- Price: $600
- Category: Freeride/Powder, All-Mountain
- Ability Level: Advanced
- Size: 155, 160, 165, 170
- Flex: 10/10
- Shape: Directional
- Profile: Camber
- Base: Sintered
For those who love to charge – whether on piste or off – we present the Salomon Speedway. Stiff and aggressive, this is for experienced riders looking for a spicy all-mountain freeride deck ready for full throttle top to bottoms, elbows down eurocarves, and big old pillow drops.
The directional tapered shape coupled with backseat camber keeps the board loaded up underneath that back foot for those deep days when you can grab your snorkel and really open up your turns floating through the pow. Transitioning into a flat profile up front to lift the nose as the body of the board is engaged, you’ve got a board that’s as open to aggressive slashes as it is surfy turns.
“A spicy all-mountain freeride deck ready for full throttle top to bottoms, elbows down eurocarves, and big old pillow drops”
Salomon have really put an emphasis on keeping this board light whilst ensuring it doesn’t compromise performance. They’ve kitted out the tip and tail with a honeycomb blend for better floatation and control. This is touted to increase the dampening qualities by absorbing any shocks and soaking up chatter from cruddy conditions. You charge harder for longer, and save your legs in the process.
This board is one of the stiffest in Salomon’s range. However, thanks to a blend of elliptic curves in the sidewall, the Salomon Speedway turns effortlessly from edge to edge. Salomon have used their exclusive patented technology to give this board the perfect ratio of weight / power and dampening, which is great to hear if you like hiking for your lines. It has a combination of lightweight Paulownia and Popster Ghost Green Core adding stability and pop to the board whilst cutting precious grams.
“Thanks to a blend of elliptic curves down the sidecut, the Salomon Speedway turns effortlessly from edge to edge”
Salomon have detuned the edges to a 1 degree bevel everywhere else on the board apart from between the feet, so you have edge hold where you need it whilst ensuring that there are no hang ups when you’re ripping. The clue is in the name with the Speedway, Salomon have kitted it out with their Sintered EG Base, engineered to retain wax, keeping you sliding faster for longer.
It’s only the Speedway’s third season but with such a solid lineup of response, control and speed, we certainly hope we will be seeing much more of this guy. Going all the way up to a stonking 170cm this is a certified ripper, if you’re a seasoned snowboarder looking for a downhill charger, The Salomon Speedway certainly fits the bill.