If smashing pillows, dropping cliffs, smearing butters and arcing turns are things you're into, then Salomon's Pillow Talk should be speaking to you. Annie Boulanger's go-to deck has a new directional shape, with a scoopy nose and tapered tail. It's hungry for the deep-stuff, but just as easily goes from fluffy fresh to slicing through the slush. The profile puts flat in the center, then protrudes to camber underfoot, before bumping to rocker in the tip and tail. "F%#& yeah! This is one sexy beast to ride, it has an amazing board feel in a variety of conditions and absolutely blasts through chunder without a worry in the world," one exuberant tester offered. The medium-flex deck's wide design is made for optimal maneuverability and float in the deeper conditions, and some testers said riding switch was a breeze, despite its directional shape.
Camber: Hybrid—camber with early-rise nose and tail
Shape: Directional Twin
(Flex is not standardized and differs by brand. The rating here is the best estimate of the board's flex.)