|Overall Rating||Liked it!|
|Riding Style||Alternative Freeride|
|Riding Level||Advanced - Expert|
|Fits Boot size (US)||8-10, 10-12|
|Camber Profile||Hybrid Camber|
|Stance||Setback over 20mm|
|Approx. Weight||Feels Light|
|On Snow Feel|
Nidecker Ultralight 2014 - 2011 Review by The Good Ride
The Nidecker Ultralight is just like the Nidecker Megalight except a little softer, lighter and more expensive. It’s hard to even do a review of this board because the performance, specs, and design is pretty much the same so read the mega light review. We don’t know how Nidecker maintains the same feel as the mega light with a softer flex and lighter ride but somehow they do.
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.
The Megalight is their flagship board. Is it worth it to get the Ultralight over the Megalight? For $300 extra we don’t think so but it’s up to you to judge for yourself. If you have to have the lightest, softest and possibly best all conditions tapered freeride board out there then you have no choice.
The Ultralight has been camrock (hybrid camber) for the last few years and this is the call over the old camber model because of the easier turn initiation and better float in powder. If you want more pop from an ollie or carve then the old Camber (if you can find it) is the better call.
Both the Megalight and Ultralight are some of the best powder/freeride boards we have ever experienced and they defy the way a board with these specs should ride.
I use to be pretty amped on Camrock and still like it but I’d like to see the camber evolve into a longer/higher camber on the Megalight and Ultralight. I’d say don’t change the rocker in the nose but extend the camber a bit towards the tail so there is more pop there and more spring in a carve. Still, it’s a great board but that’s my 2 cents for the year 2014.
The 2012 -2014 are very similar and we still feel that with the Megalight around the Ultralight is redundant. We’d rather see a different shape and ride instead of a lighter Megalight.
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Nidecker Ultralight User Reviews
Fantastic ride, unfortunately for a VERY short period of time. Board crack when had a slight impact. Cracked at corner junction where two metal edges meet (maybe one piece metal edge would have resolved?). Just got a sorry and offer for slight discount on a new board from the manufacturer. Was a HUGE disappointment. I have owned many boards and never had anything remote to this happen. Save ur money
Second season on the board and have ridden in every condition. Fantastic all mountain go everwhere do everthing really-really-well board. 2013 161 camrock, no magnetraction. Holds an edge on hardpack almost as well as a full camber, can even load the tail for a bit of snap edge to edge. Turn initiation is much easier though which inspires confidence in bumps and trees. Floates great in powder, setback is perfect. Base is super fast. Very light but zero durability issues, I am not small or gentile. Have ridden many metal edged boards since 1990 and this is my favorite "one board" solution. Rode a Palmer Crown for the prior 6 seasons which is an amazing directional full camber, stiff, fast base all mt. ripper. The Ultralight gives up a little bit in edge hold but turn initiation is much much easier. Great cheat when ones legs loose response time. Hope that helps if you are considering camrock. I bought without demoing (they are hard to find) and have zero regrets.
Used to ride an old ride prophet that would beat up my legs in a good day of riding. Had my first few days on it and i was blown away on how soft it was. I could ride this board every day and not take a beating.
Insane confidence boost on ice and hardpack. I does not seem to lose an edge. On the groomers its crazy. I've never had this kind of speed. It's crazy on how it takes wax. It took 2 passes to fully wax it from factory.
10 out of 10.
A given that a snowboard with 21mm of taper and a nose this big is pretty good in powder. What surprised me was how good this thing rails on groomers. A few runs is all you need to adjust to the taper and then it puts down pencil thin lines when carving hardpack. It's just insane to see a big tapered powder board handle groomer days like a boss.
Great board. Paired it with flux dmcc = 4kg or 9 lbs... unreal :)
Not best choice in lowpowder forest but blows pistes and fly under pow! Total 10. Best for me... Wanna compare it with Jones carbon flagship!
Favorite board. I can ride it first lift to the last. Super light when paired up with Union MC bindings have to double check its still there. Rides the whole mountain really well yet soft enough to be forgiving when you screw up. Without a doubt my favorite board I wont leave home without it. Sell your other boards it worth every penny.
The best board
This board blows away anything I have ever ridden.A total 10