Mountainwatch | Joe Stanco
Our snowboard expert Joe Stanco spent a week in Thredbo last month riding Nitro’s latest snowboards and in this review, Joey checks out the Cheap Thrills, a board Nitro describes as “the most versatile medium flexing park board on the mountain.”
After riding it in a mix of soft snow on piste and fresh snow off piste, Joey reckons the Cheap Thrills is fun playful, board, that held well at speed and in the slushy fresh snow. “This board replaced the Goodtimes in Nitro’s fleet,” said Joey. “It’s perfect for someone who wants to do a lot of park, does a lot of freestyle or riding switch.
“If you like soft boards and want something flexible, this is great – fun, smooth and easy to ride.”
Lengths: 148, 152, 155, 157
Dimensions: 293/252/293 (155cms)
Stance range: 48-60
Shape – Twin
Rocker – Flat-Out
Width – Standard, Wide
Flex – Urban
Sidecut – Radial
Special features -Powercore II, Whiplash Core Profile, Ureshred Sidewalls Bi-lite Laminates, Railkiller Edge, Premium Extruded FH 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.