|Overall Rating||Liked it!|
|Riding Style||All Mountain Freestyle|
|Riding Level||Intermediate - Expert|
|Fits Boot size (US)||Women's|
|Camber Profile||Mostly Camber|
|Approx. Weight||Feels Normal|
|On Snow Feel|
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Nitro Fate 2019 Review by The Good Ride
The Nitro Fate Women’s Snowboard is a sendy aggressive all mountain freestyle ride for the intermediate to advanced rider. The second you get on the Fate you can tell it just wants to bomb down the hill.
Its got an aggressive medium/stiff flex that mixed with the camber under foot, gives you an incredible amount of pop off jumps, and also a very energetic turning experience.
The Fate is a directional twin so there’s a little extra nose than tail (0.6 inches I believe) that will help with float in powder as well as early rise in the nose and tail.
Days: A few runs during demo days
Conditions: Hard pack, groomers, ice
Boots: Vans Ferra
Bindings: Nitro Poison
Approximate Weight: Feels normal.
Flex/Buttering: Has a medium to stiff flex, it is not interested in buttering and playing. The Fate just prefers to get right down to business.
Sizing: 153cm, 150cm, 147cm, 144cm
On Snow Feel: Really stable sendy ride. You feel like you can charge anything on this board.
Edge Hold: It seems to have a pretty serious camber arc which helps grip hard pack and ice, and I had no problem with edge hold on the snow that day.
Turn Initiation: Energetic, snappy, and quick to turn. You have to tell it what to do and be aggressive with how you initiate, and the Fate will snap back and send you right into the next turn with just as much energy.
Turning Experience: Great fun charging around and making aggressive carve turns. Medium radius was great also. Small radius turns are fine but you better be an active rider cuz it is gonna make you work for it. Skidded turns were pretty mellow due to the early rise in the nose and tail, but they weren’t effortless.
Carving: This board loves to carve, it has a great shape in the side-cut and is really snappy so you are able to just dive right into the next turn. And it holds a line really well.
Speed: The Fate wants to send, speed isn’t an issue here. It has a sintered base as well as a nice stable flex to make it fun to charge on.
Uneven Terrain: Rides well in uneven conditions. Would charge through chunder pretty easy, and should do fine in chattery uneven snow as well.
Powder: It is slightly directional and has a little early rise in the nose and tail that would help in powder, it would be more for the freestyle type powder rider though. You might need a different deck for the deep days.
Switch: Charges switch just as hard as regular.
Jumps: Great on jumps, has amazing pop and stability and spins great. Not overly forgiving though so be ready to land it or possibly pay the consequences because even though it has the early rise in the tip and tail, I still don’t feel like it will go that easy on you.
Jibbing: Jibbable, but wouldn’t be my dedicated jib board.
Pipe: Would be a lot of fun in the pipe. The Fate would hold a great edge up the wall and would boost you no problem out of the pipe all while remaining stable under foot.
Overall the Fate would be a sweet sendy all mountain freestyle board for the more experienced rider looking to take their park skills to the whole mountain. It is extremely fun to ride and turn and carve almost everywhere with as much energy and aggression you want to throw at it.
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