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
Slash for powder and backcountry
The Nitro Slash snowboard is made for powder and that’s what it does. The three rocker parts, both ends and between the feet, do the trick. The board floats perfect on the powder. Next time with champagne bottomless powder in the backcountry I want this board again! The two camber parts beneath your feet will bring you on the piste to the lift. And nothing more, but after a dump of snow I don’t care. Great experience. When I stepped on this board, it was very clear to me what the Slash is made for. I like a specialized snowboard like this. The Slash has a rocker nose, a rocker waist and a rocker tail, so let’s rock. The recommended binding positions are a bit to the back and with no trouble the nose stays up. No diving for this baby. All the float you want with the rockers and the relative wide waist at every length.
Cambers under the feet
Nitro thought of all the people who don’t necessarily hike up a mountain for riding powder. In a ski area the camber parts under the feet should make it a bit better for you on the prepared slopes. It’s a nice gesture, but don’t expect too much of it. The Slash will turn a bit and then it wants straight as soon as possible. The board looses stability at higher speeds. It doesn’t really matter, it gets you down after the adrenaline of riding powder. What more do you want?
Nitro about the Slash
"Powder days will never be the same again after you take one run on the new Slash. The combination of the Flat-Out Rocker and the tapered directional shape will open your eyes to a snowboarding world you have never seen before. Floating, slashing, and bashing will leave you smiling all winter long. We know not every day is a pow day, so we have created the perfect blend of sidecut and flex to give you a surf like flow even on the choppiest of days.", says Nitro. If you skip the prepared slope as any condition, Nitro is right. And they say that the Slash is great for the park as well. You try that for yourself, I don’t go in there anymore. But it could very well be that you have your best snowboard here for powder and park combined!
Burton Barracuda: somewhat stiffer freeride board.
Burton Juice Wagon: compareable in performance, camber powder snowboard.
Salomon Drift: freestyle park range with good powder qualities and nicely priced.
Freeride board Nitro Slash 2017
"Cruise, powder, cruise."
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