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Nidecker Gun 2019-2020 Snowboard Review

  • Sizes: 174
  • Flex: 9
  • Profile: Setback Camber
  • Shape: Directional
  • Price: £575 / €600
  • BUY ONLINE

The Nidecker Gun is an absolute ripper and will literally blast through anything you point it at. It’s made for charging hard and fast, and won’t wait for anyone.

This beautiful beast is the ultimate performance snowboard. The camber profile makes sure you can hold an edge, and will dominate on the hardpack. The positive camber will add dynamic energy to the board, and will allow you to really pump in and out of your turns.

“The camber profile makes sure you can hold an edge, and will dominate on the hardpack”

Nidecker has made quite a name for themselves within the carving game. These Swiss wizards know what they’re doing, and the Gun is no exception. Despite this stick being a massive powder chaser, it performs very well when it comes to laying down those lush low turns. The long side cut radius and long running edges make this board a stable companion, one that will take you safely through your turns.

As with any hard charging board, the Gun has a sintered base that’ll ensure you fly down the hill faster than a bullet. The core is made out of lightweight paulownia wood and poppy poplar, with hardwood on the side. With the hardwood beech stringers running along the edges, this a durable stick that can take a beating.

If you feel like you need a snowboard that can challenge your riding, the Nidecker Gun will do the job well. This surf-like gun isn’t for the mellow cruiser though, so if you’re looking for a versatile all-mountain board we suggest you steer your course towards something less aggressive.

Tester’s Verdict

Dave CrozierREAL Snowboarding

“The Nidecker Gun is serious charger for a snowboarder looking for fun and a change up in their arsen. It’s super quick off the mark thanks to the 9900 sintered base and looks incredible.

“As you would imagine it is amazing in powder, the board turns really well and doesn’t feel like a the barrel of a shotgun but more like a revolver packing a big punch”

The Gun looks amazing with its Ash veneer top sheet, which also assists as a natural light weight damper. The first thing you notice when strapping in is how long the nose is. You soon get used to it once you put a few turns in.

As you would imagine it is amazing in powder, the board turns really well and doesn’t feel like the barrel of a shotgun but more like a revolver packing a big punch. Powder slashes on steep terrain can be done with ease as it is so lightweight for a board you would predict to be heavy.

I am a carving addict and I just find this board absolutely perfect for laying down some euro-carves first thing in the morning. I also spent some time riding in spring slush hitting banks and side hits, and loved putting in tight turns and slashing on banks feeling like I was almost on a surfboard with the winter coming to an end.

I enjoyed this board so much I use it daily. Don’t be put off by the wild shape and the Gun like speed it may project, it’s a board for life.”

Tester’s Verdict 2018/19

Lewis Sonvicogetsuperrad.com

“This board is a beast – it’s so awesome.

I think my favourite part of it is the tail; it’s stiff, but it needs to be, as this shape is built for going straight and fast! On piste, fresh groomers were just screaming at me, and even the chewed up crud just got out the way. When I found some softer snow, it was insane. Even in that stuff she just goes, and you don’t even realise.

“This board is very special, and with that topsheet it is a thing of beauty”

You’ve got to plan ahead with this board. I rode the 171, and that nose is crazy. Don’t try and go through too many tight trannies, as she’s good at getting caught up. I took her in the trees and they got a little too tight for her….

This board is very special, and with that topsheet it is a thing of beauty. If you what to chase rhinos down the hill, get it.”

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