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    Posted: Feb/12/2012 at 2:19pm
Anyone ride these. I'm looking at a Nitro Haze but seeing that it is a zero camber board. I never really hear people comment about zero camber. You always hear about rocker, camber or rocker/camber boards.

Anyone know how they ride or ride one their selves??
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/12/2012 at 2:27pm
in general if you were to compare the same board but with different camber/rocker profiles, the flat one is not as loose as rocker (how much depends on the rocker type), but not as grounded as camber.

some people find it to be the perfect medium of playfulness without getting too loose since your full edge is always touching, but some people find it to give you no benefit of rocker or camber, just a lame middleground.

point is............... you have to try it to know how you feel.  how someone else feels is 100% totally irrelevant to YOU, and i think once people start to just accept that, everything will be better.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/12/2012 at 2:32pm
Alright, I asked because my local shop is running a huge sale. Nitro Haze 149 and Nitro Raiden Bindings for $329. Just didn't want to buy it without knowing anything about zero camber.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/12/2012 at 3:31pm
I think that board is really soft.  I'm not 100% sure but I think it's more of a jib board.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/12/2012 at 3:33pm
nitro haze was one of the boards i considered before i ended up getting the nitro team. cant comment on the haze since ive never ridden one, but the team is a solid board and i dont really have any complaints. its a typical all-around moderately stiff traditional camber board
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/12/2012 at 4:08pm
I'd pretty much echo what spenser said, I don't find it a lame middleground personally. You get some pro's and cons from both camps. I can def see how some people would much prefer one or the other, can you demo one? Or something similar before you buy...

I have a machete which is flat through the bindings then low rocker out to tips. I find it a good all rounder, floats in pow, feels solid on boxes & rails and still has good edge hold.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/13/2012 at 1:23am
zero camber is a board that is just completely flat. All reverse cambers vary from brand to brand and so will the titling.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/13/2012 at 4:04am
he's not asking what it is.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/13/2012 at 4:20am
I rode a friend of mines K@ Slayblade and fell in love with flat but haven't had the chance to get my hands on a flat board of my own. (Hopefully soon)
But the Slayblade is a nice all around board with Flatline tech, not too loose but forgiving enough.
If the board is the right stiffness for you I think that you will love it
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/13/2012 at 6:55am
Originally posted by woodhomie1996

I rode a friend of mines K@ Slayblade and fell in love with flat but haven't had the chance to get my hands on a flat board of my own. (Hopefully soon)
But the Slayblade is a nice all around board with Flatline tech, not too loose but forgiving enough.
If the board is the right stiffness for you I think that you will love it


I think that the board will be the right stiffness. I want a really buttery soft board. On Nitrousa.com it says the flecx is street. I think it is a 2/10. So i think it will be perfect
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/13/2012 at 8:26am
I had a ski patrol guy say that once he tried his Hero, which is zero camber I believe, he would never go back to anything else. It wasn't as grippy, but he was able to fly down the hill with it. I figure patrollers see as much snow, if not more, than anybody, so take it for what it is worth.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/13/2012 at 9:11am
i believe the hero is straight up reverse camber/burton's v-rocker.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/13/2012 at 9:44am
2012 super hero is flat between the feet, may have been what he was referencing.

my preferences are v-rocker and zero camber and the ensuing variations in naming.  However, it really is rider's preference.  But chances are if you are looking for a super soft board, you will like the way the Haze rides.  


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/13/2012 at 9:56am
Thanks. I bought a Burton Clash for 200 but I'm contemplating returning it for the Nitro Haze. I'm an intermediate rider looking to progress fast. What should I do??
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/13/2012 at 10:00am
get out and ride as much as possible!  the rest is up to you 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/13/2012 at 10:12am
what do you want to progress in? that's the real question I think..
I have a Nitro T1 zero camber board...I find it has decent pop and not super flexi/buttery.. holds a good edge at high speeds too... haven't hit the park w/ it but it has thick edges so its suppose to last a long while.

all in all I like the board.. one thing I would like from it is for it to be a little lighter
I don't have much else to compare too so dunno how much help this is to you.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/13/2012 at 10:45am
Originally posted by jhoang6

what do you want to progress in? that's the real question I think..
I have a Nitro T1 zero camber board...I find it has decent pop and not super flexi/buttery.. holds a good edge at high speeds too... haven't hit the park w/ it but it has thick edges so its suppose to last a long while.
all in all I like the board.. one thing I would like from it is for it to be a little lighter
I don't have much else to compare too so dunno how much help this is to you.


I want to progress in the park as quick as possible. I know the Burton Clash is supposed to be good for the park. It has a directional shape but the twin flex makes it ride good switch as well. I hear that the Nitro haze is really soft and strictly a park board. So i'm leaning towards the Haze but it is going to cost me about 100 dollars more.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/13/2012 at 10:53am
I would think a twin board is easier to ride in the park since its balanced, easier for u to ride fakie and probably ride the rails 50/50

Some experts in there might say that the board doesn't really matter too much as it depends on the skill of the rider...but i gotta say a soft flexy board would be better than using a stiff directional board in the park.. correct me if i'm wrong
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/13/2012 at 11:06am
My personal preference would be the Nitro Haze, for the following reasons:

- 24 month warranty
- standard insert patterns to take any binding
- intermediate freestyle board, that you could ride all mountain
- nitro build boards to last!

The Burton Clash is more geared towards the entry level rider..

http://snowboard.findthebest.com/compare/153-316-324/2011-Burton-Clash-vs-2011-Nitro-Haze-vs-2011-Nitro-Prime-Blast

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/13/2012 at 2:16pm
Originally posted by CLoSeR

My personal preference would be the Nitro Haze, for the following reasons:

- 24 month warranty
- standard insert patterns to take any binding
- intermediate freestyle board, that you could ride all mountain
- nitro build boards to last!

The Burton Clash is more geared towards the entry level rider..

http://snowboard.findthebest.com/compare/153-316-324/2011-Burton-Clash-vs-2011-Nitro-Haze-vs-2011-Nitro-Prime-Blast



I think that is what I'm going to do. I just gotta see how much I can get the board for. They have it for 329 with Raiden bindings at my local shop. I don't want those bindings, so I'm going to ask them if i can buy the board for 200. Probably wont get it for under 220 but it's worth a try.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/13/2012 at 3:45pm
I ride a burton dominant which uses burtons P rocker tech. P rocker is essentially a zero camber. I definitely feel a flexx difference between it and a camber board. For sure a board meant for the park. I locks onto rails very well.

Now I have also ridden Burtons whammy bar which I believe replaced the dominant. It uses V rocker which is your standard reverse camber board. Let me tell you the flex difference between those to boards is night and day

Bottom line if you are looking for a park board 0 camber works extremely well. I use my board mostly in the park but I do some all mountain riding and I dont mind it. Some people complain about chatter but you will get used to it. Nitro makes some good board and they have an awesome warranty. I actually put the Haze on my wish list as one that im considering
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