With an upgraded shape, the ever-popular Venus is equipped for a new generation of women to tackle the whole mountain. Nidecker has given it a blunter, directional silhouette with a 10 mm set back stance that makes it easier to surf through deep snow but which is versatile enough for some switch riding if you like to get creative on side hits or take a few laps through the park. Under the hood, Nidecker kept the same Master Core and paired it with a Standard Camrock profile which makes for lively response without feeling too twitchy as you switch edges. Triax glassing and a unique Absorbnid™ topsheet keep it feeling stable at high speeds, with minimal chatter. For experienced women who like to shred anything in their path, the Venus offers a fully spec’d quiver killer at a great price.