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The tried and true Nitro Rook Snowboard keeps coming back year after year due to its reliable construction and easy-going nature that makes it fun to ride for any level of snowboarder. Take just one run on the Rook, and you'll be hooked.

The Zero Camber profile is flat for a stable and forgiving feel that still retains much of the pop and edge hold as a cambered board. Biax fiberglass provides a buttery flex for getting loose on jibs, while Diamond Band carbon stringers maintain response so it's still lively when you're laying down high-speed carves. 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. Beefy RailKiller edges are 20% thicker than standard edges so they can take a beating when you're throwing down in the streets.

  • Flat profile
  • Twin shape
  • Biax fiberglass with carbon stringers
  • Dual degressive sidecut
  • Powercore II with Whiplash profiling
  • RailKiller edges
  • Speed Formula HD base
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Board Obsession

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is most definitely one my favorite freestyle boards I have EVER owned! It was my first fully flat camber, and my first Nitro. Definitely put this one through the wringer, and it's still kickin. If you get this deck you won't be disappointed, and I'll tell you why!

Like I said, this was my first fully flat camber. On my first ever turn on this board, I was bummed. I leaned on my toes, the board didn't turn, and I fell over. The problem is that I was going from a rockered board that basically initializes turns for you, to the feel of the flat camber. It's a little harder to initiate turns due to the increased edge contact, but this comes with awesome benefits. You can ride a MUCH softer board (which this board is quite soft) and not wash out as easily on jumps due to the edges. This is so awesome because you can really flex out those presses, then go send it on a kicker!!!

The railkiller edges are THICK. They appear to be about twice as wide as normal edges! This board is built for being beat. It will hold up! All around, I love this deck. Go snag one, you'll have a great season.

All mountain freestyle destroyer

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

If you have bigger feet or just like a wider board underneath you and haven't been able to find that perfect park board to suit your needs, look no further. The Rook by Nitro Snowboards is a midwide all-mountain freestyle machine. This award winning board is perfect for every one from the jibber to the jumper and even the back country ripper. Featuring a Whiplash profile, the Rook is both flexible and snappy at the same time. Response is multiplied by Diamond bands running through the core and Ballistic impact panels under the inserts. Railkiller Edges allow you to slam this board all over the mountain without fear of cracking the edges. This board is perfect for anyone who wants a a high performance yet playful true twin with a midwide shape.

The Best All-Around Freestyle Snowboard

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have said this before and I will say it again, the Nitro Rook is my favorite all around freestyle snowboard. I have fun and feel comfortable riding the Rook in any terrain or condition, from the park, to the streets, to a 2 foot deep powder day at Snowbird, I know the Rook will be able to handle it all. The mid wide twin shape reduces my toe and heal drag, plus it gives me that extra surface area I am looking for when riding powder. The Railkiller Edge and Whiplash Core Profile allow me to press and gap to any park or street rail all day. I highly recommend this board to anyone looking for an all around freestyle board who likes to ride it all.

Is a midwide too much board for a 9 1/2...

Is a midwide too much board for a 9 1/2 shoe?

Best Answer

I'd say a mid wide would be perfect for you. 9 1/2 shoe or boot? Personally, I prefer a wide. My boot is size 11. I find that the extra width is way more stable at high-speeds, and is especially nice when landing switch on jumps. It's nice to have that piece of mind that your going to ride away straight and not catch. Hope this helps!