Salomon Ace Snowboard 2010/11
- Price: £240
- Sizes: 146, 150, 153, 156, 160, 155W, 158W, 162W, 166W
- Width: Normal
- Flex: 5
They say: More for less.
We say: This is like a step up from the Pulse, both in terms of the pop it offers (thanks to the camber profile) and the skill-level needed to ride it. This might not be an expert’s board, but intermediates and relatively advanced riders will have a lot of fun with it.
Tester says: Loved it. Stable at speeds, but not too tricky to turn.
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- Building boards since: 1997
- HQ: Annecy, France
- History lesson: The father and son team Francois and Georges Salomon founded the brand that bears their name in 1947. Although it started out in a small workshop in Annecy, the company soon outgrew these humble origins. By the time it reached its 50th birthday in 1997 – the year it launched its first range of snowboards – it was one of the world’s biggest ski makers. Perhaps predictably then, its boards met with a lukewarm reception from the hardcore of the scene. This didn’t deter Salomon however, and it kept investing in the sport. In the end its attentiveness paid off when snowboarders realised that Salomon’s boards were simply too good to ignore any more.
- Ridden by: Sensible shredders who like a decent amount of tech in their sticks without compromising too much on style.