Don't get swindled by the system.
The Nitro Swindle Snowboard answers the cries of rail rats who are tired of paying too much for snowboards they end up destroying anyway. Nitro left out the bells and whistles, and focused on the important stuff like a durable Powercore II core, and extra-beefy Railkiller edges designed to withstand even the most botched gap-to attempts. Add in a buttery flex and Zero-camber shape that locks into presses, blunts, and slides, and you end up with a serious street and park jibbing machine.
The Zero Camber profile is flat for a stable and forgiving feel that still retains much of the pop and edge hold you find in a cambered board. Biax fiberglass provides a buttery flex for getting loose on jibs, and beefy RailKiller edges are 20% thicker than standard edges so they can take a beating when you're throwing down in the streets. The lightweight Powercore II poplar core features inlaid beech strips for extra strength, and it's profiled so it's thinner between the bindings for maximum pressibility and thicker underfoot for durability. The new Scratch & Rip extruded base reveals a second color underneath as you start to wear away at the original graphic so that it changes appearance over time like a skate deck, and the topsheet was created by San Diego-based artist Moüse to look like one of his famous griptape designs.
- Flat profile
- Twin shape
- Biax fiberglass
- Radial sidecut
- Powercore II with Whiplash profiling
- RailKiller edges
- Scratch & Rip FH extruded base
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The 2014 Nitro Swindle Video Review
That park board you always wanted.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
The swindle is sick because it is a park board that is so versatile it hurts The Swindle is tight because it is still stiff enough to hit the jumps, but soft enough to press on rails. The whiplash core is a profiled core that is thinned out between the feet so you can press it, but still get the stability and pop on the nose and tail. Just look at Justin Bennee's Nollies.
Nitro Swindle Review!
The Swindle is the best!