Salomon Men's Super 8 2018 / 2019 Snowboard

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WOLLE AND JOSH'S SURF INSPIRED FREERIDE BOARD

Taking its inspiration from the new breed of surf-inspired freeride boards, Wolle Nyvelt's and Josh Dirkson's Super 8 is the perfect choice for riders who are looking for a high performing board that excels both in the pow and on groomers. While not as extreme looking as many boards in this category, the Super 8 still delivers stunning performance thanks to its state of the art directional shape and freeride inspired profile. However, what makes the Super 8 stand out amongst other surf inspired boards is just how versatile it is, meaning that unlike its competition, this is one board that you'd be happy to ride all day and every day.

Rider Style
Intermediate to advanced riders who want a more surf-inspired ride.

Shape Overview
The Super 8 utilises a state of the art mid-wide fully directional tapered shape. This advanced design places control under the back foot so you can drive this board into and out of the turn without ever having to worry about toe or heel drag. That extra bit of width also increases surface area and works perfectly with that set back stance to deliver stunning float in the pow. Underlining the Super 8's carving performance even further is the advanced Quadratic sidecut. This complex sidecut design allows the designers to perfectly match the shape and flex of the board to deliver optimum performance in the turn.

Profile
The Super 8's Backseat Camber profile has been developed to deliver the ultimate in freeride performance. Blending a long flat section running from the nose kick to the front inserts with a powerful camber under the back foot, Salomon has delivered a board that gives effortless float in deep snow. However, more importantly, that set-back camber works in perfect harmony with the set-back shape to really power up the tail of the board to drive through the turn.

Internals
As with all Salomon boards, the Super 8 is a tour de force of snowboard technology. Heading up its high-end construction is the Aspen Select Popster core. This advanced wood core uses hand-selected Aspen to deliver the perfect flex characteristics. This is then milled along the length to ensure that the Flex is perfectly aligned with where you need that power and pop. To this Salomon then add their unique Ghost Basalt stringers structural layers. This combination of medium density bi-ax glass reinforced with two Basalt stringers running tip to tail deliver the perfect balance of surfy feel with a powerful and dynamic drive. Now to smooth out unwanted vibrations, Salomon utilises their Royal Rubber technology. This inserts rubber blocks into the sidewall which dampen out those vibrations.

Base
To ensure that the Super 8 can take advantage of its high-performance construction, Salomon fit it with a high grade sintered base. Finished with a medium stone grind, it delivers excellent glide across a wide range of temperatures and snow conditions.

Additional information

Length

Waist
Width

Sidecut

Taper

Effective
Edge

TipWidth

TailWidth

MinStance

MaxStance

Setback

WeightRange

157

26cm

N/A

9mm

117.5cm

30.9cm

30cm

50cm

62cm

1.5cm

130-185lbs/ 60-85kg

160

26.4cm

N/A

1cm

120cm

31.5cm

30.5cm

51cm

63cm

1.5cm

155-200lbs/ 70-90kg

  • Tapered Directional
  • Backseat Camber
  • Quadratic Sidecut
  • Stiffness 7/10
  • Mid Wide
  • BA MD Glass
  • Sintered Base
  • Popster Core
  • Ghost Basalt Stringers
  • Aspen Select Core
  • Royal Rubber Pads

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