Salomon Gypsy

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Salomon must be casting spells with the Gypsy because it lands on our list as a winner another year in a row for being a powerful park tool built for aggressive ladies. Testers said the ride of choice for Desiree Melancon snaked in and out of turns, and they liked how it launched them off lips and landed stable. It’s flat in the center with camber underfoot, then rises to rocker in the tip and tail. Essentially, it rides like a looser version of a traditionally cambered board. Testers liked this stiffer profile, which felt sturdy when stomping big airs in Carinthia’s parks. The sintered base ensures ample speed, which our speed-racing ladies loved.

Length (cm) – Sidecut Radius (m) – Waist Width (cm)
138 – 7.0 – 23.8
143 – 7.2 – 24.0
147 – 7.4 – 24.2
151 – 7.6 – 24.7

Flex: Medium

Camber: Positive, 6mm rise

(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: $460.00
Brand Name

Salomon

Product Type
Style

Park

Gender

Womens

Length

138, 143, 147, 151

Camber

Positive camber with 6-mm rise(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 m

Flex

Medium

Sidecut

Length (cm) – Sidecut Radius (m) – Waist Width (cm) 138 – 7.0 – 23.8 143 – 7.2 – 24.0 147 – 7.4 – 24.2 151 – 7.6 – 24.7

Manufacturers URL

http://www.salomonsnowboards.com

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Tester Quote: “It had a surfy feel to it. It was definitely a little on the stiffer side, but that came in handy when stomping bigger tricks.”

Product Showroom

No

Tested-Approved

No

Good Wood

Yes

Bang For Your Buck

No

Featured-product

NO

Guide Year

2017

Gallery ID

1000303646

Tester Quote: "It had a surfy feel to it. It was definitely a little on the stiffer side, but that came in handy when stomping bigger tricks.”

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.