Keeping up with my rocker kick I snagged a Salomon Salvatore Sanchez. They called it a rocker I call it reverse camber. Here’s my look at it and how it rode.
Board: Salomon Salvatore Sanchez
Bindings: Salomon Codes
Angles:18 negative 15
Boots: K2 T1 DB’s size 10
My Weight: 168
Conditions: Overcast and starting to snow
Mindset: Oh joy the sun is gone.
Preconceived Notions: This is going to be pressing for dummies 101.
Flex: Mega soft to the point I’d be scared to do anything else but
Stability: About as stable as using a kleenex for shelter during Hurricane Katrina. It chattered riding any type of terrain. Speeds were not something I’d recommend on this board.
Ollies/Pop: The way the reverse camber set makes it unconduscive for popping. I took it off some small jumps and it wasn’t that great.
Butterability: You can spin it to win it with this board easily enough. There’s no effort in buttering at all.
Cruising: Getting it on edge was a bit of a work out and once it was there it wasn’t fun at all.
Jibbing: Pressing for dummies.
Rider in Mind: Snow Gypsies that only jib.
Personal Thoughts: Blah this thing sucked, it felt so weird right under foot.
Binding Compatibility: A bit too stiff for the flex of this board.
Binding Adjustability: Everything on these can be done super quick.
Straps: They fixed the fast fit toe so it grips slightly better and the heels were solid and supportive.
Highbacks: They did their job and have a true 0 on the forward leand.
Binding Flex: Designed for a slightly stiffer deck than the Sanchez.
Ratchets: Cocked, Locked, and ready to rock.
Rider in Mind: All mountain freestylist that wants a binding to do it all that has unibody flex.
Personal Thoughts: Not the binding for me it does its job but I’ve never been one to get down with their fast fit toe cap.