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Old 01-23-2011, 01:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Review: Nitro Blacklight 2012

Conditions: sunny blue skies, unbelievably cold weather, hard pack and ice on the slopes (a red and a black slope were used in the testing).

Setup: 160 Nitro Blacklight 2012, Raiden Phantom 2012 in Large

Outstanding freeride board. It is remarkably light and thin and not too stiff. It is very rapid edge to edge and holds it really well (makes riding ice fun). It is simply amazing for carving. Best for last: this thing is fast. It has a hyperspace drive. As soon as you point it things around you get blurry and before you know it you're going up the lift again, panting and more excited than you've felt on snow in a long time.

It is also quite a bit cheaper than the Custom X. I'll be testing the Burton tomorrow to see whether they are in the same class and if the Custom X is worth the extra dollars...
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