If you were to take the Salomon Assassin and strip it back to basics, you’d end up with something like the Salomon Craft. There may be a drop in quality, but not every snowboarder needs a huge amount of tech – and the reduction in price is substantial.
It’s quite soft and has an extruded base, so even though this is technically an all-rounder it’s not really one for melting it down freshly-groomed corduroy. Instead, this would suit the rider who’s still developing their technique and doesn’t want to rule anything out.
As a true twin it’s ripe for the park, and the profile (camber with rocker at the nose and tail and a flat section between the bindings) allows you to get plenty of pop and edge control while also being great fun for messing about on the piste.
The core has a no-nonsense Aspen composition which feels stable, strong and predictable. A little rubber has been placed at the sidewalls to protect against impact damage, but for the most part this board offers thrills without the frills.