Salomon Assassin : Good Wood 2015 Reviews

Men’s All-Mountain Snowboards Over $450

The Salomon Assassin snowboard for 2015. This sneaky slayer is the choice ride for Salomon team riders Wolle Nyvelt and Taka Nakai. It has a do-it-all twin shape with Salomon's Rock Out camber, a blend of flat and positive camber that yields the benefits of both. Bamboo and aspen fill in a core that's milled to accentuate flex and pop when loading up turns and ollies. Cork slivers finish off the sidewalls for a smooth edge feel from tight turns to jacket-flapping speeds.

Price: $469

Available Sizes: 150, 153, 155, 157W, 158, 160W

Tester Comments

"I like the park-influenced feel of this board. Definitely awesome for all-mountain freestyle and casual ripping. Not a super aggressive feel overall but perfect for a daily driver. Predictable and stable. Good pop."

Salomon Assassin Snowboard Review 2014-2015

Good Wood 2015 Snowboard Test, Presented by

How do you pick the board that rides the way you want from the thousands of options out there? The answer: with the Good Wood 2015 Snowboard Test results. This year our 18 testers spent eight days hammering 400 boards through the park and pistes of Winter Park, Colorado. Each of these testers rides a little differently from one another, so there's something to be said when a board stokes out all who tried it. With the scores tallied for the 16th annual Good Wood, we present the best performing all-mountain and park boards of the year.

How The Boards Are Scored

Shortly after burning some laps on each board, our test crew inputs scores for 18 characteristics that measure the ride 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 often does break a deck or three. Once the winners are calculated, the testers are long gone, and the cardboard dust has settled from shipping, we package the tester feedback and send it to the brands involved, which they can use to help make better boards.