- Sizes: 151, 157, 162
- Flex: 7
- Profile: Camrock
- Shape: Directional Twin
- Price: £560
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They say size doesn’t matter, but in this case it does. The Salomon Sickstick (part of the Hillside Project) is a pow specific machine designed by none other than Wolle Nyvelt. The board comes in three different sizes, each size specifically designed for a certain type of riding. So, whether you get your kicks from riding in the trees or charging down the steep, you’ll need the right size of Sickstick in order to scratch your itch.
If you like them short and chubby the 151 is the one for you out of this trio. It’s the shortest yet widest one out of the range and made for cruising in between tight tree lines. The 157, the happy medium, is aimed for freeriding. With a narrower waist than its brothers, the 157 is nearly as wide as your average board so you don’t need to worry about putting any extra effort into your turns. The tallest one of the trio, the 162, is wider than your average board for increased float in the deep. This thing is aimed for the madmen who like to charge down the steepest parts of the mountains.
“The board comes in three different sizes, each size specifically designed for a certain type of riding”
Even though the boards differ in width and size, they share everything else. All three boards have a slightly tapered shape, which makes it easier to stay afloat in powder. However, this is still a twin shaped board so if you feel like taking it for a spin… spin it will.
The camrock profile (rocker at both ends, camber under the feet and flat in between the feet) makes for a versatile vehicle – the rocker at tip and tail ensures float, the camber underneath the feet makes for a poppy yet stable rider, while the flat in between the feet makes more stable while cruising.
Living up to its name, the Salomon Sickstick is truly a sick stick. It feels most comfortable in powder, but you can easily take it for a spin on the piste, or even in the park, if that’s what your heart desires.