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Gear Review

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Solid Jib Deck

I've been doing this a lot in my reviews this year, but I know that many people are finding the comparison to other decks helpful so I'm going to continue with it.

Lib Skate Banana, Burton Hero, Ride Crush, Never Summer Evo... Are these boards that you are considering for the 2010 season? The Sub Zero is another board that you should add to your list if you're thinking about the boards above.

Last year Nitro's big Early Release board with the Sub Pop, the Sub Zero is the same exact deck just with a new name and graphic. Nitro uses their Gulwing Rocker tech which is similar to that of Never Summer with a slight difference.

The board rockers in the middle to the binding inserts, but the middle of the board is thinned out pretty aggressively making it probably the softest boards I have ever been on. But I tried as hard as I could and couldn't snap the board between the inserts.

When you get to the binding inserts the board has a normal camber so that you still have an effective edge that you can carve on and doesn't get washy when you're carving. Nitro has also brought back their dished base from the old T0 board circa 1999. Adding a slight dish to the base around the deck, combined with rocker virtually eliminates hangup that put you on your ass when sliding rails and boxes.

If you're more of an all around park rider I would suggest checking out the T1 and if you're a jibber but not into the Rocker fad, make sure to take a glance at the Nitro Swindle.

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you said for all around park ridding t1 and jibbing but not feeling rocker swindle, if im and all around park ridder but like a softer deck for pressing but rockers are too flimsy where does this deck fall