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Nug = Beyond Good

So, I just got a Nug and had a chance to take it through some paces. In a word, this thing is beyond crazy. Before I talk about the Nug though, I need to point out that Dogfunk needs to correct the info about the board. It's not a one color board as the 142 is a green top, the 146 a blue top, and the 150 is an amber colored top. Now about the Nug: I am an intermediate rider and have only ridden camber boards before the Nug. Conditions I have been in with the Nug are icy hardpack, 6in. of powder, and groomers with some chop. This thing has as much edge hold as my old 147cm board and I'm riding the 142cm. The most amazing thing is that I hit some spots when I was getting used to riding the Nug where I thought, "Ah $hit, I just caught an edge." I was expecting to face plant and break my @$$, but instead the Nug just twitched a little bit and rode out strong. This thing has awesome float in powder, crazy edge hold, and it is just as fun as it can be. As a shorter rider I have a hard time finding some really high end boards that are in my size. Most boards I have been looking at rarely come in sizes below a 150cm and that is about my max length to ride comfortably. The Nug, however is legit and drops some all mountain domination into the hands of shorter riders. I hope it's here to stay. Seriously though, the ad was right; one hit and I was hooked! Thanks to Mark E. from Dogfunk for being an awesome chat rep and getting this board to me asap! Oh yea, this board has a wicked fast sintered base so expect to bomb runs on it while staying upright, stable, and smiling the whole time.

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Oh crap. That disclaimer about the colors kind of sucks. I bought specific bindings to match the blue and now I'll get the orange?! Uh oh! Oh well. Orange and purple doesn't look THAT bad does it?!

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Check out the board colors at the Burton website here:

http://www.burton.com/mens-boards-the-nug-snowboard/245750,default,pd.html?start=27&cgid=mens-boards

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orange and PURPLE wicked awesome sweet cool thats so gnarly

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Just received my Nug. It is infact Orange for the 150 board!

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I've the got 142 Nug with 09 Burton Triads. LOVE IT!

Pros:
-turns quick, excellent in the trees
-fairly good on jumps
-very stable considering it's size
-easy to press, butter, 180s, 360s, etc

Cons:
-first 3 runs I was mentally getting f*cked thinkin how short this board was
-edge hold isn't as good as I like, compared to gnu park pickle
-kinda slow edge to edge