Nitro Slash Split
It floats just right, not too much and not too little. So riding at high speeds you feel secure. In variable terrain and hardpack it cruises through obstacles and even at high speeds can handle it with little vibration. It carves solidly on the slopes and is all in all a lot of fun. It can be ridden either weighting your front or back foot; however, with a little more weight on the back foot it has a big impact on the riding characteristics in powder. The tail is stable and gives you stability even on small drops despite its short length. Compared to the Escalator, the Nitro Slash requires less footwork and cannot quite keep up in carving performance. Nevertheless, it is right up there with the other powder-oriented boards. In terms of stiffness, it ranks between Arbor Bryan Iguchi, Amplid Milligram and Korua's Escalator. On the ascent, it works well. The stiffness is good, so it provides decent edge hold even in hard and icy conditions. The tour pivot is balanced so that the ski tips comes up and kick turns are very easy to accomplish. Both tracking and float are optimal.