Salomon Huck Knife Pro Review
The Salomon Huck Knife Pro is the upgraded, stiffer and quicker version of the regular Huck Knife, which is a good thing.
How it Rides
Board size: 152cm
Boots: Salomon Launch Boa 27.5
Bindings: Salomon Highlander (Medium)
I am 6 foot tall and weigh 155lbs – or 183cm tall and 70kg.
I was riding this board at Big White in BC Canada. There was a little bit of fresh snow around that had built up in the trees, but probably no more than 5cm.
For a while the Huck Knife Pro was the stiffer, upgraded version of the Huck Knife, though it did cross over with the Ultimate ride in an odd way. The had the same profile, twin shape, core, flex, base and sidewalls. I guess to differentiate them a couple of seasons ago the Ulimate Ride changed shape to be directional, add taper and setback, as well as being a touch softer.
The 152cm board is quite small for me, and I am at the very top of end the recommended weight range for that size.
The Quad camber profile basically rides like traditional camber to me. It has all the things you would expect a camber board to have – stability at high speed, good pop or spring and solid edge hold.
Flex and Pop
Although the Huck Knife Pro does have quite a stiff flex rating, it is never too hard to flex. It pushes back really nicely, so once you get used to it you can get big ollies without much effort.
All camber boards are going to give you good edge hold, the the Huck Knife Pro is no exception. It has strong but it is very predictable hold, even when the snow gets firm and icy.
Because I was riding this in a fairly small size compared to what I am used to, it did give me a few good advantages. With the waist width at only 251mm, and with my size 9.5 boots it felt extremely quick edge to edge.
I didn’t ride it in any deep powder, but I wouldn’t expect much from a 152cm, cambered, twin park board in fresh snow anyway.
The Huck Knife Pro is a quick board, it was freshly waxed but the Sintered EG base (that is the same I have ridden in a few boards) does very well in a lot of different snow conditions.
Overall the Huck Knife Pro is a good upgrade to the regular Huck Knife. I did find after a season of riding my Huck Knife almost every day, it does break in quite a bit, so it was good to get a more responsive, poppier version of that.
I think that riding it in a smaller size gave a few advantages – the lower weight, and narrower waist width meant that it was very easy to turn, and always felt responsive. Judging from how my 155 Ultimate Ride felt, I think that going one size smaller toned down the stiffness a little.
It is very stable and solid on jumps, even icy landings I felt quite safe on. Ollies were big, needed only a tiny bit of effort and the overall flex was perfect for me.
If you were looking at a park board, the easy choice would be to narrow it down to one of the two Huck Knives. I would say if you want a softer flexing board that is going to be a little nicer on rails, choose the Huck Knife, and if you want to ride more jumps go for the Huck Knife Pro.
Have a look at the video review of the Huck Knife on the link above, to get an idea of my riding style, and what I liked best about the board.
Although they used to be similar, the Ultimate Ride is a good option if you like the sound of the Huck Knife Pro, but want a more directional board, for all-mountain riding.
I found that the Beast was a very stiff board, so although it has a similar set of features (stiff, camber, twin) it was a whole lot more work to ride
Features of the Salomon Huck Knife Pro
The true twin shape means that the board is symmetrical, so other than the graphics it will ride exactly the same both ways.
Basically just regular camber, though the pressure at the contact points are released just a little with the tiny rocker section.
EQ Rad Sidecut
Popster Booster Core Profile
Ghost Green Core
Sintered EG Base
A fast and hard sintered material, that is good at soaking up wax and keeping the board quick.
BA MD Fiberglass
Salomon give the Huck Knife Pro a stiffness rating of 5/5
- 155cm Wide
- 158cm Wide
Salomon Huck Knife Pro 2022 Technical Specs
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