The future standard.
Contrary to what some companies will tell you, the snowboards of the future aren't going to be made of space-age materials and NASA technology; they're going to be made of materials like wood and bamboo and have less impact on the environment, much like the current Salomon Sick Stick Snowboard. The Stick Sick was made to rip pow on overhead days, but can still handle hardpack with the best of them thanks to the Pow Rocker profile and quadratic sidecut. Plus, by using sustainably-harvested and eco-friendly materials, Salomon is proving that snowboards can be produced in an environmentally-responsible manner without sacrificing quality, setting a precedent for the future of board construction.
- Pow Rocker profile is flat between the bindings for stability on hardpack with rocker tip and tail to stay on top of the pow
- ABC Wrapper uses bamboo veneers to reduce fiberglass and resin content by 40%
- BA MD medium-density fiberglass for a light and lively feel
- All-Mountain edges are beveled slightly for solid edge hold without hang-ups
- Ghost Green core features sustainably-harvested light wood for a lightweight and snappy feel
- Quadratic sidecut features a blend of elliptic curves for effortless turn initiation and easy edge-to-edge transition
- Sintered EG base has superior wax retention and durability
- Bamboo + Cork sidewalls dampen the ride using sustainable resources
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Why oh why, Salomon????
Salomon had an absolute WINNER with the Sick Stick prior to this season (go check out my review), but I am absolutely STUNNED and depressed that Salomon would go and completely change. Prior to this season, the Sick Stick was a camber deck with a rockered nose. The new deck profile is completely different, flat between the bindings with rocker on both the nose and the tail starting at the bindings. In my opinion, this completely changes the feel and ride of the deck. The main reason I loved the deck was the precise feeling of control and stability at speed that camber gives. And before you go and say there's no noticeable difference between camber and flat between the bindings, I'll just stop you right there. Yes, there's a huge difference and it's the reason I abandoned my Highlife and Slackcountry for the Sick Stick.
Totally disappointed, Salomon.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Picked up the 160cm at the start of the season after abusing a 156 model for the past 2 seasons, which included 11 days of cat boarding and probably 40 days all on it. Went 156 as I felt my K2 Gyrator 162 was too stiff. I was on the upper end of the weight range on the 156 and was running about 1.5" setback to help in all the waist to nipple deep days we had up in the PNW.
On the 160, Im slightly back of centre to get the same float, without the risk of having the nose sink in. Not as playful of a board, probably due to the larger size (used to pow manual the 156 an entire pow filled run). I've stopped riding all my other boards once I got the Sick Stick as it is such a fun board even out of the pow and on the groomers.
My lead guide last week was on a factory split Sick Stick as well!