Here’s the deal with Nitro Snowboards: two snowboard dudes (Thomas Delago and Sepp Ardelt) out in Seattle felt there was a lack of quality product on the market back in 1990. So they made a company. Easy enough right? Since then, Nitro has tried to put the best riding boards out there. A bunch of companies claim the same thing, but Nitro has the track record of innovation to prove that they are constantly trying to be the best.
Did you know that Nitro invented the first asymmetrical twin-tip? Or that they made the first three-piece adjustable freestyle binding? How about that they produced the first women’s pro model?
Well, the same people who brought you these innovations give you this year’s line. Literally, it is the same group of people. The U.S. design team has been together since day one.
In the Krush Sneak Peek of Nitro Hardgoods 2013, we show you eight different snowboards, eight kinds of boots and seven types of Raiden (Nitro subset started in 2004) bindings. All of them are built to last and look cool as shit, all you have to do is choose what kind of riding you want to do and they have a board for you.
Nitro team member Knut Eliassen stopped by our site and even commented on the Rook board. He said it is, “Hands down the best board I have ever ridden. I would ride a Rook until the day I die!” That sounds like a pretty good endorsement to me. Personally, I’ve been riding the same Nitro since the 2004-05 season and it is in decent condition but I could use an upgrade this winter. I’d probably go with the Rook, with the green Pusher bindings and the Anthem boot. Go rate the line and tell us what you think you’ll be riding in our comments section.