Mountainwatch | Gear Guide
In this review our snowboard expert Joe Stanco checks out the Nitro Fin Twin, a board Nitro describe as a “tapered fish snowboard designed to allow every type of snowboarder to go deeper into the woods, navigate the tightest of trees, and slash pow all over the mountain with style and ease.”
After riding the Fin Twin last week in Thredbo, Joey’s thoughts are similar, saying, “This is your pow board, a little carver and it’s fun. In slush/ pow in Thredbo last week it was perfect.
“The tapered shape allows you to start and finish your turn a little bit quicker, and allows the nose to always stay on top of the surface, so it really helps in the slush and the powder cause the tip is always up, you don’t have to fight it.”
Length – 149;
Stance Range: 50-62
Shape – Tapered Swallowtail
Camber – Cam-Out
Width – Mid-Wide
Flex – All Terrain
Sidecut – Progressive
Special Features – Sintered Speed Formula II Base, Bi-lite Laminates
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.