I’ve now ridden this Stubby in soft & wet to hard pack and it handles everything with ease! I made the right choice. Thanks for working with me. Anyone that asks I will send your way!
174 Nirvana Energy .4
I’ve logged many days on the .4 in many conditions and I can’t say I found any flaws. Rides amazing on ice and with all the rain and freezing we got tons of that… rides also well in the softer stuff…. and on perfect groom it’s scary fun ! So still very positive for me.
175 ECVC (ExtremeCarve) Torsion plus
Thank you for great snowboard! I’m happy so much! It’s very stable and optimal flex. Last two years I had problems with the study of push pull, but after a month of riding on the coiler I had a great progress. In general ride became more confident. It’s the best board that I had. Thank you! Good luck!
170 Nirvana Energy .4
The Iron Man kicks ass! That thing is a blast! Lightning fast edge transfer and solid through the whole turn. Got about 10 hrs on it in hero snow to pretty hard shit. Amazed at how it holds on crap i wouldn’t even bother trying to carve. Cool as hell rippin a turn on the hard shit… Here it a mile away! I can turn it on a dime and keep stackin dimes or kick back on throttle, love it! I is a game changer for sure. Pullin shit outta my ass I didn’t think I was capable of! Catching a lil air and land in carve mode or stand on the tail heelside and leave a trench a child would disappear in. Love being able to crank the hell out of it and maintain my edge, no skidding out!!
Thank you, thank you…
You hit that one out of the park as far as I m concerned!
178 Nirvana Vcam
I loooooove the board! I’ve had 3 days on her now, and she is awesome. Never having ridden the VCam (only the Balance and Energy), I was wondering how I would like it. No fears at all – this is probably my favorite shape that I’ve ridden in your board range! We have super warm conditions here so it’s been soft, but even in the softer stuff the board just carves beautifully through the chop. So damp and stable, and FAST. Compared to my Proteus (which is 170, shorter SCR and therefore more ‘turny’ and poppy), the Red Dwarf (Blue Edition) is just amazing. I can’t wait until next season when I can get back out on firm groomers, but I think it will handle that so well. It’s just railing and I’m loving it, loving the stability and solid feel in the carve. Just holds the carve beautifully, but if you need to get it out of the turn quickly for any reason it’s easy to release.
168 ECVC (ExtremeCarve)
I have ridden the board and in one word… It is the best board I have ever had! You are right; it has a lot of edge hold on hard slopes but it is at the same time always forgiving. Also a super board for lay down turns in extremecarving .
I know you are building a Nirvana for Mirko (my italian friend).
Thanks a lot and see you for a next board.
174 Nirvana Balance
I am writing to let you know how happy I am with the board you made me. I have owned about a half dozen alpine snowboards and the Coiler is by far the best board I have ever ridden/owned. When I got the board at the end of last years season, I only got to ride it 5-6 times in Spring conditions and I really liked it. So far this season I have got in about 20 days on the board in a lot of different conditions. I ride in Lake Tahoe and we have had a killer snow year, over 600 inches.
About 3 weeks ago we got some of the best, lightest powder that I have experienced in Tahoe in the last 35 years! One day I strapped on my Donek all mountain board and hit the woods at Heavenly. There was tons of fresh and I had a great day. I was not sure that I wanted to try my new Coiler in the woods in knee deep (and more) powder. The next day I was on my Coiler and decided to try some pow with the new board. I was pleasantly surprised as to how well the board handled in deep powder.
I gotta tell you that there must be some magic voodoo in your boards. Not only is this the best alpine carving board I have owned, but it also rides pretty dang good in powder. Even when you hit some crud, this board is very responsive and predictable.
Last year I met Steve C who raved about your boards which is what convinced me to get one of your boards. Thank you so much Bruce for making my all time favorite snowboard, great job.
170 Nirvana Energy
Fresh snow on top of ice, love it! Does not feel 170cm long nor 22cm wide. As much as the board is visually visible, it’s completely transparent under feet. Any slippage was driver error.
Great on the little of powder and very quick tail change in small bumps.
Andrew G. – Para BX racer
I just thought you’d like to see the picture of myself winning Bronze in the World Cup at Sierra at Tahoe today on your Coiler. Without this board, I probably wouldn’t have been as successful. Thank you so much!
Board delivers on all aspects Bruce. Very awesome. Super fun to get back into carving. Watched some instructional youtube videos by this kid Ryan Knapton carving with soft boots in the evening then rode all day saturday and Sunday. Got my stance and angles set up +21/-9, can ride switch comfortably and no boot out. At silver star there are a lot of flat cat tracks that you need to keep speed on to get to and from some of the runs, I can keep speed and coast on those things faster than everybody. I suspect it is the base and not the wax.
174 Nirvana Energy .4
Bruce u are fucking genius, the board is amazing!
So I have the AM out and have ridden 4 days so feel like I can summarise. This season in hokkaido minimal fresh snow so far all riding has been on groomers and offpiste chop. Not really why I got the board but I only brought this one this trip.
In a word WOW. This board should be a std product, it probably suits 80% of hardboot riders as their go to board. The extra width is noticeable maybe first 2 runs, then it disappears. The board carves really well, handles variable effortlessly, and can do anything from fairly short radius to fairly drawn out turns no issue. Nice to be able to drive into every turn never scared of being pitched over the nose, but the bigger nose seems to have zero effect on edging. I think it will float very well in powder and slush.
The taper seems to make the board release from carves easily – happy to carve big round turns, also happy to pop off the tail, reset the line a bit then drive into the next carve. As with most of ur boards they don’t respond to big weight shifts driving into turns, but even though it’s soft there is enough nose not to send u over the nose when u do.
Of course, there has to be a drawback…which seems to be top speed it tracks very straight for bombing but being softer doesn’t like high speed carving so much as medium speed, which is ideal for most resorts.
174 Nirvana Vcam
Here is overdue feedback: At the very beginning Coiler and I had different ideas: I wanted to do some turns and Coiler wanted to go straight, and we did. But since then we are getting along better.
- I ride tighter, more controlled than ever
- speed controlled even on very steep pitches
- can handle way harder snow than I ever imagined
Love my new deck, what a marvelous piece. Thank you, thank you, thank you!