Board: Salomon Huck Knife
Camber Option: Quad Camber. While the name sounds like it’s something intense, it’s pretty much traditional camber with a little bit of rocker by the contact point.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 177lbs
Resort: Copper Mountain
Conditions: A mix of clouds, sun, overcast, light snow, warm temps, cold temps, basically the weather was as bi-polar as your cat loving aunt.
Flex: This board flexes slightly below a middle of the road making it playful yet responsive. The tips is where the abundance of flex is then stiffer under the insert packs and finally a bit more torsional give to make the middle a bit more playful.
Stability: The boards as stable as a park board of this caliber can be. You will notice some chatter here or there when riding over uneven terrain. I got bucked around a bit in moguled out side hits as well.
Ollies: This board was built to launch into the air. The pop out of this deck is absolutely amazing. Load it up and just boost.
Pop On Jumps: Jumps are a breeze with this deck. The camber gives it enough load to pop you off a lip, while the overall flex doesn’t make you work too hard for it. I would say that keeping it to small to medium jumps would be more ideal.
Butterability: The blunt shape and slight rocker give this board a great sweet spot to lock into presses and do some interesting butter variations. The softer flex also gives an added bonus to pressing into snow.
Jibbing: This board is at home on jib features. It locks in well for presses but has that snap you want out of a rail. The board slides sideways with a breeze and doesn’t feel like it will hook from being too stiff.
Carving: Pushing this board through a carve you’ll notice a lot of rebound out of the tail when railing hard carves. Short quick turns are great and really set the board up especially if you’re going to pop off your edge.
Rider in Mind: Park guy that doesn’t need to hit the big line all the time and will ride around the mountain bonking trees and hitting side hits.
Personal Thoughts: This board is designed to replace the Sabotage, one of the most under rated and overlooked boards in the whole Salomon lineup. Does it live up to it? Not really, but it still is better than the Villain. This board had pop, flex, and great edge hold. Which makes it very versatile.
Comparable Boards: Dinosaurs Will Die Larson, Rome Gangplank, Interior Plain Project Harrow
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This board was loaned to us for review from Salomon Snowboards marketing department.
*Disclaimer this board did not change for 2018 so we carried the 2017 review over.*