There’s a new snowboard in town and the rumor going around is that once you’ve sampled the intoxicating high of riding it, you’ll even loot your grandma to pay for one. The Nitro Addict combines Nitro’s Gullwing rocker/camber profile in a directional twin shape and the all new Combat wood composite core, creating a board that rules in all conditions and on all terrain. It also makes a nice change to see a Nitro Snowboard that isn’t black or neon, Mark Welsh’s photography is rad.
New for the 2011 season is the Addict! It is a perfect way to describe the feeling you will get when stepping onto this board. Everything about this board we have designed to make snowboarding effortless. It has our Gullwing camber matched with the unbreakable Combat core and a smooth directional twin shape. The radial sidecut will make linking turns a breeze and the Gullwing camber ensures that going through chop or uneven surfaces, you will not get bucked. The Addict is the first step you need to take in making your next season insane.
Available Lengths (cm):
153, 156, 159, 153W, 156W, 159W
COMBAT CORE: engineered wood composite built to take the abuse
BI-LITE LAMINATES: biaxial fiberglass for effortless turns and a forgiving flex
RADIAL SIDECUT: smooth turns and control at any speed
PROFILE TIP: tapered to disperse energy and reduce swing weight
HI-DEF FH BASE: our ultra clear base material blend - fast and durable
GULLWING CAMBER: for the ultimate combination of looseness and control in all terrain
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on December 09, 2010 at 11:25 AM
just rode my new addict for the first time today. hiked at rainier through the fresh stuff and i was presently surprised at how well it dealt with the deep stuff. responsive and forgiving and the name of the game with this board.
on December 09, 2010 at 06:18 PM
Nitro Addict 2010 - Snowboard Test/Review in Zell Am See - Austria
Una bella novita’ by Nitro messa sul mercato quest’anno, tecnologie innovative, look aggressivo e caratteristiche da park con comportamento valido su all-terrain.
Specifiche: - Size 159 Wide - COMBAT CORE: anima in legno costruita per resistere ogni abuso - BI-LITE LAMINATES: fibra biaxial per curve e flex facili - RADIAL SIDECUT: per curve e cambio lamina facili con controllo a qualsiasi velocita’ - PROFILE TIP: profilo di punta affusolato per aumentare dispersione energia e ridurre peso in rotazione - HI-DEF FH BASE: soletta con materiale veloce e duraturo - GULLWING CAMBER: Nuova tecnologia by Nitro simile ai vari “rocker” sul mercato ma con caratteristiche particolari, minore pressione sui punti di contatto per una surfata piu’ rilassata e positive camber in posizione degli attacchi per mantenere risposta reattiva, agilita’ in curva e controllo elastico per ogni snap and pop.
Impressioni: Inizialmente bisogna raggiungere il giusto feeling con la tavola e le nuove caratteristiche implementate da Nitro, con una corretta distribuzione del peso si puo’ iniziare a sfruttare pienamente le tecnologie, soprattuto la nuova Gullwing Camber utilizzata anche nella Nitro Team Board di punta. La Addict si presenta come un quasi perfetto compromesso per ogni situazione e condiziozione di pista, agile, flex che perdona, stabile e divertente. La nuova Camber garantisce prestazioni efficienti, cambio di lamina facile stabile e sincero, flex intermedio morbido e divertente nei ground tricks, potente e scattante con pop reattivo a seconda delle esigenze. Tutto sommato una tavola che si comporta bene in tutti i casi, facile da controllare e aggressiva quando necessario. Nei primi due giorni di test con temperature molto basse e fondo ghiacciato la Addict non demorde dando sicurezza e stabilita’ in curva e cambio lamina, miscelate a reattivita’ interessante. Nei giorni successivi con temperature piu’ elevate esprime il suo carattere aggressivo e divertente permettendo tricks e buttering con facilita’ perdonando presa di lamina in superficie e dossi. Mantiene inoltre un buon galleggiamento e controllo in neve fresca grazie al flex particiolare della nuova Gullwing Camber. Tutto sommato una tavola con reattivita’ da park e controllo da allmountain-freestyle, un ottimo compromesso con un rapporto/qualita’ prezzo eccellente. Se siete indecisi, volete divertirvi in park e ground tricks ma continuare ad avere la possibilita’ di governare e apprezzare tutta la montagna senza dovervi svenare in termini di prezzo…beh la nuova Nitro Addict 2010 fa per voi! Let’s get Addicted! ;)
Ivan Bonacci Zell am See - Austria - Dicembre 2010
on January 09, 2011 at 08:05 PM
just tried this board out today in many different ways. no matter on piste or off piste, or in the fun park. it is a really good board, with alot of control, but at the same time really flexible.
deffo worth buying
on November 04, 2012 at 01:32 PM
Hey!!! i am thinking of buying the nitro addict 2010-2011 snowboard. Can you tell me what is the flex of this board? it will be my first board. is it an all mountain board or it’s only for parks?
on November 04, 2012 at 02:18 PM
as you can see officially this boad is for freestyle and park…
from my feelings it behaves decently no all around, slopes, powder etc…
the flex is particular because of the gullwing camber (ticker under the bindings, thinner the est), so basically i would say is kind of a hybrid… [you can feel the board behave changing together when you change your weight distribution on it, while opening more your knees for example :) very strange and nice!] if you want to pop you have good reaction and stiffness on the back, if you wanna surf, turn, edge to edge, play some buttering… is still totally ok and has also a good forgiveness…
for your first board? mmm i think you will be happy and have a lot of fun! the board is good and behave fine everywhere…
hope this helps! enjoy your ADDICTion! :P
ps: you can translate my review from italian to english in case you didnt already do it!
on November 04, 2012 at 09:18 PM
First of all thank you so much for responding to my message!!! I am so close buying this board but there is something holding me. I am afraid if it’s very very soft and have problems carving… what do you think?
on November 05, 2012 at 12:02 AM
for sure depends on which kind of carving you wanna do :) i can only say that this board behave “decently everywhere” and this means you will not have a great disadvantage in carving, of course you probably will not have the"reliability and trust” that you would have with a specific board.
the strange thing is related to the gullwing camber and the board behave, as i said before about the knees and weight distribution changing the feeling on the board/edge, well i felt this accentuated change also while doing turns and carving a bit.. honestly on the slopes (even hard conditions) i never felt any disadvantage or exceptional difficulty
anyway, if you really love carving and do it most of the time maybe you should look for a different board…
if you wanna go everywhere without being disadvantaged or disappointed and have a lot of responsive fun then enjoy your addict.
hope this helps! ;)
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