Share

Snowboards

Salomon Wonder 2018-2019 Women’s Snowboard Review

  • Sizes: 139, 143, 146, 150, 154
  • Flex: 5
  • Profile: Hybrid Camber
  • Shape: Directional Twin
  • Price: £349 / €399

Female freeriders are well catered for by the Salomon Pillow Talk – as well as the new Pillow Talk Split – but for the all-rounder, the Salomon Wonder snowboard is probably the better choice.

Profile-wise, a formidable camber bend is flanked by rocker sections at each end. This is a popular setup for all-mountain boards as you get plenty of power and edge hold but with a slightly more freestyle-friendly feel. The directional twin shape is another hallmark of the all-terrain vehicle; stability in your normal stance, but switch is still very much on the table.

“Basalt stringers run the length of this board to reinforce it, as well as improve its chatter absorption”

The Salomon Wonder boasts a medium flex, and getting pop out of this thing is a piece of cake thanks to a core (made of specially selected Aspen wood) that varies in thickness as you move from nose to tail.

Don’t worry about any loss of strength, though; basalt stringers run the length of this board to reinforce it, as well as improve its chatter absorption. Rubber has been placed in the sidewall to further dampen vibrations and take the edge off heavy landings in the park.

Game-changing design? Hardly, but the Salomon Wonder is a strong example of the dependable one-board quiver.

Tester’s Verdict

Joy Dutchsnowboard-asylum.com

“It’s no wonder why this board is always so popular – it’s ridiculously forgiving and easy to ride. It felt like a true all-mountain board and it was a lovely board for all situations.

The slight lift in the nose and tail kept it feeling really smooth in and out of turns and made it just a bit easier going all over. I liked the flex of it, and it kept it feeling really fun to muck around on on piste with as well.

“It felt really nimble and quick between the trees off the side of the piste. It held its edge really well too”

The Wonder was a nice option for the little bit of powder that we had, and felt really nimble and quick between the trees off the side of the piste. It held its edge really well, and was a perfect confidence-booster to stop those wobbles.

A great option for someone who wants a really mellow board that’s gonna keep building up their skill sets.”

Share

Newsletter Terms & Conditions

Please enter your email so we can keep you updated with news, features and the latest offers. If you are not interested you can unsubscribe at any time. We will never sell your data and you'll only get messages from us and our partners whose products and services we think you'll enjoy.

Read our full Privacy Policy as well as Terms & Conditions.

production