The Salomon Sanchez is a great board if you are looking to step up from a beginners board. That is not to say that if you are an advanced rider to stay away, it is a fun and forgiving board for all levels of riders.
It is one of Salomons softest boards, with their flex rating putting it at a 2/10. It is a twin shape with a EQ1 sidecut, so you won’t notice and difference whether you are riding regular or switch.
It has Salomons “Pres-sure” rocker shape, which means there is a continuous rocker shape from tip to tail. This means that when you are riding, it has a loose, and forgiving feeling. This style of board is great if you want to start learning how to butter.
It has an extruded base, which is not as fast as sintered, but is easy to repair and helps keep the overall cost of the board down.
If you are going to be riding any boards on rails, you would want to give the edges a solid detune to avoid any scary catches you might get. Luckily, the Sanchez comes fully detuned, so you can take it straight out of the wrapper and into the park
One of the weaknesses with rocker boards is they can “chatter” at high speed, so to avoid this, Salomon put rubber pads in the board near the bindings to help reduce chatter and fatigue in your feet.
The description might make it seem like this is just a soft park board, but it actually handles itself well all over the mountain. If you are looking for a soft, fun board that you can ride every day, press easily, it is a good choice.
Tech in the Salomon Sanchez:
- True Twin shape
- Flat Out Rocker
- EQ1 Sidecut
- Aspen Strong core
- Rubber Pads
- Extruded Base
- Bite Free Edge Tune