Nitro Cannon 173 Snowboard Review 2019-2020

Description

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.

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