The Burton Nug Camber is a fun little ride. Like all the Nug/Raduction boards it’s got a normal waist for normal feet but has the ends chopped off. The Nug Flying V was a little more playful but this has that traditional camber feel with a small swing weight so this could work for a lot of riders as well. It’s definitely a quiver board but what a fun quiver board it is.
Boots: Burton Ruler
Bindings: Burton Cartel
Set Up: Stephens Wide ass Set up like 24″ wide ducked out.
On Snow Feel: It’s hard to say that we are right there with their marketing but this is a very stable big board feel thrown into a tiny boards body. It’s like a man child. The board feels stable and fun and Stephen felt it didn’t feel that catchy. It seems like it’s on the border between stable and semi-catchy and that’s really good for a true camber board.
Powder: We didn’t have any powder but it’s not the board that we’d want to be in powder on.
Turn Initiation and Carving: Really quick and playful edge to edge and also fun even laying into a carve. The turns didn’t feel as small as you would think. It’s a fun board for medium, small, wide radius and carving turns.
Speed: Again a big surprise here. It’s a very stable ride that can for sure handle some mountain speed and anything in the park. I don’t think it’s going to hold as well as the Custom or Custom X but it is going to provide a lot more speed than you would expect.
Uneven Terrain: Same great Burton Flex.
Flex: I wasn’t that jazzed on Squeezebox at first but the more we see it in other Burton boards the more we like its ability to make a board that flexes easier than it should in certain spots. It’s easier to butter than your medium flex would think but the Burton Nug Flying V is the clear winner here when it comes to easy flex. The Camber models flex is more for traditional pop and springy turns than buttering.
Switch: Very easy switch as it’s a true twin.
Jibbing: I think all of us would rather be on the Nug Flat Top or the Nug Flying V but this is still an easy board to ride in the jib park even though it has a stronger flex for a board of this size and style. You can handle most of the jib park very easily due to it’s small size.
Pipe: Pretty good board in the pipe. It’s the best nug board for pipe riding and if you don’t ruin the edges in the jib park it can ride there pretty well.
Jumps: The Camber and the flying V has some pretty good stuff going on when it comes to pop. It really springs well and gives you exceptional pop. It’s also a very easy board to spin. It just makes jumping easier in the park or off natural features on the mountain.
A lot of Burton employees usually have a Nug in their quiver and there is a reason why. The Camber Nug is really fun and although it’s not really a one board solution it’s sure a lot of fun when you want to mix it up. The price is reasonable so if you can afford it this or the Nug Flying V might be a fun board as well.