Nidecker isn’t the most well known brand in North America, but they have been building some of the best boards in the world for a long time now. Based in Switzerland, Nidecker has been a leader in snowboard design and construction in Europe. So much so that brands like Jones and YES. partnered with them when striking out on their own. The Thruster isn't for everyone, and it's not just the name that might be the reason. The Thruster is a full camber directional board, ideal for carving and speed. Not every snowboarder is trying to be in the X-Games and if you don't want to spend your days falling in the park, then you might be more interested in everything else the mountain has to offer. That's where boards like the Thruster come in. The Thruster is an all-mountain carving machine built for fast groomers, laying it over for those who truly like to carve, and pow slashes when the conditions call for it. If the Thruster seems a little tame to you, then we would suggest checking out the Nidecker Megalight. FEATURES • Directional (Setback 20 mm) • Positive Camber • 7/10 Flex • N-9000 Base • Light Core • Triax Plus Glass • Pop Carbon • Absorbnid Topsheet • SIDE Kick Tech • Carving Machine • 2+1 Year Manufacture Warranty TECHNICAL SPECS Positive Camber - Positive Camber is the bedrock for performance snowboards. Its extra grip and powerful response have made it the default choice for riders looking for optimum carving performance. Nidecker adds 8 to 10 cm flat transitions at the contact points to their camber profile, delivering the ultimate in precision, edge hold and stability. N-9000 Base - Produced with carbon nanoparticles, the N-9000 has a very dense molecular structure, which makes it the fastest and most durable base material. Light Core - Features three different wood types in a perfect combination of paulownia for lightness, poplar for pop and responsiveness, and hardwood beech stringers along the edges to increase core durability, pop and protection from edge impacts. Triax Plus Glass - The Triax laminate is oriented at 45° to the board, and contains different glass densities. This provides consistent torsional flex, better pop, and more reactivity on every turn. Pop Carbon - Strategic placement of carbon fiber from the tail to the rear inserts, and from the nose to the front inserts, resulting in a more reactive board, with increased pop and stiffness. Its vibration dampening qualities make it ideal for more aggressive riding in all conditions. Absorbnid Topsheet - Absorbnid is an innovative top layer designed to absorb unwanted vibrations. This allows for a more responsive, dynamic board that will still give you a smooth and fatigue free ride. SIDE Kick Tech - SideKick lifts your edges at the widest points of the nose and tail resulting in increased float in powder, smoother riding in rough terrain and effortless turn initiation. Carving Machine - This deck is built on the direct roots of the Nidecker's carving lineage. Lay it out and feel the centrifugal force build. 2+1 Year Manufacture Warranty - Extend your two year Nidecker warranty to three years by registering your board.