Season: 2021/22
 
Category: Splitboards
 
Manufacturer: Nitro Snowboards
 

The Squash Splitboard from Nitro is now also available in a variety of sizes. We have tested the Womens version with a length of 148 cm. The board is tuned quite soft and requires relatively little force in use.

 

Nitro Squash Split 21-22


for girls & ladies  Review 2021/22 

Board-Profile: Camber
Camber
Rider-Level:
BeginnerAdvanced

Length: 148cm  152cm  159cm  163cm  

Weight: 2.800g  0g  3.390g  0g  

Price (SRP) from: 599€
WP-Score:  
6.3

Included: Splitboard, Nitro Hooks & Clips

Riding Style / Field of use


The Ladies Nitro Squash Splitboard is powder-oriented and yet strong on the slopes and in the ascent.
Freestyle, 50%
Allmountain, 70%
Powder, 90%
Speed, 70%

Test Results


Ascent
So: All those who may have been concerned about the ascent performance of a board that has an extremely short tail, which is also a swallow tail and clearly deviates from the standard board, we can reassure you the board performs the same as a classic shape. It is pleasantly light and well balanced. Despite the extreme nose/tail ratio, the kick turns feel almost weightless in moderately steep terrain, and are smooth in steeper terrain. Kick turns go easy as pie and the edge hold is good, but not outstanding. In icy/harsh traverses, of course, some effort is required (as is often the case).

Downhill
Here one should perhaps first mention: a fishtail is not everyones cup of tea in all conditions. While it rides light and maneuverable, especially of course in powder, you notice the lack of pop in the (almost missing) tail. If you're into punchy turns and like to actively ride over the back foot, you'll have to adjust a bit. The rather softly tuned Squash basically works in all conditions, but of course offers the most fun in powder or even spring snow. We were also able to test it on the groomers in terms of its carving qualities: it rides pleasantly, almost like a solid board, and also feels relatively light in terms of weight. However, at higher speed or too much pressure on the rear edge area, the tail tends to break loose; it is recommended to ride this board more over the front foot and possibly in a more freeride-oriented stance (no negative angle of the rear binding), then you can see the benefits of the short fishtail.

Description / Bottom Line:
Despite its special shape, the Nitro Squash is a well-tuned, agile and easy-to-handle board. What we also noticed was a helpful detail: the markings around the binding areas on the board for adjusting the stance.
Although the Squash is certainly capable of accompanying its rider through all snow and terrain conditions, we see it rather as a second board or supplement in your quiver. However, for all ladies who would like to try a fishtail that can easily handle the uphill and have fun in good conditions or even on the groomers, the Squash is highly recommended.

Riding, 70%
Agility, %80
Edgegrip, %70
Uphill, 70%
Traversing, %70
Weight, %70
Features, 65%
Finishing, %70
Sustainability, %60

Description


The Squash Splitboard from Nitro is now also available in a variety of sizes. We have tested the Womens version with a length of 148 cm. The board is tuned quite soft and requires relatively little force in use.

 

Camber Profil

Flex Test

Video Presentation

Details


  • POWER PODS: Extended board width under the bindings, for extra edge grip and faster edge change. The extra width under the bindings reduces hangups from toe and heel while providing extra control and natural board feel.
  • Holzkern: Poplar
  • Breite: Mid Wide
  • Base: Sintered Base