Salomon Assassin

Salomon Assassin Review

The Salomon Assassin is a pretty safe choice if you want a balance between riding all mountain, and the park. It is a mid flexing, mostly cambered, slightly directional board that doesn’t take a ton of work to get a good ride out of it.

Features of the Salomon Assassin 2024

Directional Twin

The Assassin is going to ride like a twin, but with a slightly longer nose, there will be a little bit of help when you do end up in deeper or fresh snow.

Rock Out Camber

By far the most popular profile that Salomon use, Rock Out Camber is used on quite a few of their park and all mountain boards. Overall you have a camber feel, that isn’t to aggressive with the fairly large rocker sections on the nose and tail of the board.

rock out camber

Quadralizer Sidecut

BA MD Fiberglass

GreenPoxy 28

Popster Eco Booster

Core profilin (thick and thin sections) as well as some added bamboo rods

Sintered EG Base

Fast and hard base material.

Aspen SLCT Core

Fine Stone FInish

Freestyle Edge Bevel

4×2 Inserts

Royal Cork Rails

ABC Wrapper

How the Assassin Rides

Board size: 155cm

Boots: ThirtyTwo TM-TWO

Bindings: Burton Cartel set with a 22.5″ stance width, at +15 and -9.

Camber Profile

The Rock Out Camber profile is used on a ton of Salomon boards, and it isn’t hard to see why. I have spent a lot of time on it, riding the Salomon Villain and also the Dancehaul.

I find that it gives enough of the positives of both camber and rocker, without being too extreme on either end. Overall the profile gives enough stability, pop and edge hold – all things that you would expect from a camber profile. I wouldn’t say that the rocker sections are super noticeable, other than helping a bit with the turns I didn’t really notice them until I started to make a few mistakes.

There were a few times that I wasn’t landing perfectly straight, or got lazy riding on cat tracks with a flat base. Although nowhere near as loose a boards with 3d base shaping, the pressure was minimal at the contact points.

You could easily get things fairly wrong, and the board will be trying to help you not catch an edge.

Flex and Pop

One thing that I noticed (and really liked) was the flex that the board had. Although it is hard to describe, it had a very smooth flex, with no major points in the flex that the board that kick or snap back sharply. Loading up the tail for an ollie or nollie was very smooth, it has one of the nicest flex feelings I have ridden.

According to Salomon the Assassin has a medium flex rating, though it did feel softer than that to me.

Pressing the board is quite easy, it flexes nicely it isn’t hard to balance on the rockered section of the nose or tail.

Edge Hold

I had no problems with the edge hold of the Assassin, even at high speed it felt solid throughout the whole turn. To be fair though, there was plenty of fresh snow around, and even the groomers were fairly soft, so it might be a different situation if the snow was really hardpacked. I am guessing here, but my Villain (which has the same profile and sidecut) does fine on hardpacked snow, and it has a slightly softer flex rating, so the Assassin should be fine.


It has pretty easy to ride fast on the Assassin, the base felt nice and fast on the cold dry snow. Swapping edges was fine at high speed, and even riding with a flat base the board didn’t feel catchy.


Overall the Assassin was a nice board. Surprisingly for a twin board, it does do quite well in powder, it cruises very smoothly through it, where I was expecting it to be a bit more work.

It is one of those boards that is definitely going to suit someone who wants one board to ride everywhere, which suits my style of riding. In general I will ride a twin park board everywhere, unless there has been a ton of snow, then I will bother changing to a powder board.

Overall the fast base, nice camber profile and smooth flex make it something that I would definitely consider buying. It also comes in another version, called the Classicks, which has a an upgraded base material, different core, with more pop and less swing weight.

Overall the Assassin ticks all the boxes you would need if you are after one board to do everything. It rides like a twin, but still has a bit of direction to help you out when you get some fresh snow.

It has enough camber to stay solid, but it still doesn’t need a lot of work to get the most out of it.

If you are a heavier rider, or like to ride faster and steeper terrain, then you might want to look at the upgraded Assassin Pro.

Where does the Assassin sit in the Salomon line?


  • Medium Flex
  • Rock Out Camber
  • True Twin
  • Aspen SLCT Core
  • Sintered Base
  • $499.99

The Abstract is what the old Villain was. A true twin, mid flexing park board that is a safe choice if you want to spend most of your time in the park.

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  • Medium Flex
  • Rock Out Camber
  • Directional Twin
  • Aspen SLCT Core
  • Sintered EG Base
  • $549.99

Although it is marketed as a freestyle/powder board, I would just call this all-mountain. Good balance of features that will mean you can ride it everywhere.

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Assassin Pro

  • Stiff Flex
  • Rock Out Camber
  • Directional Twin
  • Ghost Green Core
  • Sintered EG Base
  • $599.99

This is the better choice for heavier, or more aggressive riders who like the idea of the Assassin but want a stiffer and more solid overall board.

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2 thoughts on “Salomon Assassin”

  1. I just read and watched your review of the Assassin. Thanks so much for your quality reviews.
    I was wondering if you ever got to try out the Pro.
    From what I understand, the main difference is in the stiffness, making it a bit more suited for hard charging and steep terrain.
    I’m not much of a charger but do often get out it steeps so it seems like that alone would make the Pro suit me better.
    On the other hand, I love to play around on features. So the softer flex of the regular Assassin seems more appealing.
    It seems like I’m just asking too much out of one board and would probably be happiest with 2 separate ones.
    so, I would even consider buying both the Assassin and Assassin Pro if there is enough of a difference.
    But I’m assuming the difference isn’t that huge…and should just go with the Pro.

    • I haven’t ridden the Pro, though it seems like the Assassin I rode a few years ago was much softer than it was supposed to be, the newer ones seemed quite a bit stiffer compared. From what you are saying I think that the regular Assassin would be all you need, you would still be able to push it hard, but it would be more fun overall.