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Salomon Snowboards 2016-2017 Preview – ISPO 2016

Salomon Snowboards have been at the top of the game for a long, long time. With a global team that stacks legendary riders like Bode Merril, Jed Anderson, Chris Grenier, Wolle Nyvelt, Louif Paradis, Annie Boulanger, Josh Dirksen and Desiree Melancon, you can rest assured the product you’re interested in is endorsed by the best of the best.

Salomon’s tag line this year looks to be along the lines of ‘face shots for all’ but they have you covered for anything you could want. Whether you’re after backcountry booters, charging groomers, stacking sunny park laps or chasing urban blizzards, Salomon snowboards won’t let you down.

2016/17 Snowboard Product Previews

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Salomon Villain, Assassin and Ultimate Ride Snowboards 2016-2017

The Villain (left) The Assassin (middle) The Ultimate Ride (right)

The Salomon Villain is the brain child of urban destroyer Louif Paradis, featuring artwork from Dave Banks. With a flat section between the bindings, camber under the inserts and rocker out towards the nose and tail, this board has the perfect balance of flex and response.

The Salomon Assassin for 2016-2017 is his master’s board. That master is Wolle Nyvelt. A cross between Salomon’s most progressive powder and freestyle board constructions. The Assassin built with an arsenal of technology for destroying anything in it’s path and when Wolle is strapped in, he takes no prisoners.

Last but by no means least is the new Ultimate Ride. The name says it all. This one is built to handle everything the snowboarding world has ever discovered. From Alaskan spines to the humble streets and everything in between, this board is a truly one-of-kind quiver killer designed by Bode Merrill.

Salomon Craft, Salomonder and Huck Knife Snowboards 2016-2017

The Craft (left) Chris Grenier’s version of the Salomonder (second from left), Jed Anderson’s take on the Salomonder (second from right) and the all new Huck Knife (right)

The Salomon Craft is the perfect board for all your freestyle needs as you venture further into the backcountry. The board of choice for Nils Mindnich is equipped with rock out camber to give you great edge control with easy presses.

The Salomonder continues it’s evolution into two separate board shapes for the second year, it looks like Jed and Chris aren’t as aligned as they once used to be when it comes down to their choice of jib stick. Jed’s pro model runs with a blunter nose and tail in a 148 or 154 length, while Chris keeps his Slash-esque shape for super fast spin weight and jibbery in the 145, 151 and 156 lengths. This was always a classic, now it’s double classic.


Salomon Huck Knife and Rumble Fish Snowboards 2016-2017

Huck Knife (left) and Rumble Fish (right)

New for 2016-2017 is the Huck Knife, a classic camber park board with the tried and tested blunt shape. Fully backed by Hans and Nils Mindnich, if hucking off kickers and slicing your way though park lines is your jam, this is the perfect board for you.

Another new board for 2016-2017 is the women’s Rumble Fish. An all mountain quiver killer for the type of girls who never let their line get poached. Similar to the Salomon Assassin this blends Salomon’s most progressive powder and freestyle board constructions. This board rules them all.

Salomon Lotus, Oh Yeah, Pulse, Sight and Sanchez Snowboards 2016-2017

Salomon Lotus (left), Oh Yeah (second from left), Pulse (middle), Sight (second from right) and Sanchez (right)

Salomon’s mid-range boards are like top of the range boards from anywhere else. There’s a whole load of tech, developed for the newer boards in the line-up that finds its way into these boards, so you’ll save your pennies but not at the expense of quality.

The Lotus had a makeover for 2016-2017 and now features a flat-out camber and bite free edges for low consequence, creative and fun riding. Perfect for the ladies chasing powder and groomers.

The Oh Yeah is another women’s specific, true twin freestyle snowboard that won’t break the bank.

The Salomon Pulse is the men’s version of the very similar Lotus, with flat out camber for easy turn initiation and bite free edges to inspire confidence in your riding.

The Sight is a cross profile camber and rocker snowboard which excels in powder and on the early morning groomers.

Finally the Sanchez, a super fun, skate inspired rocker snowboard that’s easy to press and really forgiving. You can ride this one a little shorter than you normally would thanks to the Rocket Science which makes the profile slightly shorter and wider.

Salomon Man’s Board, Wonder, Gypsy and Rumble Fish Snowboards 2016-2017

Man’s Board (left), Wonder (second from left), Gypsy (second from right) and Rumble Fish (right).

The Salomon Man’s Board is an ultra-light cross profile camber and rocker for all out charging everywhere on the mountain. Built for speed, this board really does separate the men from the boys. You think you can handle it?

The Wonder is the go to board for all round good times in powder and fast groomers, but if rails and jibs are more your thing take a look at the Gypsy – Desiree Melancon’s ride of choice – which will help anyone to take their park skills into the streets.

Salomon Pillow Talk, Derby, Sick Stick and Super 8 Snowboards 2016-2017

Salomon Pillow Talk (left), Derby (second from left), Sick Stick (second from right) and Super 8 (right)

The Super 8 is inspired by Wolle Nyvelt’s surf style and Josh Dirksen’s next level edge control. This beast of a snowboard combines backseat camber for extra power and control on the back foot with Rocket Science for a wider and shorter shape, giving loose and wild maneuverability.

Salomon Premiere and Split Snowboards 2016-2017

Premiere (left) and Split (right)

The Salomon Premiere is an award winning splitboard design which, unlike traditional splitboards is made up of a four part design. You can tuck two pieces of the centre up into your backpack for even faster touring in the backcountry.

Salomon Premiere Splitboard 2016-2017

Salomon Split Snowboard 2016-2017

Based on the legendary Sick Stick, cut in half and sewn back together, this splitboard is a classic two part board with a modern shape and superior performance. You’ll get custom cut skins if you pick this one up.

The Ultimate Salomon Collection 2016-2017

Bode Merrill’s ultimate setup. Board, boots and bindings all perfected for his craft. Buy this trifecta of awesome-ness and you’ll be sending one footers at HCSC summer camp like you won’t believe.

Salomon Ultimate Ride Snowboard 2016-2017

The Ultimate Ride up close in all it’s glory.

Salomon Kids Snowboards 2016-2017

The Villain Grom (right), The Gypsy Grom (second from right), The Grail (second from left) and The Grace (left). Spongebob Team kids board and Goodtime XS binging (far left)

Salomon don’t slip at bringing the stoke to the young guns either, they have a fully dedicated line up of kids boards for 2016-2017. Grown up technology shrunk down to fit a small and lightweight package perfect for the up and coming mini shredders.

Salomon Kids / Groms Snowboards 2016-2017

Spongebob is back with a vengeance.

Salomon Snowboard Bindings 2016-2017

Salomon Defender Snowboard Binding 2016-2017

One beast of a binding, backed by Wolle Nyvelt and Josh Dirksen, this is as responsive as they come. Strap into this bad boy and the Shadowfit technology and Defender Highback with never leave you wanting more.

Salomon District Snowboard Binding 2016-2017

If Jed Anderson and Louif Paradis are willing to strap their toes into this one, it should be good enough for you, and then some. Featuring a whole host of extra designs this year, we’re stoked all black villain graphic on the highback, this will look sick with the Villain snowboard.

Salomon Snowboard Boots 2016-2017

Pick a pair, put your feet in, buckle up and enjoy the ride.

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