Snowboard Tested and Rider Specs:
- Salomon Assassin 2019-2020
- Salomon Snowboards Assassin Size: 156cm (waist width 25.3 cm)
- MSRP: $499.95
- Bindings: Salomon Highlander (Large)
- Boots: Adidas Tactical ADV size 10.5
- Stance: approximately 22.5″
- Rider Height: 6’0″
- Rider Weight: 190
Conditions/Terrain Tested: Groomers, park and a lil bit of pow.
Features from Salomon
- Versatile all-mountain board that performs well in the park and pow
- Directional twin shape blends carving and jibbing prowess
- Medium stiffness is easily manipulated and stable at speeds
- Rock Out Camber floats over pow while also holding a powerful edge
- Aspen Select Core is poppy for responsive all-mountain performance
- Royal Cork Rails add durability and dampness during high speeds
Salomon is constantly revising and improving the Salomon Assassin Snowboard. The Assassin is a do anything, go anywhere, all-mountain, directional twin.
The Assassin looks like a twin and rides like a twin. Everything between the tip and tail is twin, but the nose is slightly longer and has a touch more rocker, making the board a directional twin.
The Assassin is a rocker camber hybrid using Sal0mon’s Rock Out Camber, so it’s flat between your bindings, camber near the feet, and rocker in the tip and tail. The Rock Out Camber provides a stable, responsive board that is playful enough for presses.
Salomon used a mix of bamboo, basalt, and cork in combination with an Aspen core to provide a high-performance board while keeping the manufacturing process environmentally friendly. The bamboo is used to stiffen up the tip and tail to increase pop. The Assassin core is a combination of Aspen and bamboo rods, providing pop and performance.
The Assassin uses Salomon’s Royal Cork Rails, making for a damp, chatter-free, ride. I found this board to be very stable at high speeds.
Salomon expanded the size offering of the Assassin, you can now get the board in a 150, 153, 156, 158W, 159, 162, 163W and 165cm.
I found the Assassin to be a little stiff between the bindings but still flexible enough to handle all the conditions with ease. It felt pretty soft in the tip and tail making for a butter/press-friendly ride. The Quadralizer sidecut provided great edge hold and makes for stable high-speed turns. The Assassin locked into rails well and had plenty of pop off jumps.
The Salomon Assassin is a great all-mountain board. It handled every condition with ease. If you are looking for more of a park-specific board, look at the Huck Knife. Edge to edge the Assassin is very responsive and carries good pop. If you are looking for an intermediate to advanced board, give the Salomon Assassin a look.
Responsive edge to edge
Stable, damp ride at high speeds
A bit stiff between the bindings
|Price:||(4.8 / 5)|
|Performance:||(4.5 / 5)|
|Design:||(4.8 / 5)|
|Overall:||(4.7 / 5)|