Salomon Sabotage Snowboard : Good Wood 2015 Reviews
Men’s Park Snowboards Under $450
Have you ever seen In Short? It's a classic shred flick. One section has UK grom Jamie Nicholls tearing up his home dry slope. Jamie has come a long way since then, and developing this board has been part of the journey. He's settled on a true twin with subtle, kinked edges for dispersed edge pressure. Its hybrid camber profile and milled core work together to deliver the perfect amount of pop and forgiveness, while rubber pads line the edges to smooth out chatter and absorb impacts from downbars to 50-footers.
Available Sizes: 148, 152, 154, 156, 158W, 159
"This board is all-around amazing for the park. It presses well and does great with any sized jump. The camber profile gives you some good stability and response."
Good Wood 2015 Snowboard Test, Presented by THE-HOUSE.com
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.