UPDATE: Check out our review of the Salomon Assassin Snowboard for 2020/2021 by clicking here.
- Sizes: 150, 153, 155, 158W, 159, 162, 163W, 165
- Flex: 7
- Profile: Camrock
- Shape: Directional Twin
- Price: £470
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A modern classic – the Salomon Assassin has already made quite a reputation for itself. This all mountain beast has become a favourite amongst many and if you’re looking to buy one board that can do it all, the Assassin is a worthy weapon of choice.
This all-round killer assures you can cover any terrain you’ll face. The camrock profile, directional twin shape and stiffish flex makes this a versatile freestyle board that thrives in the park and beyond. With the Aspen wood core and bamboo in both tip and tail (for increased pop), you can be sure this board will have your back whether you’re stomping kickers in the park or carving down the piste.
“The camrock profile, directional twin shape and stiffish flex makes this a versatile freestyle board that thrives in the park and beyond”
Using Salomon’s most advanced edge technology, the Quadralizer sidecuts maximise edge hold for this twin shaped board (you’ll feel really stable when speeding up on the groomers). This specific sidecut technology also allows for a more predictable turn initiation, providing great edge hold and good grip on hard packed snow.
The Royal Cork sidewalls reduce chatter so the chances of you falling flat down on your face and pulling the mother of all scorpions becomes substantially smaller. In addition to the sidewalls keeping you vertically upright instead of laid out horizontal, you’ve also got the Popster Eco Boosters doing a job for you. These boosters give the board a perfect balance between flex and strength, something Salomon have done by varying the thickness of the wood used in the core of the board.
If you’re looking for a specialist board for a very particular type of riding you might need to turn elsewhere – but if you’re in the market for a versatile all-rounder the Salomon Assassin will be right up your street. It might not be ideal for beginners, but intermediate to advanced riders will appreciate pretty much everything this board has to offer.