|Ability Level:||Entry Level, Intermediate|
|Manufacturer Warranty:||1 Year|
Description: Salomon Sight Wide Snowboard
Search no longer for your progression session go-to ride and let us show you the light. Featuring a Cross Profile mixed with rocker and camber, along with the tried and true Aspen Strong Core, the answer to your all-terrain killer is in (the) Sight.
- Shape: Dectional Twin
- Profile: Cross Profile
- Side Cut: Quadratic
- Contruction: BA LD
- Core Type: Aspen Strong
- Suspension: Rubber Pads
- Base: Extruded
- Factory Finish: Standard Stone Finish
- Bite Free Edge Tune
|Effective Edge (cm)||112.5||114.5||117.5||119.5||122.50||117.00||120.00||124.00||126.00|
|Tip Width (cm)||28.4||28.8||29.0||29.0||29.0||29.6||29.8||30.0||30.2|
|Tail Width (cm)||28.4||28.8||29.0||29.0||29.0||29.6||29.8||30.0||30.2|
|Waist Width (cm)||24.4||24.5||24.6||24.8||25||25.6||25.8||26.0||26.2|
Thank you for researching what board will be best for you.
Manufacturers design boards to accommodate a rider's weight, not height.
A guy standing 6'4" who weighs 150 lbs should not ride the same board as a guy who's 6'4" and 220 lbs. A board flexes, pivots, twists, and tilts because of the amount of force (mass x acceleration) applied by flexion, extension, rotation, and separation of the upper body and lower body movements.
A board's stability is a combination of two things:
1. Effective Edge (EE) / Profile Shape (length of base/edge that has contact with the snow)
2. Construction Materials
The longer EE (more edge contact) a board has the more stable the board will be. The 166cm Salomon Sight Wide's EE is 126cm and the 161 Ride DH2 Wide's EE is 126.7.
Construction materials of a board play the biggest role in a board's stability; consider the fiberglass weave, core type/layout, and additional laminates.
- The Salomon Sight has a very basic construction with an Aspen wood core and a biax fiberglass weave - it has a consistent flex and a smooth ride.
- The Ride DH2's construction is much more complex with Popwalls (urthane and carbon) sidewalls, Aspen and Poplar wood core, Carbon Array 5 (5 nose and tail carbon stringers) laminates, and a Hybrid Glass (triax top / biax bottom) weave.
Although the 161cm Ride DH2 Wide is shorter than the 166cm Salomon Sight Wide, the DH2 will be much more stable at high speeds. It looks like we only have one more 161cm DH2 in stock - at the low price it's at, it'll sell quick.
I'm 6' 3.75" and weight as of this morning 212 lbs. My daily snowboard is 159cm...
Let me know if you need anything else.
ps. I'm liking the size and price of this board, I'm trying not to pay too much, although considering my size it's hard to find... I would appreciate any tips!
The 161cm Ride DH2 Wide Snowboard is another option you could explore. It'll be very stable at high speeds and have lots of pop too. Check it out HERE: http://www.the-house.com/9857rddh2w13zz-ride-snowboards.html