- Price: €649
- Category: All-Mountain
- Sizes: 155, 159, 163
- Flex: 7.5/10
- Shape: Directional
- Profile: Combo
- 3D: No
- Base: Sintered
Why we chose the Salomon HPS Louif Paradis Snowboard: Proof that not all powder boards have to be pointy.
Wolle Nyvelt’s Hillside Project Series has been one of our favourite collections since it first dropped a few years ago. There aren’t many out there who know more about shaping than he does, so he’s worked with some of the Salomon team’s brightest stars to create some classic powder-hungry vehicles that knock gimmicky shapes into a cocked hat.
After giving the HPS treatment to Annie Boulanger and Takaharu Nakai, this year the honour goes to Louif Paradis. Once arguably the most accomplished rail rider of his generation, he’s since transitioned gracefully into a freerider extraordinaire – and the Salomon HPS Louis Paradis reflects that.
“After giving the HPS treatment to Annie Boulanger and Takaharu Nakai, this year the honour goes to Louif Paradis”
Who Is The Salomon HPS Louif Paradis For?
Not ready to give up freestyle but looking towards a powder-filled future? With this stunner, you really can have it all. Granted, it’s far from a park board, let alone a rail slayer, but when you want to pull shapes on a powder-less day, it’ll do nicely.