Tested by

Act Snowboarding
19.0 /20
Summary
Publisher Act Snowboarding
Publisher's category All-Mountain
Brand NITRO
Model Santoku
Score 19.0 / 20
Award Ace of act Ace of act

Testers' Ratings

This pro model is extremely lively and always on point for any type of shredding. It is very different from the freestyle backcountry classics due to its ease of use and silky smoothness.

Developed with the collaboration of Elias Elhardt this new Santoku reminds us a bit of the old Uberspoon’s philosophy. It stands out from other backcountry pro models by being more accessible and throwing down more on liveliness. Nitro has opted for gracefulness and a very pronounced double flex that provides it with a lot of pop. This flex profile allows it to be very center balanced. We use torsional twisting to set it in motion from different movements by using two feet to control the board. The cutting is precise and fluid with a steady and smooth board to snow contact. Its springy flex gives it a lot of life and pop. The stiffness is drifted outside the feet and brings surprising cushion and comfort in the backcountry. The board tolerates speed and engagement very well even on difficult snow conditions. The board tends to be reactive rather than solid and totally convinced us. It is simply remarkable because it is different from simple backcountry boards.

Features

Dominant program VERSATILE FREESTYLE
Profile TRÜE (100% camber)
Rigidity Index
4 / 10
Flex Dual flex

Flex Distribution

11
14
16
14
12
14
15
13
11
Tested size 156.0 cm
Nose width 29.3 cm
Waist width 25.0 cm
Tail width 29.3 cm
Setback 0.0 mm
Bearing edge 101.0 cm
Weight 2525.0 g
Size 60-80 kg
Sizes offered 156;159;162 cm

Target audience

Beginner
Expert

Behavior

Jump
10 / 10
Park
9 / 10
Carve
8 / 10
Powder Snow
10 / 10