Board: Salomon Super 8
Camber Option: Backseat Camber. An offset camber that is located under the back foot.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 177lbs
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: Sunny blue skies, no wind, and six plus inches of fresh snow.
Flex: A middle of the road playful directional flex making it a bit stiffer in the tail than in the nose. The torsional flex was highly abundant as well.
Stability: This board was remotely stable in varying conditions and chunder. I never felt like I was going to get bucked when pushing it to the limit.
Ollies/Pop: With having camber under the back foot you have to load up your back leg to get the snap you want. This slightly offsets what you know and believe you would have to do to initiate snap. The overall pop is solid and really lets you boost off natural features.
Butterability: The tip is playful and you can just swivel around in the snow while it floats across the top. The camber under the back foot will fight you a bit though.
Carving: Ripping a turn on a groomer was great you could get over the back binding and drive the board through the arc of the carve. Short quick turns or long drawn out carves were a breeze.
Rider in Mind: Someone that wants camber for riding powder and a board that can charge.
Personal Thoughts: This board is like an improved version of the old Salomon Ranchero. It favors the camber profile but still lets it be forceful with a bit of playfulness. Overall this board is great for hammering through a wide open pow field, ripping through the trees, or just carving on a groomer.
Comparable Boards: Sims Tom Sims Pro, Jones Mind Expander, Burton Skeleton Key
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This board was loaned to us for review from Salomon Snowboards marketing department.
*Disclaimer this board did not change for 2017 so we carried the 2018 review over.*