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2023 Nidecker Venus Snowboard Review

By: Jess Garcia, Snowboard Sales Associate | June 21, 2022

2023 Nidecker Venus Snowboard

The Lowdown

The 2023 Nidecker Venus Snowboard is a thing of beauty with its new directional shape and ample stability underfoot. The attractive price tag will entice any rider looking to progress their skills and keep them from renting those lackluster boards at the resorts. The Venus spells versatility that will help build anyone’s confidence, whether they spend their Sundays in the park, cruising around with the squad, or floating in the pow like the butterfly they are. Nidecker’s directional camrock profile is the best of both worlds, giving you stability on the flats and forgiveness at the contact points for a catch-free ride. Fun is this board's middle name, with the ability to be taken into the park and enjoy the features. With its durable base, it’ll smack that rail with a smile. When you want to rail this board on piste, trust me, you’ll clean up effortlessly. Carbon stringers run through the center of the board to give you a poppy feel underfoot along with torsional flex to help you maneuver the board. This board is meant for that rider that wants an all-in-one board that can be taken on various terrain and handle it like the quiver killer it was born to be.

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Technical Details

Nidecker brings its Swiss engineering to an all mountain quiver killer that can tackle various terrain. The Venus offers great float and maneuverability with its new blunted shape and taper. Very minimal setback at 10mm offers the rider additional float by weighing the tail down slightly, but doesn't take away from the rider's ability to go switch when conditions call for it.

By offering the Master Core construction, the Venus gives the rider a lightweight feel without anything holding them back. Adding Pop Carbon Stringers and Triax Plus topsheet throughout the board adds more durability and torsional elasticity. Like to go fast? The Absorbnidd in the topsheet offers a damp ride without causing major fatigue to the rider. Nidecker’s N-5000 base offers high end base performance without all the maintenance of a sintered base construction. Nidecker offers a high end construction at an approachable price mark with the Venus.

Sizes (cm)  139N, 143N, 147M, [151M], 155L
Rocker Type Rocker / Camber / Rocker
Shape Directional Twin
Flex Rating Stiff (8 / 10)
Dimensions (Tip, Waist, Tail - mm)  290 - 246 - 290
Sidecut Radius (m)  7.1

Ride Impressions


I was pleasantly surprised with the Nidecker Venus, and it exceeded my expectations. It’s definitely a do-it-all board that I wouldn’t feel too bad to try out some gnarly stuff with. Taking it out towards the end of the season, I experience a lot of conditions and terrain that gave me a good perspective on this board. I still can’t believe the amount of tech they put into this board while still having it be at an approachable price mark. I believe it's a great option for a majority of riders out there


I like to go fast and the Venus was stable at higher speeds. The 151 legnth did not feel wishy-washy underfoot. I was able to lay some carves effortlessly and I did not slip out once. Later on, once the snow became chunky and bumpy, it was still pretty damp underfoot and had good edge hold.


This board held its own on a few features. Landing switch was fine, and other sketchy lands were made easier because of the rocker profile on the contact points. The camber profile added a lot of pop going onto features and taking off some jumps. Presses were fun and playful thanks to the mid flex and rocker on the contact points as well. 


I didn’t have a true pow day, just a few inches, but the shape of the Venus held up. The fatter nose and tapered tail helped me stay afloat without a lot of work. However, I did experience some wet and heavy Cascade Concrete, on flats and low angle, I had to really work to maneuver the board. However, comparing to everyone else in my group, I wasn’t alone. It was terrible conditions for everyone that day.

2023 Nidecker Venus Snowboard

Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆


  • Premium features for any entry level price point.
  • Great stability on various terrain types.
  • Great board shape to progress an intermediate rider.


  • Eats up wax and can be sticky on wetter/warm conditions.
  • Shape does not add much forgiveness.

Who Is It For?

The Venus will be a match made in heaven for that intermediate rider looking to progress their skills on the mountain. It’s a great option for that rider looking for a directional shape to add to their quiver without dropping a ton of money. It’s even a great option for that rider that goes a maximum of three times a season and wants something to cruise around in. Anyone looking for a fun directional shaped board that you can take anywhere will be stoked on the Venus.

The Bottom Line

The Nidecker Venus has a lot to offer any rider, especially an intermediate rider looking to progress or an advanced rider looking for a more directional shape. There is a lot of tech and features you’d expect on a higher end board at an entry level price point in the Venus. It is very hard to beat the value of this board, especially considering it’s backed by Nidecker, who is a powerhouse in the snowboard industry. It’s an all around fun board that you take basically anywhere on the mountain and have a good time. What more can you ask for?

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From the Brand

All-mountain snowboard for women who love to ride.

The Venus is ideal for those who want to ride anything and everything.

2023 Nidecker Venus Reviewer

About the Reviewer

Name: Jess Garcia
Age: 28
Height: 5’9”
Weight: 125 lbs
Size Reviewed: 151M
Location(s) & Conditions: Major PNW Resorts & Lee Canyon (Sweet Cord & Cascade Concrete)
Bindings: Union Ultra & Union Legacy
Boots: Ride Hera Pro (Size 7.5)
Riding Style: Trying to keep up with my skier friends...

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