SHAPE

Hear It From The Team That Designed It!

SHAPE

Hear It From The Team That Designed It!

It’s not hard to make a good looking snowboard, what is hard is making a snowboard that rides well. There are hundreds of boards out there, but only a handful really stand out. To create the best snowboards , you need a knowledge of shaping and material engineering that you can only get through experience. With over 100 years of experience in winter sports product development, we’ve come to the conclusion that the eye and knowledge of a shaper will always outweigh that of a CAD designer. There’s nothing we enjoy more than the hours of riding, conceptualizing, sharing and testing that we put into each and every model in our line.

OUTLINE

The outline of a snowboard defines its very heart and soul. Even the smallest variation in nose shape, radius and tail profile can have the most dramatic effect on performance. With over 30 years of snowboard manufacturing under our belts, here at Nidecker we believe the secret to creating high performance snowboards is to ensure we get these key elements exactly right, in every board we build.

NOSE SHAPES

As the first contact point with the snow, a board’s nose is the starting point in determining its character traits and end performance. Get it right and it’s the gateway to the very essence of snowboarding.

ALL ROUND

Easy and smooth to ride, this classic snowboard shape has stood the test of time. With a pure and simple transition, we use it in all of our entry-level boards.

DIAMOND POW

This is a freeride-specific shape specially created for the Mellow, our freeride board that gives you that surfing feeling, we’ve extended the transition from the contact points into the nose to reduce the overall size of the board and give it extra float.

CURVY BLUNT

This ultra-wide nose allows us to shift forward the contact point for extended running length. The high performance adds more floatability for a performance shortboard feel.

DIAMOND

The agility of a pointy nose with the extra float created by a wider base. This nimble nose cuts through slush, pow and groomers with the same precision.

TAIL SHAPES

You could be forgiven for thinking that the tail of your board isn’t really that important. But think again. The tail is a vital part of snowboard design. It’s what helps you finish your turn and initiate the next one, but it can also be your nose when you’re riding switch. No matter what type of board you ride it’s always going to be an essential part of its make up.

ALL ROUND

Pretty much the same as the All-Round nose shape. With a pure and simple transition it delivers an easy and smooth ride. Predictable and playful in turns, it acts as a second nose for riding switch.

FISH

This is the defining feature of our Mellow, the most surfing-oriented snowboard in the line. Specially designed to sink the tail, it lets us drastically reduce the length of the board.

BLUNT

This innovative shape creates an extra responsive board and allows us to reduce the overall length. Perfect for riders who want the ultimate in carving performance.

DIAMOND

This evolution of the all-round tail is more compact with a longer transition for increased lift, allowing you to ride switch without compromising the board's responsiveness.

TAIL SHAPES

You could be forgiven for thinking that the tail of your board isn’t really that important. But think again. The tail is a vital part of snowboard design. It’s what helps you finish your turn and initiate the next one, but it can also be your nose when you’re riding switch. No matter what type of board you ride it’s always going to be an essential part of its make up.

ALL ROUND

Pretty much the same as the All-Round nose shape. With a pure and simple transition it delivers an easy and smooth ride. Predictable and playful in turns, it acts as a second nose for riding switch.

FISH

This is the defining feature of our surfing-oriented snowboards. Since it’s specially designed to sink the tail in deep snow, we're able to drastically reduce the overall length of the board. The reduced drag results in a far smoother overall ride.

BLUNT

Super wide at its extremities, this tail design provides maximum stability for huge pops and tail-heavy landings. It gives more room for contact length, meaning increased performance and maximum control.

DIAMOND

This evolution of the all-round tail is more compact with a longer transition for increased lift, allowing you to ride switch without compromising the board's responsiveness.

SIDECUT SHAPES

The radius is similar to the steering wheel of your car. A smaller radius will naturally make the board turn shorter, and vice versa. One of our secrets is adjusting the radius next to the contact edges: to make turning extra easy, which is why we match the appropriate sidecut to each board model and rider’s specifications (weight / shoe size).

Radius 5 SERIES

This 5+ meter radius is the one we use for our kids boards. It allows for quick turns to help young riders progress with confidence, and to ensure they have fun and learn the correct technique from day one.

Radius 6 SERIES

The short 6+ meter radius is the one we use for smaller and lighter snowboarders. It's perfect for riders who prefer finesse to power, and want a board that delivers responsive, reassuring turns.

Radius 7 SERIES

From beginner to advanced level, this 7+ meter radius has proved to be the most suitable sidecut for riding with control and precision on any terrain.

Radius 8 SERIES

This medium 8+ meter radius is used on longer sized or carving machines. You'll find your turns track dependably with minimal effort.

Radius 9 SERIES

This 9+ meter radius suits aggressive carving machines and creates a very stable board for laid-out, high g-force turns or straightlining. When combined with a stiff flexing board, get ready for a real adrenaline rush.

SETBACK

The setback is the distance between the center of a board’s running edge and the center of the inserts. Our boards have a setback of 0mm to 60mm depending on the design and intended terrain. Setback increases nose flotation, manoeuvrability and tail control.

TAPER

Narrower in the tail than the nose, a taper shape is intended for freeriding and freecarving. In powder, the design allows the tail to sink in, giving more lift and allowing a board to be ridden while leaning forward due to the larger surface area under the front foot. It delivers a surf-style feeling in powder and more fluid transitions from edge to edge everywhere else.

SHAPES and PROFILE

EXPLAINED BY THE DESIGN TEAM

SHAPES & PROFILE

EXPLAINED BY THE DESIGN TEAM

The profile is a board’s shape as viewed from the side and depends on the style of riding for which a board has been built. Equally important, especially for flex and rebound, is the profile of the wood core. It’s the determining factor in a board’s overall flex characteristics and performance. Our years of experience have helped us fine-tune this process to perfection.

FREERIDE CAMROCK

Freeride CamRock gives you everything you need to handle big backcountry lines. A longer rocker in the nose, camber under the feet and a reduced rocker in the tail makes for a maneuverable, confidence inspiring board with lots of float to really push the limits of freeriding.

SURFY CAMROCK

Surfy CamRock delivers that special feeling of surfing on snow sought after by a new generation of freeriders. With a long rocker in the nose for optimal float and regular camber through the midsection and tail, it has all the reactivity you need to ride with lots of setback and a very short fish tail.

STANDARD CAMROCK

CamRock represents the best rocker/camber combination in snowboarding today, and has taken our entire board line to the next level. This tried and true camber is perfect for riders who want to enjoy all aspects of snowboarding. With camber between the bindings and rocker evenly distributed in the nose and tail, this is the all-mountain, all-conditions profile that will leave you stoked and smiling from ear to ear. Standard CamRock is the best hybrid rocker/camber profile on the market today and the profile of choice for most riders.

FREESTYLE CAMROCK

Freestyle CamRock is a three-phase camber construction. It's flat between the bindings, with more rocker in the nose and tail. This result is board that grips like crampons on ice, floats like a dream in powder and makes sticking tricks a walk in the park.

POSITIVE CAMBER

Positive Camber is the bedrock for performance snowboards, its extra grip and powerful response have made it the default choice for riders looking for optimum carving performance. The secret to our advanced camber is the addition of 8 to 10 cm flat transitions at the contact points, delivering the ultimate in precision, edge hold and stability.

Construction

EXPLAINED BY THE DESIGN TEAM

Construction

EXPLAINED BY THE DESIGN TEAM

N-TECH 2.0

Is a major evolution of our already futuristic N-TECH construction process. The main feature is a 3D cap that increases the effect of the 3D torsion construction between the feet and when combined with our Freeflex 3.0 technology in the nose and tail also produces state-of-the-art flex and stress distribution patterns that are unique in snowboard manufacturing.

PREMIUM SANDWICH

This next level construction steps up the power and response of our standard sandwich manufacturing. Adding advanced materials like Carbon and Kevlar® gives the board more pop and improved shock absorption.

CLASSIC SANDWICH

Our standard construction is the top of the line for most other brands. Our well proven, high quality materials allow us to produce great performing boards that don’t break the bank.

NIDACTIVE CONSTRUCTION

This brand new type of construction inspired by surf boards is a completely unique approach to snowboarding. The rounded top of the wood core and the consistent sidewall height are shaped in the same way as surfboard rails, enabling a maximum amount of pressure to be applied to the edges. It creates this special feeling that makes us like no other... Try it and see for yoursel.

NIDACTIVE APX CONSTRUCTION

This new construction put our experience and expertise to the test during research and development as well as production. The precision required to assemble the different material layers is measured in tenths of millimeters. We use a cap construction for the nose and tail, while the riding section features a 2mm sidewall with a machine-rounded core to obtain optimum fluid flow properties and power transfer to the rails. This innovative, cutting-edge construction represents the logical evolution of the existing NIDACTIVE Construction we use to build the boards in our Snow.Surf quiver.

Topsheet

CARBONID

Carbonid is a full carbon top layer developed especially for our dynamic, top of the range Ultralight, BladePlus and  models. Mixed with the multi-strand glass layers, this explosive combination delivers the ultimate in power and reactivity.

ABSORBNID

Absorbnid is an innovative top layer designed to absorb unwanted vibrations. This allows us to develop responsive, dynamic boards that still give you a smooth and fatigue free ride.

ASH WOOD VENEER

This ash wood veneer top layer delivers added responsiveness and is the most natural way to find the best balance between absorption and pop.

INSERTS

4/2-6 +1 INSERTS

With 6 rows of inserts every 2 cm, this insert combination allows you to adjust your stance to the optimum position, and works with all bindings on the market. Our reference stance is the second narrowest position possible. Use the extra tailward insert option for the very deepest days.

4/2-6 INSERTS

With 6 rows of inserts every 2 cm, this insert combination allows you to adjust your stance to the optimum position, and works with all bindings on the market. Our reference stance is the second narrowest position possible.

4/2-5 INSERTS

With 5 rows of inserts every 2 cm, this combination is the industry standard and works with all bindings on the market. Our reference stance is the middle position.

4/4-4 INSERTS

With 4 rows of inserts every 4 cm, this basic insert pattern offers a large possibility of stance options, and is the first step in finding your optimum stance when you start snowboarding. Our reference stance is the middle position.

4/4-3 INSERTS

With 3 rows of inserts every 4 cm, this very basic insert pattern offers less possibilities, making it easier for younger riders to choose which stance feels best. We only offer it on our models for kids. Our reference stance is the middle position.

Standar split pack

Ride-mode binding inserts work with all splitboard bindings on the market today. Ascent mode inserts balanced perfectly for effortless kick-turns.

FIBERS GLASS

TRIAX PLUS

The result of extensive testing with our riders and engineers, our Triax laminate is oriented at 45° to the board, and contains different glass densities. This provides consistent torsional flex, better pop, and more reactivity on every turn.

BIAX PLUS

Biax Plus retains the properties of our tried and tested 90° biaxial fiberglass weave but we use more glass to enhance power transfer. It’s is is uncompromising in it’s response and energy return, and loved and coveted by riders searching for a good blend of stiff & damp wherever they rip.

BIAX STRANDARD

Our standard 90° biaxial fiberglass is designed to offer a forgiving ride and predictable torsional flex. It’s bombproof, reliable and perfect for all types of terrain and riders.

WOODCORE

LIGHT CORE

Our lightest core – featuring three different wood types. The Light Core is a perfect combination of paulownia for lightness, poplar for pop and responsiveness, and hardwood beech stringers along the edges to increase core durability, pop and protection from edge impacts.

MASTER CORE

The Master Core construction is a product of our long history of experimentation in materials and woodcraft. It’s the perfect harmony of different wood densities and varieties (poplar, beech, spruce, and paulownia), resulting in a superior weight-to-performance-to power ratio, and an ultra-strong, extra-responsive, lightweight core.

FULLWOOD CORE

This is our standard poplar core, with beech reinforcements. The beech in the nose and tail adds pop, stiffness and torsion. If you like a consistent ride with lots of life, this is the core for you.

ADDED FIBERS

VIBRAK

Two strips of Kevlar® and carbon reduce the vibrations and chatter under your feet, resulting in a very comfortable ride and giving you the confidence to go bigger and faster, no matter what the mountain throws at you.

POP CARBON PLUS

Pop Carbon Plus means we use a double amount of Pop Carbon, placed on both sides of the core and running tip to tail, which creates twice the amount of pop and liveliness.

POP CARBON

Strategic placement of carbon fiber from the tail to the rear inserts, and from the nose to the front inserts, resulting in a more reactive board, with increased pop and stiffness. It’s vibration dampening qualities make it ideal for more aggressive riding in all conditions.

BASE

N-9000 BASE

Produced with carbon nanoparticles, the N-9000 has a very dense molecular structure, which makes it our fastest, most durable base material.

N-7000 BASE

Developed exclusively for Nidecker, the N-7000 is an extremely tough, sintruded base with added carbon nanoparticles that provide exceptional glide.

N-5000 BASE

The N-5000 is our universal base. It’s designed to absorb wax to retain it longer. Exceptionally durable, this base will take you anywhere.

EXCLUSIVE FEATURES

3DN-CONCEPT

Our 3D N-Concept takes snowboard construction to the next level. A unique core outline between the inserts allows the board to flex differently under each foot, delivering the ultimate feeling of control and a three dimensional riding experience you won’t find anywhere else.

FREEFLEX 3.0

By reducing the wood and fiberglass in the nose and tail, but reinforcing them with lighter, stronger materials, our unique Freeflex 3.0 technology allows us to significantly decrease board weight, while simultaneously increasing strength, durability and pop. It also dampens vibrations and provides an extraordinarily light feel when transitioning between turns.

SIDEKICK

SideKick lifts your edges at the widest points of the nose and tail resulting in increased float in powder, smoother riding in rough terrain and effortless turn initiation.