The Nidecker Mellow snowboard features a similar level of tech to the Escape. And therefore comes in at a very attractive price. However, if you prefer powder to pina coladas. Then this would be the better of the two options.
The big difference, obviously, is the shape. This could have someones eye out, but as long as you dont get carried away then youve got a terrific backcountry vehicle. Theres only the most minimal of tapers, but the overall nose and tail shape are idea for float. Both ends are inspired by a fish surfboard, as you may have already guessed.
The profile puts a powerful camber bend at your back foot, and an extended rocker section up front. Staying on top of the stashes therefore takes less effort, and holding a strong edge through the carves of firmer snow is a piece of cake too. While the Nidecker Mellow is mainly for the deep days, its stiff and responsive enough for a good razz on the groomers too.
Having said that, the biax fibreglass is easier to manipulate than the triax equivalent, so working the board through the waist is easily done. At slower speeds its the perfect cruiser, and when things get a bit rough over choppy terrain the ash topsheet helps to keep things, well, mellow. The item "NIDECKER W19 MELLOW SERIES 2019 SNOWBOARD 160 cm NEW" is in sale since Friday, September 17, 2021. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Winter Sports\Skiing, Snowboarding & Snowshoeing\Snowboards".
The seller is "andrejacsportamerica" and is located in Montreal, Quebec. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America.