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All mountain powder freestyle killer.

By now you're probably sick of seeing boards labeled as all mountain freestyle, but there's really no more accurate description for the Salomon Assassin snowboard. This mid-stiff, true twin stick more than holds its own for park laps, but it really comes into its own once you start treating the entire mountain like your own personal skatepark. The Rock Out profile looks like a cambered board but rides more like a rockered board, so you get the best of both worlds. That means full control on hardpack, with tons of float in the deep stuff. Factor in the super-fast sintered base, and grippy EQ Rad sidecut, and you're looking at a one-board quiver that's ready for everything this season can throw its way.

The Assassin runs a true twin shape for unlimited freestyle action, switch or regular. The Aspen SLCT core is light, poppy, and insanely durable. There's a sintered base, which holds a bunch of wax and slides lightning-fast. The EQ Rad sidecut is a blend of flattened sections, which result in kinks in the sidecut that give you extra grip on firm snow, without sacrificing speed. Royal Cork Rails are a lightweight sidewall additive that gives you chatter-killing damping without adding weight. And the Rock Out profile looks like a cambered board with a rockered tip and tail, but when you step on it, it flexes into a full rocker. The result is the loose, floaty ride of rocker, with extra pop for ollies.

  • Rock Out profile (cambered with rocker tip and tail)
  • Twin shape
  • Medium flex
  • EQ Rad sidecut
  • Royal Cork Rails
  • SLCT core
  • Sintered EG base

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I'm about 6ft and weigh about 86kg (190lb)....

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I'm about 6ft and weigh about 86kg (190lb). Would like to use this board for a bit of everything but nowhere locally will have them in stock for a while.
Would the 158cm be big enough for me?

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Hey BlackJack,

That's going to depend on a few more factors, mainly where you are, what conditions you will be riding and what size and style board you are currently riding. If you are going to be in some true deep powder then I would say that this board would probably be on the short side for you. If you are going to be on a lot of groomed runs or some shallow powder runs then then you can probably get away with the 158. The rockered tip and tail will make it ride like its longer in deeper snows while the traditional camber will keep the control of a true '58.

Maybe give us a call or chat in with one of our snowboard experts because there are so many nuances that might make you feel comfortable or uncomfortable on riding on different sized boards.

5 5

TOTAL FUN over the whole mountain

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

This board is absolutely amazing, you will have sNOw regrets buying this beast of a board!

5 5

Pow, Park, Chinese Downhill, etc.

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This board kills it. I've never had so much fun just cruising around. You can pop off everything, and turn on a dime. The shape and sidecut make for a very aggressive and responsive board. Very stable off hits and jumps. I was able to lock in presses around the park no problem. I have not been able to take it in any really deep snow, but I can already tell it will perform like a champ.

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How is the edge hold on it? I'm thinking about getting the assassin for use over here on the east coast. Also, can you comment on how the feel is on it rocker vs camber? Thanks.

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Hey Jon. The board holds an edge very well. Very close to the hold of a full traditional camber board. However, you still get the play that flat and reverse camber offer. The actual board profile is flat (personally my favorite) between feet, camber under foot (provides pop, response), and rocker outside of feet (easier presses, buttering, etc). All of that technology and camber/rocker non-sense aside, the board feels super stable under foot. It rides more like a traditional camber board overall. No washing out like you might get with rocker boards. Also, the EQ Rad sidecut on the board allows you to ride on a flat base instead of that feeling that you have to be on an edge like you can experience with other boards.

5 5

Just like a real assassin........

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

this board is a serious force to be reckoned with. I rode it for a good few days in the slushy battlefields of Mt. Hood this summer, and it was one of the most aggressive boards I have ever stood on. Stays stable at high speeds like a true champ. You can hammer turns every which way. It even holds up well in the park as well. It is poppy and responsive and I recommend this for an all around ripper that wants to slay any feature they come across.