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Salomon The Villain Snowboard 2017

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Overview
Rocking sick artwork from Dave Banks out of Portland and crafted under the watchful eye of French-Canadian, Louif Paradis, The Villain snowboard is loaded with tech to achieve its master plan of mountain domination. The Rock Out Camber profile features a flat zone between your bindings for increased stability, camber under your feet for dastardly-enhanced response, and rocker on the tips for sinister press-ability, playfulness and catch-free riding. Wielding a Sintered EG base, The Villain has supreme wax absorption and an Electra finish for superior glide over that sticky spring snow.

The team at Salomon decided that nothing but the best would do and chose the unparalleled quality, snappiness and lightness of Aspen Select as the wood of choice for this board. Oh, and the wood is FSC certified, hell yeah eco-friendliness! Slingshot Suspension and a Popster Booster core add more height to your ollies and extra power to your turns, making this board an all around park-fiend and mountain-monster.
Features
Ride Style
  • Park/Jibs
  • Park/Jumps
Flex Rating
  • SoftStiff
Shape
  • Twin
Camber Profile
  • Flat Dominant
Key Features
  • Rock Out Camber
Core
  • Aspen SLCT Core
  • Popster Booster Core Profile
Laminates
  • BA MD Fiberglass
  • Triax Fiberglass
  • Slingshot Suspension
Base
  • Sintered Base
  • Medium Stone Finish
The Hype
  • Snowboard Magazine Platinum Pick
Details
  • Freestyle Edge Bevel
  • Equalizer Rad Sidecut
Ride Style

Park/Jibs - Typically soft and buttery, these boards are primarily for throwing down on boxes, rails, urban features, whatever you're after. These boards are generally true twin (or twin-ish) flexing boards for riding regular or switch, and softer flexes for jibbing and overall maneuverability.

Fun and forgiving enough for hot laps through the park - jibbing a box here, blasting a method there, back to the chair and all over again.

Park/Jumps - Built for those ready to step to bigger park features or backcountry booters, or even super pipes if you're lucky enough to live near one. These freestyle-minded boards are slightly beefed than your average noodle park board - good for popping higher, riding stronger, and stomping landings like you're in the big leagues.

Flex Rating

SoftStiff - Mid-Soft Flex - all-around stability, pop, playful response and control for leaning towards the playful side

Shape

Twin - Typically designed for park and jib-influenced riding, this Twin shape snowboard category includes True Twins and Almost Twin (aka Twin-ish or Twin-like) boards with centered stances.

True Twins are symmetrical in shape/flex and will ride exactly the same regular or switch - while Almost Twins will ride equally well in both directions but may have a slightly lengthened (or heightened) nose than tail for a bit better float when riding your normal stance.

Camber Profile

Flat Dominant - *Note: profile image exaggerated for visual perspective, please see this brand's specific camber tech for more details

Key Features

Rock Out Camber - Poppy Ass Jib

A flat between your bindings for stability, Camber near the feet for response and rocker on the tip/tail for pressability.

Core

Aspen SLCT Core - Every single FSC certified wood strip is hand selected to ensure unparalleled core quality and lightness.

Popster Booster Core Profile - Maximize the natural snap and powerful pop of the popster core combined with carbon stringers that transfer energy from your feet to the tip and tail.

Laminates

BA MD Fiberglass - Medium density European-made fiberglass layers guarantee a consistent quality level, for light and lively boards.

Triax Fiberglass - Fiber tech core that increases board life and durability for all riders.

Slingshot Suspension - Carbon inlays that enhance response by loading and releasing energy.

Base

Sintered Base - An industry standard for quality sintered base materials. Provides a moderate balance between the speed created by a hard surface and good wax retention.

Medium Stone Finish - A medium structure finish that improves Salomon's fast sintered base glide. Quicker in all conditions, from cold morning corduroy to spring slush.

The Hype

Snowboard Magazine Platinum Pick - Snowboard Magazine has chosen this product as a Platinum Pick. This award recognizes companies that are pushing the boundaries in design, materials, fashion and technology to bring you better products each year.

Details

Freestyle Edge Bevel - Freestyle Edge Bevel detunes the tip to a 2° edge, holding tune throughout the key parts of the sidecut, back to a 3° bevel between the feet. This delivers the complete blend of edge hold and park shred.

Equalizer Rad Sidecut - The premium blend of Equalizer and Radial lines for the perfect balance of agility and fun.

Specs
Size153155
Waist Width (cm):25.025.2
Suggested Boot Size (US):< 10< 10.5
Stance Set Back (in):00
Reviews
5.0
Overall Rating
Reviewed by 4 customers

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Rad park deck
by Kameron (Tactics Employee)
Posted on 1/30/2017
Salomon The Villain Snowboard
If you're looking for a solid park board, this may be the one for you. Plenty of pop, soft enough to jib anything, and it doesn't wash out. I'm a big fan of the rock out camber in combination with the equalizer rad sidecut. Not my favorite pow board, but it handles everything else with ease.
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Bruh
by Fawwaz L in Albuquerque, NM (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 3/10/2015
Salomon The Villain Snowboard
This is a phenomenal park board, the camber style (twin rocker camber flat) give the board so much pop with very stable edge control. I work at the University of New Mexico ski shop and I've tested and handled so many board and the 2015 villain is on my list of favorites. The board has flex that is just right. I do not recommended for mountain/heavy powder riding. ( I went to Taos when it had 23in of fresh powder, it was fun to ride like a blade but its way too light to get major speed in deep powder unless tip was up always)
1 person has found this review helpful
The 155 has an orange bottom, BTW
by porfitron in San Francisco, CA (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 3/24/2014
Salomon The Villain Snowboard
I got sick of renting, so this is my first purchase. Couldn't be happier! Put some Burton Cartels on and I was good to go.
2 people have found this review helpful
Absolute Quiver Killer
by Ryno in Bend,Or.
Posted on 11/14/2013
Salomon The Villain Snowboard
So I have last years Villain,which is the same board with a different graphic(I've talked to the reps). Salomon calls this board a Backyard board. Basically saying its for creative street riding. From the first run I took on this board, I completely disagreed with all of that. This board excels everywhere on the mountain. It floats powder so well and can handle burly cliff drops and any freestyle you can throw at it. And yes it's an amazing street board that's perfectly at home in the park. I've dropped peaks in Revelstoke BC, and spent countless hours in night time jib sessions on this thing and it's just solid. The royal rubber dampening is amazing in chundery choppy conditions. Lots of pop, fast, responsive. One heads up would be that it's not a soft park board and I've seen it described that way. Lighter weight riders might find the Villain a bit too stiff(check out the Salomonder). Personally I would give it a 5 for stiffness(scale of 1-10). Happy Shredding!
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