Snowboard Review: 08-09 Salomon Sanchez

13 Jan, 2009

2008-2009 Salomon Sanchez

Location: Loveland, Colorado

Snow Conditions: Snowing with hardpacked groomers to icy groomers to fresh snow on the runs.

Setup: I rode the Salomon Salomon Sanchez with Salomon women’s relay-e bindings and my Vans Omni Focus boots.

First Impression: This is a playful board with a dirty name.

Size: 154cm

Weight: Didn’t notice at the time.

Flex: It’s a softer flexing board, easy to flex torsionally and longitudinally. I didn’t have any issues with pressing the nose or tail.   I didn’t encounter any vibrations with the softer flex which was good, but I also didn’t ride it as hard as other boards because of the size and softer flex.  

Turning: It was easy to maneuver and initiate turns.  On the groomers it was very smooth and predictable when turning.  On the icy spots, it held an edge for me when turning.   

Stable: Definitely when I was going faster with it, wasn’t as stable but I wasn’t expecting it to be. It did absorb really choppy terrain though, good stability through that at less speeds.  

Pop: It had really good playful pop to it, definitely easy to pop off the tail and ollie with. I played around with 180’s and tail presses on the sides of cat tracks.

Switch: I had no problems with riding switch, it was easy to maneuver around into switch and was fun to ride either way.

Overall Impression: Definitely a predictable jibstick to ride, it was fun for the day just messing around with. It was an easy ride overall, whether it was switch riding or riding regular.

Shay’s Honesty Box:  I wasn’t wowed by it and I wasn’t totally turned off by it.  It was a fun board but for my own preferences, not my style.  

On-Snow PhotoSalomon Sanchez Description
For more information on the Salomon Sanchez go to Salomon’s website.

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  1. Anonymous
    February 12, 2009

    It’s a men’s board!!!

  2. Shayboarder
    February 14, 2009

    You really think that women can’t ride men’s boards?

    I’d love to hear why. Do you think that women aren’t strong enough to ride a men’s board? Do you think the width is an issue? Would you put a skinny tiny male on a women’s board? Really curious to see why you think it matters…a board can’t tell if I’m a woman or a man.

  3. Anonymous
    February 21, 2009

    Hey there!
    I’m looking to buy a board at the moment. Will spend majority of the time on piste but looking to start hitting the park more.
    Will the sanchez be suitable for regular piste riding or should i opt for a more all-mountain board?

  4. Shayboarder
    March 02, 2009

    I think it would be fine for piste/groomers and going into park more. Where do you ride at and what conditions?

  5. chris
    December 21, 2010

    i own this board an it is fuckinnnnggggg amazingggg… love it.. would deffinately recomend it to anyone lookin to buy a good fun jib board