Snowboard Review: 08-09 Salomon Sanchez
13 Jan, 2009
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.
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.
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.
For more information on the Salomon Sanchez go to Salomon’s website.