- Price: £330
- Sizes: 161, 166, 177
- Width: Normal
- Flex: 7
They say: For riders who want to flow with the whole mountain.
We say: A directional stick designed to compete with Burton’s fish. With a broad nose for extra float and even a swallow on the 177 version, this board is a pow beast, rather than a freestyle charger. But when the snow’s right, this’ll rock.
Tester says: ‘Gullwing camber’ keeps it really floaty, and it’s stable as at speed.
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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.