|Riding Style||Alternative Freeride|
|Riding Level||Advanced - Expert|
|Fits Boot size (US)||8-10|
|Camber Profile||Directional Camber|
|Stance||Setback over 20mm|
|Approx. Weight||Feels Heavy|
|On Snow Feel|
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Nidecker Mosquito 2020 Review by The Good Ride
The Nidecker Mosquito is a somewhat heavy, semi-wide, stiff, damp mean little board that doesn’t act like a stealthy but crazy little fucker that sucks your blood. This Mosquito feels more like it’s a mosquito/wasp hybrid that can sting as well.
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How This Review Happened: We had a couple of laps at a frantic manic demo day.
Conditions: Pretty good left over powder with 1.5′ to 2′ in some places and some really good groomers.
Riders: James (Size 9, 5’10” 185-195lbs), Peter (Size 8, 5’11” 185lbs)
Boots: Adidas Tactical ADV
Insoles: Sandsole Custom Insoles, Footprint Insole Technology Gameghangers Low Profile
Bindings: Salomon Highlander
Set-Up: 22” Wide. 21 front -3 back. Set all the way back.
Approximate Weight: Feels heavy for how small it is but probably the same weight as a 156 with a normal shape.
Sizing: Felt like we had the right size.
Flex/Buttering: Pretty stiff overall board but I could butter off the tail pretty well. It had some pop to it but it likes you to work for it to ollie this well.
On Snow Feel/Ability Level/Skidded Turns: We couldn’t find a good flat surface to lay it on but it seems to have more camber than most Nidecker Camrock boards but it also has a super long big nose. You are super far back on the tail and it steers from there more than it does the front foot. It doesn’t have that really tapered feel like some shorties like this we tried. It feels small but powerful. Still, it feels stable to semi-locked in underfoot and tracks well when one footing and flat basing. Not a board for intermediates or people who skid their turns.
Edge Hold: Nidecker makes boards with good grip and this is no exception.
Turn Initiation: Very quick and it goes where you want it to as you are thinking about it.
Turning Experience/Carving: This little Nidecker Mosquito really carves hard for how small it is and it was a lot of fun to turn. It felt like it had a pretty balanced turning radius that can make quick short turns but also not feel lacking on wider turns. If you surf it fees more like a tri-fin groveler that can surf vertically on smaller waves.
Powder: This little guy floats really well. All that set back on board along with the big ass nose really floats well. With soo little tail on this guy I wouldn’t want to get too much air.
Speed: Fast for how little it is and pretty damp as long as the conditions are smooth.
Uneven Terrain: The Nidecker Mosquito bucks you around less than you would think for a board this size but it still bucks you around. That’s just what shortboards like this do.
So overall the Nidecker Mosquito was a pretty unique little ride. It would be really fun in a quiver but it could also work as a daily driver for carving and powder if you are really into shorter rides.
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Nidecker Mosquito 148
This Board is great to carve and on pow. It's nimble, super fast from edge to edge and for me the biggest surprise, stable even when i charge. So if you are looking for a short fat freeride board, go for it !
Two remarks to your review: This Board isn't heavy at all, it's only 2.7kg/6lbs, which is light !
The mid-stance setback is already 6cm, so even if you expect a pow day, it doesn't make sense to set it back to the maximum like your rewiewers did.