Nitro Mountain X Grif Review

Mountain X Grif:

From Nitro team rider Griffin Siebert´s passion for snowboarding, and based off of the Nitro Mountain snowboard, you get a really groovy directional tapered (mid-wide) camber snowboard, with slight rocker in the nose and a little in the tail for float in pow. This board has a fun shape from back in the day, and it has all the modern tech you want to rip up the entire mountain from pow, groomers, and park. The Nitro Mountain X Grif is designed to take you everywhere on the mountain and will easily become your go to all mountain ride.

Nitro Mountain X Grif 2020-2021

  • Nitro Mountain X Grif Size: 157cm (waist width 25.1 cm)
  • MSRP: $560
  • Bindings: Union Falcor (Medium)
  • Boots: Adidas Tactical ADV size 9
  • Stance: approximately 22″
  • Rider Height: 5’9″
  • Rider Weight: 180
  • Conditions/Terrain Tested: Groomers, park, all mountain, and some inbounds pow.

Recommended for: The advanced all mountain and pow rider that wants a snowboard that will do just about everything from powder to park a great resort or side/backcountry snowboard for all conditions with a fun directional shape.

Features from Nitro

  • Shape Directional
  • Camber Cam-Out
  • Width Mid-Wide
  • Flex All Terrain
  • Sidecut Progressive
  • Powercore II
  • Bi-lite Laminates
  • Sintered Speed Formula HD Base
  • Standard Core Profile


Nitro has been creating some really interesting shapes in their line for several years. This homage to their Mountain snowboard (the mountain snowboard is specifically designed by legendary board shaper Thomas Delago) with some groovy updates and graphics on the topsheet and base by team rider Griffin Siebert make it a really fun board to look at.

Don’t underestimate this peaceful looking board it will rip it up on demand! I found the Mountain X Grif to be very fast edge to edge and hold turns very well, whether you’re drawing out a eurocarve or maneuvering through tight trees the Grif will initiate the turn when, and where, you want it to. It’s smooth and playful all over the mountain.
With a flower graphic on the base I had to take it through Peace Park at Copper Mountain, and this board is really fun in the park as well. It has good pop and locks into 50-50s with ease on rails. There may be other boards I’d primarily ride park with, but this will be a fun ride if you’re rippin around the entire mountain and taking an occasional park lap, enjoying some side hits, and cat track hits as well.

The base is fast and durable, I hit a few rocks in the early season and didn’t see any noticeable damage, besides some scrapes on the first layer of wax. The Mountain X Grif is set back slightly and the mild rocker in the nose and tail make it float really well in pow, it’s a comfortable and confident ride. This board will plow through choppy snow as well, a great addition to your arsenal of all mountain boards for the advanced rider.

Overall Impressions:

The Mountain X Grif is geared toward the advanced rider that wants a directional classic shape snowboard that will be playful all over the mountain. It has a really fun groovy minimalistic graphic that is sure to keep the good times and vibes flowing all day and if that’s what you’re looking for this is your board


  • stable
  • balanced
  • carves great
  • good pop on jumps
  • locks in on rails
  • very quick edge response
  • fast and durable base
  • floats well in powder
  • Groovy Flower power vibes


  • None
Price:4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)
Performance:4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)
Design:4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)
Overall:4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)

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