kaon Plus:
Ride C8:
Rome Katana: