List Price US $649
Alloy Sniper 2016-2020 Snowboard Review

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Riding Style All Mountain
Riding Level Advanced - Expert
Fits Boot size (US) 8-10
Manufactured in Tunisia by Nidecker
Shape Directional
Camber Profile Traditional Camber
Stance Setback -20mm
Approx. Weight Feels Normal
Split No
Powder Average
Turning Experience Great
Carving Great
Speed Great
Uneven Terrain Good
Switch Good
Jumps Great
Jibbing Poor
Pipe Excellent
On Snow Feel

Locked In

Turn Initiation

Fast

Skidded Turns

Hard

Flex

Medium/Stiff

Buttering

Semi-Hard

Edge Hold

Hard Snow

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Alloy Sniper 2020 - 2016 Review by The Good Ride

The Alloy Sniper is a board that I’ve ridden for a few years now. It isn’t easy to ride and is unforgiving but it is a quick turning ride with a lot of spring underfoot for ollies and carves. It’s not for everyone but many accomplished riders will like this for pipe and making good turns on the mountain.

Ethics Statement: We don’t get paid by the manufacturer to write these reviews.  We do make money from the “Where To Buy” links, but this is our best attempt at an honest and objective review from an average riders’ perspective.

How This Review Happened: We borrowed this for an extended demo and sent it back
Size: 158
Days:  2
Conditions: Some semi-wet but not bad powder and some pretty messy groomers.
Riders: James (Size 9, 5’10” 185-190lbs)
Boots: Adidas Tactical ADV
Insoles:  Footprint Insole Technology Gameghangers Low Profile
Bindings:  Union Strata,

Similar Boards (but not the same): Korua OttoEndeavor Pioneer,Alloy Outkome, Slash ATV, Burton Custom X,

 
Alloy Sniper Past Reviews

The Alloy Sniper is an old school camber board that was very well known in the early 2000s but these days is rarer. It’s a fun poppy carvy camber board but it’s got the same limitations in terms of float and forgiving nature that camber has.  In a lot of ways, it feels like a similar ride to the Slash ATV and Burton Custom X but a little better suited for lighter riders.

Ethics Statement: We don’t get paid by the manufacturer to write these reviews.  No one is perfect and we do make money from the “Where To Buy” links below, but this is our best attempt at an honest and objective review from an average riders’ perspective. 
How This Review Happened:  
We borrowed this for an extended demo and then returned it.

Size: 158
Days:  2
Conditions:  Pretty good groomers
Riders: James (Size 9, 5’10” 185-195lbs)
Boots: Adidas Tactical ADV
Insoles: Sandsole Custom Insoles
Bindings: Union Atlas, Union Strata
Set Up
: 22” 18 front -9 back

Size: 158
Days:  9
Conditions: Really good snow one day and pretty hard snow the other.
Riders: James, Matt,
Boots: Adidas Tactical ADV, Burton RoverBurton SLXBurton Imperial
Bindings:  Burton Genesis XUnion AtlasBurton Cartel, Burton Diode
Set Up:   Set back a good bit, 15 front -6 back about 22.75″ wide.  Close to Center 15 front -12 back 23″ wide. Set back almost the whole way 15 front -9 back 23″ wide.

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16/17 Sniper is great

Jan 07, 2017 by Yunwook.J
Ability Level: Intermidiate • 
Riding Style: All round • 
Days You Ride A Year: 30 • 
Height, Weight And Boot Size (for Boards, Boots & Bindings): 178cm. 8.5boot 

I am Korean snowboarder. I started 8yesrs ago.
Before I bought 16/17 Alloy Sniper. I used Japanese snowboard.
I used it too many years. I had to change board. There were good and bad issues of Alloy snowboards last year. I was worried to buy Sniper. Becuase most Korean snowboard brands were out of business or selling cheap brand. Or hide it is Korean brand and pretend to foreign brand. So I emailed to Gatsby(Owner of Alloy snowboard and great snowboard gear reviewer)
He emailed me back. 'Try our 16/17 trial Alloy boards first. 16/17 Alloy snowboards are all innovations. just ride it and give us thought."
16/17 Alloy Sniper was really good. much better than I expected. Really fast and great edge grip and great reaction.It was little difficult to control. but, I enjoyed very much. I gave back to Gatsby trial Sniper. I told him my thought about sniper. and He said thank you for enjoying and help to innovate. I went to shop and bought Sniper. I am proud of Alloy snowboard is Korean brand.


5.0 5.0 1 1 I am Korean snowboarder. I started 8yesrs ago.Before I bought 16/17 Alloy Sniper. I used Japanese snowboard.I used it too many years. I had to change board. There were good an Alloy Sniper 2016-2020 Snowboard Review

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