- Price: £420 / €450 / $470
- Category: Freeride/Powder
- Ability Level: Intermediate, Advanced
- Sizes: 150W, 155W, 160W
- Flex: 8/10
- Profile: Surfy CamRock
- Shape: Directional
- Base: Sintered
Why we chose the Nidecker Mellow Snowboard: A full re-design brings this classic freeride snowboard into the fore of modern pow quivers.
The Mellow has long been Nidecker’s weapon of choice when it comes to blurring the line between ripping on the mountain and tearing up a wave. Year in year out, everything has been geared up to take its rider back to a time when snowboarding was about little more than recreating the steezy smooth moves of surfing on the snow – a time that, thanks to their five-decade industry legacy, is still very much fresh in Nidecker’s minds. But all that stoked-out nostalgia hasn’t gotten in the way of them giving their precious powder fish a stonking great facelift for 2021.
“Like a five star-rated UberXL driver, tell this thing where to go and exactly how to get there, and it’ll do its damnedest to drop you off without your stress levels even registering on the buzzkill-o-meter”
Everything changes. Nothing changes it all. The Mellow is absolutely, one-hundred per cent still a high-level freeride stick, gagging to cut tight whips around the trees and put in huge pumping bottom turns in the most epic of rolling terrains. And with a name like that, of course it’s all about doing it without a whiff of stress to distract you from achieving peak steez – a selling point helped massively by the full veneer top sheet, made from pure ash, to devour stoke-stopping vibrations whilst upping the pop and responsiveness of its ride. Like a five star-rated UberXL driver, tell this thing where to go and exactly how to get there, and it’ll do its damnedest to drop you off without your stress levels even registering on the buzzkill-o-meter.