Salomon Salomonder - 2011


Ok so the Salvatore Sanchez is Salomons jib and park specific ride, the Drift is the park shred that’s capable on the whole mountain and the Grip is the powder and park booter destroyer. Which leaves a space for an urban jib noodle with more flex than a rubber band and spec that reads like it’s perfect for the task in hand, introducing the Salomon Salomonder.

Manufacturer's Description:

Create and Destroy

You see things differently. You’re not going to show up and drop some predictable shit. Graphics, flat profile, no chip tips and sturdy construction hand selected by Jed Anderson and Chris Grenier.

Recommended for rail riding Medium cost snowboard Zero camber construction Twin shape

Year: 2011

Available Lengths (cm):
148, 151, 154

Riding Style: Freestyle/Park


Flex Rating 1/2
Royal Rubber Rails
Twin shape
Equalizer sidecut
Aspen Strong Core
Easy Press Core Profile
BA Biaxial Medium Density Glass
Extruded EG Base
Standard Stone Grind
No Chip Tips
Zero camber profile

Similar boards: Capita Horrorscope FK - 2011 Bataleon Distortia - 2011 Amplid Aggronym - 2011

Snowboard Salomon Salomonder 151 13/14
Salomon Salomonder

Snowboard Review:

Hmmmm. When I put my hand up to be the man to test the Salomon Salomonder, I didn’t actually know anything about it. So, when I was told that Salomon grade their boards’ stiffness on a scale of 1 to 5 and that they had given this board a score of 0.5 (yes a whole half) I smiled and thought about the fun I was about to have down the jib line. The comment I heard in the lift-line was “wow, the Salomonder, the softest board ever made” started to make me feel a bit apprehensive though.

So what can I say? Basically I could finish the review now by telling you everything you have read so far about this board is absolutely true. The Salomonder isn’t a noodle, it is overboiled spaggettini (yes spaghettini, more pliable than spaghetti and 100% softer than noodles). Ok it was fun, super workable at low speeds and great fun on jibs, super smooth on rails thanks to the rubber flex and zero camber profile and easy as breathing cruising switch; but would I buy one? No way. This board is for lightweight and younger riders who don’t have the power to press and manipulate their boards, or for serious rail-heads on micro mountains. I took this board over a 5m kicker and was terrified. That said, it’s bendy enough to slide out of the worst of landings and the sketchiest board slides but don’t expect to stomp anything clean that isn’t landed bolts. There is nothing wrong with this board, but its target market is pretty specific and I would not be surprised to see a lot of these strapped to younger kid’s feet hitting urban jibs, and maybe technical indoor riders sessioning at their local jib nights. If you want a super pliable, mega press-able buttering rail machine then this jibstick is on point, but personally I think there are far more versatile jib boards out there which would offer an equally enjoyable rail experience.

Basically the Salomonder is soft, soft, soft; if that’s what you like then the Salomonder is probably what you are looking for.

Posted by Ben Molloy in • Salomon

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What colour is powder?

marc on August 29, 2010 at 06:17 AM

Hey i have a size 11 boots what size can i rock on this board. 149 or 151. they both have pretty big tip/tail widths so i was just wondering?

Rich Ewbank on August 29, 2010 at 03:54 PM

Hi Marc. I’m afraid your feet are going to be too big for Salomander… at least for a good fit. If you need some help with finding a similar alternative, just holla.

Marc on August 29, 2010 at 07:34 PM

Ok well thanks. and any alternatives to the salomonder that i could ride. smaller board the better

5’9 125 pounds size 11 boots.

Rich Ewbank on August 29, 2010 at 07:57 PM

Super soft buttery rides for bigger feet, with short running lengths. I’d look at -

Salomon Salvatore Sanchez Nitro Haze K2 WWW

These boards have wide options in short sizes, are super good value for money and are perfect for urban riding and jibbing in the park. Also check out the Amplid Aggronym, it might be a little narrow as it’s kinda mid wide, but it uses zero camber and is a little bit more unique.

Jordan on September 03, 2010 at 07:52 PM

Hey have you demoed the rome artifact from last year(2010) or the horrorscope? I was wondering if the flex is softer than those two, strictly talking about nose and tail pressing. Thanks for the review!

Rich Ewbank on September 03, 2010 at 10:25 PM

Hi Jordan,

From what I gather, the flex on the Horrorscope and Artifact 1985 rocker are incredibly soft. I belive the Salomonder isn’t as soft as those two noodles, it’s just comparitively softer than most freestyle boards.


Dalton on September 05, 2010 at 05:14 AM

will size 10 boots work for this beast? thanks

zoryfl on September 05, 2010 at 11:01 AM

Hi Dalton, the 154 does have a 256mm waist width which will probably be okay with size 10 boots. The 151 and 148 do only have 250 and 247 width which might give you quite some overhang. Though you probably don’t want to carve hard with this deck.. Best thing would be going to a shop with your boots and just try if it works.

Cheers Tobi

Logan on September 15, 2010 at 06:48 AM

What non-Salomon board would you compare the flex of the salomonder to?

K2 WWW? Bataleon Airobic? or what?

Hunter on October 05, 2010 at 03:33 PM

Hey man i just bouth the salomonder and i have heard great things about it and im super stoked to ride it but your review made me question my buying descions.  I’m wondering I should look into something else?

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