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Salad Days Magazine | November 21, 2019

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Nitro introducing the new Santoku Snowboard

Nitro introducing the new Santoku Snowboard
Salad Days

The brand new Santoku snowboard is the ultimate utility knife, prepared for any condition or terrain you throw at it.

Built together with snowboarding ATV (All-Terrain Vehicle) Elias Elhardt to be the perfect snowboard to turn the entire mountain into a personal playground, with its All-Terrain Twin shape and elongated tip and tail allowing for more float in the pow and longer butters on the groomers. The combination of good ol´ fashion Trüe Camber and the new carbon reinforcement fiber Diamond V-Tips in the tip and tail, provides the pop and response you need for kicking out methods and flying down first decent at record speeds. When you´re on the groomers the Dual Degressive Sidecut and Whiplash Core Profile will allow you to carve it up like it’s your day job!

Quick interview with the snowboarder behind the Santoku – Elias Elhardt.

Santoku… what was the concept behind the board?
Elias: The idea behind the Santoku is, to combine the playfulness of a freestyle twin tip board with the performance of a top-notch freeride and carving board. So basically an all-round board for people that like a playful board for any terrain.

What about the concept of the Santoku graphic, how did that come about?
Elias: Like with the leaves and the feathers on the previous “Überspoon” designs, I was looking for beautiful natural patterns again, that we could take a picture from and use it for the graphic. I quite liked the idea of using pictures of fire as it’s this dynamic that resonates with snowboarding – an ever-changing element. We took long exposure pictures of a bonfire and my Friend Anderl composed them beautifully together to a board graphic.

What type of snowboarder would you recommend riding the Santoku?
Elias: Someone that likes the flexibility of playing around with any terrain that comes his way, whether that’s on a slushy day on the groomed slopes or in deep powder in January. Not too soft and not too stiff.

NITRO Snowboards AG
Bösch 104
Hünenberg 6331
Switzerland

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