Advanced+ level all-mountain boarder
Alex's rating of this snowboard:
Considering his boarders profile:
"Which board has the highest limits on every terrain? Push and enjoy it to the max everywhere. Adrenaline comes from sharp long carves till blinding amounts of fresh snow in the woods. All-mountain snowboards should be able to handle it all."
My favourite all-mountain snowboards:
1. Nitro Pantera
2. Amplid UNW8
3. Capita Supernova
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The Nitro Pantera SC is a stiff, unforgiving, super fast, big line maniac. Taking the Pantera SC requires skills of the rider as it doesn't forgive. Are you fit, strong and like a continuous challenge? The Pantera SC delivers. It is a powerboard for sharp carving and big lines in powder. I love the rebound of a stiff camber snowboard like the Pantera SC, it feels alive when making turns on groomers at full speed. This Nitro board fits along the strongest and stiffest on the softboots snowboard market and supllies enormous edge hold. Fantastic once you have the skills to deal with it. Make sure there is nothing to forgive. I give it 4 stars as it is not so comfy on shorter turns.
Nitro points out the Pantera SC is a freeride beast and that is true. Going at Mach 2 straight or with big turns from steep slopes off-piste is amazing, what a kick. The Pantera SC is so stable it won't even notice uneveness in snow. Point of attention comes when you want to go slower. Bumps will be a risk of getting catapulted. And as stiff this camber board is, it is hard work to get through a dense forest where you want to turn quickly and short. If you can handle the agressive style you need for it, the Pantera SC is great and will bring you down sweating and full of adrenaline. Tie matching top-end bindings on it, and preferable put stiff soft boots on as for a board like the Pantera SC it is even more important to keep the three-unit together. Then, unleash the monster on firm pistes and big powder lines.
Nitro about the Pantera SC
"Even more responsive than our beloved standard Pantera, the Pantera SC takes precision and high speed snowboarding to a whole new level. The amount of speed generated in and out of turns can only be described as G-Forces. The combination of our Diamond Laminates and Sintered Speed Formula II Base will allow you to handle the record-breaking speeds with ease. Built for those looking to drive a Formula 1 car down the mountain – nothing but the best!", says Nitro. True, enormous carve qualities and very stiff and fast.
Arbor A-frame: good camber board to charge any terrain.
Nitro Pantera: all-mountain tank, slightly less stiff than the Pantera SC.
Rossignol XV Magtek: compareable stiffness, fantastic for big powder lines.