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26/02/2019 11:17 am  
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I don't have a salomon, but I did see that the three pro men who won duct tape at this year's LBS were all riding salomons. Mindnich and Dirksen were both on the Super 8 and Ciszek borrowed an Ultimate Ride from Dirksen.

lol whats this supposed to mean? more halfpipe titles are won on burton boards so they must be BEST for pipe, right?

It just meant to me that the particular boards involved, the Super 8 and the Ultimate Ride, looked to be boards that excelled at holding an edge at speed in variable conditions and would likely be good candidates for all-mountain riding with a focus on carving aggressive turns. I was looking for something that would be especially well suited to that rather than a board that was playful, had remarkable float, etc. I thought it especially telling that one of the riders in question was riding a Salomon Ultimate Ride even though Salomon doesn't sponsor him.

is it "especially telling" (ie trying to make Salomon sound like a superior contest winning board) or is it more likely his friends ride Salomons?


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26/02/2019 2:20 pm  
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I don't have a salomon, but I did see that the three pro men who won duct tape at this year's LBS were all riding salomons. Mindnich and Dirksen were both on the Super 8 and Ciszek borrowed an Ultimate Ride from Dirksen.

lol whats this supposed to mean? more halfpipe titles are won on burton boards so they must be BEST for pipe, right?

It just meant to me that the particular boards involved, the Super 8 and the Ultimate Ride, looked to be boards that excelled at holding an edge at speed in variable conditions and would likely be good candidates for all-mountain riding with a focus on carving aggressive turns. I was looking for something that would be especially well suited to that rather than a board that was playful, had remarkable float, etc. I thought it especially telling that one of the riders in question was riding a Salomon Ultimate Ride even though Salomon doesn't sponsor him.

is it "especially telling" (ie trying to make Salomon sound like a superior contest winning board) or is it more likely his friends ride Salomons?

I don't know about "superior contest winning board", but after riding in a couple of banked slaloms and thinking about what type of board might be well-suited to that purpose and the types of conditions that we have in the PNW, I was looking for something that had the feel that I found in the Super 8. So mission accomplished.

For what it's worth, who I understand to be Curtis Ciszek's friends are his fellow Bachelor pros and the guys that he has done filming with. The ones I can think of ride Nitro (Austin and Bryan), Lib Tech (Eric Jackson), K2 (Tim Eddy), Salomon (Josh Dirksen), and Burton (Ben Ferguson). Ciszek is also a Volcom team rider - so the Volcom-branded boards from Capita and Nitro may have been an option for him. He apparently chose to ride a Salomon Ultimate Ride for the LBS.

None of that fits whatever your narrative is, though. Maybe Dirksen is the only one of his friends and acquaintances who would lend him a board? Yeah. That must be it. Totally makes sense that, in the absence of riding a board that he owned, he would ride a totally random board because it was the only one that someone would lend him. Any idea that he thought the board he chose might be the best option for the race is complete bullshit.

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08/03/2019 7:21 pm  

This shop lists a couple of 19/20 Super 8s for sale.  Only place I've seen with them, already:

https://www.gatesandboards.com/salomon-super-8-19-20.html?id=31909585&quantity=1

They apparently have a 154 and 157 in stock.  It doesn't say preorder, which is what I had assumed it was.

They also list the 19/20 Speedway, Huck Knife, Huck Knife Pro, Assassin and Ultimate Ride etc.

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09/03/2019 12:41 am  

Salomon usually ships demos quite early. To be selling at full price if that's the case is a bit.... Shitty.


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09/03/2019 2:06 am  

Villain sighting - The homie Trent on Sam’s front yard rail today, gap to front lip, shot by friendJeremy. They built a small course this week... log jib canon, flat-down rail, log jib, ending with mini quarterpipe w/ log coping. Too bad it’s about to start pissing rain & washing away 😭

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09/03/2019 2:18 am  

A shop close to here got some classicks in and are selling for 30% off. Those area 51 bases are the real deal, tempted. My sabotage classikcs fuck around board that saw every kind of terrain for about a 100 days barely got a scratch on it. I've probably said this a bunch of times already... 


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09/03/2019 5:37 am  

Speaking of Salomon, the Hillside Project x Asmo board next year has been really appealing. Agnarchy already has a review of it, 27.8cm ww for the 57? That's hella wide, even for what I usually prefer. Still interesting me tho. Anyone have any other info on rest of specs?

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2020 Salomon X Äsmo Review

170lbs|8US B Ion Leather|56 Korua Stealth|57 Tranny Finder+|B mod-Cartel|Gen|GenX|Onterrible


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09/03/2019 9:30 am  

Surfy everywhere!

I'm down for dropping some surfy cliffs brah!


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10/03/2019 4:39 pm  

If you’ve ever seen the riders that pull their front foot off the snow for their turns, that’s how this board wants to ride

Never heard of this. Does this just mean it's too wide for him to turn?


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19/04/2019 8:42 am  

anyone try the Salomon Speedway?

 

seems to have gotten good reviews.


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19/04/2019 9:40 am  
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anyone try the Salomon Speedway?

 

seems to have gotten good reviews.

Freeride charger, lots of edgehold, pop, and stability. Not a chore to ride but it definitely prefers being kept at speed, lots of rebound out of carves. 


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19/04/2019 9:41 am  
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If you’ve ever seen the riders that pull their front foot off the snow for their turns, that’s how this board wants to ride

Never heard of this. Does this just mean it's too wide for him to turn?

I think, perhaps, he means that because the reverse camber is under the back foot it wants to pivot off the tail... as if a rider was pulling up on their front foot in a turn???

Opposite of S-rocker. Haven't ridden that config. Sounds funyuns.

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19/04/2019 10:29 am  
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anyone try the Salomon Speedway?

 

seems to have gotten good reviews.

Freeride charger, lots of edgehold, pop, and stability. Not a chore to ride but it definitely prefers being kept at speed, lots of rebound out of carves. 

sounds fun, something i can use on east/icecoast groomers when i'm skipping the park

maybe i'll pick one up in the summer for a discount


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08/05/2019 11:29 am  

I picked up a Salomon Assassin 163 wide at the start of the season and feel like I can give some feedback on this deck.

For a wide board it is pretty wide with a tip/tail over 31 which is rare. For some reason that seems to be the magic number that other manufacture are scared to exceed especially on the tail.

The board is really poppy with closer to a medium soft flex, honestly it feels like it is the same flex as my Huck knife. Its not very damp at all compared my other boards that I consider damp like my Deep Thinker. Not really sure what the cork is doing, except marketing gimmick. If it was crusty or mashed potatoes I would usually grab a different board. This year they changed the camber profile from last years Assassin, last years was basically full on reg camber and a lot of it. This year the camber is not a much and the camber doesn't extend as far as last year with a very noticeable flat section at the tip and tail before the little bit of rocker. For me this translated into a much looser feel than last years and I really noticed it when trying to rail turns. What surprised me was how well this board performed in deep powder, float was just as good as my deep thinker if not better. A little more back leg burn but nothing that would make me stop and grab something else.

All in all I like the board and will probably pick up the pro next season. China ski boards are starting to be my favs.


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