Salomon Special II - 2011


I’m probably right when I say you’re a little in the dark when it comes to the Salomon Special II. Well the Special has been doing the rounds for a couple of years, each year Salomon successfully lighten the Special and improve the base. Not surprising then that the illusive Special II has already been spotted on a number of riders flying out of the pipe at the New Zealand Open in Cardrona. A snowboard designed for experienced precision snowboarders who ride hard and fast.

Manufacturer's Description:

Banked Slalom Badass Lightening quick response and maneuverability at any speed, the Special II is perfect for steep descents and lofty air time.

Recommended for park riding. Recommended for halfpipe riding Recommended for freeride riding High cost snowboard Available in Wide Camber construction Directional twin shape

Year: 2011

Available Lengths (cm):
47, 150, 153, 156, 159, 162, 159W, 163W, 166W

Riding Style: All Mountain


Flex Rating 4/5
Rubber Rails
Directional Twin shape
Quadratic Sidecut
Ghost Light Core (milled Aspen & Foam)
Ghost Construction
Carbon XY Carbon Stringers
Zeolit Base
Medium Stone Grind
Standard camber profile

Similar boards: Burton Vapor - 2011 K2 Zero - 2011 Amplid HiDef - 2011 Bataleon Enemy +++ - 2011

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What colour is powder?

nvansluy on September 15, 2010 at 05:48 PM

Hey Rich/Tom! Any chance you guys might be testing this board? I’m pretty sure this is the one I will be getting this year. Love Salomon boards - already have a 2007 Burner and 2010 Grip, and want something in between those extremes. I figure this is closer to a Burner than a Grip (leaning toward freeride vs. freestyle), which is what I want. I think this will suit better than the Official or the Drift. Any thoughts/advice?

Rich Ewbank on September 15, 2010 at 06:32 PM

Afraid I haven’t ridden the Special. From what I can gather from the catalogue information, you are on the right lines. It’s a board for aggressive riders who want an extremely light, responsive and snappy board for riding halfpipe and laying down razor carves. In the same vein as the Amplid Hi Def, Burton Vapor and ride Prophet. Actually there were a lot of these boards kicking about in at the Burton NZ Open Halfpipe Finals.