Salomon Snowboards 2011-2012

21 Mar, 2011


Ride it for real – a simple idea that often goes unnoticed by companies.  But Salomon Snowboards stands by collaborating, constructing and communicating with riders all over the mountain, all over the world.  It gives the snowboards a commitment of quality, authencity and next level performance that the riders can experience.

Salomon Snowboards focuses on the all-mountain to access anything, park and freestyle and backyard products with their snowboard line.  Their board technology camber profiles feature pres-sure rocker (jib and park), pow rocker (floating and landing in powder), cross (ultimate all mountain freestyle), hook free (all mountain freestyle and freeride), flat (freestyle and backyard versatility), camber (all mountain freestyle and freeride) and rocqualizer (jib, park and freestyle).

What’s new for 2012 is the rocqualizer which is rocker the salomon way, no wash-out landings and a whole series of boards that never slip and always grip.  The Salomonder designed for the standards of the best rail riders in the world, the man’s board from bode merrill and taka nakai offer their solution to a snowboarding world gone soft, oh yeah for the women delivers bright gear for girls that’s really fun to ride and speed of light wit the all XLT snowboard.

Salomon Salomonder

Jed and Grenier’s urban assault vehicle with easy press core, equalizer sidecut, true twin, standard stone finish, full edge bevel, no  chip tips, extruded EG base, aspen strong core, royal rubber rails and a flat profile with no hang up hams.

Sizes:  148, 151, 154, 156

Salomon Salomonder Bases 148 on left and 151 on right

Salomon Man’s Board

Brewed with tradition and common sense.  The man’s board has the pop of bamboo and the bomb-proof strength of basalt.  The Man’s Board with ABC green roll construction is a backcountry bully with the biggest balls in the room.  Features directional twin, quadratic sidecut, fine stone finish, full edge bevel, ghost XY basalt stringers, ABC green roll, popster, bamboo laminates, cross mustache, sintered EG base, green ghost core, bamboo and cork rails sidewalls.  Flex=4.

Sizes:  153, 156, 159, 162, 165

Salomon Idol (Women’s)

This isn’t just any snowboard, this is the result of Annie’s backcountry boundary breaking lines.  With a unique shape for unbeatable flotation in pow and new ABC roll construction, the idol brings backcountry float, stability and power to your local resort.  Directional twin, quadratic sidecut, medium stone finish, full edge bevel, ABC green roll, popster, bamboo laminates, cross mustache, sintered EG base, green ghost core, bamboo and cork rails sidewall.  Flex=3

Sizes:  144, 148, 152, 155

Salomon Man’s Board Base

Close up look at Salomon Man’s Board bamboo and cork sidewalls

Salomon Acid

Dose the Official with some rocqualizer and you’ve got the Acid.  True twin shape with the perfect flex for dropping rails and stepping up to big park hits.  Stable on take-offs, forgiving on landings.  True twin shape, equalizer sidecut, medium stone finish, full edge bevel, popstar, pres-sure rocqualizer, sintered base, aspen light core, royal rubber rails.  Flex=2.

Sizes:  143, 147, 151, 155, 158

Salomon Riot

Flat profile for catch free spins onto rails or jumps, the riots classic twin shape, radial sidecut and popster make it as going as Louif, who brought the comic book flavor to his favorite board.  True twin shape, radial sidecut, medium stone finish, full edge bevel, popster, flat mustache, sintered base, aspen strong core, royal rubble rails.  Flex=3.

Sizes:  147, 151, 154, 156W, 157, 159W, 163W

Salomon Acid and Riot

Salomon Sanchez

Step up and progress fast – salvatore’s always fun to ride.  Aspen light core, pres-sure rocker and a soft flexing jib friendly shape make this one one of our most popular boards.  Features true twin, radial sidecut, standard stone finish, critic EB, extruded base, rubber pad sidewalls.  Flex=1.

Sizes:  148, 148W, 151, 153W, 154, 156W, 158

Salomon Mini Drift Rocker

Everything you love about the drift without the ex-girlfriends, seperated shoulder, sore feet, tickets for trespassing, mug shots, shitty tattoos and a compressed disk.  Your first video part starts here.  Features true twin, equalizer sidecut, standard stone finish, critic EB, pres-sure rocqualizer, extruded EG base, aspen core, ABS sidewalls.  Flex=1.

Sizes:  139, 1143, 146W

Salomon Official

David Benedek redefined the sport of snowboarding on the Official and while David’s out creating his new book and keeping his legend status clean – the official continues to progress too.  Features directional twin, equalizer sidecut, medium stone finish, full edge bevel, popster, bi-density, hook free and equalizer, sintered EG, alien light core, rubber rails. Flex=3.

Sizes:  144, 148, 152, 155, 158, 161

Salomon Salomonder (two left boards), Salomon Sanchez, Salomon Mini Drift Rocker, Salomon Official

Salomon Grip

The grip is a board for all riders and all terrains.  Wolfgang Nyvelt created this powder-hungry park board for on and off piste performance with a hit of G.I.F.T versatility through ABC sandwich construction with popster.  Features true twin, equalizer sidecut, medium stone finish, full edge bevel, ABC sandwich, popster, bamboo laminates, Pow rocquilizer, sintered EG base, ABS and cork rails.  Flex=3.

Sizes:  151, 154, 157, 158W, 160, 162W

Salomon Mini Drift Rocker, Salomon Official, Salomon Grip, Salomon Acid

Salomon Sick Stick

The sick stick floated above traditional powder boards from day one and invented the all-mountain eco board segment.  First with bamboo based ABC wrapped construction, first with Pow-rocker and popster for pow ollie power.  Features tapered twin, quadratic sidecut, fine stone finish, full edge bevel, ABC wrapper, popstar, bamboo laminates, pow rocker mustache, sintered EG base, SLCT core, bamboo and core rails sidewalls.  Flex=4

Sizes:  153, 156, 160, 163, 166

Salomon Sick Stick and Salomon Man’s Board

Salomon Powder Snake

There’s nothing else in snowboarding like the powder snake.  Our best selling park board – built for the backcountry.  Popster core, sintered base, tapered twin shape, quadratic sidecut, pow rocker mustache, aspen strong core, ABS sidewalls.  Flex=4.

Sizes:  153, 156, 160, 163, 166

Salomon Titan

One board for any mountain in the world, the Titan is top tier gear for high speed cruising, developing freestyle skills and learning how to ride fast and in control.  Aspen light core with a directional twin shape, equalizer sidecut, medium stone finish, full edge bevel, ghost construction, ghost XY basalt stringers, cross and equalizer mustache, rubber rails. Flex=3.

Sizes: 151, 155, 158, 162

Salomon Powder Snake, Titan and Ace

Go against the generic, off-brand all terrain boards and step up to the ace.  All the benefits of a full-performance board built into a directional twin shape with aspen light core, quadratic sidecut, hook free mustache, extruded base, rubber pads.  Flex=3.

Sizes:  150, 153, 155W, 156, 158W, 160, 162W, 166W

Salomon Burner

The Burner’s our tapered directional speed machine but with a firmer flex for max edge hold on steeps and banked turns.  Alien light core construction with ghost XY carbon stringers give you the strongest rider response in the board line.  Features quadratic sidecut, camber mustache, zeolit base, rubber rails.  Flex=5.

Sizes:  160, 163, 166, 171

Salomon Man’s Board and Salomon Burner

Salomon Popstar

Popster, alien light core and royal rubber – the triple threat tech for blasting 20 feet out on a quarter pipe walls and hauling ass through everyday park and pow.  Features directional twin, quadratic sidecut, medium stone finish, full edge bevel, popster, camber mustache, sintered EG base, alien light core, royal rubber rails.  Flex=2.

Sizes:  138, 142, 146, 150, 155, 156

Salomon Drift Rocker Black

The drift rocker is our flagship rocquilizer board design with royal rubber and an aspen light core.  The leading park shape worldwide and the top choice of our national team riders.  Features true twin, equalizer sidecut, standard stone finish, full edge bevel, pres-sure rocqualizer, extruded EG base, aspen light core, royal rubber rails. Flex=2.

Sizes:  148, 152, 154, 154W, 156, 158W, 159, 162W

Salomon Popstar and Salomon Drift Rocker Black

Salomon Spark (Women’s)

Set a blaze with pres-sure rocker’s catch free fun.  It ushers in a new era of possiblilities.  Grab the spark, your favorite friends and dive into a world of unlimited progression and lasting memories.  Features true twin, radial sidecut, standard stone finish, critic EB, extruded base, aspen light core, rubber pads.  Flex=2.

Sizes:  138, 143, 148, 151, 154

Salomon Idol (Women’s)

This isn’t just any snowboard, this is the result of Annie’s backcountry boundary breaking lines.  With a unique shape for unbeatable flotation in pow and new ABC roll construction, the idol brings backcountry float, stability and power to your local resort.  Directional twin, quadratic sidecut, medium stone finish, full edge bevel, ABC green roll, popster, bamboo laminates, cross mustache, sintered EG base, green ghost core, bamboo and cork rails sidewall.  Flex=3

Sizes:  144, 148, 152, 155

Salomon Sick Stick (Women’s)

The sick stick floated above traditional powder boards from day one and invented the all-mountain eco board segment.  First with bamboo based ABC wrapped construction, first with Pow-rocker and popster for pow ollie power.  Features tapered twin, quadratic sidecut, fine stone finish, full edge bevel, ABC wrapper, popstar, bamboo laminates, pow rocker mustache, sintered EG base, SLCT core, bamboo and core rails sidewalls.  Flex=4

Sizes:  153, 156

Salomon Lark (Women’s)

The lark sings a sweet song through all snow conditions with the versatility of the all new cross profile.  Float in pow and power through carves with camber between the feet and a raised tip and tail.  LIke to charge through the trees, slash pow and sail smooth over groomers?  The lark is calling your name.  Features tapered directional, equalizer sidecut, standard stone finish, full edge bevel, cross + equalizer mustache, extruded EG base, aspen light core, royal rubber pads.  Flex=3.

Sizes:  140, 144, 148, 152, 155

Salomon Lotus (Women’s)

The catch free ease of flat profile makes the lotus a confidence boosting monster for learning the basics and sticking to your budget.  Features directional twin, quadratic sidecut, standard stone finish, flat mustache, extruded base, aspen core, ABS sidewalls. Flex=1.

Sizes:  135, 138, 142, 146, 151, 155

Salomon Grace (Women’s)

Start out right!  The old saying “well begun is half done” applies in every way to the Grace.  It’s easy to ride for fun from the very first day.  Features twin shape, quadratic sidecut, standard stone finish,, critic EB, flat mustache, extruded base, aspen core type, ABS sidewalls.  Flex=1.

Sizes:  125, 130, 135, 140

Salomon Lily (Women’s)

For girls who know how to ride and want a park board that is pure performance, the lily helps you pop ollies higher with popster’s core profile design.  X Games champ Jenny Jones charges around the globe  on the lily testing its limits so you can surpass yours.  Features true twin shape, radial sidecut, medium stone finish, full edge bevel, flat mustache , sintered base, aspen light core, royal rubber rails.

Sizes:  139, 144, 148, 152

Salomon Oh Yeah (Women’s)

Easy Press core for on point pressing over groomers and into the jib park.  Features true twin, equalizer sidecut, standard stone finish, full edge bevel, pres-sure rocqualizer, extruded EG base, aspen light core, royal rubber pads.  Flex=1.

Sizes:  138, 143, 147, 151

Salomon Gypsy (Women’s)

Jibtastic riding for slush slashers, poked out airs and easy press perfection.  Rock out and get ready to roll with rocqualizers playful yet stable ride.   Features true twin, equalizer sidecut, medium stone finish, full edge bevel, popster, green light, pres-sure rocqualizer, sintered base, SLCT core, royal rubber rails.

Sizes:  138, 143, 147, 151

Salomon Oh yeah, Lily, Gypsy


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11 Comments

  1. eh eh
    March 22, 2011

    Yay! lets all support a ski company! wasn’t Salomon one of the big guns in the 80’s to petition Snowboarding not be allowed on the ski resorts?

  2. March 22, 2011

    Eh, definitely your own opinion so understandable but salomon builds snowboards…and legit ones.

    Jake Burton tried to patent the snowboard from everyone else so maybe you are thinking of him.

  3. Keither
    March 23, 2011

    Yeah let’s hate on everything and everyone that had a hard time accepting snowboarding back in the day. Don’t ride your local mountain, they didn’t allow you to in the eighties, so why go now? If we don’t forgive and forget, all we are doing is backpedaling allowing skiiers to hate us like they used to.

    Regardless of what went on with Salomon in the past, their boards are kick-ass and they are just as committed to snowboarding as the core brands. Not to mention they support riders based on their skills more than marketability. Just look at their team, Bode, Jed, Wolle, Louif, etc. I never thought I’d say this 10 years ago, but I really like what Salomon is doing. They make some sick product.

    Burton on the other hand, unforgivable. Just my opinion.

  4. eh eh
    March 23, 2011

    so where are those core brands then? like DWD, Signal, StepChild… ?? or do we now put ski companies ahead of those core brands that are actually owned by themselves.
    Hey atleast Burton hasn’t sold out to Jarden Corp/Car Mate/Wall Street Hedge Fund… etc like other “core” companies are.
    Saloman support riders by giving them massive amounts of $$, the legit core snowboard brands can’t do that because people buy Salomon instead as they have the dollars to put in crazy marketing campaigns because its funded from their ski program.

    either way, Shay you do a good job on this site, Its just a shame to see the remaining core brands being overlooked for the likes of Salomon…

  5. March 23, 2011

    I understand riders having the right to support whoever they want and not supporting certain brands. But really to me, I see great things happening from all brands regardless of whether they are “ski or snowboard”. Without the K2 gyrator, we might not be riding our rocker boards right now and they were years ahead of any core brands. Ride what you like and what you enjoy.

    In 1990, Jake Burton tried to patent the snowboard. If he got away with that, i bet there wouldn’t be a DWD or Signal or Stepchild..because they’d have to pay money to create snowboards. Salomon/K2/whoever else makes snowboards and in my eyes, if they support snowboarding then I’m fine with writing about them. It’s my blog 🙂 Also every company that agrees to meet with me at SIA gets a write up…so you’ll get the “core” companies eventually. Just depends on when I put them up.

  6. Keither
    March 24, 2011

    Well said Shay.

    “eh eh” is just too hardcore for the rest of us.

  7. mofi
    March 25, 2011

    thanks for the early info, Shay.

    i find it kinda funny that folks are still aggro about companies that started as ski brands. i find it funnier that in the same post, someone who champions indie companies also defends Burton. also, sadly, no boarder gets paid massive amounts of money except for X-Games headliners.

    great season, having fun, loving my Grip

  8. Snow Witch Elemental
    April 03, 2011

    Hi Shay,

    great blog! I just recently stumbled upon it.
    A question for you: Is Salomon going to make Ivy in 2012?

  9. n12x
    April 05, 2011

    Hey Shay

    Great post! I love salomon boards. Is this their whole line up for 2012? I was trying to find the salmon special II for 2012. Did they discontinue that?

    Can you explain what Cross camber profile is?

  10. April 12, 2011

    Snow, The ivy is not in the 2011-2012 catalog.

    N12x, not seeing the special in the 2011-2012 catalog either. The cross camber is camber between the feet and rocker on tip and tail. It’s available on the man’s board, titan, idol and lark.

  11. Anton
    August 12, 2011

    Do anyone knows when Salomon release their 11/12 boards??