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2016 Niche Knew Review
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2016 Niche Knew Review

2016 Niche Knew Review

--Product Information--
Product Name: Knew
Product Brand: Niche
Best Use: Freestyle
Sizes Available / Specs: 149, 152, 154, 156

--Test Information--
Location of Test: Mt Bachelor On Snow Demo
Duration: One of many boards tested over the course of 2 days.

Full ReviewThis is a good play-around park board. Nothing about this board is heavy and clumsy. It's light and the flex, turning, and pop are alive and responsive up to medium/fast speeds. I weigh 180 lbs, so ideally I would have been on the 156. I rode the 154 however, and was still stoked. I thought the side-cut radius, 7.6, was perfect for what this board was intended for: a jib board that can hit jumps.

I will say that if you're wanting to hit bigger jumps at high speeds, you may want to consider picking up the Niche Theme. Very similar characteristics ride-wise to the Knew, with a few tweaks to the tech for bigger stuff.

All in all, the Knew was easy to ride, fun, and playful. Perfect board for slushy spring park days with my friends, just rolling around goofing off.

 

Niche Knew

The 2015 Niche Knew

 

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