Are Niche Snowboards any good?

Niche Story 2020 – 2015 Review by The Good Ride The Niche Story makes for a great semi-directional kind of ride for mid/wide-ish foot riders that see hard snow but want to be ready for powder. The 2019 model was lighter but more chattery where the 2020 is more normal in weight but much more damp.

Where are niche snowboards made?

Niche is based out of Salt Lake City, Utah, and crafted in a small town in the Mediterranean where we source all raw materials as locally as possible. Founded by a fusion of skilled craftsmanship and a passion for design, our focus is on high quality and environmentally friendly snowboards.

Who started Niche Snowboards?

founder Dustin Morrell
Niche Snowboards founder Dustin Morrell knew that without presenting a totally new niche on the table, their dream would be short-lived. “There wasn’t a 100-percent eco-friendly company from the ground up with focus on everything that you do,” says Ana Van Pelt, Niche’s creative director.

How do you pronounce snowboard niche?

First things first: it’s pronounced “nitch,” not “neesh” [unless you’re Canadian, or European, or so high-brow that you can’t help yourself, in which case, you are excused].

How long should a beginner snowboard be?

If you are a beginner you might go with a 155-157 and if you are a dedicated free-rider then you might bump it up to 162, 163 or 164. Go through the charts below and select the table that fits your height and then scan across until you find your weight.

Do Niche snowboards come waxed?

Are Snowboards Already Waxed? Snowboards do come waxed, which would seem to suggest that they don’t need waxing straight after you buy them. However they come with what is known as a factory wax which, to the best of my knowledge, is like a rub on or spray wax (as opposed to a hot wax).

Where are most snowboards made?

Traditionally, snowboards have been produced in a handful of factories in the US and Europe (Austria most notably) but recently, more and more brands are choosing affordability over heritage by moving their manufacture to China or Taiwan.

Is it pronounced Nitch or niche?

There is a debate about how you are supposed to pronounce niche. There are two common pronunciation variants, both of which are currently considered correct: \NEESH\ (rhymes with sheesh) and \NICH\ (rhymes with pitch). \NICH\ is the more common one and the older of the two pronunciations.

Is niche a French word?

Niche comes from French and derives from the Middle French verb nicher, meaning “to make a nest.” It ultimately derives from the Latin nīdus, meaning “nest.”

What happens if you don’t wax your snowboard?

You can ride without wax, and it won’t hurt your board to much in the long run. However, riding a freshly waxed board is a great feeling. And it’s an even better feeling if you waxed it yourself.