Hello and welcome to my Nitro Team Gullwing review.
In this review, I will take a look at the Team Gullwing as an all-mountain snowboard.
As per tradition here at SnowboardingProfiles.com I will give the Team Gullwing a score out of 100 (based on several factors) and see how it compares with other all-mountain snowboards.
Board: Nitro Team Gullwing 2020
Price: $529 (USD recommended retail)
Flex Rating: Medium (6/10)
Flex Feel on Snow: Medium (6/10)
Rating Score: 88.9/100
Compared to other Men’s All-Mountain Boards
Out of the 34 men’s all-mountain snowboards that I rated:
- The average price was $495 (USD)
- The average score was 81.8/100
- The highest score was 92.0/100
- The lowest score was 66.7/100
- The Team Gullwing ranked 4th out of 34
Overview of the Team Gullwing’s Specs
Check out the tables for the Team Gullwing’s specs and available sizes.
Hybrid Rocker (Nitro's Gullwing)
Sintered (Speed Formula HD Base)
Waist Width (mm)
Rec Rider Weight (lb)
Rec Rider Weight (kg)
Who is the Team Gullwing Most Suited To?
The Team Gullwing is a great board for anyone who wants one board that is very versatile and can take them anywhere they want to go and ride in any style. It’s one of the better do-it-all boards I’ve ridden.
Also, if you want that one board quiver and like the feel of your board to be slightly on the looser more playful side of things (not in a huge way but just leaning there), then this will suit you well.
Not quite what I’d recommend for a beginner. Just a little too stiff for that. But certainly for an intermediate rider and up – or a higher level beginner rider who is quite athletic, you could definitely ride this.
The Team Gullwing in More Detail
O.k. let’s take a more detailed look at what the Team Gullwing is capable of.
Board: Nitro Team Gullwing 2019, 159
Date: April 15, 2018
Conditions: There was a little bit of fresh snow in the morning but just a few centimeters. There was still some left over fresh snow from the previous couple of days but not as much there as there was the day before.
Quite cold in the morning, especially for April, but warmed up in the afternoon as the sun came out.
Visibility was variable in the morning for the first couple of laps but cleared out pretty quickly with the sun coming out late morning.
There were a couple of harder spots but mostly pretty soft/medium all round.
Bindings angles: +15/-15
Stance width: 560mm (22”)
Stance Setback: 15mm (0.6“)
Width at Inserts: 260mm (10.2”) at the front insert and 262mm (10.3”) at the back insert
Nitro rates this a medium 6/10 in terms of flex and I can’t fault that. It felt like a 6/10 to me. Maybe bordering on 5.5/10, but certainly more than 5. But, no, I think 6/10 is pretty accurate.
There was a bit of powder left around when I rode this, though not heaps. But what I did find, it did well on. I mean it’s not a tapered, heavily setback board with a ton of rocker in the nose, so it’s never going to be a deep deep powder hound (nor is it designed to be that way)
But it does have a bit of setback and the nose is a little longer than the tail, and the rocker in the profile helps a bit with float – which explains why it felt pretty good in the pow.
Carving & Turning
In terms of turns, it felt like it had a really good balance between being able to hold a deep wide carve pretty well but could also perform short, sharp turns well. The feel is on the slightly more playful/loose side, rather than aggressive, but not overly loose. It’s a smooth turner overall.
You can skid your turns on it too if you get off your game or your just at a stage that you’re still skidding your turns. Not super beginner easy but pretty close.
Was something that was also pretty agile at slower speeds, which helped in technical spots in the trees. Overall a fun board to take into the trees.
Feels stable when going a good clip. Certainly not an out and out bomber but pretty good – like most things with this board, it can handle a bit of everything.
A good balance between being agile enough at slow speeds and being stable enough at high speeds.
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Didn’t even think about it in undulating terrain or in crud – it just takes it in its stride. Very consistent regardless of the terrain.
It’s got reasonable pop and that pop’s easy to extract as well (doesn’t take too much effort to get spring out of it). And landings and approach felt stable. So overall a solid board for jumps, be they in the park or on natural terrain.
Good for spins too.
Totally fine riding switch. Not identical in terms of the shape (directional twin) and has a 15mm setback. But you could hardly feel that when riding or landing switch to be honest.
Certainly not a jibbing star but perfectly fine to take on jibs. I felt comfortable hitting jibs on it.
Butters pretty easily – not noodle board easy, but you can definitely butter with it.
Score Breakdown and Final Verdict
Check out the breakdown of the score in the table below.
Contribution to Final Score
TOTAL after normalizing
Nitro have done really well to create smooth turning board that has a good amount of snap and pop but a good amount of dampness too. They’ve managed to really get a board that can do a bit of everything to a really decent level.It’s consistent across terrain and capable for any style. The true definition of a one board quiver, this one.
More Info, Current Prices and Where to Buy Online
If you want to see how the Team Gullwing compares to other men’s all-mountain snowboards or want to check out some other options in that category, check out the next link.