- Price: £465 / €500 / $520
- Category: All-Mountain
- Ability Level: Intermediate, Advanced
- Size: 153M, 156L, 159L, 162W
- Flex: 8/10
- Shape: Directional Twin
- Profile: Camber
- Base: Sintered
Looking for a board that won’t give you any backchat when you order it to go above and beyond all over the mountain? After something that’ll not just nod and agree to take on whatever you throw at it, but do it with a big, cheesy, stoked-out, grin, then come back hungry for it and begging for more? Nidecker believe they’ve got the answer – their top-tier Rave is the crown in their all-mountain arsenal.
Despite doing away with the bright yellow highlight that shone from the nose of the board last year, the Rave remains pretty much unchanged for 2021 in terms of the sheer volume of advanced tech that Nidecker have crammed into it – great news for the loyal fanbase that it’s earned over the past few seasons, and that calls it a firm favourite in near enough any part of the mountain.
“The Rave is the crown in Nidecker’s all-mountain arsenal”
Come groomers, moguls, neck-deep backcountry pow or even a sneaky lap through the park, the premium N-Tech construction ups the level of performance it brings to the table, whilst the shock-stopping Absorbnid topsheet dulls the vibrations you’ll surely shake up when ragging it around the hill.
Perhaps the coolest innovation in the Rave, though, is the use of the exclusive Freeflex 3.0 – only available in one other Nidecker board for 2021, the Ultralight – which, through chopping back the wood and fiberglass in the nose and tail in favour for lighter and stronger materials, strips a noticeable amount of weight from this puppy to give a really relaxed and light feel through the turn.
Chuck in a camber profile and a longer R8 Series sidecut profile which’ll work together to further that all-round stress-free ride, and put simply, you’ve got yourself the perfect duck analogy – tech that works its butt off under the surface, whilst keeping you looking and feeling hella chill right through the day.