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Nidecker Sensor 2020-2021 Snowboard Review

  • Price: £380 / €400 / $420
  • Category: Park/Jib, All-Mountain
  • Ability Level: Intermediate, Advanced
  • Size: 147M, 150M, 153L, 156L, 159W
  • Flex: 6/10
  • Shape: True Twin
  • Profile: CamRock
  • Base: Sintered

Designed for the new generation of rider that can’t drop a whacking great face without celebrating by poetically buttering their way towards the cameraman to finish their Instagram ‘part’, or turn the lift waiting area into a flatland playground to the frustration of the old-timer in ancient 10-metre Rossignol toothpicks, the Nidecker Sensor is back, and still all about just three things – good times, good vibes, and good fun.

Last year we raved about the Sensor’s ability to turn our mates green with envy, as we took it not only for some mega laps around the park, but off every sidehit on the horizon and on some serious blasts down the piste, resulting in disgustingly pleased-with-ourselves grinning at the end of each run.

“It’s all about good times, good vibes, and good fun”

The loss of quite a few mates is thanks, in part, to the Sensor’s SideKick tech. By creating more lift under the contact points, Nidecker have seriously upped this true-twin’s toolbox for increaeased stability, float and forgiveness. Its ability to spin off the nose and tail like a knee-high sugar-rushing brat with ease and steeze is something you’ll be wanting to do at every opportunity with this under your boots.

The Sensor’s playfulness is taken up a degree or three more, with rocker in the nose and the tail, Nidecker’s exclusive and super tough N-7000 sintered base lobbing a load of glide to your ride, and a camber between the feet that spring-loads it with a big dose of explosive pop.

Rider’s looking to take that playful and creative riding to bigger features at higher speeds might want to check out the new Sensor Plus. That said, it’s hard to argue with what’s already on offer here.

Tester’s Verdict 2019/20

Owain GeorgeTDC Snowboarding

“Fun, fun, fun!! That is what this board offered up for me. This thing wants your to press, butter, spin and get creative with your flatland game. It’s an area in my snowboarding that needs some attention so the Sensor was perfect for a few days of hot laps on the P4 chair lift in Tignes.

“This thing wants your to press, butter, spin and get creative with your flatland game”

It’s soft, way softer than a board I would have in the locker, yet has pop for the side hits. The sidekick tech means you can just move into presses and butters with so much ease.

You feel the softness when you pin it through the choppy stuff, feeling everything transferring through the board up into your feet. On the groomers the camber underfoot helps to grip but I found it a bit too flappy when I wanted to charge.

If you love your flatland game and jibbing around resort, or are looking to improve your presses and butters, then the Sensor is definitely a board you should be thinking about for this winter.”

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