Salomon Dancehaul 2021 Review
Based on the Max Buri Pro, the Dancehaul is a shorter, wide width, tapered all-mountain board that does a bit of everything well. I really liked how it turned on groomed runs, and had solid edge hold while still feeling playful.
Features of the Salomon Dancehaul
- Tapererd Directional
- Medium Flex
- Rock Out Camber
One of Salomon’s most popular camber profiles, overall it has a traditional camber profile, but with a flat section between your feet, and rocker on the nose and tail. The rocker sections help to give the board extra float, and make it a little more forgiving, while the camber makes sure it is still stable and poppy.
- Sintered Base
A hard and fast material, that soaks up wax well and keep the board moving quickly.
- Ghost Basalt Stringers
Basalt stringers that run down the length of the board, adding stability and pop.
Core profiling, that varies thick and thin sections of the core for a more natural flex and pop.
- Aspen SLCT Core
FSC certified wood, that is chosen to get a mix between keeping the board lightweight,
- ABS Sidewall
- Fine Stone Finish
A stone ground finish on the base, which helps the board to glide smoothly over snow.
- All Mountain Edge Bevel
Overall the board has a 1 degree base bevel, that changes into a 2 degree angle between your feet.
- 4×2 Inserts
- BA MD Fiber Glass
How it Rides
Board size: 147
Boots: Salomon Launch Boa SJ 27.5
Bindings: Burton Cartel
This review is based on me riding the 2021 147cm Dancehaul, set up with my regular Cartels at angles of +12 and -9, with a stance width of just under 22 inches. I am 6 foot tall, and weigh 160lbs/72kg.
The snow conditions were firm on the groomers, with fresh snow, especially up on the top of the mountain.
The Rock Out Camber is used on quite a lot of Salomon boards, and there is a good reason for that. It is a nice mix between getting the overall feel of a camber board, that is less aggressive with the rocker sections on the nose and tail of the board.
Flex and Pop
The medium flex was perfect for me, it was solid enough to let the board handle all the bumps when I was riding fast, but I could still flex and twist it without much effort. Pop was pretty good, it isn’t hard to flex the board back and load up the tail, and it pushed back nicely which made getting a bit of air on rollers pretty easy.
I have ridden quite a few Salomon boards with the Rock Out Camber profile before, so I had a good idea of what to expect. Especially with sharp and brand new edges, it grips very well even on hard and windblown snow.
There is a bit of taper on the Dancehaul, which helps the tail to sink and the nose to float in deeper snow. Even with the shorter board length, I didn’t have any problem in soft snow, it didn’t feel like you had to work to keep it floating.
The snow conditions were good, and with the sintered base there weren’t any times that I felt like I was being slowed down by the board.
- Good medium flex
- Solid camber feel
- Nothing major that gave me any problems, I really liked the Dancehaul.
I the Dancehaul is a board that I would really consider buying. The tapered directional shape makes turning easy and fun, it has good edge hold and pop and floats without a problem in deep snow. It is a light board, that feels even lighter because of the shorter width.
I didn’t ride it in the park, but if I bought one I would plan to have it as one board that I could ride everywhere, no matter the conditions.
Salomon Dancehaul 2021 Technical Specs
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