- Price: £530 / €650
- Sizes: 151, 157, 162
- Flex: 8
- Profile: Hybrid Camber
- Shape: Directional
The Salomon Sick Stick may be ten years old, but for 2017/18 it’s been fully refreshed by Austrian pow legend Wolle Nyvelt. It’s the backbone of Salomon’s new ‘Hillside Project’, a small collection of freeride shapes that also includes the First Call and Pillow Talk.
“The profile allows you to stay on top of deep snow whilst maintaining ollie power and edge bite”
You may have already noticed that the tail is different, but otherwise the tapered twin shape remains. Floating in the powder is easy, but it’s not so directional that you can’t cut loose on the natural features. The profile is slightly different this year, but it’s still essentially cambered with rocker at each end – a fine combination that allows you to stay on top of deep snow whilst maintaining ollie power and edge bite.
Speaking of which, the sidecut has been upgraded to the ‘Quadralizer’ version, which offers even better edge hold thanks to the combination of different radii. If it hasn’t snowed in weeks, you’ll still be able to have plenty of fun putting the Sick Stick to the test inbounds.