Salomon Salomonder Review
The Salomon Salomonder is a soft flat jib board. Used by Chris Grenier and Jed Anderson, this is their board of choice for their street and park riding.
Features of the Salomon Salomonder
- True Twin
It has a symmetrical shape, and a centered stance, so riding it switch will have the same feel as riding it regular.
- Super Flat Profile
Flat the whole way through the board, it has a solid feel without being too loose.
- EQ1 Sidecut
- Easy Press Core
- BA MD
- No Chip Tips
- Aspen Strong Core
- Triax Fiberglass
- Royal Rubber Pads
There are 4mm thick Royal Rubber pads are in the high pressure spots of the sidewalls. They help to absorb impacts from park riding and give a damper rider.
- Extruded EG Base
A cheaper but tough base material.
- Standard Stone Finish
- Freestyle Edge Bevel
The nose and tail of the board is detuned, and has a two degree base bevel on the board. Between the feet there is a 3 degree base bevel, so you still get good edge hold and don’t have to worry so much about catching edges in the park.
How the Salomon Salomonder rides
Board: Salomon Salomonder 154cm
Bindings: Salomon District
Boots: ThirtyTwo Tm Two
Stance: 21.5″ centered, +12° and -9°
Snow: Hardpacked groomers, packed snow in the trees with a few cms of fresh snow on top.
Flex & Camber Profile
The Salomonder has the Super Flat profile, which is flat the whole way through the board. It is a nice middle of the range profile, which finds a good balance. It feels quite stable at speed, even comparing it to other flat boards.
According to Salomon, it has a very soft flex (2/10). Before riding it I imagined that it is going to be super soft and flexible, like the Bataleon Disaster (also a 2/10).
Although it is easy to press and hold, I didn’t think that the flex was as soft as they claim. Maybe it will change when the board is broken in.
Not being a super soft board, it still held up pretty well at high speeds and on chopped up groomers.
The board has a damp feel while riding it, pretty similar to Ride boards.
It’s a true twin board, and I rode it with a centered stance, so switch felt just the same as riding regular.
I rode a brand new Salomonder, so the edges were still sharp. The freestyle edge bevel means that there is a (decent) 3 degree base bevel between the feet, and 2 degrees on the rest of the board.
Still being sharp, the board held a very good edge on hard snow. If I were to buy it though, I would probably give the whole board a good detune.
Being a jib/park board that doesn’t cost too much, it has an extruded base. I really noticed the lack of speed on cat tracks, but the speed is fine on other steeper terrain.
There no special pop from the Salmonder, not that you would expect much from a soft flat jib board.
Overall the Salomonder would be a good board for someone who wants a soft flat jib board. If you sized it down, and detuned the edges it would be a fun board for rails, without being as loose as a rocker board.
Salomon Salomonder Technical Specs
|Waist Width (cm)||24.5||24.8||25.2||25.5||25.7|
|Min/Max Stance (cm)||44.4 / 59.6||45.4 / 60.6||47.4 / 62.6||49.4 / 64.6||50.4 / 65.6|
|Tail/Tip Width (cm)||29.2||29.5||29.8||30||30.2|
|Effective Edge (cm)||113||115.5||118||120.5||122|