Who is it for?
- Splitboarders as of 80 Kg and upwards
- All terrain (medium flex)
- Backcountry touring & Freeride
- Length: 166 cm
- Weight Board without bindings: 166cm = 3398 gr.
- Waist Width 263 m (Mid-wide/ wide)
- Effective Edge 1240 mm
- Radius 13 m
What´s included?: Board complete with clips & hooks. Base is factory waxed ready to rock.
Tell me more
Compared to the Thunderbolt the Thunder is a bit more mellow regarding the camber. Still very good performance on the ascent and on the descent as well. A great board for all conditions and terrain.
The Nitro Thunder Splitboard is a splitboard snowboard with a directional board shape, and is built specifically for backcountry snowboarding. A splitboard is a regular snowboard that has been cut lengthwise down the middle. Some additional hardware is mounted to the board to allow the two halves to be separated or put back together at will. This allows the two halves to be split apart into two ski-like pieces so the backcountry snowboarder can use the two halves to ascend a mountain (similar to cross-country skis). Once at the top, the rider can reattach the two halves and shred back down the pristine backcountry powder as a boarder. These snowboards tend to be quite a bit more expensive due to the extra hardware and manufacturing time to build the snowboard.
This snowboard has a camber profile. A positive camber snowboard, often referred to as a “regular camber” or “traditional camber,” has been the most common camber design for snowboards since the beginning of the snowboarding industry, and until about 2005, was all you could get. When the rider compresses the snowboard with his or her weight, the board provides continuous contact with the snow, allowing for great edgehold and precise turns, making it ideal for groomed runs.
The Nitro Thunder Splitboard has a directional board shape. A directional snowboard has a setback stance, a longer and slightly wider nose, as well as a stiffer tail to allow for easier turns. A directional snowboard is designed to be more stable at higher speeds. If it has an upturned tail, the snowboard can also be ridden switch, but it won’t perform as well as when ridden in your regular stance. The wider nose and set-back stance help provide float to the board while minimizing leg fatigue when riding through deeper snow.