The Play offers entry-level riders a reliable platform for progression, season after season. With one of the friendliest flex patterns in the range, this board won’t put you straight on your face if you make the odd mistake. We’ve coupled it with a Flatrock profile that features a flat section between the bindings, gradually giving way to rocker at the nose and tail.
The result is a ride that feels planted under your feet and less twitchy than traditional camber – ideal for cruising the piste or learning your first tricks.The Play also comes loaded with a full wood core, bomb-proof extruded base and quality construction throughout so it will take the inevitable knocks in its stride. The perfect companion for your snowboarding journey.
The key to this model is the full wood core and mid-soft flex, perfect for mastering the perfect turn or doing your first tricks in the park. The standard Camrock profile offers the best of both worlds: camber between the feet for responsiveness, and extended rocker towards the tip and tail, which makes it harder to grab the edges and improves the ride in deep snow. The directional twin shape provides optimal performance in your regular position, but is still fun to ride on switch, making the Ora the only board you need, whatever the conditions.
Nidecker Snowboards - The first snowboard company in Europe
In 1984, the Nidecker company starts the production of snowboards with the assumption that they will be the best boards in the world. It is the first company in Europe and the second in the world after Burton. Today - after years - the mission has not changed - to be the best in the industry. Nidecker is one of the first snowboard brands to exist since the sport first appeared in the world. It is the first European manufacturer of snowboards. The company has a 125-year history of creating its own products in its own factory, a qualified team of engineers working all year round together with a team of riders to develop the best possible technical solutions for snowboarding. The location of the factory in the heart of Switzerland means that the development team has convenient access to some of the best mountains in the world to test all products in all conditions.
Since '84, the company's products have won numerous awards and distinctions for their quality and innovation in the industry. Numerous trade magazines and sports organizations around the world have recognized Nidecker as an industry leader for several decades. Recent awards to the company include the 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award EUROSIMA, presented to Henry Nidecker Sr. for his long-term contribution to the development of snowboarding, 2010 Breakthrough Brand Award for the launch of YES Snowboard, Jones Snowboard and Slash by Gigi brands.