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Nitro

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The NITRO comes from  a design driven by the need of competitive surfers to operate with a wide manoeuvre repertoire. Sunova Team Riders claimed that they were “totally blowing up on this board” so we named it the Nitro.

Generous curve through the middle of the plan-shape and a low rail designed for release. This combination gives the Nitro the ability to generate speed from the moment you stand up.

The Nitro has the wide point pulled back, and a long nose entry so you can react spontaneously to split-second situations. That's almost like #thoughtcontroll.

The NITRO, when all you wanna do is Blow Up!

THE NITRO HISTORY

The NITRO has #thoughtcontroll

Basically one of the most lively boards ever. It's been one of Bert's favorite shapes for a long time now. We have recently updated it a bit and Bert has achieved the same power with a slightly shorter board. 

This board has will surprise you with how easy and powerful it re-acts to your moves. It's almost like as if it has #thoughtcontroll built in...

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About the board

General goal | theme of the board

A high performance board, for quality waves...

Wave type ||| size it's working best

Good quality steeper waves ...  ||| From just under waist high up to double over head.

Maneuvers it does best

Vertical re-entries, tight snaps in the pocket…

Skill level it's best for

Advanced to Pro..

Paddle power

Average

What you thought of when you designed it?

This model is based on the original Pro a model that dates back to the early 90s , when I lived in West Oz the Pro was the go to all round performance board, after migrating to the Gold coast I found the waves just didn’t have the same power so I took a Pro and added a fraction more width to the same outline and rocker, this worked really well on the East Coast, one team rider claimed he was totally blowing up on this board, so we named it the Nitro in 2005, since then it has become a staple go to high performance board…

What is possibly compromises on then?

It’s an extremely sensitive board so it needs a good surfer with plenty of movement, wants to be pumped and kept moving the whole time, not for the flowing retro style master, likes a bit more punch, but not quite West Oz or Hawaii punch…

Shape details summary |
Design info

Outline

Standard clean short board arc, subtle hip flyer rounded pin…

A look at the overall plan shape and you see an outline that has a relatively tight arc nose to tail, plus the added flyer round pin,  so from either the first pump or the first bottom turn the board has great sensitivity and initiates turns instantly, has a very free easy pump action and goes top to bottom effortlessly, the hip flyer, adds an instant response as your weight transitions onto the back foot, so bottom turns can be squared off really tight allowing a more vertical approach to the lip with a super tight hook under the lip, the round pin allows it to be surfed tight while still keeping the rail engaged, meaning tight on rail power surfing..

Rails

Low volume, tucked bottom edge …

A lower volume rail offers good sensitivity as you initiate a turn, the Nitro has quite a full round bottom rail, extra tuck at the front fins, combined with the apex running closer to the deck, this combo offers nice hold on the face into a late sucky drop, tight snap in the pocket or high speed attack, the tucked edge in the tail has great control while drifting slideways and backwards, being less prone to catching a rail and the board flipping underneath you..

Rocker

Full performance rocker…

With this amount of rocker, the board stays nice and loose, super sensitive and fits into tight pockets, allowing you to attack sections at speed..

Bottom

Single concave..

The concave helps the inside rail engage earlier, initiating turns faster, while also directing water off the outside rail in a downward direction, applying Newtons 3rd law of physics, sensitivity plus when combined with all the other features also adding sensitivity..

Deck

Standard

Deck is a fairly standard roll, due to the low volume rail, this offers a slightly faster reaction time into turns...

Fins

Thruster

For top to bottom surfing the thruster will always be the better option..

Final Statement

A good high performance board that you can rip the bags out of, as close to thought control as you will find..

Data Table

Summary of the shape
LENGTH
NOSE WIDTH
WIDTH
TAIL WIDTH
THICKNESS
VOLUME
WEIGHT (KG)
5'8"
11 5/8"
17 5/8"
13 5/8"
2 3/16"
21.5
2.3
5'9"
11 11/16"
17 7/8"
13 3/4"
2 3/16"
22.5
2.4
5'10"
11 3/4"
18 1/8"
13 13/16"
2 1/4"
23.5
2.5
5'11"
11 13/16"
18 3/8"
13 15/16"
2 1/4"
24.5
2.6
6'0"
11 7/8"
18 5/8"
14"
2 5/16"
25.5
2.7
6'1"
12"
18 7/8"
14 1/8"
2 5/16"
26.6
2.8
6'2"
12"
19 3/16"
14 1/4"
2 3/8"
27.7
2.9
6'3"
12 1/16"
19 7/16"
14 5/16"
2 3/8"
28.9
3.0
6'4"
12 1/8"
19 11/16"
14 7/16"
2 7/16"
30
3.1
6'5"
12 3/16"
19 15/16"
14 1/2"
2 7/16"
31.2
3.2
6'6"
12 1/4"
20 3/16"
14 5/8"
2 1/2"
32.5
3.3
6'8"
12 3/8"
20 11/16"
14 13/16"
2 9/16"
35
3.4
6'10"
12 7/16"
21 1/4"
15"
2 5/8"
37.7
3.5
LENGTH
NOVICE (KG)
INTER (KG)
ADVANCED (KG)
PRO (KG)
NOVICE (LBS)
INTER (LBS)
ADVANCED (LBS)
PRO (LBS)
5'8"
48
54
58
63
106
118
128
139
5'9"
50
56
60
66
110
122
133
144
5'10"
52
58
63
68
114
127
138
150
5'11"
54
60
66
71
120
133
144
157
6'0"
56
62
68
74
124
137
149
162
6'1"
59
65
71
77
129
143
156
170
6'2"
61
67
73
80
134
148
161
175
6'3"
63
70
77
83
139
155
168
183
6'4"
66
73
79
86
144
160
174
189
6'5"
68
76
82
89
150
166
181
196
6'6"
71
78
85
93
155
173
188
204
6'8"
76
84
92
100
167
186
202
220
6'10"
82
91
99
107
180
200
217
236
LENGTH
FIN SET UP
FRONT FIN
REAR FIN
CENTRE FIN
5'8"
3 FINS (THRUSTER)
74
N/A
74
5'9"
3 FINS (THRUSTER)
74
N/A
74
5'10"
3 FINS (THRUSTER)
83
N/A
83
5'11"
3 FINS (THRUSTER)
83
N/A
83
6'0"
3 FINS (THRUSTER)
83
N/A
83
6'1"
3 FINS (THRUSTER)
83
N/A
83
6'2"
3 FINS (THRUSTER)
83
N/A
83
6'3"
3 FINS (THRUSTER)
94
N/A
94
6'4"
3 FINS (THRUSTER)
94
N/A
94
6'5"
3 FINS (THRUSTER)
94
N/A
94
6'6"
3 FINS (THRUSTER)
94
N/A
94
6'8"
3 FINS (THRUSTER)
105
N/A
105
6'10"
3 FINS (THRUSTER)
105
N/A
105
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DESCRIPTION
OUTLINE
STANDARD CLEAN SHORTBOARD ARC, SUBTLE FLYER ROUNDED PIN
BOTTOM
CONCAVE
ROCKER
MEDIUM, SLIGHTLY FLATTER
RAILS
LOW TUCKED BOTTOM EDGE
FINS
THRUSTER
GOAL
HIGH PERFORMANCE FOR QUALITY WAVES
WAVE
SMALL TO MEDIUM, WAIST HIGH TO 1.5 X OVERHEAD
RIDER
ADVANCED TO PRO

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