- Sizes: 150, 155, 160
- Flex: 7
- Profile: Setback Camber
- Shape: Directional
- Price: £399 / €449
The Nidecker Mellow snowboard features a similar level of tech to the Escape, and therefore comes in at a very attractive price. However, if you prefer powder to pina coladas, then this would be the better of the two options.
The big difference, obviously, is the shape. This could have someone’s eye out, but as long as you don’t get carried away then you’ve got a terrific backcountry vehicle. There’s only the most minimal of tapers, but the overall nose and tail shape are idea for float. Both ends are inspired by a fish surfboard, as you may have already guessed.
“Both ends are inspired by a fish surfboard, as you may have already guessed”
The profile puts a powerful camber bend at your back foot, and an extended rocker section up front. Staying on top of the stashes therefore takes less effort, and holding a strong edge through the carves of firmer snow is a piece of cake too.