Snowboard Iskola

Board: Salomon Abstract

Buy it here:
The House:
Blue Tomato:

Size: 155

Camber Option: Rock Out Camber. It’s new age camber with rocker in the tips.

Bindings: Rome Black Label

Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy

Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10

My Weight: 200lbs

Resort: Copper Mountain

Conditions: Sunny bluebird skies, zero wind, warm temps, slush, chop, chunder, and corduroy.

Flex: This board is a little stiffer than middle of the road in the center of the board but has a little more play in the tips. You’ll notice that give being mid way between the binding inserts and the tip kicks. The torsional flex is there but nothing major.

Stability: This board is actually really stable and cuts through slushy chop and chunder with ease. At high speeds there’s a little chatter in the tips, but nothing major that would be overly noticeable.

Ollies: It takes more to load this board up to get pop. You really have to engage it to get the rebound and when you do it’s not the snappiest thing out there but it gets the job done. If anything be a tad bit more calculated with how and when you pop off a roller, sidehit, or use a family of fat skiers as a launch ramp.

Pop On Jumps: It’s stable on jumps but it never felt overly mind blowing with its pop. It was just sort of there and the lip was doing a bit more of the work if anything.

Butterability: With the rocker in the tips and slightly softer flex you have the makings for a good platform to butter on, but you have to muscle it as it constantly wants to rebound. This is a board that you just have to know how to butter to get it to engage.

Jibbing: Speed is your friend here. Just go a little faster and don’t forget to eat your muscle cheese as that will help you push into the board and lock it in. When it locks in there’s some fight. Going sideways it has a little give but isn’t mind blown it’s just enough to let you feel secure and locked in.

Carving: The edge to edge initiation is a little slow and takes more ankle pressure being applied than other boards in this category. When you do get it on edge it feels secure and you know you’re going to be able to stay locked in. It doesn’t rail hard carves but just sort of lets you do what needs to be done. It really stands out as just a board that can do set up carves or mellow ones.

Rider in Mind: The They/Them that doesn’t know if they’re going to ride the mountain or hit the park.

Personal Thoughts: Honestly wasn’t impressed with this board. It just sort of feels like it’s there and there’s better decks from Salomon. It’s stiffer than I thought and actually plowed through chop better than I thought it would. But at the end of the day I look at it like I do a Toyota Corolla it’ll do the job and you know it’s reliable but it’s nothing special.

Comparable Boards:
Ride Manic:
Rome Warden:
Amplid Ticket:

Binding Recommendations:
Salomon District:
Rome DOD:
Ride C-6: