- Price: £565 / €600 / $620
- Category: Freeride/Powder
- Ability Level: Advanced
- Size: 172
- Shape: Directional
- Profile: Directional Camber
- Base: Sintered
Chargers, step forward. Everyone else? Thanks for turning up, we’ll see you again soon, have a safe journey home. Nidecker’s straight-to-the-point, no-timewasters-please Gun is built for one purpose and has got one thing in mind – getting it.
The Gun takes inspiration from the archives (its granddaddy, which Nidecker released back in 1987, was widely received as looking a good 20 years ahead of its time) and mixes it with up-to-date, futuristic tech. But whilst that can be said for quite a bit of what Nidecker’s thrown down onto the table for 2021, what sets the Gun apart is the connection it makes to the art and style of wave riding.
“It opens up the opportunity for long and hungry-for-it turns at terminal velocity”
Forming up a third of Thierry Kunz’s Snow Surf Quiver capsule, the ex-pro turned shaper’s near obsession with the feeling sticking a surfboard rail into a wave at speed has led us to this deadly red shred stick. TK has taken to all kinds of surfboard shaper techniques to birth that beast, but perhaps most importantly he’s crafted the sidewalls just like a shaper would craft the rails of a surfboard, to help get maximum pressure into the edges and recreate the sensation of the perfect bottom turn.
Like a shark’s tooth indiscriminately cutting anything unlucky enough to sit in its path, the Gun’s pointed nose promises power through all kinds of snow, from pow to slush, whilst its Diamond Tail works in total harmony with the R10 Series sidecut, which, at ten metres, opens up the opportunity for long and hungry-for-it turns at terminal velocity.
The combination of the super lightweight core and the creamy-smooth and lightning-quick N-9000 sintered base will really test the strength of your speedometer. If you’re an experienced rider looking to inject a powerful carving machine into your already bursting quiver, then get stuck into one of these. Just send us a postcard from the other side of the sound barrier, yeah?