Different from freestyle backcountry standards with a first impression of softness and ease, this pro model then turns out to be extremely lively and, moreover, always precise at any speed.
This new Santoku developed, with Elias Elhardt, reminds us a bit of the philosophy of the former Uberspoon. It stands out from the other backcountry pro models by being more accessible and focussed on liveliness. Nitro has thus opted for suppleness and a very marked dual flex, which gives it a lot of rebound. This flex profile allows it to be very balanced at its centre. By controlling by pressing with two feet, the torsional deformation is used to vary the controls. The handling is precise and fluid, with stability and snow contact. Its elastic flex makes it very lively and gives it pop. The stiffness offset to the outside of the feet provides surprising damping and comfort in backcountry. It tolerates speed and commitment very well, even in difficult snow conditions. It’s remarkable because it differs from backcountry standards; it seeks to be responsive rather than solid and has us totally convinced.