NITRO CANNON SNOWBOARD REVIEW 2018-2019
TESTER: Eric Odlin
BOARD BRAND: Nitro
MODEL NAME: Quiver series Cannon 173
OVERALL IMPRESSION: RADICAL
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD? The way it made me feel, which was AMAZING.
WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD? Nothing. Seriously, I loved it and must own one. It was so fun and rippable. It carved and jumped and slashed and yes, it could even be ridden switch. Not twin tip switch, but more-than-acceptable swallowtail switch was very doable. Loved it.
OVERALL COMMENTS: Yes please. There were other boards I liked better, but this board gave me the best feelies hands down. It may have been the pinkness but I couldn’t stop smiling the whole time on this swally was on my feet. Cant wait to own one.
BOARD STYLE: POWDER BOARD
CONDITIONS TESTED IN: HARDPACK, POWDER
RATE THE SHAPE (1 TO 7): RADICAL
SHAPE COMMENTS: FUN TO LOOK AT
ADDITIONAL SHAPE COMMENTS: Very traditional looking swallow tail with mild taper (not sure how much).
RATE THE FLEX (1 TO 7): RADICAL
FLEX COMMENTS: JUST RIGHT
ADDITIONAL FLEX COMMENT: Very soft nose, but solid underfoot and through the tail. Torsionally just right fer ripping.
RATE THE STABILITY (1 TO 7): 6
STABILITY COMMENTS: PRETTY GOOD
ADDITIONAL STABILITY COMMENT: Quite stable at speed. Was fun on groomers hauling arse.
RATE THE POP/PLAYFULNESS (1 TO 7): RADICAL
POP/ PLAYFULNESS COMMENTS: WICKED POPPY AND PLAYFUL
ADDITIONAL POP/ PLAYFULNESS COMMENT: Rode like a 160! Light and easy to manhandle if needed. Im 6’4″, 200# and it was plenty enough for me, but many shorter and lighter riders said the same thing: very playful.
RATE THE FLOAT IN POWDER (1 TO 7)): RADICAL
RATE THE FLOAT IN POWDER (1 TO 7): EFFORTLESSLY FLOATY
ADDITIONAL FLOAT IN POWDER COMMENT: YUGE nose stays up, swally tail goes down. This is the OG powder shape for a reason.
RATE THE GRAPHICS (1 TO 7): RADICAL
RATE THE GRAPHICS COMMENT: I’M FEELING IT
ADDITIONAL GRAPHICS COMMENT: The Pinkness, It made me happy. Also there’s a Giraffe.
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY? I think everyone who rode this board gave it a nickname. Mine was, The Dream Creamer.