|Core:||Aspen Strong Core|
|Ability Level:||Entry Level, Intermediate|
|Manufacturer Warranty:||1 Year|
Description: Salomon Answer Blem Snowboard
Push your limits when you ride on the Salomon Answer Snowboard! The Salomon Answer snowboard is built with an Aspen Strong core to ensure a lightweight, responsive ride and enhance long-term durability. The board's tapered twin shape provides versatile all mountain performance, and the sintered 400 EG base adds speed and stability without reducing overall strength. A unique Popster Core Profile is added to give you plenty of pop when you decide to slay the park, and a quadratic sidecut helps to eat up vibration over choppy conditions, making the Salomon Answer Snowboard a key part of your riding arsenal!
Key Features of the Salomon Answer Snowboard:
- Flex: 3
- Tapered Twin Shape
- Quadratic Sidecut
- ABC Wrapper, ABC Construction Popster Core Profile
- Sintered 400 EG Base
- Full Edge Bevel, Med Stone Finish
- Rubber Rails
- Aspen Strong Core
|Effective Edge (cm)||121.50|
|Tip Width (cm)||18.50|
|Tail Width (cm)||19.50|
|Waist Width (cm)||24.90|
Also.. Im 5' 11 and weight 170 lbs... I am a fairly advanced rider. What length do you think my board should be??
Here's the thing; freeriding board that are stable at high speeds and hold edges on firm snow generally have a stiffer flex rating close to 6-10/10 whereas fresstyle boards are tend to be a little softer/forgiving for presses and jumping with a flec rating close to 2-4/10.
If you want a board that cruises the groomers AND can handle the park you'll need a board with a 4-6/10 flex rating. There are a multitude of other factors to consider like shape, laminates, and length. Being that that Salomon Answer Snowboard has a soft flec rating (3/10) it won't be as stable as you may life for ripping groomers.
You weight puts you in the weight range of decks from 156cm to 163cm in length, but I think you the best lengths would be between 155cm and 158cm.
I've listed two boards below that are great all around decks with pretty neutral flex ratings that have a similar price to this Salomon Answer Snowboard...
Slash Paxson: http://www.the-house.com/9856slpaxs13zz-slash-snowboards.html
Ride Machete: http://www.the-house.com/9852rdmac12zz-ride-snowboards.html
If price is not an issue and you want to stay within the Salomon line, look at the Salomon Assassin Snowboard. The Assassin kills everything in site. Check it out HERE: http://www.the-house.com/9855saassn14zz-salomon-snowboards.html