PORTLAND, OR (January 27, 2014) — For almost 20 years Salomon Snowboards has aimed to bring together a group of people who are not only some of the best riders in the world, but who help Salomon build some of the best product in the world. For FW2014 we are pleased to present five team setups for freestyle destruction, whether you’re riding park, pipe, pow jumps, or back alley streets, each setup is built with its own capacity for carnage—This is 5 WAYS TO SLAY.
All terrain ripper and X Games gold medalist Bode Merrill worked closely with us to develop this back, side and frontcountry creation—The Man’s Board and Quantum binding. This setup is not for the faint of heart with the whole ‘lotta camber and quadratic sidecut of The Man’s Board coupled with the natural fit and enhanced response of the new Crossbow Technology on the Quantum.
Wolle Nyvelt and Taka Nakai’s do-it-all quiver killer, the Assassin is teamed up with the brand new Defender binding for a fully loaded weapon of slash destruction. A cross between our most progressive powder and freestyle constructions, the Assassin is a force to be reckoned with when paired with the new Defender—featuring Crossbow Technology for the most reactivity, transmission, and support in the ShadowFit family.
Built for the likes of Jamie Nicholls, Hans Mindnich and younger bro Nils Mindnich, the Sabotage is paired with the Hologram binding for disabling gravity so you can go bigger and badder. The camber Sabotage hands over superior edge control and stability, while the Hologram delivers on the support, flex, and comfort demands of true park bosses like these three.
Arguably today’s best urban rider and X Games gold medalist, Quebecois Louif Paradis was our cohort in crime in developing the Villain snowboard and District binding setup for one all-terrain jib machine. The Villain’s EQ Rad and true twin shape combined with the response, comfort, and flex of the District binding featuring ShadowFit, means freestyle tweaking and perfect pressing like never before.
Crafted under the watchful eye of Jed Anderson and Chris Grenier, the Salomonder snowboard has forged an alliance with the jib-specific member of the ShadowFit Family, the District binding for a street legal assault vehicle. Featuring the original art of Chris and Jed, a flat profile, and easy press core, The Salmonder has got some serious street cred.
Team tested and approved. Choose your weapon wisely.
Salomon Snowboards has been building and designing innovative snowboards, boots and bindings since 1995 from Annecy, France with marketing headquarters in Portland, Oregon. We challenge the status quo, push boundaries, and critically damage preconceived notions of what riding gear can be. Ride It For Real, Stay Loose and once and for all — Slay Boredom.