Originally Posted by jojotherider
Anyone out there riding a Burton Nug? I'm toying with the idea of picking one up for an all mountain board. They have a directional version that goes up to 152cm. For some reason, the Nitro Team Gullwing that I've got for that purpose has been uninspiring the couple times I've ridden it this year. I think part of it is that I set the bindings back last year to deal with a heavy and deep pow day. I need to get the stance back to a more centered location and ride it again just to make sure that wasn't it.
A friend of mine has a nug 146 as his only board. Its the twin version though. He rides it in the pow and on the ice. He came from some burton board that was a 160. He's certainly enjoying his riding more and looks more fluid on it. By that, I mean he's going a bit bigger on jumps/drops and throws in the occasional 180 here and there. I've got my Capita Ultrafear 154 that I like for non-pow days and park days. I was thinking the directional Nug would be cool for the days i'm not riding my Gyrator and the days I'm not rolling through the park.
I demo'd a nug last year and really liked it. However, that was on a groomer/park day. I'm mostly curious if anyone has spent any time on one off of the groomers.
I debated getting this board after getting it recommended to me on multiple occasions from Jake at SnoCon Bellevue. He's told me stories of him on the backside in the powder with nothing but success on it. I personally opted for a Burton Parkitect for my all mountain, I didn't want a smaller board like that. I like the feel of an evenly sized board with my size. It also told me something because when I bought it, he insisted we HAD to switch setups for atleast a weekend so he could try mine out