|Overall Rating||Loved it!|
|Riding Style||All Mountain Freestyle|
|Riding Level||Advanced - Expert|
|Fits Boot size (US)||8-10|
|Camber Profile||Mostly Camber|
|Approx. Weight||Feels Normal|
|On Snow Feel|
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Nitro Fury 2019 Review by The Good Ride
The Nitro Fury is an almost full camber take on that mountain friendly asymmetrical twin. Its camber profile didn’t seem like it would be the first board we would grab for a deep powder twin experience but it’s exactly what we want in the quiver when it’s time to go out to make some good turns regular, switch, hit the park and just have time.
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How This Review Happened: We had a couple of laps at a frantic manic demo day. Then we wanted more so we spent our precious Good Ride Dollars to buy it for a season.
Conditions: Not that good snow at Wenatchee, some hard snow at Bachelor and better snow there too.
Riders: James (Size 9, 5’10” 185-195lbs), Peter (Size 8, 5’11” 185lbs), Grant (Size 11 6’ 160lbs)
Boots: Adidas Tactical ADV, Burton SLX
Insoles: Sandsole Custom Insoles, Footprint Insole Technology Gameghangers Low Profile
Bindings: Union Strata, Nitro Team
Set Up: approx 22-22.5” Centered 12 front -12 back to 15 front -15 back
Set Up: 22” 21 front -6 back Close to Reference and Set all the way back. 22” 15 front -15 back Centered.
Approximate Weight: Feels normal bordering on light.
Flex/Buttering: There is a nice mediumish flex and on snow, it’s not super easy but the little bit of rocker in the tip/tail allows you to butter better than you would think. It doesn’t feel like a 7 out of 10 but more of a 5 out of 10 throughout the board. Wood can be different from board to board and the flex can vary so ours might be a little softer or it could be how the board is throughout the 2019 production line.
Sizing: 157 felt just right for my specs. I don’t think that going much wider than 10’s for the 157 or 11 for the 163 depending on your boot size.
On Snow Feel: Very stable and almost like camber but that little bit of rocker in the tip/tail make the ride a little more forgiving than full camber. It’s not ideal for beginner-intermediate riders. It tracks very well and when set up centered and duck it offers a good feel underfoot that is like less catchy camber.
Edge Hold: The Nitro Quiver Fury has a little extension in the sidecut near the bindings called Power Pods and it holds a pretty good edge in hard snow.
Turn Initiation: Pretty quick and easy to turn for my specs.
Turning Experience: From short to wide radius turns the Nitro Quiver Fury is very competent and has lots of energy.
Carving: Really lays out a good carve and the Nitro Fury is the asym twin I like to take out when I want to focus more on carving regular and switch. Turning and carving is where the Nitro Quiver Fury really shines for us
Skidded Turns: Not as easy to skid turns as many boards with more rocker going on somewhere in the camber profile. It’s easier than camber but has more consequence than many of its hybrid camber profile peers.
Powder: Haven’t really had a lot of powder with this board but not too optimistic about this being a great floater with only that little bit of early rise in the tip/tail. Still, if you come from
Speed: Pretty stable at speed and it can handle a straight line no problem. It’s not a freeride bomber but good for a twin. The base has good glide too and does pretty well even when you aren’t on it with your waxing regimen.
Uneven Terrain: The Nitro Quiver Fury is not a chunder buster but it doesn’t shit the bed either. It leans a little on the poppy but a little chattery side of things but it’s far from bad by any means. I had no problem riding this in uneven micro bumpy hard snow but wouldn’t be bummed riding this on a messy tracked up day either.
Switch: Perfect either way and it’s one of the better boards out there for those who ride switch or want to work on riding switch a lot.
Jumps: The Nitro Quiver Fury pops well and you can generate a lot of air with this board. It’s great for most size kickers you would want to ride and it’s really fun to find hits around the mountain as I ride.
Jibbing: Not the best jibber and this isn’t something that my old broken body really does much these days.
Pipe: After the videos were filmed the Pipe was made at my mountain and this is a really great pipe board. The Nitro Fury has strong edge hold and that camber drives really well wall to wall. It favors a more technical rider but I like how the board handles itself in the pipe and it seems to work well going up and down walls without feeling like it’s too much board.
So all in all, the Nitro Quiver Fury is different from some of our favorite asymmetrical twins like the Never Summer Proto Type Two and Yes Greats but shines equally in its own more camber dominant way.
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Nitro Fury Unboxing / Sizing
Just pulled a 163cm out of the box. Haven’t been able to ride it yet but thought I’d post up some initial observations.
Only real concern I had before buying was the small (250mm) waist for a 163cm board. But measuring the board across the middle of the insert pack it is 264.5mm which seems about normal. I measured my Yes PYL 162 at 266mm, so I don’t think width will be an issue for the majority of riders.
I weighed the board at a shave under 3kg, slightly lighter than both my 2018 Yes PYL 162 and my 2016 Jones MT 161W.
The Fury is notably thinner in the middle but seems to have nearly the same flex and a bit more spring than both the other boards. The other boards have been ridden though, so I expect the Fury to soften a bit after some days on snow.
There is more rocker in the tips than I was expecting. My other boards are both versions of camber out to rocker and the Fury has a significantly longer camber section but the difference between their rocker profiles was less than I anticipated. I didn’t buy the Fury for riding powder but I intend to take it to Japan and will be curious to see how it goes in the deep fluffy stuff. I suspect it will be a little better than I first thought and I’ll report back on this later.
The finish and quality of construction seems very good overall and the base wax is very smooth.