- Price: £465 / €500 / $520
- Category: Freeride/Powder (Carving)
- Ability Level: Intermediate, Advanced
- Size: 153L, 157L, 161L
- Flex: 9/10
- Shape: Directional
- Profile: Camber
- Base: Sintered
As concepts go, this is one that’s not gonna take much beard-stroking, chin-scratching or brain-poking to get your noggin around. Nidecker’s top-of-the-range Concept is built for pure and high velocity carving, nothing more, nothing less. Whilst plenty of boards will claim to be ideal vehicles for getting your elbow as close to the snow as possible, this one is created with it as its sole reason to exist.
The proof lays in the sniper-like focus of its features list. First up, an ‘advanced’ positive camber offers up 8-10cm of flat transitions at the contact points behind the nose and tail, giving the board a massive dose of edge hold, stability and precision, and you the confidence to nudge your inner speedo needle even further round the dial.
“If you’re the kind of rider that froths at the chops at the thought of laying some sexy snaking carves in crack-of-dawn corduroy, then you might need to make a little more space in your quiver”
A stiffer flex coupled with a short R7 Series sidecut is the formula that the Nidecker boffins have discovered will inject the sharpest of arcing turns into a ride, whilst the use of the lightest core to ever fly out of their Swiss factory and their fastest and most durable base, the N-9000 with carbon nanoparticles, means a level of cheek-ripping speed that’s reserved for only the crème-de-la-crème of Nidecker’s quickest sticks.
And because the Concept is the result of Nidecker’s own passion for and experience in drawing primo carves in the Swiss Alps slopes and backcountry, they know that the last thing you need when ripping round at speed is to be bounced out of your flow. A fact they’ve remedied with their shock-sucking Absorbnid top layer. So if you’re the kind of rider that froths at the chops at the thought of laying some sexy snaking grooves in crack-of-dawn corduroy, then you might need to make a little more space in your quiver.