Tacky Snowboard Test - Nitro Eero Ettala 157

Le Glacier 3000, Switzerland, 10/1/2009 by Anthonie de Vries
Eero Ettala is from Finland and rides like a real Nordic robot. His promodel is a bit like him, featuring a very technical theme and loads of style.
Board specifications
Length: 157
Type: Park
Shape: Directional twin
Base: Sintered
Technical Features:
Powerlite Core, Tri-lite Laminates, Ballistic impact Panel, Tri-progessive sidecut, Profile Tip, Sintered speed formula base.

Test results
Flex/Stifness 1-10 (1 is flexible, 10 is stiff)
6-8
Perfect flex. Really fun on the slope and really good short and long carving.

Pop 1-10
9

Reactive and poppy!

Terrain 1-10(1 not suited, 10 very suited)
Rails - 6
Kicker - 9
Slopes - 8
If you know what you are doing you can go real far with this board on all terrains.

Looks
One of the nicest boards in the test. Both the top and bottom look very good with loads of details.

Technical features
The Eero Ettala is a very good board with lots of technical stuff. It is a twin tip but you can also ride a bit more on the back like a directional one, which is pretty good on the jumps. The base needs little maintenance which makes it easy to use.

Extras
It's pretty 'basic', no rocker shape or fancy stuff, but still one of the best in the test.

Pros
Good pop, reactive, good overall.

Cons
None.

Who would like this board? Level 1-10
8

Not for beginners.

Remarks:
The favorite of a lot of our testers. Eero Ettala is a cool guy!

Happiness Factor 1-10 (How much did our testers like the board?)
9

See remarks.



Tackyworld Board test
This test is based on the results of our test in Le Glacier 3000. The boards are tested in the park and on the slopes of Le Glacier 3000. Our testers are from all over Europa with some very good French and Swiss riders. Find out more about the different boards or riders with the links below.

Tested boards so far:
Yes 156.5
Forum The Helm 158
Rome Pusher 153
Nitro Cheryl Maas 149
DC HKD 158
K2 Airdu 151
Ride Machete 160
Völkl Vice SQD
Nitro Team Series 159 Gullwing
Burton Fix 155

Rider profiles:
Damien Rousse
Stéphanie Steiman
Julien Lacor

Don't forget to check out:
Introduction to the snowboard test
The photos from the test
Tacky Snowboard Test footage

Related links:
www.glacier3000.ch
www.demonium-mc.com
www.vanssnow.com
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