- Price: £580 / €640 / $650
- Category: Freeride/Powder
- Ability Level: Advanced
- Size: 153, 157, 161, 165
- Flex: 8/10
- Shape: Directional
- Profile: CamRock
- Base: Sintered
Wolle Nyvelt has done it again. Back for another year – the Salomon Sickstick. Designed by one of Europe’s best all-round snowboarders, we were stoked to see it’s reappearance for 20/21.
As part of the Hillside project, each size has been shaped for a specific discipline of all mountain freeriding: whether you like weaving trees, or bombing it down an untouched face – there’s something to suit everyone. A few tweaks for 2021 are solidifying the Sickstick as Salomon’s king of the hill.
“Whether you like weaving trees, or bombing it down an untouched face – there’s something to suit everyone”
With its tapered shape and rockered nose – the nose supporting lift and the taper helping to sink the tail for increased floatation – this is the only friend you are going to need on a powder day!
The charging doesn’t stop with the off-piste, either. Take this board to the groomers and Salomon’s Quadralizer Sidecut provides impressive edge grip and hold. It’s an all-mountain freeride board, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t like to spin off a backcountry booter or two. It’s shock absorbing cork walls aim to provide smoother landings on the side hits and dampen the ride when you’re hooning it over rutted terrain.
“This is the only friend you are going to need on a powder day”
A midbody camber injects energy and life into the board, with the tapered shape providing float for even the deepest of days. This board feels comfortable in powder but with its versatile shape, it won’t put up a fight if you like to be a little more playful in your riding.
Unlucky for some, 2020 marks the Sick Stick’s 13 year anniversary, and it’s no wonder we keep seeing it stand the test of time year after year: this board is made for riders who are relentless in their pursuit of exploring the endless opportunities of freeriding.