Cruising up to a new rail setup or a freshly sculpted jump is like smelling blood in the water for the Salomon Sabotage snowboard. The twin shape is a given, and it's a perfect match for the responsive Flat Out profile. EQ5 edges place 5 kinks in the sidecut, for extra edge pressure and crazy edgehold on hardpack snow. The Popster profiled core is perfect for locking into rails and snapping ollies. To fight chatter, there's Royal Rubber pads under the bindings which keep the Sabotage riding smooth. It's high tech and built tough for long seasons of sending it.
The twin shape of the Sabotage translates into unrestricted trickery, switch or regular. The Flat Out profile puts a flat section between your feet, with mild camber outside the insert pack for precision control on hard packed park landings. When the landings are getting scratchy, the EQ5 sidecut digs in hard. Royal Rubber pads underneath the bindings fight chatter, and provide extra damping for the bombproof Aspen Strong core. The core gets Solomon's Popster profiling, for extra snap on ollies, and locked in presses. The Sintered base slides like greased lightning, and holds a ton of wax, so you've got no excuse for coming up short on the big jump line.
- Flat Out profile (flat between feet, camber tip and tail)
- Twin shape
- Medium-stiff flex
- EQ5 sidecut
- Royal Rubber Pads
- Aspen Strong core with Popster profiling
- Sintered base
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- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Coming off a Salomon Villain to this board I must say that they are pretty similar in overall flex. The sabotage is slightly stiffer between the bindings with slightly softer tips. Makes for reasonably easy presses, but stable enough on jumps (just what I wanted). Improved edge hold versus the Villain. Has a very versatile sidecut that's nice for high speed, yet still works for low speed rails. Not the greatest going through rough terrain; tends to get a little chattery. All in all, super fun board for park and pipe, and while it does fine on the rest of the mountain it doesn't seem to be made for super hard charging. (Rider - 5'8" 175lbs; Board - 154cm; Bindings - Salomon Districts; Used at Winterpark Resort - rails, pipe, 30-50ft jumps, packed powder)