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13/02/2019 5:11 pm  
Posted by: Tom

Is Nitro really incompatible with olderloungin? It's run by two old German dudes, Austin Smith is oldish, Bryan Fox is legit old. They make several 8m+ sidecut boards. 

Think he means previous iterations of this forum, rather than old people 

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13/02/2019 5:42 pm  
Posted by: Tom

Is Nitro really incompatible with olderloungin? It's run by two old German dudes, Austin Smith is oldish, Bryan Fox is legit old. They make several 8m+ sidecut boards. 

They weren’t seen as “lame” or anything, but the brand just wasn’t really considered “cool” on here, or didn’t get much attention until probably when the quiver series started gaining speed.  The stuff that has been “cool” on EL for a long time has been things like family tree, some of the cool capita stuff, etc.

Although Bryan and Austin have been there for a long time, it also wasn’t quite until the quiver series that they really started to stick out with their current radical fun vibes as we know them now.

To me it felt like nitro revamped and re-sparked their whole brand image around the time the first quiver board was coming out. One of the first things I remember when I picked up on that was the release of their team movie “hyped,” which is still a super fun watch.

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13/02/2019 7:26 pm  

fyi-Banker is a charger and the pink base is rad.

kind of like a stiffer squash with a more responsive tail. 

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13/02/2019 9:59 pm  
Posted by: coleslawed

fyi-Banker is a charger and the pink base is rad.

kind of like a stiffer squash with a more responsive tail. 

Even stiffer? Shiiiiit.


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13/02/2019 10:02 pm  
Posted by: coleslawed

fyi-Banker is a charger and the pink base is rad.

kind of like a stiffer squash with a more responsive tail. 

Music to my ears. thanks for the input dude.

And totally agree, the base is awesome, prob one of my fave bases I've seen to date personally. Love the colour scheme and font used on the "quiver", super dope imo.

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15/02/2019 7:08 pm  

Squashin’ yesterday. Should have a couple more things from yesterday and today, soon...

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17/02/2019 7:48 pm  

I think I might be getting out of the squashballer club? I rode my solid 63 squash on Friday and it was much softer than the pre-production 59 I had of the first year. The split seems about the same stiffness so I might just ride that at resort with union expeditions or sell both solid and split and just get the banker when I can get a hold of one. The fusion is much more on the stiffness level my 59 squash was. If anyone wants to buy a solid 63 squash let me know. I can include the original receipt as well or help down the road if any warranty issues were to come up.

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17/02/2019 8:20 pm  

You’re saying the split is the same stiffness as the solid 63 that you find softer?

I really want a split 59. I definitely enjoy the hovercraft, but to be honest it’s not really one of my favorite boards. I think I would have more fun all around on the squash.  But, if the split is softer than the first year 59 I have now, I don’t know if I would go through with it... 

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17/02/2019 9:06 pm  

No... sorry I see how that sounded like that. I'm saying the 63 solid feels softer especially torsionally than the previous 59 orange squash I had which was pre production so mine may have been stiffer than production models. But the 63 split on the other hand feels very similar to the stiffness of the orange 59 I had and the fusion 59 I have. 

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17/02/2019 10:42 pm  

Right on. Thanks for clarifying and allowing my dream to stay alive.

Weird about the solid, I wonder what’s up with that..

I could see riding the 63 split, not that I “need” it. Perhaps let me know if you do decide to sell it? Could be interested..


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18/02/2019 7:29 am  
Posted by: parker

I think I might be getting out of the squashballer club? I rode my solid 63 squash on Friday and it was much softer than the pre-production 59 I had of the first year. The split seems about the same stiffness so I might just ride that at resort with union expeditions or sell both solid and split and just get the banker when I can get a hold of one. The fusion is much more on the stiffness level my 59 squash was. If anyone wants to buy a solid 63 squash let me know. I can include the original receipt as well or help down the road if any warranty issues were to come up.

 

Hey @Parker dibs if you get rid of the 63 solid (unless Spenser called it)

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18/02/2019 8:27 am  

OK, first day on the Squash 53 (Yes, I bought it too).

first few impressions:

-the board is very stiff handflexing it; I was a little worried about the stiffness, but on the snow doesn't feel as stiff. It's manageable.

- it's not too aggressive, you don't have to manhandle. Actually I didn't find it to be aggressive.

- it's damp, stable and predictable, you find yourself cruising the slopes faster then you are used to, without additional efforts, or really pushing it (maybe also for the "relaxed" sidecut). Also at the end of a crowded resort day, with messy snow, it isn't too demanding. Again, it's manageable.

- it doesn't feel or ride bigger than its size: I'm on the 153, I'm 145lbs, I usually ride boards between 150 and 153.

- it has a very smooth turn initiation; the edge to edge transition is easy. It's not a boat anchor when you require it to be agile and weave in and out of things. I use Union Force, +21, +3, two clicks of forward lean in the back binding and one for the front one.

- this thing has a great edge hold! You can feel you are slicing the snow, specially with the edge part near the tail. You can feel the edge on the tail, near the back foot, that digs in and locks in to the snow. You can really rail a turn. But at the same time it's easy to release the tail and do a quick slash, to control the peace.

- it doesn't feel heavily tapered nor super setback.

- it has very good pop, popping off things and sidehits, or doing ollies. Also you can trust the tail, if you land heavily on it, it's supportive.

To me, it feels a very refined and fun board, an all mountain freeride deck, with really solid construction (the topsheet is really tough). I guess the Nitro guys know how to develop and produce a great board!

I'm definitely stoked! the hype is real 🙂 

Could be my daily driver

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18/02/2019 8:31 am  
Posted by: Vanni

OK, first day on the Squash 53 (Yes, I bought it too).

first few impressions:

-the board is very stiff handflexing it; I was a little worried about the stiffness, but on the snow doesn't feel as stiff. It's manageable.

- it's not too aggressive, you don't have to manhandle. Actually I didn't find it to be aggressive.

- it's damp, stable and predictable, you find yourself cruising the slopes faster then you are used to, without additional efforts, or really pushing it (maybe also for the "relaxed" sidecut). Also at the end of a crowded resort day, with messy snow, it isn't too demanding. Again, it's manageable.

- it doesn't feel or ride bigger than its size: I'm on the 153, I'm 145lbs, I usually ride boards between 150 and 153.

- it has a very smooth turn initiation; the edge to edge transition is easy. It's not a boat anchor when you require it to be agile and weave in and out of things. I use Union Force, +21, +3, two clicks of forward lean in the back binding and one for the front one.

- this thing has a great edge hold! You can feel you are slicing the snow, specially with the edge part near the tail. You can feel the edge on the tail, near the back foot, that digs in and locks in to the snow. You can really rail a turn. But at the same time it's easy to release the tail and do a quick slash, to control the peace.

- it doesn't feel heavily tapered nor super setback.

- it has very good pop, popping off things and sidehits, or doing ollies. Also you can trust the tail, if you land heavily on it, it's supportive.

To me, it feels a very refined and fun board, an all mountain freeride deck, with really solid construction (the topsheet is really tough). I guess the Nitro guys know how to develop and produce a great board!

I'm definitely stoked! the hype is real 🙂 

Could be my daily driver

Which year did you get?

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18/02/2019 9:24 am  
Posted by: parker
Posted by: Vanni

OK, first day on the Squash 53 (Yes, I bought it too).

first few impressions:

-the board is very stiff handflexing it; I was a little worried about the stiffness, but on the snow doesn't feel as stiff. It's manageable.

- it's not too aggressive, you don't have to manhandle. Actually I didn't find it to be aggressive.

- it's damp, stable and predictable, you find yourself cruising the slopes faster then you are used to, without additional efforts, or really pushing it (maybe also for the "relaxed" sidecut). Also at the end of a crowded resort day, with messy snow, it isn't too demanding. Again, it's manageable.

- it doesn't feel or ride bigger than its size: I'm on the 153, I'm 145lbs, I usually ride boards between 150 and 153.

- it has a very smooth turn initiation; the edge to edge transition is easy. It's not a boat anchor when you require it to be agile and weave in and out of things. I use Union Force, +21, +3, two clicks of forward lean in the back binding and one for the front one.

- this thing has a great edge hold! You can feel you are slicing the snow, specially with the edge part near the tail. You can feel the edge on the tail, near the back foot, that digs in and locks in to the snow. You can really rail a turn. But at the same time it's easy to release the tail and do a quick slash, to control the peace.

- it doesn't feel heavily tapered nor super setback.

- it has very good pop, popping off things and sidehits, or doing ollies. Also you can trust the tail, if you land heavily on it, it's supportive.

To me, it feels a very refined and fun board, an all mountain freeride deck, with really solid construction (the topsheet is really tough). I guess the Nitro guys know how to develop and produce a great board!

I'm definitely stoked! the hype is real 🙂 

Could be my daily driver

Which year did you get?

Interested in this as well, as I have the first year's and the bolded parts are the complete opposite for me @ the same weight.

I also didn't find it to have good pop, but that could be because I couldn't center the boots and was standing more towards the heel edge (bindings didn't fit my new boots...).

Last thing is, the structure of the wood (or glass?) beneath actually shines through the topsheet of my Squash around the edges and overall finish quality was a lot worse than e.g. Yes boards. But I got it on sale late in the season, so maybe it just wasn't stored properly or something.


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18/02/2019 9:44 am  

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