The Nidecker Divine has a solid set up for women who want a little of everything and like a more freestyle approach to the whole mountain. We all know that when you try to do everything in one board you can do everything ok or just completely fail. The Divine doesn’t fail. We see this as a good all mountain freestyle snowboard that does a few things well.
For 2011 Nidecker added hybrid camber to the Divine and we are pretty stoked about this. It will make the board more playful in the park and float better in powder. It will also have a very stable feeling similar to camber but turn like it’s a little shorter than a normal camber board.
In powder this will ride bigger. It’s still not amazing in powder but it’s pretty good with a little set back and more rocker in the nose. It’s good like all mostly rocker hybrid camber directional twins if you want to center the stance and take a freestyle approach to riding but with the un even rocker it’s just slightly not as easy switch. The set back is only -13mm so it’s not like the Angel or Elle when it comes to directional powder riding.
It’s fun just about anywhere in the park when it isn’t dumping and it’s a shame the Divine isn’t in most stores in the US because you get a lot more tech for the price than most boards in the US.