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Salomon Sick Stick Review And Buying Advice

Salomon Sick Stick 2015 - 2010 Review by The Good Ride

The Salomon Sick Stick is called a tapered twin which doesn’t make much sense. It’s more like a directional twin or even twin-ish board with a slight taper at the tail. The point they are trying to make is this very powder board can handle switch or regular riding very well but ever so slightly favors directional riding. It also handles groomed runs very well.

The Salomon Sick Stick is one of those powder specific boards that is for the rider who likes riding switch in pow as much as they do riding one direction.  It has pow rocker shape that makes for a good float and it also has an easy turning stable ride for those crappy paths back to the chair on a pow day. You can hit trees, cliffs, steep chutes or enjoy wide open faces.

The flat between the feet makes for a stable ride when the conditions are firmer or getting through that icy part at the top of a windy peak. Short radius and long radius turns are easy and fun but it’s not an ideal carving board due to the pow rocker.  Its a fun board to slash.  The Sick Stck might be better served with the -20mm set back on all the boards instead of just the 166.  That way the directional powder rider can get a bit more float

The Salomon Sick Stick is not super poppy when it comes to creating your own air but it isn’t dead by any means. It still feels pretty lively and snappy in terms of response and can be a fun powder board for the right type of rider.

The 2011 Salomon Sick Stick had a few minor refinements.  There are some minor changes like a faster base but it is mainly the same board.  The 2012 Salomon Sick Stick made some little refinements again and added a size 166 that has a set back.  If you like riding powder but want a board that can handle medium to good conditions when it’s not dumping the Sick Stick might be a good choice.
The 2013 & 2014 Salomon Sick Stick has the same design as 2012 with some minor refinements.

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Salomon Sick Stick Review And Buying Advice SKU UPC Model

Sickish

Jun 19, 2016 by M Bob
Ability Level: Advanced • 
Riding Style: Freeride • 
Days You Ride A Year: 100+ • 
Height, Weight And Boot Size (for Boards, Boots & Bindings): 6' 75kg, size 10US 

I've ridden this board a LOT and I mean A LOT. Picked up a cheap one in '13 and pretty much rode it exclusively for the next two seasons apart from the odd day on other boards. In powder it's good to great with the max setback and doesn't disappoint. On groomers it can be pretty good (morning corduroy) with a decentish carve if a slightly dead feel coming out of turns. You can bomb this board quite comfortably if you like that kind of thing, I do. A lot of people talk about doing 100kph or whatever and although I've tried to give up chasing numbers (it's a dangerous game!) the Sick Stick wil easily handle those kinds of speeds, if you can.

When things get icy is when this board starts to falls short with sub-par grip and for some reason I've found hardpack is it's achilles heel. I don't really know why it fails so completely (and wierdly) on hardpack but it does, you get as much grip as a you would riding a shopping trolley and having edges you can shave with doesn't help.

All things considered a good board that I've had a lot of fun on. It's been relegated to spare now and I'm probably going to chop it into a splitboard.


SickStick 160 Powder Dream!

Dec 22, 2012 by Luciano Miranda
Ability Level: Advanced • 
Riding Style: FreeRiding • 
Days You Ride A Year: 30 

Best board ever on powder!
(on the stiffer side of all mountain board)


4.0 5.0 2 2 I've ridden this board a LOT and I mean A LOT. Picked up a cheap one in '13 and pretty much rode it exclusively for the next two seasons apart from the odd day on other boards. In Salomon Sick Stick Review And Buying Advice

Riding Style

Powder

Riding Level

Advanced - Expert

Available Widths

Regular, Mid/Wide

Manufactured in

Shape

Tapered Directional

Camber Profile

Flat to Rocker

Stance

Centered

Approx. Weight

Feels Light

On Snow Feel

Stable

Turn Initiation

Medium/Fast

Flex

Medium/Stiff

Edge Hold

Medium Snow

Powder

Good

Carving

Average

Speed

Good

Uneven Terrain

Good

Switch

Good

Jumps

Good

Jibbing

Average

Pipe

Average