List Price US $399
Salomon Wonder 2020 Snowboard Review

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Overall Rating Loved it!
Riding Style All Mountain
Riding Level Intermediate - Expert
Fits Boot size (US) Women's
Manufactured in
Shape Directional Twin
Camber Profile Hybrid Camber
Stance Setback -10mm
Approx. Weight Feels Normal
Powder Average
Turning Experience Good
Carving Great
Speed Good
Uneven Terrain Average
Switch Good
Jumps Great
Jibbing Average
Pipe Great
On Snow Feel

Semi-Locked In

Turn Initiation

Medium/Fast

Skidded Turns

Moderate

Flex

Medium

Buttering

Semi-Easy

Edge Hold

Hard Snow

Salomon Wonder 2020 - 2013 Review by The Good Ride

The Salomon Wonder is a pretty fun hybrid camber ride at a good price.  It’s not a super forgiving ride so don’t think that this price point means entry level.  It’s more for the advanced to expert rider looking for a good ride at a reasonable price.

For the 2020 Winter season, Salomon shortened up the camber zone on the board and elongated the reverse camber in the nose and the tail. This make it feel just a little more playful, and will improve it’s ability to float in softer snow and powder. Because they have mellowed the profile out a bit from previous seasons, it could now be a good option for someone who is turning already on greens and mellow blues and wants a board to help them push their riding up a notch.

Ethics Statement: We don’t get paid by the manufacturer to write these reviews.  We do make money from the “Where To Buy” links, but this is our best attempt at an honest and objective review from an average rider’s perspective.

How This Review Happened:  I own this board and had Paige ride it for her take on the board as well.

Size: 144
Days:  30+ I own this board
Conditions: A little bit of everything for me, hard snow and groomers for Paige.
Riders: Steph
Boots:
Vans Ferra
Bindings: Salomon Mirage
Set Up
: 21.5” Centered 15 front -15 back

Approximate Weight: Feels normal for the size.

Flex: Feels pretty medium-ish.

On Snow Feel: It’s almost a full camber ride with only a little bit of early rise going on before the nose/tail. This makes this pretty catchy for a hybrid camber and it’s kinda in between hybrid camber and mostly camber.  It has a somewhat locked in but poppy/carvy all mountain to all mountain freestyle personality to it.

Edge Hold: Really good edge hold that borders on being something you can ride in icy conditions. Salomon’s  boards seem to ride in all conditions and understand what makes a board good in harder conditions.

Turn Initiation:  Pretty quick edge to edge.

Skidded Turns: Not ideal for intermediate riders that skid their turns a lot.  It can catch if you don’t skid out properly or get off your game.

Carving:  Really fun to lay out turns on and Steph really enjoys it.

Speed: It’s not the fastest base but the flex and overall ride handle a straight line on a big mountain well. It’s not going to blow minds but it does well for its price point and comes with a sintered base.

Uneven Terrain: Likes to turn more in bumpy terrain. Not the type of board to power through chop and chunder.

Powder:  There is some rocker and a little set back on side-cut as well as onboard. So you can get better float than you would on a camber equivalent. It could use a longer nose or a little more rocker or both to give it a little more directional float.

Switch: It’s a directional twin but when centered it rides almost as well as a true twin.

Jibbing: It is good for someone who has a background in jibbing already. The Salomon Wonder wouldn’t be ideal for learning jibs, or if you are looking for that super soft forgiving jib board.

Pipe: Great pipe board.  It has good edge hold and good camber as well as stability without feeling too stiff.

Jumps: Really good pop and this low-cost board has some spring to it for an ollie.  It’s also the kind of board that’s great for those that want to lap the jumps in the park.

Overall: The Salomon Wonder could fit many different riding personalities. It could be good for a beginner looking to get off green runs and improve their riding. It could also be good for the intermediate to advanced riders who want a fun nimble board that can preform all over the mountain.

 
Salomon Wonder Past Reviews

The Salomon Wonder is a pretty fun hybrid camber ride at a good price. It’s not a super forgiving ride so don’t think that this price point means entry level. It’s more for the advanced to expert rider looking for a good ride at a reasonable price.

Ethics Statement: We don’t get paid by the manufacturer to write these reviews. We do make money from the “Where To Buy” links, but this is our best attempt at an honest and objective review from an average rider’s perspective.

Size: 143
Days: Many
Conditions:
Riders: Steph
Boots: Salomon Kiana,
Bindings: Union Milan
Set Up
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Approximate Weight: Feels normal for the size.

Flex: Feels pretty medium-ish.

On Snow Feel: It’s almost a full camber ride with only a little bit of early rise going on before the nose/tail. This makes this pretty catchy for a hybrid camber and it’s kinda in between hybrid camber and mostly camber. It has a somewhat locked in but poppy/carvy all mountain to all mountain freestyle personality to it.

Edge Hold: Really good edge hold that borders on being something you can ride in icy conditions. Salomon’s shapers seem to ride in all conditions and understand what makes a board good in harder conditions.

Turn Initiation: Pretty quick edge to edge.

Skidded Turns: Not ideal for intermediate riders that skid their turns a lot. It can catch if you don’t skid out properly or get off your game.

Carving: Really fun to lay out turns on and Steph really enjoys it.

Speed: It’s not the fastest base but the flex and overall ride handle a straight line on a big mountain well. It’s not going to blow minds but it does well for its price point.

Uneven Terrain: Salomon isn’t’ the best with the Wonder in uneven terrain and this is where it could use some work.

Powder: There is some rocker and a little set back on sidecut as well as onboard so you can get better float than you would on a camber equivalent but it could use a long nose or a little more rocker or both to give it a little more directional float.

Switch: It’s a directional twin but when centered it rides almost as well as a true twin.

Jibbing: Not the best jibber but it’s doable.

Pipe: Great pipe board. Super good edge hold and good camber to ride wall to wall. Steph wants this for her pipe wall riding.

Jumps: Really good pop and this low-cost board has some spring to it for an ollie. It’s also the kind of board that’s great for those that want to lap the jumps in the park.

 
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