Nitro Banker 159 Snowboard Review 2019-2020
TESTER: Jack Stevens
BOARD: Nitro Banker 159
TEST YEAR: 2019 SHAPERSUMMIT SNOWBOARD REVIEWS
OVERALL IMPRESSION FROM 1 TO 7: 6
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: Surfaced in the powder, and popped really well.
WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: This board was very catchy in the flats and in chip.
OVERALL COMMENTS: The Banker held its own in the pow, felt really nimble, but felt a bit catchy in the flats. Because it had so much camber, it popped and felt stable, but really felt hooky.
BOARD STYLE: POWDER BOARD FREERIDE BOARD
CONDITIONS TESTED IN: HARDPACK POWDER
RATE THE SHAPE FROM 1 TO 7: 7
SHAPE COMMENT: FUN TO LOOK AT
ADDITIONAL SHAPE COMMENTS: Shape is awesome- I enjoy the regular tail
RATE THE FLEX FROM 1 TO 7: 5
FLEX COMMENT: TOO STIFF
ADDITIONAL FLEX COMMENT: Could have been just a touch softer in the nose
RATE STABILITY THROUGH TURNS FROM 1 TO 7: 7
STABILITY COMMENT: ROCK SOLID- AS GOOD AS IT GETS
ADDITIONAL STABILITY COMMENTS: Stable as it gets
RATE THE POP/ PLAYFULNESS FROM 1 TO 7: 7
COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS: PRETTY DARN FUN
ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS: Lots of pop due to camber and a shape with a regular tail
RATE FLOAT IN POW FROM 1 TO 7: 6
COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: EASY TO STAY UP
ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: Surfaced in pow
RATE THE GRAPHICS FROM 1 TO 7: 1
GRAPHICS COMMENT: UGLY AS SIN
ADDITIONAL GRAPHICS COMMENTS: Not down with the graphic.