Salomon Huck Knife

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“The forgiving flex in the nose and tail made it sweet for jibbing. It had enough pop to ollie onto features easily, and pressed well once locked in,” one tester noted. Deemed a rail destroyer, tester feedback proved the Huck Knife an awesome jib deck, but many thought it could have a little less play for big hits. Salomon blended aspen into the core to increase flex and shaped the full camber profile to add loads of power for ollies. Testers confirmed it rocks upward toward the twin tips just in time to not be caught off-guard, but a virgin tester thought it could use more camber just outside the feet in order to hold presses longer and improve stability over frozen first-chair bumps. Overall, the board ranked higher than most, and all testers agreed it’s definitely made more for sticking within park limits than all-mountain freestyle riding. A local ripper said the soft nose and tail made it easy to butter around, toying with all the jumps and features at Mt. Snow. One of our old-timers recommended making it just a touch stiffer, then marketing the hell out of it. “Very poppy and powerful on takeoff, but could use a stiffer overall flex profile for strong landings,” he said.

Length (cm) – Sidecut Radius (m) – Waist Width (cm)

148 – 7.1 – 24.8
152 – 7.3 – 25.1
155 – 7.5 – 25.3
155W – 7.7 – 26.0
158 – 7.6 – 25.5
158W – 7.8 – 26.3

Flex: Medium

Camber: Quad Camber (Camber in the middle with rocker at the tip and tail.)

(Flex is not standardized and differs by brand. The rating here is the best estimate of
the board’s flex.)

(Sidecut Radius: Assuming a board arced the tightest turn possible to make a complete circle, the sidecut radius would be the distance between the direct center of that circle and its rim, in meters. A board with a deeper sidecut would have a smaller radius and would generally make tighter turns. As the radius number increases, a board can be expected to make wider turns. Multiple numbers on the same length board means the radius is blended.)

Price: $430.00
Brand Name

Salomon

Product Type
Style

Park

Gender

Mens

Length

148, 152, 155, 155W, 158, 158W

Flex

Medium

Sidecut

Length (cm) – Sidecut Radius (m) – Waist Width (cm) 148 – 7.1 – 24.8 152 – 7.3 – 25.1 155 – 7.5 – 25.3 155W – 7.7 – 26.0 158 – 7.6 – 25.5 158W – 7.8 – 26.3

Manufacturers URL

http://www.salomonsnowboards.com

Rad-Bad

Tester Quote: “Flexes well for rails but still gives enough support to throw down on most jumps.”

Product Showroom

No

Tested-Approved

No

Good Wood

Yes

Bang For Your Buck

No

Guide Year

2017

Tester Quote: “Flexes well for rails but still gives enough support to throw down on most jumps.”

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With hundreds of snowboards out there, how do you pick the best deck perfectly suited to the way you ride? Drop into our 2016-2017 Good Wood Board Test for the winning snowboards of the season. Our 30 unique testers spent eight days riding and rating more than 300 boards at Carinthia Parks of Mount Snow, Vermont, and the pistes and glades of Aspen Mountain, Colorado, and came to the consensus that these are the best boards. Each tester rides differently, so there's something to be said when a board stokes all who tried it. We’ve done away with the old price groupings and instead highlighted the two top-scoring boards in each category with the lowest prices and awarded them “Bang for your Buck” badges of approval. Now in its 18th year, our TransWorld SNOWboarding Good Wood test is the longest running and most prestigious board test on the planet.

How The Boards Are Scored

Shortly after shredding laps on each board, our testers input scores for different characteristics that measure each deck on a sliding scale. The Park and All-Mountain scorecards each have different criteria to pinpoint the strengths and weakness of each snowboard. We don't cut the boards open and examine the details, but the crew may have broken a deck or two… Go on, dive into the results and see all the winners.