Snowboard Iskola

Board: Salomon Huck Knife

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

Size: 155

Camber Option: Quad Camber. A mostly camber dominant profile with a micro rocker zone right be the tips contact point.

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, warmer temps, slush, chunder, chop, perfect corduroy, and hero snow.

Flex: They stiffened up the regular Huck Knife this year by giving it last years Huck Knife Pro construction. It still has that middle of the road park flex that makes it predictable but you get more snap out of the tips and less play. The torsional flex remains the same which lets you twist it when you need to.

Stability: With the tips being a little stiffer this makes for less chatter which changes the feel underfoot. That means you’re not getting as much fatigue at the end of the day. While this board is lively to a point it is slightly more damp which gives it a smoother ride.

Ollies: The camber profile has to be loaded up and when you do it pops. This board wants to get you in the air and if you like clearing fat skiers, slow signs, or just launching sidehits it has you covered. It’s predictable in what you put in you get out of it.

Pop On Jumps: Here’s where this board gets better this year. The change in the construction just gives it more spring off a lip. This means you can send it harder and further if you need to. It also makes it a little more stable on landings.

Butterability: That micro rocker in the tips gives you a little benefit of buttering but you’re still going to have to slightly manhandle this deck as it got stiffened up. Get that weight out over the nose or tail and push into it and feel it engage but fight you.

Jibbing: A little speed is your friend, not a lot but a little. This board locks into presses and reminds you that it has spring so be aware of the pop out of the feature. You will have to put a little more effort into it to get what you want out of it but that’s nothing new with a deck like this. Going sideways the camber profile and flex work together to cradle the feature but not clap out.

Carving: While the edge to edge power transmission is fluid and smooth there are some issues that you need to be aware of with this board. One being that on straight sheet ice the sidecut does not grip as well as others out there, so stay light on your feet and understand how to correct and compensate for these short comings. The next thing is that when you’re really driving a hard aggressive carve and you push into the tail with more force it will kick out. The basic way to sum it up is park carves are very doable on this board which is nice when you have to set a hard edge, but you can’t just go full Euro-carve on it. Short tight quick turns and mellow carves are really its strong suit.

Rider in Mind: Park rider that likes snap out of their deck.

Personal Thoughts: I like that they basically took last years HK Pro and made it into the regular. It gives more snap and a slightly smoother ride to it. It’s still an approachable park board but it just has more power to it in terms of pop. Yeah the sidecut leaves you wanting a bit more out of the park but that’s to be expected on a board of this caliber. If you’re riding a small hill or resort it will definitely work outside the park, steeper more aggressive terrain you’ll want something else.

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Ride Zero:
Capita Outsiders:
Bataleon Evil Twin:

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