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Salomon Sight 2018-2019 Snowboard Review

  • Sizes: 147, 150, 153, 155W, 156, 158W, 159, 162W, 166W
  • Flex: 3
  • ProfileHybrid Camber
  • Shape: Directional Twin
  • Price: £299 / €349

As you may have guessed already from the price tag, the Salomon Sight snowboard is an entry-level model, designed primarily for getting riders from Bambi-on-ice to competence and confidence.

As a result, it boasts fairly simple construction and precious few additives. Let’s be clear, though; they didn’t just get a strip of wood, wrap it in metal and slap a pretty picture on it. While it won’t get the gear nerds salivating, the Salomon Sight has a few tricks up its sleeve.

“The edges at the nose and tail have been fully detuned, so you can initiate turns with a reduced risk of snagging the metal in the snow”

The core is all Aspen wood, but there are tougher strips of it where they’re needed most (under the inserts, and near the edges). There are also four shock-absorbing rubber pads at the toe and heel areas of your bindings.

The sidecut blends multiple radii to make each turn as smooth as it can be, and the directional twin shape is the perfect platform for beginners. You can get the hang of riding in your normal stance, then move up to switch riding and freestyle when the time comes.

The edges at the nose and tail have been fully detuned, so you can initiate turns with a reduced risk of snagging the metal in the snow. That’s another reminder that the Salomon Sight is, at its heart, a beginner board – but honestly, any more advanced rider looking for an affordable runaround to sit alongside their powder stick won’t be disappointed.

Tester’s Verdict

Chris Sturgesssnowfit.co.uk

“Perfect proof that a low price tag doesn’t have to mean low quality. Clearly benefitting from trickle-down tech off other great boards in the Salomon range, the Sight was great fun to ride.

“Perfect proof that a low price tag doesn’t have to mean low quality”

It’s easy to turn, with confidence-building edge grip, and is stable even at higher speeds. The graphics too are perfect; a slight look of Jones to them, (but let’s call it a homage rather than a copy) and they just back up the fact that this is a quality board.

If you are looking to buy your first board or need to replace an old one with something that doesn’t cost the earth, then this is the board to buy. It’s a no-brainer.”

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