- Price: £370 / €400 / $420
- Category: Freeride/Powder
- Ability Level: Intermediate, Advanced
- Size: 143N, 147N, 151L, 151M, 155M, 158L
- Flex: 6/10
- Shape: Directional
- Profile: Surfy CamRock
- Base: Sintered
One of life’s biggest conundrums is whether you’re smashing that holiday fund piggy bank and throwing its contents at another life-improving escape into the winter mountains, or denying yourself the pow for a year and getting a dose of vitamin sea, where the waves are warm, the beach is sun-baked, and the beat of cheesy apres Euro trance and the klink of tiny Jager bottles is but a distant popping sound over the horizon.
Nidecker says, to hell with having to choose, get yourself a board that can do both. A surfy stick like this isn’t exactly a common occurrence in the traditional women’s line-up of boards – hey, snowboarding, it’s 2021 yo! – but their Odyssey opens up the opportunity for silky smooth slashing in a big way.
“The Odyssey opens up the opportunity for silky smooth slashing in a big way”
Ideal for the intermediate or advanced rider looking to add some steeze to their quiver, this freestyle weapon has a super surfy camrock, helping up the drive from the back foot – an essential ingredient needed to recreate the feel of a monster bottom turn in the water.
The Odyssey is also one of the floatiest in the Nidecker range, and keeps the good times dialled up with a full veneer ash top sheet stopping any distracting vibrations and chatter from reaching your feet and killing your super stoked vibe.
There’s a harmony in their Master Core too, where the mix of wood types and densities strikes a dreamy balance between strength, lightness, response a power. Just like its brother, the men’s Mellow board, this is the vehicle for keeping things chill. With it strapped to your soles, you’ll be focussing on little more than bringing the freedom of gliding up and down a wave to powder, tree runs, and even end-of-season slush.