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 Post subject: Nitro Snowboards have a splitboard
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 4:34 pm 
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Hadn't heard of it before and I was a bit surprised to see it on their site. Looks like a design a lot of people here might like; about 1cm of taper, 2.5cm setback, camber, and a long radius sidecut compared to what the big name companies usually put out (157cm = 10m, 162cm =12m, 166 = 13m)

http://nitrousa.com/board/thunder-splitboard


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 Post subject: Re: Nitro Snowboards have a splitboard
PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 7:06 am 
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Yes, we had the chance to see it during the ISPO trade show!
It looked quite good, nice pointy nose, setback, and full camber!

glad to see more equipment options! :bananas:

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 Post subject: Re: Nitro Snowboards have a splitboard
PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 1:45 pm 
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Good looking board. I had fun on a couple Nitro's back in the day.

The specs look good although I do wish folks listed nose and tail heights.


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 Post subject: Re: Nitro Snowboards have a splitboard
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:13 am 
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166 and 162 nose height 61,19mm tail height 31,71mm
157 nose height 59,35mm tail height 29,87mm

check the dimensions of the boards and compare them to the splitsticks dimensions......


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 Post subject: Re: Nitro Snowboards have a splitboard
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:26 pm 
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I love the taper and radius on this board....but why no nose rocker??? Kind of a bummer. I don't see why anyone would want a split without some sort of rockered feature in the nose at least. Good to see a more progressive sidecut radius. I can't tell you how many boards are out there that are beautifully designed and constructed only to be ruined by a gay ass 7.5-8 meter radius. I'd pass on this though (unless you're accessing backcountry groomers lol).
You can see in the video of the guy riding it how the standard nose sucks in powder.


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 Post subject: Re: Nitro Snowboards have a splitboard
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 1:35 pm 
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...given Nitro's history in splitboarding, I'm very surprised that this new board is what they came up with.

viewtopic.php?f=9&p=84395

http://www.snowboardmuseum.de/board/show/id/255


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 Post subject: Re: Nitro Snowboards have a splitboard
PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:59 am 
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Jefe009 wrote:
...given Nitro's history in splitboarding, I'm very surprised that this new board is what they came up with.


Why? Do you think the design is too conservative or too far out there?

Nitro's always shown occasional willingness to take risks with shapes that are more innovative than others'. The relatively large sidecut radii sets these boards apart. Furberg aside, is there another company that puts a 13m radius on a mid-60s deck?

I like the blend of camber, long sidecut, taper, and gradual shovel shape. Should be versatile and well behaved in the backcountry - prioritizing speed and steeps stability while being less prone to hooking and more easily slarved and smeared in tight situations.

Now if it were only 20 cm longer.

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 Post subject: Re: Nitro Snowboards have a splitboard
PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:10 am 
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have 3 years now already on the nitro/splitsticks shape. we intentionally did not put in a nose rocker. would have been too much with the tapered tail and killed the long effective edge. i ride this board in any conditions, even on casual resort days with possible hiking options.

in powder never had nose diving issues, a little setback and the taper does the magic. for spring conditions more centered position of bindings and good to go.

the board feels really stable at high speeds in pow or tracked stuff, still very agile and playful in slush or tighter situations like gullies and trees.

the magic formula was to give it a stiff flex full camber long radius combo for a better uphill performance, and then put the taper in for pow days and agile edge control.

we wanted to create an all conditions allrounder. looks like we did a good job. we are currently thinking of a second shape. still not sure in which direction this will go.


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 Post subject: Re: Nitro Snowboards have a splitboard
PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 4:02 pm 
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Taylor wrote:
Jefe009 wrote:
and gradual shovel shape. less prone to hooking and more easily slarved and smeared in tight situations.


I'm not seeing this in this board shape. The nose and tail look just as hooky as any other split out there. Besides the 12m radius and taper it's basically a voile mojo.

I think K2 has the best nose shape out there for what you described above. http://www.evo.com/imgp/750/55690/29105 ... -front.jpg

The K2 ultra dream nose with the nitro taper and 12m radius is the board that needs to be built. Actually, the K2 nose with the nitro/sicksplit tail would be better.

I would like to try the Nitro though. It's still a great shape.


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 Post subject: Re: Nitro Snowboards have a splitboard
PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:13 pm 
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The "board that needs to built" is a split board version of this:

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Furburg created a new category, but they're in many ways limited. This would push that envelope.

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 Post subject: Re: Nitro Snowboards have a splitboard
PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:54 am 
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Exactly!
Furberg went a tad too far out of the box imo.


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 Post subject: Re: Nitro Snowboards have a splitboard
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http://www.atomicsnow.jp/snowboard/#/products/Info/a-sb-snowboard/AC5003004.html

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 Post subject: Re: Nitro Snowboards have a splitboard
PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:19 pm 
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peacefrog wrote:


Looks like Atomic laminated the cross section of a peanut. My penis is longer than that board. And all that sidecut.

Seriously though, what I'm talking about with DPS is something long and light, with long taper shovel and tail, whose rocker's matched to its sidecut, which isn't too much. Doubling the width of that DPS ski would, quite literally, just about do it.

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