Salomon Snowboards 2015/2016 – ISPO

If you are a fan of Salomon snowboards already then you will love next winters collection of snowboards and if you haven’t tried Salomon yet then this just might encourage you to test one out!

Salomon Gypsy – IMG_3316Now the Gypsy is one the most popular boards from Salomon and I can see why, not only are the graphics awesome every season but the tech is top notch too. This true twin board has a rock out camber with a popster booster core to send you flying high. Super technical slingshot dampening suspension will help take the impact on landings so you don’t have to worry when your sending it deep on the jumps. Another great feature on this board is the Sintered EG base, you can take knocks and rocks in the powder without worrying too much about base damage as it is tougher than extruded bases. You will notice this board rides faster than a sintered base too and requires less waxing to stop it from drying up. IMG_3317Slingshot sidewalls and Triax fibre construction gives you more control and better flex in the park.With a flex of 4 it has the highest flex rating in the range but you should try and test one out before you commit to buying just to make sure it’s right for you.

Salomon Wonder – IMG_3318

The Salomon Wonder is my personal favourite from the range, it is also the current board of choice for Jenny Jones! It’s a flat out rocker with a quadratic sidecut and is very similar to my Nikita Expression. With the Royal rubber pads under your feet to soften the impact through bumpy landings it can cope with everything you throw at it. It is a directional twin (front foot is slightly set back) which in my option it should be a true twin but you can still set your stance up evenly just use a tape measure to get your nose and tail the same size. IMG_3319I’m happy to see this board has the popster core that my Nikita Expression board has as it is a lot of fun and helps big time when it comes to ollie’s and jibbing on side hits. The picture below shows the base graphic on the right. IMG_3323Salomon Pillow Talk – IMG_3315

If your a powder hound then you will love this board just as much as I do! It is tailored specifically for women and is the weapon of choice for back country queen annie boulanger. With a shorter and wider design to help with manoeuvrability and floating through the deep stuff this will be your best friend on a powder day. IMG_3314Salomon always create some amazing female snowboards and work hard to make sure there is a board for every girl from beginners to olympic medalists and the quality and service is always top form!IMG_3322

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