The year 1996 was named the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. Busta Rhymes blew up with Woo Hah!! Got You All in Check. Independence Day and Twelve Monkeys were Hollywood blockbusters. The Summer Olympics were held in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Mad Cow disease was diagnosed in humans for the first time. Dolly the sheep became the first cloned mammal. Influential black singers Ella Fitzgerald and Tupak Shakur died. Victoria Secret Angel, Taylor Hill was born. The most successful competitive snowboarder of all time, Berti Denervaud won his 8th world title.
Babs (Jean Baptist Charlet) was hands down one of the sport´s most recognizable riders at the end of the 90s. His smooth as silk French style made everything he did appear effortless. He stood atop countless podiums, rode in the first pipe contest at Nagano Winter Olympics and graced the cover of TransWorld SNOWboarding magazine with this board. A graphic design produced by Swiss artist Nicolas Vaudroz, it perfectly captured Babs? personality and his Chamonix valley origins in the artwork, and remains one of the most iconic Nidecker pro models to this day.
This re-edition is using the shape of the Escape. This board is perfect for spending the whole day out on the mountain. It features: our Absorbnid top sheet for added responsiveness and absorption; positive camber between the bindings, with the rocker evenly distributed in the nose and tail; our Premium Sandwich construction for plenty of power, responsiveness, pop and shock absorption, the result of using advanced materials like carbon and Kevlar; our extra strong, responsive and lightweight Master Core, built with the perfect harmony of different wood densities and types for a superior weight-to-performance-to power ratio; and our extremely tough, sintered N9000 base, produced with carbon nanoparticles to provide exceptional glide.
- Construction: Premium Sandwich
- Top: Absorbnid
- Inserts: 4/2--5
- Fiberglass: Dual PLUS
- Core: Master Core
- Base: N-9000
- Extra: Matte finish