Item # 9856saanb10zz-salomon-snowboards

Salomon Answer Snowboard 156 Blem

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Specs

Type: All Mountain
Shape:
  • Directional Twin
Camber:
  • Camber
Camber:
  • Camber
Flex: Soft
Width: Regular
Mounting Pattern:
  • 4x4
Sidewall Type: Sidewall
Core: Aspen Strong Core
Base:
  • Sintered
Sidecut:
  • Radial
Stance Setback: None
Recommended Use:
  • Entry Level
  • Intermediate
Manufacturer Warranty: 1 Year

Description: Salomon Answer Snowboard 156 Blem

The Salomon Answer snowboard is built with an Aspen Strong core to ensure a lightweight, responsive ride and enhance long-term durability. The tapered twin shape provides versatile all mountain performance, and the sintered 400 EG base provides speed and stability. The Popster Core Profile gives you plenty of pop when you hit the park. The quadratic sidecut makes the board super stable and dampens shocks in rough conditions. The Salomon Answer snowboard offers performance, durability, and superb quality.

This board has some minor cosmetic defects-nothing that affects the performance

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
Dimensions
Length (cm) 156
Effective Edge (cm) 121.50
Tip Width (cm) 18.50
Tail Width (cm) 19.50
Waist Width (cm) 24.90
Sidecut (m) 8.1

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Salomon Answer Snowboard 156 Blem
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Alex S asked: Hi, I'm looking for a board that can handle well at high speeds and can have good grip in turns on groomed trails. I rarely, if ever, ride powder.. so I need the board to do well on groomed, sometimes crusty trails. I also want it to be able to perform well in the park, as I occasionally like to hit rails and jumps... What's your thoughts on this board?? And according to the flex rating, it should be relatively flexible???

Also.. Im 5' 11 and weight 170 lbs... I am a fairly advanced rider. What length do you think my board should be??
Dec 12, 2013
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Matt GStaff: Hello Alex,

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
Dec 13, 2013
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Alex S: do you think 153 cm is definitely too small for me?? Dec 15, 2013
Matt GStaff: In theory, your weight exceeds the suggested weight limit designated to most 153cm boards, but you can choose to ride a 90cm if you'd like.

The biggest reason, besides your weight, that I suggested boards between 155cm-158cm, is because you stated that you are "...looking for a board that can handle well at high speeds and can have good grip in turns on groomed trails". Generally longer boards are more stable than shorter boards at high speeds. Dec 16, 2013
Alex S: So i was also looking at the 2013 DC Lauri Pro
http://www.the-house.com/9853dclaup13zz-dc-snowboards.html
It seems to be a good all-mountain board and perhaps with the stiffer flex it would work well for what I want?? would you agree?
And the biggest size it comes in is as 153 cm... so whats your thoughts? Dec 16, 2013
Matt GStaff: You might have found the hidden gem with the DC Lauri Pro! Dec 17, 2013
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