What is neidecker snowboards?
Neidecker snowboards is a company that manufactures high-end snowboards and associated gear. They also produce skateboard decks and BMX bikes. Neidecker Snowboards was founded in 1990 by Mike Neidecker, who is famously known for his photo series called “Keep the Change”.
The company is based in Denver, Colorado and has been a major player in the snowboarding industry since its inception. In 2006 they introduced their first skateboard line which has sold over 10k boards to date. Their iconic ride is the “Ghostriders” snowboard which was designed as an homage to Mike’s father Roger who died on 9/11.
The Neidecker Snowboard has 3 key features: Carbon Express F-Lite Custom Wide Shape, Schmitt Tail Cut, and Rocker. -Carbon Express F-Lite Custom Wide Shape is a wood core with Carbon stringers for optimum performance-Schmitt Tail Cut means it will stay in contact with the snow during turns on hardpack or ice -Rocker helps to make turns more fluid by reducing the effort of steering. The bindings are Salomon STH2 (Marker Venture 12), which come free with this product.
The Neidecker Snowboard is designed for Intermediate/Advanced riders who want a board that will help them progress to an advanced level. It would also be beneficial for skiers or riders that want to transition to snowboarding. The top features are the Schmitt Tail Cut, broad nose, and Carbon Express F-Lite Custom Wide Shape. The deck is 7 ply Hard Canadian Maple with Carbon Flex stringers. The base is extruded from ABS plastic but has a top layer of fiberglass to protect it from dings and scratches.
Carbon Express F-Lite Custom Wide Shape: One of the most important features and also one of the least advertised. The board has a wood core with Carbon stringers for optimum performance. The wide shape allows for easier turns in hardpack or ice and it is ideal for riders who have a strong core and want to skid during their turns. The Neidecker Snowboard is built with Canadian Maple, imported as lumber from Canada, which comes at a premium price. Hard Canadian Maple board has been known to be superior in flex, durability, and weight. However, this means that it can be more susceptible to twisting off edges on harder snow conditions or ice terrain.
The Neidecker Snowboard is made with Canadian Maple, imported as lumber from Canada, which comes at a premium price. Hard Canadian Maple board has been known to be superior in flex, durability, and weight. However, this means that it can be more susceptible to twisting off edges on harder snow conditions or ice terrain.
Pros of the board:
Carbon Express F-Lite Custom Wide Shape: -The long nose and tail allow the rider to keep their contact points on the snow no matter what their style or riding ability. This equates to easier and more fluid turns. -The board is ideal for riders who want to use their core strength when they ride and want to go fast while still being able to carve turns on ice or hardpack. -The Carbon Flex F-Lite stringers give you the best of both worlds: You can go fast and hard when you are trying new tricks, but you can also hold your edge when you are gliding across ice or hardpack.
Cons of the board:
-The board is not as durable as other boards when you ride on man made snow or ice.
-It can be a little heavy so it makes it tough to do tricks that require quick movements.
-Shorter riders may feel uncomfortable because the nose and tail are so long.
-The price is a little high for younger riders who have less of a budget.
Schmitt Tail Cut: -The shortening of tail allows for more maneuverability and control.
– It combines well with a flexing core and is ideal for snowboarding. It helps to keep the board from twisting off edges on hardpack or ice, therefore making turns more fluid by reducing the effort of steering.
Cost of the board:
The Neidecker Snowboard is one of the more expensive products in this review. It is a high-end board and it costs around $600. If you are going to spend so much money on a board, you should at least check out the other reviews so that you can get the most bang for your buck!
Is it worth the cost?
The Neidecker Snowboard is a high quality board. This review only provides a brief overview of the board and does not address issues such as durability, price, or warranty. If you have the cash and want to spend it on something unique, this is the board for you!
What makes it so unique?
The Neidecker Snowboard is unique because it has a Canadian Maple wood core with Carbon stringers. It has a Schmitt Tail Cut and a Rocker design and is designed for riders who have the core strength to go fast and carve turns.