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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.
It looks like most brands have forgotten about guys like me that like to freeride more than they like to be in a park. If there's a couple inches of fresh you'll find me in the trees. I rode the Pantera last season after a buddy of mine got one. I loved it, it's incredibly fast edge to edge and rides like it knows what turn you're going to make next. The base is hard and fast, after demoing a Blacklight last season I understand you don't have to wax the FX base which is great for me. The flex is on the stiffer side like a good freeriding board should be. It held an edge at all speeds and felt confident without any chatter. I like that Nitro has a two year warranty and would choose this board over the Burton Super Model and Custom X any day.
I hated this board. Call me old-school and maybe I am but I don't like or understand reverse camber on this board. It made the board feel so out of control, I've been riding for a long time and had no confidence on this board. I think it's all hype. Give me something that works.
Rode my buddys 09 Fleetwood at the end of the season last year. He broke his and while it shouldn't have broken at least Ride replaced it. We're both big guys so the Fleetwood fit me but it felt dead, lethargic at best. No response, no pop. It felt like I was riding in quick sand not snow. They changed the sidewalls from 45 degrees to 90, maybe that had something to do with it but I hated this board.