- Sizes: 138, 143, 147, 151
- Flex: 5
- Profile: Hybrid Camber
- Shape: True Twin
- Price: £399 / €489
The Salomon Gypsy women’s snowboard got a bit of an overhaul last winter, but the verdict from our test team was clear; it was still the same high-end park killer thats big on performance, yet surprisingly low in price.
For 2018/19, not much has changed. The Salomon Gypsy still shares much of the same tech as the Villain in the men’s range, although is a bit softer to better suit most female riders’ vital stats. That’s mainly down to the use of biax fibreglass, rather than triax, which makes the board easier to manipulate torsionally.
“For female park fiends, the Salomon Gypsy remains one of the finest boards out there”
Salomon’s sintered bases have a strong reputation for speed, and it’s no different on the latest Gypsy. Sail past the knuckle every time, and enjoy rapid performance on the piste too. Of course, being a freestyle board through and through, the former should be your focus.
Thanks to bamboo rods and carbon stringers, loading up the nose and tail of the Salomon Gypsy is easily done. What could have potentially required a lot of effort is made simpler thanks to the thinner sections of the core, which make it easier to flex from nose to tail.
The profile (mostly camber, with a flat part between the feet and rocker at each end) is a great all-round option for freestyle, ensuring you’ve got plenty of pop without sacrificing playfulness.
For female park fiends, the Salomon Gypsy remains one of the finest boards out there. Meanwhile, aspiring groms should check out the Salomon Gypsy Grom.