This board's Scratch and Rip base, when scratched or gouged, has another layer of base material that is a different color. This makes your battle scars show more. The Swindle's fiberglass bi-lite laminates make turns easy, and also offer a forgiving flex. The radial sidecut also helps to make turns smooth. The Reflex Core Profile of the Swindle, a reduced thickness around the feet, offers added control and torsional flex. New for the 2011 Swindle model is the board's slightly wider waist. The Nitro Swindle men's urban snowboard has a Profile Tip, which is tapered for energy dispersion.