Salomon Man's Board Snowboard

Oct 31, 2011
Outside Magazine
Salomon Man's Board

Salomon Man's Board snowboard    Photo: Courtesy of Salomon

THE SELL: A directional twin that's solid, speedy, and ready to charge anything. THE TEST: This brawny board was stiff yet more responsive than expected, making for a predictable and lively ride in virtually all conditions. "The hybrid camber-rocker handled jumps and drops easily," commented one reviewer. Even our biggest tester, a six-foot-five rider, found the Man's Board "solid yet snappy." It's easier on the earth, too: a sustainably harvested aspen core with bamboo and basalt stringers and cork sidewalls collectively reduce the amount of resin, plastic, and fiberglass by up to 40 percent compared with a standard board. THE VERDICT: Best suited to aggressive riders who turn the entire mountain into a terrain park, though the stout, freeride-like flex is not optimal for butters, boxes, and rails.

Responsiveness: 4.5
Versatility: 4

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