Nitro Cannon 173 Snowboard Review 2019-2020
TESTER: Eric Odlin
BOARD: Nitro Cannon 173
TEST YEAR: 2019 SHAPERSUMMIT SNOWBOARD REVIEWS
OVERALL IMPRESSION FROM 1 TO 7: 7
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: One of the best swallys I’ve seen yet.
WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: Nose is too soft.
OVERALL COMMENTS: I rode this last year and NEEDED one. A big deck with the personality of a lil park flinger. It’s the only swally thats not hella wide that I’ve seen on the market. RIPPS in pow but is also really fun on the groomers. Rode it in DEEP snow and awesome and kept me up no prob. Tail is solid feeling and slashes felt cool. I did find its weakness though, the nose is far too soft. Not only did I get bounced a little in the heavy mixed stuff, but I felt it plow (flex up towards my knee) when I landed in deep snow and could tell it could potentially send me over the bars or break the nose itself. I’ll have to be careful on mine;)))
BOARD STYLE: POWDER BOARD
CONDITIONS TESTED IN: HARDPACK POWDER
RATE THE SHAPE FROM 1 TO 7: 7
SHAPE COMMENT: AT THING OF BEAUTY
ADDITIONAL SHAPE COMMENTS: Best swallow-tail shape period.
RATE THE FLEX FROM 1 TO 7: 4
FLEX COMMENT: TOO SOFT
ADDITIONAL FLEX COMMENT: Just right except the nose is way too soft.
RATE STABILITY THROUGH TURNS FROM 1 TO 7: 6
STABILITY COMMENT: PRETTY GOOD
ADDITIONAL STABILITY COMMENTS: This thing is very solid, despite it having the effective edge of a 160.
RATE THE POP/ PLAYFULNESS FROM 1 TO 7: 5
COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS: OK
ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS: It can be ollied
RATE FLOAT IN POW FROM 1 TO 7: 7
COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: EFFORTLESSLY FLOATY
ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: Made for the deepest days for sure.
RATE THE GRAPHICS FROM 1 TO 7: 5
GRAPHICS COMMENT: I’M FEELING IT
ADDITIONAL GRAPHICS COMMENTS: Mine is all pink, which for sure made me fall in love. This years is a bluish grey, which looks good but doesn’t force a smile;)