Salomon Snowboards - Tech Guide

Salomon Snowboards produce some fantastic snowboards and pump all kinds of tech into their boards. One of the most important factors to consider when choosing a new snowboard is the shape. Salomon generally create Cambered snowboards, however adding a little flair to the traditional shape. Below shows 2 of the main 'Hybrid' Cambers that are used in the Salomon Snowboards that we stock.

Quad Camber - The aggressive characteristics of camber blended with rocker on the tip and tail to make the board unsinkable in pow with untouchable speed. Quad Camber is built with a blend of different radiuses and is more forgiving than a regular camber but maintains the reactivity and pop. 

Salomon Quad Camber

Rock Out Camber - Flat between your bindings for stability, Camber near the feet for response and a rocker on the tip/tail for pressability. Rock Out Camber is designed for premium park performance featuring a blend of flat, camber, and rocker profiles enabling responsive turns and comfortable presses. 

Salomon Rock Out Camber

 

Now here's a few more bits from Salomon's tech with a little more info to hopefully understand all the wonderful elements gone into making your new epic board.

  • EQ Rad - EQ Rad delivers Equalizer's 3 straight lines and Radial lines blended together for the perfect balance of playfulness and precision.
  • Quadralizer - Explosive combination of Equalizer and Quadratic allows high speed carving as well as superior edge control in tight spots.
  • BA MD - Medium density European-made fiberglass layers guarantee a consistent quality level, for light and lively boards.
  • TriaxGlass - Fiber tech core that increases board life and durability for all riders.
  • ABC Green Roll - The snap of bamboo, the comfortable ride of cork sidewalls and the bomb-proof strength of basalt - ABC Green Roll (Advanced Bamboo Construction) blends natural materials into a supernatural snowboard.More pop, less plastic.
  • Popster - Maximize the natural snap and powerful pop of wood with Popster's shaped core profile that is thins out under foot and thickens on both sides of your bindings then tapers again at tip and tail.
  • Popster Booster - Add carbon stringers to the standard popster and you get all the energy from under your feet radiating on the tip/tail maximazing pop.
  • Popster Eco Booster - Popster Booster plus Bamboo rods to provide the best in eco pop and performance.
  • Sintered - An industry standard for quality sintered base materials. Provides a moderate balance between the speed created by a hard surface and good wax retention.
  • Sintered EG - Engineered for a super fast glide in everything from fresh pow to sticky spring snow. Sintered material provides superior wax retention, Gallium strengthens impact resistance and the Electra finish gives a turbocharged glide.
  • Aspen SLCT - Every single FSC certified wood strip is hand selected to ensure unparalleled core quality and lightness.

 

Tech Glossary

Board Profiles - 

 

QUAD CAMBER

The aggressive characteristics of camber blended with rocker on the tip and tail to make the board unsinkable in pow with untouchable speed.

Quad Camber built with a blend of different radiuses and is more forgiving than a regular camber but maintains the reactivity and pop.

 

BACKSEAT CAMBER

Camber under the back foot for explosive turning capabilities, and flat segments under the front foot for freedom of fun pow days. The best of both world, without any unwanted vibration.

 

POWDER CAMBER

Camber between the feet for carving and precision, and huge rocker on nose for floatation on very deep powder.

 

CROSS PROFILE CAMBER

Camber between the feet for better control, pop and landing stability. Rocker on tip & tail for effortless floatation forward and switch

 

ROCK OUT CAMBER

Flat between your bindings for stability, Camber near the feet for response and a rocker on the tip/tail for pressability

 

FLAT OUT CAMBER

Flat profile loaded with camber under the feet for maximum stability and response when you need it.

 

SUPER FLAT

Flat profile for catch free spins, honest presses and stability

 

Board Sidecuts - 

 

RADIAL

Created from a perfect circle, Radial is the classic sidecut for consistent response forward and switch.

 

QUADRATIC

A blend of elliptic curves for easy turn initiation, effortless direction changes and fluid edge to edge transitions

 

QUADRALIZER

Explosive combination of Equalizer and Quadratic allows high speed carving as well as superior edge control in tight spots.

 

EQUALIZER RAD

Equalizer and Radial lines blended together for the perfect balance of agility and fun.

 

EQUALIZER 1

Straight line between the inserts allows dialed speed control on approach to rails and jumps. The radial sidecut outside the inserts

accommodates both creative and novice turning.

 

Snowboard Cores - 

 

AERO CORE

Exclusive association of ultra light and sustainable balsa wood and strong and responsive poplar wood, this wood core provides the lightest feel under foot and power on demand.

 

GHOST GREEN CORE

Ghost Green Core components have been selected and designed to optimise pop and reduce weight while utilising sustainable attributes of a super light paulowania wood.

 

ASPEN SLCT

Every single wood strip is hand selected to ensure unparalleled core quality and lightness

 

ASPEN STRONG

CNC-selected high-density wood strips for the inserts and rail zones results in improved impact resistance and a predictable fl ex from opening day to spring slush.

 

ASPEN

Full length, Aspen wood with high-density birch stripes for improved insert retention.

 

Snowboard Fibreglass - 

 

C/FX SUPERFIBER

Salomon’s exclusive patented technology C/FX is the association of two natural fibres : Flax and Carbon. It provides the best ratio of : Weight/Power/Dampening.

 

C/FX BASALT

Take down of the C/FX superfibre. This version of the C/FX is composed of Basalt & fibreglass for power and smooth ride.

 

CARBON FIBRE

Carbon Fibre is used as a wrapper on the S-LAB Premiere to help to make the board strong and super light while touring and riding.

 

TRIAX

Fibre tech core that increases board life and durability for all riders.

 

BA MD (BIAX)

Medium density European-made fibreglass layers guarantee a consistent quality level, for light and lively boards.

 

BA LD (BIAX)

The use of Low-density fibres allows us to produce lighter boards that keep their playful forgiving flex forever.

 

Snowboard Bases - 

 

AREA51

Built to go faster and fl y higher - The Area51 base is a high-density sintered based laced with a super secret-wax formula, and a specially engineered factory finish designed for air time and durability.

 

SINTERED EG

Engineered for a super fast glide in everything from fresh pow to sticky spring snow. Sintered material provides superior wax retention, Gallium strengthens impact resistance and the Electra finish gives a turbocharged glide.

 

SINTERED

An industry standard for quality sintered base materials. Provides a moderate balance between the speed created by a hard surface and good wax retention.

 

EXTRUDED EG

A harder compound than EXT, Salomon EXT EG takes the easy maintenance of a non-sintered base and adds Electra for increased gliding characteristics.

 

EXTRUDED

Offers long lasting glide with low-maintenance characteristics.

 

Popster Core Shaping -  

 

POPSTER ECO BOOSTER

Popster Booster plus Bamboo rods to provide the best in eco pop and performance.

 

POPSTER BOOSTER

Add carbon stringers to the standard popster and you get all the energy from under your feet radiating on the tip/tail maximising pop.

 

POPSTER

Maximise the natural snap and powerful pop of wood with Popster’s shaped core profile. Feels like your skateboard kicktail finally connected with your snowboard.

Like the look of what Salomon have done with their boards, Take a look at all of our Salomon Snowboards

Article by Ali Sharp