Nitro Banker 159 Snowboard Review 2019-2020

Description

TESTER: Tyler Macleod

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?: I could ride this board anywhere and everywhere. Just a well-rounded all-mountain ripper.

WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: It was just a tad stiff for my taste with it being a 159, but even then I still adjusted pretty quickly.

OVERALL COMMENTS: Just a stable, predictable board that could rail fast turns, stay afloat, and rally through chunder with ease.

BOARD STYLE:    FREERIDE BOARD    

CONDITIONS TESTED IN: HARDPACK  ICE  POWDER

RATE THE SHAPE FROM 1 TO 7:  6

SHAPE COMMENT: AT THING OF BEAUTY

ADDITIONAL SHAPE COMMENTS:  Classic, directional profile. Nothing fancy or gimmicky here. She’s a beaut.

RATE THE FLEX FROM 1 TO 7:   6

FLEX COMMENT:  TOO STIFF

ADDITIONAL FLEX COMMENT:  A tad too stiff for my liking, but it is a 159, and I’m not a huge guy by any means. If I put on a few pounds (and I probably could!) I would have felt way more confident.

RATE STABILITY THROUGH TURNS FROM 1 TO 7:  6

STABILITY COMMENT: ROCK SOLID- AS GOOD AS IT GETS

ADDITIONAL STABILITY COMMENTS: So stable. I had no issue straight-lining through the late afternoon chop.

RATE THE POP/ PLAYFULNESS FROM 1 TO 7:  5

COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS: PRETTY DARN FUN

ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS:  Not super playful, but definitely had some pop. I had to be on top of my game hitting sidehits on it, but it was still a total blast. Definitely has a freestyle spirit.

RATE FLOAT IN POW FROM 1 TO 7:  6

COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: EASY TO STAY UP

ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: No real issues here. Floated with ease.

RATE THE GRAPHICS FROM 1 TO 7:  7

GRAPHICS COMMENT: AESTHETIC AND INSPIRING

ADDITIONAL GRAPHICS COMMENTS: Love it. Clean top sheet with a beautiful, color popping base. Really dig the unified aesthetics across the Quiver line.

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