Nitro Cannon 173 Snowboard Review 2019-2020
TESTER: Owen Ringwall
BOARD: Nitro Cannon 173
TEST YEAR: 2019 SHAPERSUMMIT SNOWBOARD REVIEWS
OVERALL IMPRESSION FROM 1 TO 7: 6
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: This board charges. Set a line, and she will hold it, run into some chunder, and she will smash it.
WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: A little tough to be nimble with, but I expected that and its par for the course. That also didn’t stop me from bashing it through pow and getting tight in the trees.
OVERALL COMMENTS: I love how these boards tend to feel like a gimmick, but then they really rip.
BOARD STYLE: POWDER BOARD
CONDITIONS TESTED IN: HARDPACK POWDER
RATE THE SHAPE FROM 1 TO 7: 6
SHAPE COMMENT: AT THING OF BEAUTY
ADDITIONAL SHAPE COMMENTS:
RATE THE FLEX FROM 1 TO 7: 6
FLEX COMMENT: JUST RIGHT
ADDITIONAL FLEX COMMENT: I would be interested to ride one with a little more torsional flex. Thinking that could help it be a little easier to move around given its big length.
RATE STABILITY THROUGH TURNS FROM 1 TO 7: 7
STABILITY COMMENT: ROCK SOLID- AS GOOD AS IT GETS
ADDITIONAL STABILITY COMMENTS: I pointed a massive straight through a ton of bumps, it was fun as hell and I felt super stable and safe while going way fast through terrain that might otherwise feel sketchy.
RATE THE POP/ PLAYFULNESS FROM 1 TO 7: 7
COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS: PRETTY DARN FUN
ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS: You don’t need to pop this thing high, but it had the give I needed for what I was riding. Not your board for a high ollie contest.
RATE FLOAT IN POW FROM 1 TO 7: 7
COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: EFFORTLESSLY FLOATY
ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: She was designed for this.
RATE THE GRAPHICS FROM 1 TO 7: 7
GRAPHICS COMMENT: AESTHETIC AND INSPIRING
ADDITIONAL GRAPHICS COMMENTS: I love a mellow graphic, and this year’s Nitro Quiver series is a great way to be creatively conservative when it comes to graphics.