Snake the best lines.
Sure, snowboarding rocks on any given day. But it's after a two-foot dump that you know why it was really invented. Get out on those days that riders live for with the Salomon Powder Snake Snowboard. Armed with the Pow Rocker profile and a tapered twin shape, the Powder Snake will keep its nose above the surface, even as your own nose may be getting bombarded by face shots. And on those days between dumps, when even the stuff on the other sides of the ropes has been chewed up, don't just sit around praying for snow—take this poppy twin board out for some all-mountain freestyle fun.
- Pow Rocker combines a rockered tip and tail with a flat area between the bindings for better edge control and more pop
- Tapered shape boosts flotation while the twin flex encourages freestyling (in the pow or out)
- Quadratic sidecut blends multiple radii to deliver easy turn initiation and solid edge grip
- Aspen Strong core features high-density wood strips for the inserts and rail zones to give you better impact resistance and a predictable flex
- Popster Core varies the core thickness to highlight the wood's natural snap
- Sintered base glides smoothly through soft snow without hangups
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156 Powder Snake
156 POW Snake
Picked this board up on sale the day before I left for Tahoe. Snowed something like 8 feet over the course of the week, 3 of which I was there for. This was my first pow board, and I loved it. Set the stance back and it just floated over the endless amount of pow. Got face shots like a porn star, and still shredded every cliff, pillow, stash Sierra had. I'm 5'6 145, and went with the 156, I liked it being a bit smaller so I could get through the trees easier, but it still floated like a dream.
156 Powder Snake
I've just started snowboarding this season and have progressed pretty fast. Started with a K2 illusion for regular groomers, but it just wasnt cutting it in the pow. This thing is phenomenal! I did my research and picked up the powder snake in 160 from a local shop and I am not disappointed. I would highly recommend this to anyone of any skill level.
Powder Snake! Powder Snake! Powder Snake!
I recently picked up a 160 Salomon Powder Snake.
1) Camber is not rockered or reverse. It's flat and almost camber like.
2) Stiffness is NOT medium-stiff. It's very soft and has tons of flex. I would give it a 4/10.
3) Float is great - Equal to the float of my 156W Lib Tech Skate Banana, but smoother and doesn't push or plow the snow with the rocker like the Lib Tech. Because it has the flat profile.
4) Pop is good, popping up and slashing pillows is so much fun with this slithering menace!
5) Does okay in the mid-day chop and crud. I wish it was a tad more damp and stiff to plow through chunder - but it gets the job done.
6) Overall a smooth buttery pow stick that is lots of fun.
While waiting for winter to show up here in Utah, I rode this board a few times at Brighton on groomers. I was really surprised at how fun this board was just carving and blasting off side hits. Carving was good for a powder board, but not GREAT.
Now fast forward a week, a giant storm rolling in off the pacific, completely pounded Salt Lake City, and the Wasatch range of Northern Utah. 4 1/2 feet of snow fell in 4 days. The first dump was some of the heaviest, wettest, stickiest snow I've ever ridden - truly 'sierra cement.' I was expecting a little more float, as my Lib Tech Skate Banana was about equal in terms of float. But those are some of the worst powder conditions a resort can have.
Fast Forward two days - Brighton, Utah gets obliterated with 30 inches of Utah's famous super dry, light powder overnight. This thing chewed up the pow and spit it out like it was nothing. It floated like a dream, slashed like demon, turned on a dime, popped and smashed pillows, ollied over snow covered trees, buttered the pow like it was grandpas toast. After a few hours the freshies turned into chopped up crud, this thing GOT through it, but I wish it PLOWED through it. It's a pretty soft flexy board, so it wasn't the most stable - but it got the job done.
Overall I give this board a 4/5 stars, my only complaint is I wish it was a little more damp and stable while plowing through the mid-day chunder. But on the fresh snow, this thing is just too much fun. And for under $400 - it's worth it for a fun pow stick.
Let me know if you have any further questions.