- Price: £465 / €500 / $520
- Category: All-Mountain
- Ability Level: Intermediate, Advanced
- Size: 143N, 147N, 151M, 155M, 158L
- Flex: 7/10
- Shape: Directional
- Profile: Camber
- Base: Sintered
We’re not sure whether Nidecker’s design team have a cruel or cracking collective sense of humour, but christening this with a name that suggests an air of preciousness, snobbery and fear of getting dirt under its fingernails is a borderline practical joke. This is a royal shredding machine that throws the delicate five-course meal out the window in favour of ferally chowing on backcountry pow, mogul fields, hard pack, and even the odd cliff drop and kicker or two. The all-mountain, ass-kicking Princess sits on the throne in Nidecker’s palace, and isn’t afraid of getting filth on the upholstery.
This is the ultimate daily driver in the legendary Swiss brand’s Women’s Series, a powerfull, floaty, carvy and super fast all-mountain vehicle for anyone looking to charge hella hard, no matter where their boot-packing takes them. And boy, once you drop, does this thing want to shift.
“The all-mountain, ass-kicking Princess sits on the throne in Nidecker’s palace, and isn’t afraid of getting filth on the upholstery”
As well as posi camber that’s nothing short of spring-loaded with pop, this mover and shaker will fire you through your turns and off the lip off the jump. They’ve gone whole hog on the base too, slapping their N-9000 technology to the undercarriage – the fastest and most durable base innovation to ever make it out of their factory in one piece, thanks to its high-tech carbon nanoparticle construction.
But the Princess isn’t a total hellcat. Nidecker have made it a part of their R8 Sidecut Series, upping the versatility and everyday steez that the rider can squeeze from this stick’s carving thanks to the medium 8m radius.
What’s more, the innovative N-Tech construction paired up with its high-performance Freeflex 2.0 technology up front and out the back drastically crushes the chances of unwanted vibrations, knocks and bangs from making their way up your feet, leaving you to zone in on going harder, faster and further and bigger in the resort and beyond.