The Salomon Huck Knife is built with the aggressive park rider in mind. With a mix of camber and rocker in the tip and tail it will allow the intermediate rider to improve their park skills and take the advanced rider to the next level.
Snowboard Tested and Rider Specs:
- Salomon Huck Knife 2019-2020
- Salomon Huck Knife Size: 152cm (waist width 25.1cm)
- MSRP: $449
- Bindings: Salomon District (Medium)
- Boots: Adidas Tactical ADV size 9
- Stance: approximately 22.5″
- Rider Height: 5’9″
- Rider Weight: 180
Conditions/Terrain Tested: groomers, park, and all mountain terrain (carving)
Notable Features from Salomon:
Medium flex, Precision, Responsive / Pop, Sintered Base, 2 year Warranty
The pop and response of Quad Camber with the agility of EQ Rad sidecut provides a poppy, responsive, agile and fun board.
Popster’s shaped core profile thins out under foot and thickens outside your bindings before tapering again at tip and tail to maximize the natural snap and pop of wood.
EQ Rad delivers Equalizer’s 3 straight lines and Radial lines blended together for the perfect balance of playfulness and precision.
Freestyle Edge Bevel
Pre-tuned edges for freestyle riding, detuned and ready to ride rails.
The 2020 Salomon Huck Knife, was one of the first park boards I rode at the Outdoor Show in February 2019. I’m usually on a Rocker/Camber profile so this board was quite different from my normal daily driver with tons of camber between the feet and some rocker at the tip and tail. This true twin is packed with lots of tech, has very clean minimalistic graphics, and aside from that not much has changed for the 4th generation of the huck knife for the 2019-2020 season.
What you do get is tried and true superior Salomon technology in a minimalistic looking true twin park board with a 2 year warranty. The flex is right in the middle of the spectrum (5 out of ten), and with the extra poppy camber, you’ll be able to press into rails and pop easily on the take off of jumps. The Huck Knife is really easy to initiate turns on and is quick edge to edge, which you’ll need when navigating rail lines and keeping your board on point in the jump line. Salomon gives this board an edge bevel which makes it much more park friendly right off the showroom floor. It’s noticeable when locking into a boardslide, or initiating a spin off a jump. It simply feels like you have an “edge up” on the feature so you can easily initiate your maneuver on the rail or in the air, a nice touch for a park rider.
This board will build your confidence in the park and especially on jump lines where camber really gives you an extra pop off the take off and feels very solid on landings. Rails were a little different at first since I am used to having to find my balance point on my normal board, with the huck knife you can really push into a press. The center of the board is slightly thicker between the bindings and gets thinner outside the bindings providing a great amount of stability to press into rails and when you’re trying butter tricks on groomers. Taking the huck knife out of the park won’t disappoint you either, it will carve, butter and work through as much crud as you can throw at it, it’s a good choice for an all mountain ride as well.
If you’re an intermediate to advanced rider that mainly spends your day in the park, and you love camber, then the Salomon huck knife is your ticket to ride. This board will allow you to progress your park riding skills to the next level and you can feel comfortable it will serve you well outside the park too.
- Lots of Pop
- Minimalistic Black,White, and Color Gradient top sheet
- Responsive edge to edge
- Feels great off jumps
- Rules the park
- 2 year warranty
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