Mountainwatch | Joe Stanco
Now that summer is officially over and it’s a little over three months until the start of the 2021 season, we thought we’d start checking out some hardware to get you thinking about updating for the upcoming winter. We are starting out with a snowboard review of the 2021 Nitro Team which our snowboard expert Joe Stanco tested in a 157 length last winter in Thredbo. Joey likes it and reckons the Team is a good all-rounder for Australian conditions. It is available now in all good snowboard stores.
Here’s what Joey has to say:
“The Nitro Team comes in sizes for everyone starting at 149 and ending at 165W. In this video I rode the 157 which is a large board for me. The Nitro Team comes in True Camber and Gullwing Shape. If you want a board to progress and make you a better ride, choose camber.
Nitro Team is perfect board for someone who wants one board to ride the mountain and park. Team is directional twin, meaning the nose is 15mm longer than the tail. The Team will also give you enough flexibility and playfullness to rip through the park.”
Shape Directional Twin
Width Standard, Wide
Flex All Terrain
Sidecut Dual Degressive
Reflex Core Profile
Sintered Speed Formula HD Base
Known to some as “Snow Guru Joe”, Joe Stanco has a passion for snow, snowboarding and everything that goes with it. Joey is an expert boot fitter, amateur snowboarder and product tester with “a passion for helping others find the right gear.”
He founded Joey’s Myoko in Myoko Kogen, Japan, a service/demo centre and retail store for locals and travellers and during the Australian season he does his thing out of the ESS store Jindy.
When he’s not fitting boots and giving expert advice to customers Joey is on the mountain doing a bit of “R&D” on the latest snowboards. Whether you are into pow, park or shredding the groomed, Joey can recommend the right board for you. Hit it up on his Facebook link below if you have any questions or are looking for advice.