Snowboard Iskola

Board: Salomon Assassin

Buy it here:
Christy Sports:
The House:
Blue Tomato:
The Snowboard Asylum:

Size: 156

Camber Option: Rock Out Camber

Bindings: Rome Black Label

Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy

Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10

My Weight: 200lbs

Resort: Copper Mountain

Conditions: A mix of sun and clouds, colder temps, a couple inches of fresh snow on top of chop, chunder, corduroy.

Flex: This is your standard run of the mill middle of the road all mountain freestyle flex. A little more play in the tips, stiffer through the mid section, and a fair amount of torsional flex. Nothing mind blowing here people, you’ve seen it a hundred times.

Stability: This board is about as predictably stable as they come. You get a little chatter in the tips that you can slightly feel underfoot. In really rutted out terrain it does take a bit more hits so you feel that as well. On a groomer charging around it’s fine.

Ollies: The camber profile is super easy to load up and engage. This board has snap so you never have to worry about sending a sidehit or popping a roller. If anything it has almost a skate-like snap to it.

Pop On Jumps: This boards at home hitting jumps and not something you have to worry about. Small to large it has the snap to boost a lip and it’s got the stability underfoot to take a bigger landing.

Butterability: That rocker in the tips coupled with their softer flex really let you play with it. You can get sideways, swirl around, do whatever you need to do to have fun with this board. Yes it does have rebound so you will get some pop out of everything you’re trying to do.

Jibbing: It wouldn’t be my first choice for a jib board, but it can handle its own when it needs to. The tips lock in to presses and snap out of the end of the feature. When you get sideways it hugs the feature without clapping out so what more could you ask for.

Carving: Here’s where I have mixed feelings on this board. I basically rode it in hero snow and it let me set an edge and forget it. I could rail a carve and it just felt great, but I also know from riding this in the past that the second I hit ice it’ll go all cattywampus on me making me question my riding ability. Short tight quick carves or long hard drawn out ones it was fine. There’s enough power in the tail to snap out of a carve and let it slingshot you across a run.

Rider in Mind: All mountain freestyle guy.

Personal Thoughts: I’ve ridden this board enough to know that it’s solid for what it is. Sure there’s some short comings on ice with the sidecut but overall it’s a highly predictable board. You can just get on it and ride just about any type of terrain and not worry about it. Is it mind blowing as a board? No. Does it make you question your life choices for being on it? No.

Comparable Boards:
Jones Mountain Twin:
Bataleon Fun.kink:
Rome Agent:

Binding Recommendations:
Salomon District Team Pro:
Ride C-8:
Rome DOD: