Nitro Team Gullwing - 2011

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Nitro must think they’re onto a good thing with their Gullwing profile, they’re even adding the technology to the the famous Team series. From legends like Nicola Throst and Shin Campos to new international kicker assassin Gian Luca Cavigelli, the Team has, and always will provide the goods for park and backcountry booter progression.

Manufacturer's Description:

Since the Team is such a solid board it was the perfect fit for our Gullwing camber technology. The Gullwing camber makes it easier to initiate anything from presses to floating in the pow or just casual groomers. By positioning the camber right under your feet, you can pop solid ollies and have control when landing, yet it still allows you to unweight the front or back foot whenmaking that transition in powder, tight turns or presses, making it a very catch free ride. We have also added our Sintered Speed Formula base to ensure no unbuckling on cat tracks.

Recommended for park riding. Recommended for halfpipe riding Recommended for rail riding Recommended for freeride riding High cost snowboard Available in Wide Rocker construction Directional twin shape

Year: 2011

Available Lengths (cm):
52, 155, 157, 159, 162, 157W, 159W, 162W

Riding Style: All Mountain

Specifications:

POWERCORE: tip-to-tail poplar wood provides strength and the perfect amount of board feel and flex
BI-LITE LAMINATES: biaxial fiberglass for effortless turns and a forgiving flex
DUAL DEGRESSIVE SIDECUT: makes landings and takeoffs effortless without sacrificing powerful turns
PROFILE TIP: tapered to disperse energy and reduce swing weight
SINTERED SPEED FORMULA BASE: sh#%t’s fast, tough and low maintenance - life’s short, so haul ass
GULLWING CAMBER: for the ultimate combination of looseness and control in all terrain

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Snowboard Review:

The Nitro Team Gullwing is an amazingly light board which is incredibly responsive, full of pop and with a medium flex. Another freestyle twin which lends itself to any all mountain experience, this is a seriously impressive piece of hardware. I rode this board last season and when I strapped on the 2010/2011 model I instantly recalled the strange feeling of the gull wing camber. The Gullwing profile aims to embrace the best of both conventional and reverse camber and although it does feel a bit strange at first, it works extremely well as this board functions well through all kinds of conditions. I loved the super fast, almost twitchy, edge transfers but the high speed stability was still impressive for such a light board. I would say the board has a medium flex but is relatively easy to press and butter. I didn’t get the chance to hit any kickers on this board but I think for the all round park rider who wants to hit jibs and kickers in the same session, the Team Gullwing would be a great buy. The board is torsionally quite stiff and feels quite tech to ride. I would say this product was aimed at the more high performance end of the market and may not necessarily suit beginners or even low intermediates. All in all I would be very happy to have this as my number one ride but I sometimes feel Nitro miss out on a large slice of the market just because they have such unimaginative graphics. The Team Gullwing is a very sleek looking piece of kit but its shiny black topsheet and ‘NITRO’  base give it an imposing, serious look which again suggests ‘high end riders only’. The Nitro Team Gullwing is one amazing snowboard which I would happily ride all season, all terrain in all conditions.

Posted by Ben Molloy in • Nitro

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What colour is powder?

Nic on September 27, 2010 at 09:29 PM

Hi!

I own a 2010 Nitro Team Gullwing. Before writing a review I would like to know if there are any differences between 2010 and 2011 models, except for the sintered base.

Rich Ewbank on September 28, 2010 at 02:47 PM

Hi Nic, I believe the 2010 and 2011 models are almost identical. THere might be the odd tweak here and there, but the pressing cassettes are expensive to manufacture so I’m pretty sure they’ll be getting a second season’s use out of it. look forward to your review. Rich.

Nic on September 28, 2010 at 05:43 PM

Thank you Rich. Here’s my review: I bought this deck in early february, so I had the possibility to ride it almost in every condition, from powder to slushy spring snow. I think I’m an intermediate rider but unfortunately I didn’t had the opportunity to ride lots of boards, I can compare it only to my old 2006 Burton Blunt (traditional camber). I’m 5.9” X 176 lbs and I bought the 159 but it ride a bit shorter than my old 158 Blunt (about 1cm though). I can say this board can handle it all! I really like carving and the TG holds the edge very well, but I needed about 4 days on the groomers before finding the right feeling with it. Yes, 4 days! it’s very strange under your feet if you have only ridden traditional cambered boards. Tip and tail have a soft flex that allow easy butters and flat tricks, while te center is stiffer. I don’t think it’s stiff torsionally, has a medium flex and if you are approaching new maneuvers it’s enough forgiving. I’m not an “heavy” park rider, i prefer riding the powder and this board is really really fun in deep snow conditions!! Well, if you like powder, flat tricks and park, but also want a board that can hold the edge very well and it’s forgiving for learning new tricks/maneuvers on, few are the boards that can have all this qualities, and the Team Gullwing is one of them.

Roger Laenen on October 16, 2010 at 02:03 PM

I bought a Nitro snowboard for my daughter last year. Already after 2 days of normal boarding the upper layer of the board was peeling off at the front of the board. Clearly a production process related problem. However, Nitro is not willing to replace it ! For me it’s clear, this will be my last NITRO board !!!

seth on November 25, 2010 at 12:50 AM

for someone who wants to do everything from pipe and park to powder and glades to hard pack and boarder X, should i get a hybrid like this or the ride dh2.4, or a zero camber like the K2 slayblade or zero? i’m a pretty advanced rider but i haven’t done a lot of pipe before, but i want to ride a lot more pipe this season

Rich Ewbank on November 25, 2010 at 03:07 PM

Hi Seth,

Yeah, for riding everything a hybrid rocker or zero camber profile is a good idea. Which one you go for is upto you. I find camber bwteen the feet and rocker at the tips offers great grip in hard conditions, but rocker between the feet and camber in the tips still grips well and pops amazingly..

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