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13/02/2020 11:18 am  
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boards arrived today... first impressions they feel soft hand flexing. I was hoping they would feel more like a 5 not a 7 and I'm much bigger than the suggested rider weight its gonna feel like a 4 under foot prob. I'm not sure if I will even ride them.

How does the Aloha Vibes feel compared to the Kill Switch?  Is there much difference betweent the two handflexing them?

I can picture the AV feeling stiffer torsionally given the fat waist, but it would still be a bummer if it's a noodle longitudinally.


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13/02/2020 12:24 pm  

Both feel soft. Torsionally they don't feel that much better. Nitro Fusion is rated as a 7/10 its fuckin stiff. I might try the kill switch I just know im not a big fan of soft boards such a bummer. Snowboards need a universal system for stiffness its always all over the place.


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13/02/2020 2:15 pm  
Posted by: @parker

Both feel soft. Torsionally they don't feel that much better. Nitro Fusion is rated as a 7/10 its fuckin stiff. I might try the kill switch I just know im not a big fan of soft boards such a bummer. Snowboards need a universal system for stiffness its always all over the place.

Yea. 2017 Rome Blur was rated 8/10... it was MUCH less stiff than my Burton Malolo from like 2009 which was a 7/10. The United Shapes Cadet is "medium" flex but I'd call it significantly stiffer than the Blur. And then there was a circa 2014 Capita BSOD that was rated 6.5/10 was legit felt more like a 4... possibly the softest snowboard I've ever strapped into.


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13/02/2020 11:15 pm  

Nitro rates most of their boards a 7. If the 1st year Fusion was a 7, I guess the Santoku would maybe be a 4, but definitely not a 7. Or the regular Team or many others...


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14/02/2020 4:58 am  

18/19 UNW8 feels crazy stiff. Keep thinking with time it will soften at least a little but it’s not letting up. Stiffest board on my rack, no doubt.


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14/02/2020 6:21 am  
Posted by: @elektropow

Nitro rates most of their boards a 7. If the 1st year Fusion was a 7, I guess the Santoku would maybe be a 4, but definitely not a 7. Or the regular Team or many others...

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14/02/2020 6:47 am  

Nitro Cannon 173 is a 7/10 on paper but a wet noodle in reality. 


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14/02/2020 9:34 am  

haha. yeah the only accurate nitros have been og squash, banker and fusion those are all stiff. 


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14/02/2020 9:42 am  
Posted by: @parker

haha. yeah the only accurate nitros have been og squash, banker and fusion those are all stiff. 

Yeah but even those I would probably rate 8-9 for myself and for nitro to have a bit more accurate of a spectrum. The graph they used to separate board models was actually pretty accurate always.


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14/02/2020 1:30 pm  

The Nitro Pantera SC 163 that I owned was definitely accurately rated.  It was by far the stiffest board I've ever owned and made moderately stiff boards like the Custom X seem midflex in comparison.  I can't imagine anything short of a dedicated race or BX board could be stiffer.


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14/02/2020 1:50 pm  

@yuns I'd like to try a Pantera. One of the few 'old-school' late 90s/early 2000s style long stiff directional boards left. 

 


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17/02/2020 12:22 pm  

Review kill switch is dope. Haha handles pow well and chunder. Not as soft as I thought it would be. I'm a fan. It also could be because I'm at Jackson and it's my 1st day of the season so my stoke is really high. It's been a while since I've ridden the squash but it reminds me of it.


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