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Salomon Powder Snake Snowboard 2013

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Whether conditions call for an extreme powder day or it hasn't snowed for over a month and the mountain is pure ice, the Salomon Powder Snake will come through in the clutch. The Pow Rocker will keep you afloat in even the deepest powder while the All Mountain Edge Bevel allows to you hold a secure edge no matter what the snow pack looks like. If you want to outsmart Mother Nature then check out the Salomon Powder Snake Snowboard.

Product Details

Rocker Type

Pow RockerFlat profile between the feet for stability with ample rocker at tip and tail for max floatation

Flex

Flex Rating (1 Soft - 10 Stiff)5, a medium flex for a balance of playfulness and performance

Shape

Tapered TwinCentered stance with a tapered tail to aid in tip float

Sidecut

QuadraticA blend of elliptic curves for easy turn initiation, effortless direction changes and fluid edge-to-edge transitions

Core

Aspen StrongThese boards have CNC-selected, high density FSC certified wood strips for the inserts and rail zones that results in improved impact resistance and a predictable flex from opening day to spring slush.

PopsterPopster's shaped core maximizes the natural snap of wood - like the kicktail of your skateboard built into your snowboard!

Laminates

BA MDMedium Density European-made fiberglass guarantees a consistent quality level for light and lively performance.

Sidewalls

Royal Rubber Pads4 mm soft Royal Rubber blocks inserted into the high-pressure zones of the ABS sidewalls dampen vibration and soften big impacts

Base

SinteredAn industry standard for quality base materials. Provides a moderate balance between the speed created by a hard surface and good wax retention.

Standard Stone FinishSalomon's Basic Stone Finish is the equal of most other manufacturer's high end finish.

Edges

All Mountain Edge BevelDetuned tip and tail with a 1 degree edge bevel in key parts of the sidecut and a 2 degree bevel between the feet. Solid edge hold with no hang ups.

Specs

  • Terrain: All-Mountain, Freeride, Powder More 
  • Ability Level: Intermediate-Advanced More 
  • Rocker Type: Rocker/Flat/Rocker More 
  • Flex Rating: Medium More 
  • Core/Laminates: Wood
  • Warranty: 2 Years
Size (cm) 147 153 156 160 163 166
Effective Edge (mm) 1095 1130 1150 1170 1200 1230
Tip Width (mm) 302 293 299 301 306 295
Waist Width (mm) 254 246 250 252 256 260
Tail Width (mm) 292 285 289 291 294 289
Stance Setback (in) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stance Setback (mm) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stance Range (in) 19.4-23.9 19.1-23.5 19.8-24.3 20.2-24.6 20.6-25 20.6-25
Stance Range (mm) 494-606 484-596 504-616 514-626 524-636 524-636
Rider Weight (lbs) 125-195 110-155 130-165 145-195 150-215 163-230
Width Regular Regular Regular Regular Regular Regular

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Salomon Powder Snake Snowboard 2013
 
4.7

(based on 3 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Powder (3)
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5.0

Cool shape, solid performer.

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from Los Angeles, CA

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Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Smooth Stability
  • Well Balanced

Cons

  • Dings Easily

Best Uses

  • All Mountain
  • Powder

Comments about Salomon Powder Snake Snowboard 2013:

Rode this board for the first time in Hakuba, Japan, after I felt that my GNU Riders Choice 151.5 was just too short and squirrelly-feeling for the steep runs.

I was surprised by the board's light weight for it's size (160cm).

I weigh 155 lbs, so a 160cm is a bit oversized for me, but it made the board feel very stable at high speed, and very floaty in the powder (the wide rockered nose and tail also helps float the board in powder). The board's tapered shape made it very steerable into tight turns despite the longer length. This was very helpful when I wandered onto mogul runs.

Also, the board felt very light, strapped to my feet, maybe even a little lighter than the shorter GNU, so I was still able to do 180s (the most rotation I am capable of landing reliably) off of flats, side hits, hip jumps, and small kickers. It was all real snow in Japan, so I wasn't afraid to fall while attempting stuff.

The board's flat contour (no camber) between the bindings makes it very forgiving all over the mountain. But this board was noticeably less poppy than my GNU Riders Choice with C2BTX camber. I can't ollie as high when riding the Powder Snake, but I feel a little more confident popping off the lip of kickers, especially when I'm trying to spin, due to the better stability.

Overall, I think it's the perfect board when I want to ride a mix of powder and park. I feel like I can bomb down anything, cut through a powder stash with speed and control, and not be afraid to go airborne at any time.

And the pointy tips look rad!

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4.0

powder board

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from south Burlington, vt

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Pros

  • Carving Ability
  • Fast
  • Good Flexibility
  • Lightweight
  • Lots Of Pop

Cons

  • Ice
  • Unstable

Best Uses

  • Powder
  • Speed

Comments about Salomon Powder Snake Snowboard 2013:

So it is called a powder snake for a reason. It handles great in the pow pow and on hard pack. The description says those two things, but one would think you could ride east coast ice and be fine, they would be wrong. My first couple runs with it were pretty disappointing. Brand New out of the package and I cannot hold an edge to save my life. When there is no ice around it cruises. Granted, I should get ice skates if I want to ride ice, but I don't want to ride ice, it is what I'm dealt for now. My actual all mtn boards I've used in the past did great. have not rode it in lots of powder yet, but I can already tell it will crush it.
All I am saying is, don't buy this board as your all mtn board, buy it as your powder board.

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5.0

Great Service

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from Seattle, WA

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Pros

  • Fast
  • Friendly
  • Lightweight
  • Shipping
  • Snowboard
  • Well Balanced

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Powder

    Comments about Salomon Powder Snake Snowboard 2013:

    I really enjoy that the board can be ridden not just in the powder.

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