- Price: £360 / $400
- Category: All-Mountain
- Ability Level: Beginner, Intermediate
- Size: 150, 153, 155, 157W, 158, 160W, 162W
- Flex: 5/10
- Shape: True Twin
- Profile: Rock Out Camber
- Base: Sintered
You shouldn’t need an engineering degree from MIT to decipher what snowboard you’re riding; the Salomon Craft takes things back to basics in a good way. A huge range of sizes and width options open up the Craft to just about anyone and like any good all-mountain snowboard it can do just about everything.
The Craft could be looked at as a park board with a penchant for exploration. The twin shape, mid flex and detuned edges smack of a freestyle focused deck and will for sure allow you to rip it up between the ropes, but the Craft is far from a jibby noodle. The tip and tail are a bit softer to allow for easy pressing and buttering, but the overall flex is firmly middle ground.
“Floaty rockered tips, dynamic camber zones, and a stable flat base between the feet give you the ability to rip it up wherever you should choose to take it”
Variety is the spice of life and Salomon’s versatile Rock Out Camber profile allows you to take the Craft for a spin across any kind of terrain. Floaty rockered tips, dynamic camber zones, and a stable flat base between the feet give you the ability to rip it up wherever you should choose to take it.
Despite its relatively low price point, the Craft still gets its fair share of Salomon’s state of the art tech. The Aspen wood core differs in thickness down the length of the board, this not only shaves precious weight but boosts power to the zones where you need it, maximising the boards snap. The Craft is also kitted out with a saucy stone ground sintered base and a blended radii sidecut to keep you turning and burning on the hardpack.
“The Craft has been upgraded to Cork sidewalls, which are not only boss at soaking up slap from big landings but they’re also an eco-friendlier option”
With the climate crisis in full swing the crew at Salomon have been making big steps to reduce their footprint over the last few years, and one of their initiatives has been to swap out their rubber rails for a more sustainable alternative. The Craft has been upgraded to Cork sidewalls, which are not only boss at soaking up slap from big landings but they’re also a more eco-friendly option.
The Salomon Craft is one to consider for seasonaires, ballers on a budget and those looking for an entry level snowboard that’s far from entry level spec. Okay, so it’ll get beaten out by heavy hitters like the Assassin and the Dancehaul when push comes to shove, but this is a snowboard you can use to hone your craft without breaking the bank.