Nitro Rook - 2012


How did a snowboard that was only released two seasons ago become so popular? Its mid-wide waist, zero camber profile, twin shape and medium/soft flex might go some way to explaining the Nitro Rook’s success, but it’s more likely the fact that the Rook devours rails, fires off kickers and out of the pipe and doesn’t mind a powder session either. What’s not to like?

Manufacturer's Description:

The Rook is a true twin that has won multiple board tests in the last two seasons, giving it the instant legendary board status. The mid-wide shape and Zero Camber makes the board easier to transition from rails to jumps. The Bi-lite Laminates give the Rook a very forgiving flex while the Ballistic Impact Panels and Railkiller Edge take all the abuses from the park dishes out. Rounding out the Rook insanity is the duel degressive sidecut that keeps the board from being catchy on take offs and landings, but provides a solid hold between your feet. Don’t be a mark for those other companies ñ try a board that will give you some love back.

Recommended for park riding. Recommended for halfpipe riding Recommended for rail riding Medium cost snowboard Available in MidWide Zero camber construction Twin shape

Year: 2012

Available Lengths (cm):
152, 154, 156, 158

Riding Style: Freestyle/Park


Zero Camber profile
Powercore II
Bi-Lite Lamites
Ballistic Impact Panel
New Pop Band
Duel Degressive Sidecut
Profile Tip
Railkiller Edge
Sintered Speed Formula Base

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What colour is powder?

Hudi on December 30, 2012 at 06:49 AM

hi, i just moved to whistler from ontario, so ive been riding tons of park and now a bit of all mountain.

ive had my Rook from the beginning of the 2011/2012 season. I got the rook because i had previously owned the Swindle which i loved (10/10 for any park rider)

The rook is a wonderful all mountain board. it moves nicely through powder and gets good turns in it as welll. It takes impact well. It can go fast without chatter. it cuts through slush and bumps pretty good too.

In the Park it is stable off big jumps and feels good on rails. i dont always lock in, but i think thats more about me than it. It lands great and is forgiving if you over or under rotate.

the only problem with it is it wasnt as poppy as my 2010 swindle and it isnt super moneverble at low speeds. Overall it was an excellent board until i broke it today :( I would recommend this to an all around rider and would definitly recommend the swindle to a rail/park rider