The Drift Rocker is an oldie but a goodie from Salomon that has been reviewed a few times on this site. There’s a reason that this board constantly gets asked to be sent to us and that’s due to how predictable and fun it is to ride.
Board: Salomon Drift Rocker
Camber Option: Pres-Sure Rocker. Full center reverse camber goodness.
Bindings: Rome 390 Boss
Stance: 22.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 175lbs
Conditions: Mid day powder chasing to park laps with the sun baking the snow and making it heavier.
Flex: Somewhere above wet noodle but not a true middle of the road park deck. Basically it’s playful but has some responsiveness.
Stability: About as stable as a board built like this with a center reverse camber can be. Don’t expect it to absorb rutted out terrain while you’re charging.
Ollies: You can snap an ollie with this board. With the camber profile and flex pattern it’s very skate style meaning that last minute set up is OK and you don’t have to pre-load the tips to make pop initiation happen.
Pop On Jumps: It’ll get the job done but it’s not the most ideal board for jumps. Small to certain medium sized jumps it works on.
Butterability: This board can spread some buttery love all over the snow muffin. It’s so easy to press and play around with on snow.
Jibbing: The tips are super predictable for locking in to presses. Between the feet slides with ease. Over all this board is at home on jibs and so much fun for playing around.
Carving: The original EQ3 sidecut of three straight lines works with the center reverse camber to allow steering under foot. If you know how to carve a soft board you can rip on this deck.
Rider in Mind: Jib kid that still hits jumps and will ride around the mountain from time to time.
Personal Thoughts: This board is predictable which makes it easy to ride. It’s probably not a deck for everyone but it’s fun and enjoyable knowing it rides like a deck you’ve been on for a whole season.
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Disclaimer: This board was lent to us for review from the Salomon Snowboards Rockies rep.