List Price US $499
Nitro Team 2010-2020 Snowboard Review

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Overall Rating
Riding Style All Mountain
Riding Level Advanced - Expert
Fits Boot size (US) 8-10, 10-12
Manufactured in
Shape Directional Twin
Camber Profile Traditional Camber
Stance Setback -15mm
Approx. Weight Feels Normal
Powder Poor
Turning Experience Great
Carving Great
Speed Great
Uneven Terrain Good
Switch Great
Jumps Great
Jibbing Good
Pipe Great
On Snow Feel

Semi-Locked In

Turn Initiation

Medium/Fast

Skidded Turns

Semi-Hard

Flex

Medium

Buttering

Semi-Hard

Edge Hold

Medium Snow

Nitro Team 2020 - 2010 Review by The Good Ride

The Nitro Team Snowboard is a board that isn’t for everyone but it has appeal to the technical/old school rider that know what to do with all this camber.

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 then returned it.  We borrowed this for a day and then returned it. We had a couple of laps at a frantic manic demo day. We liked it so much we asked to keep it (we only do this with our favorites).  After a demo, we liked it so much we bought it.  We spent our precious Good Ride dollars to buy this and review it.
Size: 157
Days:  5
Conditions: Some pretty good spring snow but a lot of messy foggy and sometimes rainy weird spring snow that wasn’t great but better than it looked.
Riders: James (Size 9, 5’10” 185-195lbs), Nick (Size 10, 160lbs, 5’8”) 
Boots: Adidas Tactical ADV, Burton Imperial
Insoles: Sandsole Custom Insoles,  Footprint Insole Technology Gameghangers Low Profile
Bindings: Union Atlas, Union Strata, Nitro Team Pro

Similar Boards (but not the same)Korua Otto, Lib Tech Terrain Wrecker, Loaded Algernon, Capita Mercury,

Set-Up: 22” Wide. 15 front -15 back.  Centered and on reference.

Approximate Weight: Feels normal

Sizing: The 157 felt right for my boot size and even though I weigh 10lbs over the recommended weight I felt like I still was far from overpowering this ride and this would be the size I would choose if I bought this. For Nick, the 155 is the better call for his weight but not ideal at size 10 boots. Especially if they aren’t reduced in footprint. We would keep the regular sizes below 10 but the Wides start at mid/wide (10.5-12) in the 157w and 159w but then go to full wide (12+) at the 162w to 165w so it’s progressively wider in the wides which is good for all sizes.

Flex/Buttering: The Nitro Team is medium in flex in the shop but on snow, It took some work to butter even with my weight over the recommended limit and I couldn’t overpower this ride. However, it has a lot of pop and energy for an ollie.

On Snow Feel/Ability Level/Skidded Turns: Compared to other full-on camber boards the Nitro Team Snowboard isn’t that bad but it’s pretty locked in comparison to all the hybrid shapes out at this time. You need to be a very competent rider who understands how to ride all this camber.

Edge Hold: Borders on hanging in hard snow but we had to dial back our turning a good bit in snowment.

Turn Initiation: Pretty quick edge to edge and when the sidecut is fully engaged it doesn’t slow down too much.

Turning Experience/Carving: There is a lot of pop and spring out of the turn for a directional twin and this is a really fun board to turn on the hill.

Powder: No thanks. Even with a little set back on board on par with most boards we call all-mountain, it’s not ideal. If you rip camber boards in powder this will be fine but for the rest of us, it’s a back leg-burning cartwheeler.

Speed: Good glide to the base and good dampness at speed. Even though I was too heavy for this board I could point it with the Nitro Team Snowboard.

Uneven Terrain: In the uneven messy spring snow I had it in and a few bump lines I went through I found it to be very good at turning around and not bad powering over too. Whatever dampness tech happening inside the Nitro Team shields a lot of that crankiness that you can sometimes feel in the joints with some boards. It creates a good layer between the snow and your joints.

Switch: Very doable either way when centered up on the sidecut. If you are really proficient at switch you might notice some little differences but for us, we just turned switch and it felt almost exactly the same as regular.

Getting Air/Park: The Nitro Team Snowboard Shines in the kicker line and drives really well wall to wall in the pipe. It’s a great board for those who like to get air and lean towards going medium to big. You just need to be a ripper to really access this boards potential. Nick felt it wasn’t a bad jibber and had fun on it but felt it was more unforgiving than the softer flat boards he normally rides.

 
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The Nitro Team is a well-known board and is one of their flagship boards. Many fans of Nitro like this board and see it as a pretty good ride.  Both of us who rode the Team found it to be a little flat and rather lifeless for a camber board. We can’t get over why the Team Gullwing was soo much better to us.

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.

Size: 157

Days:1
Conditions: Good soft snow with occasional hard spots.
Riders: James and Jimbo
same set up of around 23″ wide Centered Stance 12 front -12 back
Bindings: Nitro/Raiden Zero

We have to say that we weren’t blown away by the team Camber.  It felt kind of lifeless and had rather a poor edge hold for an all mountain freestyle ride.  We’d like to give this another try because it really didn’t live up to its expectations. We are really surprised that we liked the Team Gullwing so much more than the Team Camber. We aren’t sure why this is so but both of us who rode this board was really disappointed.  There wasn’t much edge hold and it felt pretty stiff.  I think we need to try this board again to make sure Jimbo and I were right about this board because we liked the Team Gullwing.

 
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