- Price: £380
- Sizes: 152, 154, 156, 158
- Width: Mid Wide
- Flex: 5
They say: The go to board this season.
We say: Nitro have reinforced the core of this park killer with Kevlar – yep, the same stuff that stops bullets. Apparently this helps on high-impact landings. This is a park board, but a pretty high-end one.
Tester says: Frisky freestyle board, but still stable when it comes to piste.
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- Building boards since: 1990
- HQ: Seattle, WA, USA
- History lesson: Nitro was kick-started in Seattle in 1990, emerging kicking and screaming slap bang in the middle of the Grunge explosion that would make the city famous. While Kurt Cobain and co screamed their disapproval with the status quo up on stage, Nitro channeled the same spirit onto their boards. To this day the brand is known for its dark graphics – often featuring skulls – and its love of Iron Maiden’s favourite font.
- Ridden by: Scandinavian black metal bands on their days off, skate-punks who throw the horns any time they think something’s even remotely cool, and long-haired dudes who wear chains.