Expert level freerider
Alex's rating of this snowboard:
Considering his boarders profile:
"Easy float, let me hike, surf and play any terrain. I don't like a powder board to be too flexible, because I want to lay some trenches on the groomers too. When the snow starts falling in the evening, I get happily nervous for the next day."
My favourite freeride snowboards:
1. Jones Carbon Flagship
2. Nitro Mountain
3. Jones Flagship
To all my reviews
Big air snowboard
If you like to play around and speed is not important to you, this Nitro board might be interesting for you. Short turns are easy on the Eero Ettala pro model. Longer turns are not so steady, it lacks edge grip for full power carving. It doesn’t need a lot of power to steer it though, so the switches are very easy and smooth. I know Eero Ettala is a fantastic big air snowboarder, he just likes different things than I do on a board. Seems to me that most level boarders can work with this board. If you like a relaxing day on the piste and not pushing the board or yourself, it’s totally your board. As a freeride board I had higher expectations, so the Ettala is not for me. At high speed the Eero Ettala is not really stable either. For the funpark you might like other qualities in a snowboard anyway.
Rails and landing
Whereas the Nitro Eero Ettala has the qualities for rails, landing and playfulness, it lacks for edge grip, power, long powder turn floatation and stability. I can totally understand if you say but that is exactly what I want. If you do and you test more boards alike, don't be afraid to let us know. Other boarders will probably like and benefit from your opinion, so we might publish them as reviews too. In no time, you are a famous tester.
Nitro about the Eero Ettala pro model
"The Eero Ettala Pro Model board is the fastest, strongest, and most reliable freestyle board we make with its Ballistic Impact Panels under the bindings, RailKiller Edges for day after day rail riding, and the Tri-Lite Laminates for added snap. „My 11th Nitro Pro Model it ́s a miracle, and because of that I have use done of nature ́s miracles as my graphic, The Northern Lights. Having 11 pro models with the same company is rare in the snowboard world, just like the Northern Lights. I couldn ́t be more stoked with how it turned out – thank you Nitro and all the snowboarders around the world!”“ - EERO ETTALA" says Eero Ettala" for Nitro. The idea used to the Eero Ettala pro model was that every size has the same running length, but that the tail and nose length are made to fit the terrain you want to ride. The conditions in the terrain differ of course, so how to make a choice before buying is not clear to me. Or you can ask yourself why you would buy the smallest one.
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Freestyle snowboard Nitro Eero Ettala 2017
"Big air time"
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