THE PRO'S TAKE
The Nidecker Merc snowboard is a versatile, fun snowboard for a wide range of riders. This snowboard is at home just as much in the terrain park as it is on blue squares. Rocker at the tip and tail provide float and playfulness while camber between the feet provide edge grip across varying conditions.
Nidecker has been making great snowboards priced at a fraction of the price of other snowboard manufacturers. The Merc has similar feel to a certain $670 Burton Custom snowboard.
Progression begins with confidence, and the Merc’s playful feel will inspire you to take your riding to the next level, whatever the terrain. The secret sauce is the Standard Camrock profile, a combination of classic camber beneath your feet with extended rocker towards the tip and tail. This gives great edge hold without being too aggressive; it also smooths turn initiation and adds useful float in powder.
We’ve paired it with a mellow flex pattern that doesn’t need superhuman strength to load presses, but thanks to Pop Carbon inlays at each end you can still generate a ton of ollie power. It’s a truly versatile model and a favorite of our team, whether they’re launching off the pro line or exploring deep in the backcountry. You won’t find a better value quiver killer.