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Salomon Ultimate Ride 2017 Snowboard Review

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Overall Rating Pretty Good
Riding Style All Mountain
Riding Level Advanced - Expert
Fits Boot size (US) 8-10, 10-12
Manufactured in China
Shape Directional Twin
Camber Profile Mostly Camber
Stance Centered
Approx. Weight Feels Normal
Powder Poor
Turning Experience Great
Carving Great
Speed Great
Uneven Terrain Average
Switch Great
Jumps Great
Jibbing Average
Pipe Great
On Snow Feel

Semi-Locked In

Turn Initiation

Medium

Skidded Turns

Semi-Hard

Flex

Medium

Buttering

Semi-Hard

Edge Hold

Hard Snow

Salomon Ultimate Ride 2017 Review by The Good Ride

The Salomon Ultimate Ride felt to us like it took the Man’s Board, sort of twinned it out and gave it more camber.  It’s not a mellow ride and it’s for the aggressive rider that wants a twin on the effective edge but with a different nose and tail.

Size: 155
Days:  1
Conditions:  Pretty firm to hard CO snow.
Riders: Stephen
Boots:  Burton Imperial
Bindings: Salomon Hologram
Set Up
: 22-22.5” Centered 15 front -15 back

Size: 155
Days:   1
Conditions:   Decent Sierra Snow but with harder patches here in there.
Riders: James (Size 9, 5’10” 185-195lbs), Peter (Size 8, 5’11” 185lbs)
Boots: Adidas Tactical ADV, Burton SLX
Insoles: Sandsole Custom Insoles,  Footprint Insole Technology Gameghangers Low Profile
Bindings: Salomon Hologram,
Set Up
: 23” Centered 15 front -15 back

 
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Horsepower

Jan 02, 2018 by Nick Turczyn
Ability Level: World class freerider, terrible park rider • 
Riding Style: Steep, fast, brutal (on equipment) • 
Days You Ride A Year: 75+ • 
Height, Weight And Boot Size (for Boards, Boots & Bindings): 6'2, 175, Size 11 

161 Ultimate Ride, Driver X boots, Commission Super Cartel (Cartel/Diode Combo) bindings

What a sick shred stick. It is a really good all-rounder that happens to be a darn fine snowboard no matter what terrain and conditions you choose to ride.

It's a stiffer board which manages to provide huge pop while at the same time being soft enough to work with really uneven terrain such as mogul runs or sloppy seconds resort powder. This board has felt very stable to me at all speeds, from cruising to mach 10, in cut up and uneven snow. I haven't felt the "bucky" characteristic as described by the reviewers. Back to the pop. This board can and tries to pop off of everything in sight. Sidehits, traverses, cat tracks, knuckles, lips... all it wants to do is send you further and higher than the rest. Turning isn't bad either. It is an explosive carver and encourages you to jump into your turn, load up, pop out and repeat.

For powder just add speed. Decent float for a twin-ish board and it really shines when speed or steepness increase. Zero issues with float in very deep dry Montana snow.

Good edge hold, good pop and twin characteristics make this board a traverse monster. This is never included in reviews but really important if you live anywhere with decent side-country.

While this board begs for explosive riding, I've found you don't have to be at 100% to enjoy it. It feels good while cruising but opens up into the beast it is the moment you add more energy.

****Disclaimer I haven't tested this board in a park setting. Oh well.


Love Hate Relationship

Mar 24, 2017 by Robert Turner
Ability Level: Advanced • 
Riding Style: All Round • 
Days You Ride A Year: 300+ • 
Height, Weight And Boot Size (for Boards, Boots & Bindings): Height: 5'10", Weight: 76kg, Boot size: 10(uk) 11(us) 

The ultimate ride is a lovely board, great design and interesting profile. In the review its mentioned it felt as hybrid sometimes, though it technically is a hybrid with the "quad camber" if you on the designated mounting points for the bindings, it will be very very slight rocker nose and tail, if you are a winder stance its full on camber. I have used my board up mountains in Scotland, in powder in Andorra and many times in a snow dome. If set back in pow its amazing, centered its a little more challenging. I have a 155 which i ride using either Salomon Quantum, Union Trice (North star) or Union Force binding with and either Salomon HiFi or ThirtyTwo TM-TWO boots. The board is not forgiving at all, but extremely powerful, responsive and stable. Really good in the park as well and for kickers with an amazing amount of pop. So why is it a love hate relationship...if you ride dome, the snow does not compact under your feet, soo if the snow is loose the quad camber makes the rider a little more challenging with it wanting to submarine. but i would assume the board was not designed for dome riding so cannot put this down to the board itself. in those circumstances i would change to my Salomon Assassin instead. Edge hold amazing, railing tuns amazing, pressing/buttering can be done as the nose and tail does break in a little bit...The metal bumpers are great though i have taken a knock to the rail which has caused the topsheet to delam, so not bullet proof. Bode Merrill is a great rider and this is a great board.


4.5 5.0 2 2 161 Ultimate Ride, Driver X boots, Commission Super Cartel (Cartel/Diode Combo) bindingsWhat a sick shred stick. It is a really good all-rounder that happens to be a darn fine Salomon Ultimate Ride 2017 Snowboard Review

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