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Triple8Sol
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18/03/2019 2:56 pm  

Niche is now made at the Capita Mothership factory (I think as of last season). As such, quality appears pretty good and graphics are really sick in person. The Pyre (and women's Ember) have setback camber with a little bit of an early rise nose, so obviously they ride nothing like the other models that have a centered rocker camber profile. Most or all of Niche's other models have pronounced magnetraction but the Pyre/Ember only have a 1 bump on each side of the binding inserts, more like Arbor's griptech and Yes' underbite, so it doesn't have that hookiness that makes regular mag so stupid. Supposedly they make the most eco-friendly boards now which is nice to know I guess?

This thing is stupid light and has decent pop, so it's really easy to ollie and spin. This thing reminds me of a Warpig that doesn't suck at high speeds and through choppy shit, which makes it way more versatile for a true all mountain deck. Wouldn't call it damp...you do get feedback, but is stable enough that you don't get bucked around. It's pretty damn stiff, so I imagine it's similar to what the upcoming Ride Superpig will feel like, except the 1m longer sidecut radius (7.1 vs 6.2) lets you actually draw out some carves on terrain steeper than the bunny hill. I had a 150, but would like to try the 155 to see how the float compares to my similarly sized 420 PH.


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kimchi
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18/03/2019 3:15 pm  
Posted by: Triple8Sol

Niche is now made at the Capita Mothership factory (I think as of last season).

According to @elektropow in first post in thread, no longer Mothership as of 19/20. I think both the boards I had were built at GST which shut down in early-2015. They announced Mothership partnership in late-2016, so they probably had their 16/17 boards pressed elsewhere before going to Mothership for 17/18. GST shutting down is just bad luck, but I wonder what's deal with Mothership.

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19/03/2019 2:55 am  
Posted by: Elektropow
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I always liked Niche boards but in italy there isnt a supplier.. it s a pity..

i think that there aren t  European supplies too..

A few retailers though. Maybe they order direct?

I found only a dutch shop in internet named  Snowcountry ... 

Buy directly from them for me it s too expensive (shipping cost and customs fees)

You're in Italy right? No customs man. I've ordered from them. Also glisshop in france and a third one I can't find right now..

Yes.

Are you sure? Because i ve wrote directly to them and said me that they don t know about customs fees.. probably there are or not, i don t know.

ah ok many thanks , i ll check on Glisshop

Where are you from?

Within EU you shouldn't have to pay customs. Or has there been asuperr quick "ixit" I haven't read about?

From Finland.

Always thought you were for somewhere from the alps or just living there? @elektropow 

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180cm (5'11") I 102kg (222lbs) I 265MP (8,5US)
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19/03/2019 4:14 am  
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Posted by: Elektropow
Posted by: matti86
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Posted by: Elektropow
Posted by: matti86

I always liked Niche boards but in italy there isnt a supplier.. it s a pity..

i think that there aren t  European supplies too..

A few retailers though. Maybe they order direct?

I found only a dutch shop in internet named  Snowcountry ... 

Buy directly from them for me it s too expensive (shipping cost and customs fees)

You're in Italy right? No customs man. I've ordered from them. Also glisshop in france and a third one I can't find right now..

Yes.

Are you sure? Because i ve wrote directly to them and said me that they don t know about customs fees.. probably there are or not, i don t know.

ah ok many thanks , i ll check on Glisshop

Where are you from?

Within EU you shouldn't have to pay customs. Or has there been asuperr quick "ixit" I haven't read about?

From Finland.

Always thought you were for somewhere from the alps or just living there?  

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Elektropow
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19/03/2019 12:02 pm  

Hahaa! Nah, just bumming through the winters in Les Arcs. Been a few now. 

Great freeride day again. Epic steeps and proper snow that was cold again. Fluffy, mmm.


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20/03/2019 12:17 am  
Posted by: Elektropow

Hahaa! Nah, just bumming through the winters in Les Arcs. Been a few now. 

Great freeride day again. Epic steeps and proper snow that was cold again. Fluffy, mmm.

Moi mukulat 🙂

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