Salomon The Ultimate Ride

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Salomon team rider Bode Merrill’s The Ultimate Ride pro model is just what its name implies. The true twin shape, hybrid positive camber profile, and loaded core and fiberglass build meld into this premium all-mountain model made for park, powder, and beyond. Accolades from the test crew included: “It’s super poppy with lots of edge control and spice!” “This fun and flexy board makes all terrain fun,” “The responsive flex and pop rebound in the nose and tail are perfect,” “What a fun, jibby board—it takes on the whole mountain with a freestyle flavor,” and “A near perfect boss for slushy sidehits and fast carving.” Many noted not only its pop and traditional camber power but its ability to rail quick turns saying, “It’s super playful and snappy, with great maneuverability,” and “The flex was great for short radius carves and absolutely crushed anything quick.” This is due to Salomon’s unique Quadralizer blend of sidecuts for seamless edge transition and grip. The board’s potent power and pop come direct from Salomon’s Quad Camber design that puts an extra bit of positive camber at the tips for lethal loft. It’s freestyle, it’s freeride—it’s your all-mountain answer.

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

150 – 7.8 ¬– 25.0
153 – 8.1 ¬– 25.2
155 – 8.3 ¬– 25.4
158 – 8.5 ¬– 25.6
161 – 8.8 ¬– 25.8

Flex: Responsive

Camber: Quad Camber—positive camber between the feet, accentuated camber towards the tips with a slight bit of rocker near the contact points.

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

(Sidecut Radius: If you 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: $600.00
Brand Name

Salomon

Product Type
Style

All Mountain

Gender

Mens

Length

150, 153, 155, 158, 161

Camber

Quad Camber (Positive camber between the feet, accentuated camber toward the tips with a slight bit of rocker near the contact points.)(Flex is not standardized and differs by brand. The rating here

Flex

Responsive

Sidecut

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

Manufacturers URL

http://www.salomonsnowboards.com

Rad-Bad

Tester Quote: “Encouraged me to try new things I didn’t think were in my arsenal.”

Product Showroom

No

Tested-Approved

No

Good Wood

Yes

Bang For Your Buck

No

Guide Year

2017

Tester Quote: “Encouraged me to try new things I didn't think were in my arsenal.”

Good Wood 2017 Presented by evo.com

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.