With a quiver of Salomon boards sitting there at my disposal I decided to snag this puppy. First I have to say that I loved the graphic, its part Power Slave and part horribly 1930’s mummy movies. Props on the graphic. Now onward into my review.
Board: Salomon Drift Magnum
Bindings: K2 Formulas
Stance: 22.5ish I say ish cause there were some on the fly adjustments. (Mainly me screaming and kicking the bindings till they went outward more)
Angles: 18 negative 15
Boots: K2 T1 DB
My Weight: 168
Conditions: Whiteout conditions coming in, snow puking down.
Mindset: Damn there’s no Gondola its going to be cold
Tunes: I’d like to say Powerslave but no it was Guns and Roses
Preconceived Notions: I didn’t like equalizer on the Official, this board is the highest end they make maybe it’ll be better. Was informed by a buddy that he felt it was too soft.
Flex: Playful between the feet stiff everywhere else.
Stability: It’s a pretty damp ride.
Ollies/Pop: There was no life to this thing it just felt dead.
Butterability: The flex negated this I tried it didn’t happen so I said fuck it.
Cruising: Its stable while flat basing, but on edge that’s a different story. I found that the first kink would engage fine but the second kink in the equalizer would cause me to grip weird and give me a washy feeling. I wasn’t impressed yet again with Equilizer sidecut.
Jibbing: Didn’t happen
Rider in Mind: Someone that likes hard charging. The sidecut though would make hard carving a bitch in my opinion.
Personal Thoughts: Another board that’s not for me. I felt that while it had a lot of great technology it just didn’t ride as well as it could have.