- Sizes: 151, 154, 157, 160, 163
- Flex: 7
- Profile: Setback Camber
- Shape: Directional
- Price: £399 / €479
Most snowboards that call themselves ‘quiver killers’ tend to be fairly conventional in their design. You’re probably picturing a twin-shaped board that wouldn’t look out of place in the park, but with directional elements that give it the edge in powder. However, the Salomon Super 8 snowboard is proof that this doesn’t have to be the case.
At first glance, the Salomon Super 8 – designed by both Josh Dirksen and Wolle Nyvelt – appears to be a bit niche. It’s wider than a standard stick, and as a result it’s best ridden a little shorter than what you’d normally go for. The camber is right under the back foot rather than centered, and it’s even got a slight taper.
“The Salomon Super 8 is no one-trick pony”
You can expect those characteristics to come in handy in the powder, but the Salomon Super 8 is no one-trick pony. Its on-piste performance is top drawer, thanks in part to the sidecut that blends straight lines and curves to deliver excellent grip.
Then when you come across a side hit or park booter, there’s plenty of pop at your disposal courtesy of basalt additives and a core that varies in thickness as you flex it from nose to tail.
If there’s only room in your board bag for one stick, but you still want something a little different, do yourself a favour and have a look at the Salomon Super 8.