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 favourite 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.
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.