Season: 2018/19
 
Category: Splitboards
 
Manufacturer: Nitro Snowboards
 
1 Comments

The 2018-19 version of the Doppelgänger Split has been upgraded this year. Shape and profile remain the same, but a lot has changed inside. The poplar wood core was replaced by a balsa version and the fiberglass lamination by a mixture of carbon and basalt fibers.

Nitro Doppelganger 18-19


Review 2018/19 

Board-Profile: Hybrid
Hybrid
Rider-Level:
AdvancedExpert

Length: 160cm  164cm  

Weight: 3.000g  3.160g  

Price (SRP) from: 629€
WP-Score:  
7.4

Included: Splitboard, Nitro Hooks und Clips

Riding Style / Field of use


Optimized for uphill and pow - das Doppelgänger Split
Freestyle, 60%
Allmountain, 70%
Powder, 90%
Speed, 80%

Test Results


Ascent: The Nitro Doppelgänger Split remains a versatile board with increased ascent performance due to reduced weight.
Downhill: Also on the downhill it shows its great versatility in powder as well as in demanding terrain under all conditions. The camber comes along prominently and the board wants to be actively ridden with some strength in your legs.

Snow conditions during the tests: from 20-30 cm powder to wind blowing to groomed slope.
Bindings during the tests: Plum and Spark
Boots: Deeluxe and Fitwell

The doppelgänger at the long-term test:
After two years of use, even with one or the other more ambitious alpinistic goal, you can already see that the board has lost a bit of pop. From the feeling the board has lost 10-20% of the stiffness compared to the first descent. This is mainly noticeable in hard downhill and uphill conditions. The downhill performance is otherwise still sensationally good!

Riding, 75%
Agility, %70
Edgegrip, %80
Uphill, 75%
Traversing, %80
Weight, %70
Features, 70%
Finishing, %80
Sustainability, %60

Description


The 2018-19 version of the Doppelgänger Split has been upgraded this year. Shape and profile remain the same, but a lot has changed inside. The poplar wood core was replaced by a balsa version and the fiberglass lamination by a mixture of carbon and basalt fibers. Thus the board has become approx. 200 g lighter compared to the previous model. Nitros Hike Pods technology supports you with effective edge grip in the ascent. It helps a little at sketchy places where you need a little more edge grip. The system is most similar to Arbors Grip Tech. The edge is flattened in the middle of the board and does not follow the sidecut radius. The board has lots of camber and together with the Directional Mid-Wide Shape it gives you the necessary precision and energy for your ride through any terrain. Another positive aspect is the discreet screw connection of the Nitro Aluminium Hooks. Just like the Jones boards with Boltless Bridge there are no screws on the underside of the board.

 

Nitro Doppelgänger Tech

The Doppelgänger in action:

Video Presentation von Nitro:

Details


 

  • Koroyd Core: The ultra light balsa wood core reduces the weight of the board for a solid run with lots of pop and control.
  • Sintered Speed Formula HD Base: Absolute precision - High degree of hardness - Long service life - Maximum speed
  • Progressive Sidecut: Enables easy and fast curve initiation with enough energy for the next trick
  • Hike Pods: Increased edge hold and support during ascent
  • Tip and Tail Locks: Extremely durable plastic and stainless steel parts. Removable for board service. Provides a secure connection when riding.
  • T7075 Aluminium Hooks: Durable, reliable and trustworthy
  • Shape: Directional Splitboard
  • Flex: All Terrain
  • Preload: Cam-Out Camber
  • Width : Mid-Wide

 



 Comments

  • Avatar
    Matthias.diekha...
    28. January 2021 - 15:33

    Servus,

    ich bin vorgestern mit meinem 18/19er Nitro Doppelganger in Südtirol unterwegs gewesen. Bei den Massen an Neuschnee ist mir doch einiges aufgefallen und ich überlege mir jetzt ein steiferes Brett zu kaufen:

    - Beim Spuren kommt die Nose gut raus, aber wenn ich zurück blicke, dann ist meine Spur eher wellenförmig, ich sinke also im Mittelteil extrem tief ein, wobei der Rest des Boards eher oben bleibt.
    - weiche enge Spur auf der Piste: auch da bin ich immer wieder im Mittelteil eingebrochen, was natürlich den Aufstieg deutlich schwieriger macht. Mit Aufstiegshilfe sogar noch stärker, als ohne.

    Mein Setup ist wie gesagt das Doppelganger aus 18/19 in 160 mit den Spark R/D Bindungen und Fittwell Backcountry Boots. Ich wiege ca. 84kg und hatte ca. 10kg Klamotten und Lawinenrucksack dabei. Die Bedingungen waren ziemlich extrem, bis zu 80cm frischer Neuschnee auf der Piste und im Wald (Abfahrt war fast nicht möglich).

    Das Board fand ich bisher gut. Dreht ordentlich schnell und lässt sich gut surfen. Ich habe aber auch noch nicht viele probiert. Jetzt wollt ich mal hier in die Runde stellen, was ihr von den Erfahrungen haltet? Hat noch jemand ähnliche Erfahrungen mit weichen Boards, bzw. dem Doppelganger gemacht? Könnt ihr steifere Boards empfehlen (Mendiboard Backcountry z.B.). Ist eventuell ein Camber Board doch besser als eines mit Hybrid Rocker/Camber?

    viele Grüße,
    Matthias