Nikita & Salomon Snowboard demo at Manchester

Setting up at Manchester

I met up with Sophie Nicholls after she finished work and we headed to her house to get ready for our Nikita Snowboard demo at Chill Factore, Manchester.

Subvert have been holding ‘Summer Sessions’ every month featuring different brands that give people the opportunity to  test out next season’s boards & bindings. The 19th of July was our turn to set up camp at the bottom of the slope and we were happy to see a good amount of girls turn up to ride. While the boys handed out Salomon Snowboards me and Sophie helped set some girls up with the ‘Sideways Sista’ & ‘Chickita’ boards and also the  Nikita ‘Ninja’ Bindings.

Me & Sophie
Me & Sophie

The feedback from the girls was awesome, one girl that tested my Sideways Sista board said she felt bad because she didn’t want to give it back to me! The Sideways Sista seems like a real winner with it’s soft flex and rocker camber its perfect for park riding, this board makes you feel confident when jibbing around and with the equailzer side cut you will feel the stability of it even at high speed.

Izzy Eames hitting the Nikita kicker
Izzy Eames hitting the Nikita kicker

The easy press core is really noticeable, it will help you spend hours in the park pressing on rails or buttering around the piste. Sideways sista is true twin too helping you master your switch riding with ease. Make sure you come along to the Big Bang snowboard tour where you can demo these boards.

Sideways sista
Sideways sista

The photo above shows the Sideways sista 143cm graphic. I like to make sure i have a few different boards in my car 😉 Give the Nikita Chickita a try too if you want a fun park board with a little more flex. Indoor riding can take it’s toll on your board, i keep mine freshly waxed with bluebird eco wax, you should call into Subvert and ask them for advice on which wax is best for you! 🙂

Bluebird wax
Bluebird wax

Search ‘Nikita uk’ on Facebook & Instagram and follow us for more updates on whats happening! Hope to see you at an indoor dome soon 🙂 Happy shredding!

Faye x


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