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The board makes for spectacular freeriding, but there seem to be durability issues with this snowboard for this year.
The sidewall is made of this clear material that seems to crack under a combination of cold weather and high stress. After this, the board will start to delaminate in this area. Another issue is that the diecut base may tear off, for seemingly no reason.
Nitro honored their warranty.
I haven't been on this deck yet because it's June and there's no snow for thousands of miles from me. But I can still tell you a few things: 1. It is surprisingly light. The 157cm is much lighter than a 155cm Ride DH or a 155cm Arbor Wasteland. A lot of companies claim a have a thinned tip and tail, but Nitro takes it a step further: there's little in the way of material at the very tip and tail and it's very soft at the ends. The board itself seems to be mid-stiff, but I've yet to ride it and break it in. Will review again when winter comes.
what is the difference between the blacklight...
what is the difference between the blacklight and the nitro team board?
just about everything different cut, different base, different core, different art. They are both a snowboard however....
The Nitro Team is a freestyle-oriented all-mountain deck that will do just about anything: rails, jumps, jibs, cruising, etc. The Nitro Blacklight is also an all-mountain freestyle deck, but it's not a board that you'd want to spend a day on rails with. It's more aggressive; it wants to go faster, rip deep lines, and air off that cornice.
Blacklight is wicked fun
I've tried out a bataleon jam and a travis rice BTX, and I think this one's my favorite. The flex is probably a true 7/10: it's fun to do butters and wheelies, but it has enough power in the tail to cut through choppy crud and won't get pushed around in soft snow.
It's stable at speed, which I was a little worried about- it looks like it has a pretty short effective edge so I was afraid that it might not really be able to lay a carve -not a problem.
The mellow sidecut in the nose makes it easy to land switch, but it also means that it's pretty slow to turn going backwards.
Oh I'm 5'10 185, and if I had to buy one board it would be the 160, but Since I got a bro deal, I snagged a 57 for playing around and a 63 for the snow days ;)
Anybody looking for the supra team, here it is for the 08-09 season.....but Nitro has made it better and called it something better....introducing the Blacklight....same overall shape as the supra team but has an awesome new base....its called the fx base....this base doesn't require any attention....you don't have to wax it....and its a lot faster than the old supra team base.....this board does it all at a very fast aggressive level....finally a board that gets on it when you decide you want to go.....
The blacklight is a very good all terrain board. This deck replaces the suprateam. It's softer and little bit more wide.If you know the shadow and the suprateam, it's a very shake up. Very good polyvalent board for good riders.
Best all mtn freestyle board
This was by far my most favorite all mtn freestyle boards I demoed last season. The Blacklight is an updated Suprateam and it's better in every way. Softer, with more POP a better FX Base and a mid wide so it's perfect for size 10 boots like I have. I rode this board in CO when there was 8inches of fresh and it plowed through everything. Hit the park on after the trees and it held it's own on big jumps and even on a couple rails. I can't say enough good things about this board. If you're looking at Burton, Rome, Ride or K2 give a good look at the Nitro Blacklight.
This board is the perfect deck. I love it and just picked up the 160. I'm a big guy that likes to ride the entire mountain. I'm 6'2, 220lbs and have a size 11 boot and the 160 rode like a dream. The board floats nicely with the mid wide waist of 25.6 and it had amazing pop. Give this board a look if you want something that can do it all.