- Sizes: 151, 157, 162
- Flex: 7
- Profile: Hybrid Camber
- Shape: Directional
- Price: £549 / €649
As much as we like the fact that Wolle Nyvelt continue to flex his creative muscles with the Hillside Project (see the new Salomon Taka), it’s also great to see his take on the Salomon Sick Stick carrying over into 2018/19 without any significant changes.
As was the case before, each of the three sizes of Salomon Sick Stick is for different conditions. The shortest length is also the widest, making it a nimble pow board that still has plenty of float, while the larger sizes are aimed more towards faster, steeper descents.
“This board belongs in the powder, but is fun to ride just about anywhere”
All three have a slightly tapered shape, which is great for deeper snow, but aren’t so directional that you can’t get some spins done in the backcountry – or anywhere, for that matter.
Salomon’s high-tech ‘Quadralizer’ sidecut delivers impressive edge grip on groomed runs, and the profile (flat between the feet, changing to camber towards each end) provides plenty of pop. Cork in the sidewalls helps to dampen unwanted vibrations, and plastic has been replaced with natural materials wherever possible to improve the Sick Stick’s eco score.
This board belongs in the powder, but is fun to ride just about anywhere – we’ve even seen some great stuff done on one in the park. There’s the option to split it down the central bamboo channel if you fancy a DIY project (and aren’t tempted by the bespoke splitboard version, but the Salomon Sick Stick has all the right moves as a solid board too.