Smoke everything on this Camrocked freestyle twin. With weight saving Freeflex tips, a lively Poplar and Beech core and a super slippery 8000 grade sintered base mean the Addict is equipped to provide advanced freestylers with everything they need for catching some airtime.
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A snowboard named the Legend has a certain degree of expectation. The Nidecker Legend is a no expense spared, technological masterpiece designed to deliver on its namesake. The Legend features a firm flex, an ever-so slightly tapered directional shape and Freeride Camrock making it an uncompromising big mountain beast.
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Ask anybody for the three most technically advanced snowboards on the planet and I’ll put money on the Nidecker Ultralight being one of the boards mentioned. From a core constructed of laminated wood bonded with friction to Ultimate Grip serrated edges the Ultralight reads like a mad scientist’s wish list. Most importantly it rides like a dream.
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As Antti’s competition appearances become fewer and fewer or should I say more selective, Anttis is spending more time in the backcountry hitting natural features and a lot more powder, something that’s a little bit of a rarity in his native Finland. Unlike the Pro, the Evil Servant has a Camrock profile and directional shape making powder riding and particularly landings far easier.
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Antti’s cambered pro model meets his needs for explosive pipe and kicker riding. When you’re traveling at break-neck speed up a house sized transition you don’t want to be wondering if the edge is going to wash-out or if the tail or nose is going to collapse on landing. The Antti Autti Pro backs up the camber twin shape with carbon reinforcement and a high grade 8000 sintered base.
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The Minimal is a little deceiving, the graphics might be as dull as dishwater although nothing a carefully placed sticker-job can’t fix but under the bonnet of the minimal aesthetics are plenty to keep advanced snowboarders happy. A Camrock profile, sintered 8000 grade base and Ultimate Grip serrated edges are some of the tricks the Minimal is packing for those who can look past the ordinary appearance.
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If you’re the kind of person that has an App on your phone for everything then you’ll appreciate the NDK THU’s graphic, however if you’re like me and you haven’t upgraded from the piece of crap cell phone you got with a pre-pay sim card then you’ll might think it’s a bit rubbish. Regardless of the “so now” graphics the THU is a well spec-ed freestyle snowboard.
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Looking to decorate you apartment and need some trendy paint colour charts to find the perfect match for your recently purchased Ikea couch and matching coffee table? NDK has got your back, creating a snowboard range designed specifically for interior designers. Just make sure your outerwear doesn’t clash, because darling that would be shocking.
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Anna-Flore Marxer rode for Burton for years but has now taken her skills to Swiss board manufacturers Nidecker, who have rewarded her generously with a pro model, the AFM. Anne-Flore’s approach to riding has changed a lot over the last 10 years and her board with NDK reflects her current riding which focuses around the freeride and big mountain riding she is encountering riding on the Freeride World Tour and dominating it.
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How does Nidecker make such small snowboards? With the help of Elves, Pixies, Unicorns, and Magic. What am I sayingÖ sorry kids, none of these exist and either does Santa Claus.
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The Elle is pretty similar to the Angel; it’s directional, has the same biaxial glass and camrock profile. Nidecker have just saved a bit of money by using a slightly slower base and removing expensive Ash from the core. If you haven’t got a clue what that will do to the snowboard then you’re a winner, buy the Elle and save yourself a couple of bucks.
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You’ve got your lift tick, lunch on the mountain and gas up to the hill to pay for and that’s before you’ve even thought about buying a board. For those that want to make their money go a long way the Angel’s directional all mountain shape and camrock profile are all you need for a great day on the hill without re-mortgaging the house to pay for it.
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Cool collage graphics embellish the topsheet and base of the Divine, Nidecker’s feature loaded all-mountain freestyle snowboard. The Divine’s directional twin shape and Camrock profile will keep any rider afloat in powder and happy playing about in the park and if the conditions get sketchy the Carbon and Kevlar reinforcement will help eliminate any unwanted vibrations whilst the triaxial fibreglass keeps the edges gripping into anything from fresh corduroy to blue ice.
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You can probably tell from the slick pinstriped graphics and in-laid four leaf clover that the Princess is the women’s version of the Nidecker Megalight. For female riders looking for a nimble and light freeride powerhouse of a snowboard the Princess hits the spot. From Freeride specific Camrock to an 8800 grade carbon sintered base, the Princess is a no expense spared shopping list of all the best features to put into a women’s freeride snowboard.
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Nidecker calling their entry level snowboard the “Cult” is probably a little optimistic but there’s plenty in the spec like the Camrock profile and tip-to-tail wood core for it to attract a bit of a following.
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I might not blow your mind but it won’t blow your budget either. For those new to the sport of snowboarding the Nidecker Score with its versatile directional twin shape, Camrock profile, biaxial fibreglass, tip to tail wood core and extruded base is a great starting point for those who don’t want to have to replace their board with something more advanced after a couple of weeks on their board.
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Freestyle snowboarders who don’t want to be constricted to the park and who don’t have a small fortune tucked away to pay for a new board should check-out the Nidecker Vibes. Characteristics like a soft flex and rockered tips should help intermediates master their jibs and butters.
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The Nidecker Axis is a great all-mountain snowboard for intermediates who don’t want to spend a fortune and funnily enough perhaps the only Axis on the planet that Georg. W. Bush and Tony Blair weren’t intent on invading. It has Carbon, it has Camrock and it has a 6000 grade sintered base, be sure to pick it up quick before it gets MOAB-ed by NATO.
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By the time you get this far down most manufacturer’s board lines the specs are lightweight and the boards are uninspiring. Lucky for us Nidecker isn’t any old snowboard manufacturer and the Prime is packed to the brim with state of the art technology. At this price rabge to have Linseed and Basalt in the construction is impressive but the Prime also has a 6000 grade sintered base, a Freeride Camrock profile and superior dampening Rubber sidewalls. All this spec doesn’t mean the Prime is unmanageable for inexperienced riders, actually a specially tailored flex pattern has been created to make the Prime one of the most progressive all-mountain/freeride snowboards on the market.
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Unique to the Blade is Nidecker’s Pop Camrock. Designed to maximise pop from ollies without sacrificing Camrock’s loose feel, Pop Camrock features a small flat section fore of the front binding and aft of the rear binding as well as a slightly deeper camber between the feet and less rocker in the tips. On top of its unique profile this park focused twin tip has a 6000 grade sintered base, carbon reinforced triaxial glass and Ultimate Traction edges for added grip.
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Advanced by name, advanced my design. Rammed full of the usual Nidecker bag of tricks, the Advanced is Nidecker’s flagship freestyle snowboard. With an asymmetrical twin shape the heel edge will respond better to short radius carves without having to crank-up the forward lean on your bindings. The Pop Core is freestyle specific and designed to stomp big landings and launch bigger ollies. Ultimate Grip edges makes sure this Camrock profiled twin holds its own in the pipe and the 8000 grade sintered base should mean clipping the knuckle of any jump is a thing of the past, just remember speed checking is for pussies.
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Every year the Legacy seems to acquire new technology, 2011/12 has been a bumper year! Where to start on the upgrades? Well the 6000 grade sintered base gets switched for an 8000 grade; the Power Wood core gets the chop and the filter down Master Composite Wood core fills its place; boring old Ptex sidewalls get upgraded to Skateboard inspired laminated Teak; Basalt and Linseed reinforcements get added to the triaxial glass, carbon and Kevlar combo of last year and the edges get the all new Ultimate Traction treatment for improved edge hold on icy runs. If this was top trumps we’d have a winner in the all-mountain/freeride category!
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You are looking at the only snowboard in the entire Nidecker range that doesn’t feature some degree of Camrock, as standard or as an option; that’s because the Platinum is all about edge control and raw speed. This year the construction has got all eco with the welcome addition of lightweight Basalt and damp linseed fibre reinforcement. Other features include Nidecker’s uber slick 8800 nano carbon base and Ultimate Traction edges, five bumps strategically placed along the edge for improved grip. Boardercross junkies and point and shoot freeriders eat your hearts out!
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Some might say the Nidecker Megalight plays second fiddle to the more expensive Ultralight but there are very few differences. The Megalight still has Grip Tech edges, a Swiss made nano carbon 8800 grade base, 3D construction and Carbon fibre laminates, so the cash saving doesn’t really mean any change in performance at all. Available with a traditional camber of Freeride Camrock profile.
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A surprise hit last year the NDK Advanced’s medium to soft flex and park focused shape meant it was the idea board for taking apart to any obstacle in the snowboard park. For 2011 the NDK Advanced gets the new Freestyle Infinity Camrock profile, K2 call it Jib Rocker; flat zero camber between the feet with early rise nose and tail. Expect an even more flexible and forgiving park stick, ideal for fun and progressive freestyle days.
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So JMZ has got a pretty cushy job as the graphic designer working on the Nidecker board line. From picking the best frames from a shoot with Pammy Anderson to the, shall we say minimalistic graphics on the THU, it’s not exactly a hard life! The THU uses a similar shape and Camrock profile to the NDK Pam but changes the glass from biaxial to triaxial for a firmer torsional flex and a touch more grip.
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Pamela Anderson doesn’t half look good for her age. If you had Pam on your wall as an adolescent male, Nidecker have created your dream freestyle snowboard. I could bore you with details like the Camrock (sorry Pamrock) profile and the 8800 grade sintered base or I could leave you to look at the topsheet graphic. Sold to that man with a banana in his pocket!
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Antti Autti signed to Nidecker last year, many think his pro model has been a long time coming! Code named the Yeah BAAby, Antti’s pro model is very Austin Powers themed even down to the barnet at the nose of the board. With Triaxial glass, a cambered profile and 8800 grade sintered base expect a board that will power you out of superpipe and giant kicker transitions. From what we’ve heard these boards will be available exclusively from Antti’s blog anttisworld.com.
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Nidecker’s Engineers must be reading Snowboard-Review.com! last year we thought the Random was just too stiff to be enjoyable doing anything other than pointing it straight and hanging on for dear life. This year Nidecker has softened the flex making it a much more manageable snowboard; which should catapult the Nidecker Random straight back into the park rider’s hit list.
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Yes Snowboards still aren’t making boards for girls, but there are ladies all over the globe demanding that Camrock goodness in their snowboard. Well Nidecker make YES so with the Nidecker Divine you are getting all the design and manufacturing quality of a YES boards, perfect for confident female snowboarders wanting to take their park riding above and beyond.
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Every snowboarder, male and female should get the opportunity to take the Megalight out on the hill for a blast. The Nidecker Princess takes the all of the components of the awe inspiring Megalight, narrows the waist and very slightly softens the flex so that Female riders can slice up the backcountry. Ladies, if you’re a Princess this snowboard isn’t for you, a freeride dream boat for advanced riders only.
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When John Lydon aka Johnny Rotten isn’t appearing in Country Life butter adverts and distancing himself from his past glory it appears he’s got Nidecker paying him a nice wedge to create Punk board graphics for the Prime. Actually John’s got nothing to do with the Nidecker Prime; with its versatile directional shape and Kevlar reinforced triaxial glass the Prime is good enough to sell itself. Johnny Rotten can carry on cashing in and selling out.
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Last year I would have quite happily labeled the Nidecker Ultralight the easiest to ride, high performance freeride snowboard on the planet. Now the Ultralight has inherited Freeride Camrock rocker/camber hybrid profile it is more nimble and even better in powder… oh and even easier to ride! The Ultralight burns the rule book when it comes to construction, the wood core is fabricated from wood plies bonded together with the heat generated from friction; the edges come with the option of Ultimate Grip as serrated edge that cuts into ice like a bread knife; then there’s the 3D core profiling. There’s no denying the Ultralight is special.
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World beating Nidecker technology meets Big Mountain animal in the legend. If you watch Relentless Energy Drink’s video ‘The Lives of Artists – Follow me Down’ you’ll see feeride superstar Jeremy Jones riding a Legend for the really steep and hard conditions, Jeremy might have his own brand (manufactured by Nidecker of course) but he knows that when it comes to riding extreme terrain, the Nidecker Legend is the board for the job. For expert freeriders only, this board is as specialist as it gets.
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The Megalight is one of the longest serving models in the Nidecker range, its design has always been one of the most cutting edge in snowboarding. From the Freeride camrock profile to the Master Composite core, the Nidecker Megalight is a snowboard that design and spec wise is 2 generations of evolution ahead of any other board on the market within its price bracket.
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JMZ the graphic designer behind YES Snowboard’s distinctive branding is responsible for Nidecker’s latest park ride’s paint job. The funny thing is, the graphics aren’t the only similarity that the all new Nidecker Slam has with Yes Snowboards. With Freestyle Camrock an Asymmetric sidecut, twin shape and triaxial fibreglass laminates mean if you close your eyes you could be riding the slightly softer twin of the YES Dudes.
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If your idea of a good days riding is sessioning picnic benches, tweaking out styled blunt slides on a C-box and nailing 360 tail tap reverts the Nidecker Vibes is right up your street. The Vibes is a freestyle twin tip snowboard featuring Nidecker’s Camrock camber/rocker hybrid profile and an extruded base for buttery rail control and easy maintenance. As well as die hard jibbers the Vibes would suit beginner and intermediate freestylers.
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Last year the Nidecker Legacy looked like a bit of a Mark Frank Montoya graphic rip-off; well, you will be pleased to hear there’s nothing suspect with the graphic this year, it is much better and so is the profile design. Last year our head of testing Tom felt that the camber section of the Camrock profile was too shallow for a freeride board. Nidecker must have been listening because they have made some clever little changes for the 2011 release. Firstly they’ve doubled the camber depth between the bindings, meaning control will definitely move to the rider’s feet instead of pivoting at the centre of the board like it did last year. Secondly, Nidecker have increased the rocker at the nose and reduced the degree of rocker in the tail, meaning there’s more float and a bit more tail for slashing powder banks and popping off cliffs. We can’t wait to test the Legacy this year!
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The Nidecker Platinum seems to miss out on all of the attention it’s more sophisticated and slightly more expensive siblings the Legend, Ultralight and Megalight get. The Platinum is an unassuming drag racer in an everyday family saloon’s bodywork. With a stiff flex, camber profile and more reinforcement than Lolo Ferrari’s underwear the Platinum is an ideal board for advanced riders looking for a board for carving groomers, tearing apart the boardercross course or laying down big ol’ powder rooster tails.
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The new Nidecker team favourite the Gang Band meets the needs of those riders looking for a cambered board to take to the snowboard park and the local handrail laden street spot. Don’t worry about camber catchiness; with one of the longest sidecut radii in the Nidecker line up, the Gang Band will suit those who prefer to cruise between park features than carve hard into pipe transitions.
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Another beginner intermediates snowboard from Nidecker. The Nidecker Axis meets the needs of snowboarders who want to improve their piste and freeriding skills.
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Nidecker put snowboards together for all abilities, from shred seasoned pro to beginners taking their first lesson. Oh and everyone in-between. The Score is designed to help those in-betweeners take their riding to the step. Nidecker’s progressive pioneering Freestyle Camrock meets biaxial glass laminates and a full wood core to create a durable snowboard that’s forgiving and fun, encouraging you to stick that 360 or attempt your first nose press.
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All mountain versatility meets accessible performance. The Angel’s Freestyle Infinity profile makes for better float in powder, provides more control in chop and smoother transition between edges; the directional shape and high grade sintered base will make sure you don’t get stuck on any powdery flat spots.
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The Nidecker Cult looks like an entry level snowboard and it is. Directional shape and entry level materials put this board firmly within the grasp of budget conscious beginners and rental shops.
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The Nidecker Blade has lost its baseball stripes and City of Compton swagger for 2011. Nidecker have also tweaked their Freestyle Camrock profile to make the Blade more dialed for fun in the park and cruise-ey, flowing groomer based expression sessions.
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The flagship snowboard for Nidecker’s green technologies featuring Lin Seed Fibre / Basalt reinforcement, a partially recycled base and an FSC-labelled eco friendly core. The Nidecker Random was designed to make you feel slightly better about your carbon footprint after driving up the hill in your brand new 6 litre Chevy truck. For park laps and rail slaying.
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The winner of two Transworld Good Wood awards over the years, the NDK Advanced is back for another winter of jibbing and bonking all over the mountain. Soft torsional flex and longitudinal flex at the tip and tail so you can get down and dirty with a bit of pole sliding, and a 2cm setback stance to give a little versatility when the weather decides to turn and the park gets covered in the good stuff.
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Love riding steeps? Can’t live without a board that you can throw down big 720s on? The Legacy has Nidecker’s Camrock rocker profile for float in powder, extra tough carbon and kevlar reinforcement so it won’t wash out however hard you push it, and reduced length so you can throw in boned-out frontside 360s into the mix.
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Fun but dependable, stable but agile, fast but easy to ride at slower speeds, the Nidecker Ultralite is full of contradictions. Probably the most technologically advanced snowboard in the world, but accessible to riders of all abilities. Without doubt, one of the best freeride snowboards on the planet!
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The Nidecker Princess is probably the most technologically advanced, women specific, freeride snowboard on the market. A super fast sintered base, carbon stringers for pop and kevlar reinforcement to eliminate that unwanted chatter. Suitable for advanced female riders who want to charge the steep and deep all day long.
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Nidecker’s triaxial glass matched with Kevlar stringers and a top the line 8800 grade sintered base. The W-NDK is women’s specific freestyle snowboard on steroids for going faster and bigger than the boys. The CAMROCK profile helps with presses on boxes and forgiving landings.
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A medium flex, centered stance and a deeper sidecut than most of the Nidecker range, the Addict is a park and pipe focused snowboard, designed to charge the biggest groomed transitions.
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The CAMROCK profile combined with a soft flex and centered stance make for a playfull and forgiving board to lap the park with. Combining park specific characteristics with a 4400 sintered base the Nidecker Blade is perfect for freestyle snowboarders who hate the loss of speed they get with extruded bases when the snow gets slushy.
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All mountain versatility is what the Nidecker Smoke is all about. Forgiving through the park, but Kevlar stringers make the Smoke burly enough to deal with steep and choppy backcountry booters.
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A stiff directional ride, the Platinum will dominate any situation where speed is the key. Tons of torsional reinforcement and a super fast 8800 grade sintered base will help keen boardercross and freeride snowboarders dominate the competition.
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Nidecker’s out and out Big-Mountain gun. The Legend is the freeride teams’ number one snowboard for critical steeps and supersonic straight lines. Built exclusively for dealing with speed.
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Featuring tons of trickle-down technology from the Ultralite. The Nidecker Megalite is still a world beating board, featuring Nidecker’s CAMROCK profile for added float and response in the deep stuff. By all accounts the Megalite is a little stiffer than the Ultralight.
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