TWPR - SalomonSuperEight - Jan15

PORTLAND, OR (January 27, 2015) – Salomon Snowboards is pleased to present the all new Super8 Snowboard, inspired by team rider Wolle Nyvelt’s surfy style and Josh Dirksen’s authoritative edge control, this on-hill beast is loaded with power, speed and control at a price that won’t break the bank.

Oregon native Josh Dirksen’s history is rooted in freestyle snowboarding with an X Games medal and legendary video parts in RobotFood, Mack Dawg and Kingpin Productions. After securing his place as one of the most fun snowboarders to watch, Josh founded the Dirksen Derby; a non-profit rally race to benefit Bend local Tyler Eklund. Over the years, Josh’s unmistakable style progressed to something more accessible to the average rider; epic powder slashes and perfect edge marks on groomers, with style and speed worth aspiring to.

The Super8 Snowboard is designed with Backseat Camber, putting the power and control under your back foot, whether you’re ripping pow or laying down turns on hard pack. Featuring a new shape for the perfect amount of floatation on a pow day, and Rocket Science – a wider design for loose maneuverability. Surf’s up boys. MSRP – $429.95

Long time team rider Josh Dirksen explains, “The Super8 is a mix of all my favorite Salomon boards; it’s the ideal cruising board. This is the one I’ve always dreamed of.”

The Super8 is a culmination of Josh’s snowboarding; it’s for the rider with a background in freestyle, but who is now more interested in low impact riding and throwing snow in the air with power and style.

“Josh Dirksen understands the ins and outs of snowboard construction better than most engineers; what makes a snowboard fun to ride in varying conditions and on all types of terrain. His ability to work on concept, design, and testing is a huge asset, which allows us to bring a board like the Super 8 to life; a board that really works. This is the result of true rider driven design that benefits all types of snowboarders.” Kevin Stevenson, North American Marketing Manager

Salomon Snowboards has been building and designing innovative snowboards, boots and bindings since 1995 from Annecy, France with marketing headquarters in Portland, Oregon. We challenge the status quo, push boundaries, and critically damage preconceived notions of what riding gear can be. Ride It For Real, Stay Loose and once and for all  – Slay Boredom.

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