|Overall Rating||Loved it!|
|Riding Style||All Mountain|
|Riding Level||Advanced - Expert|
|Fits Boot size (US)||Women's|
|Camber Profile||Hybrid Camber|
|Approx. Weight||Feels Normal|
|On Snow Feel|
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Salomon Wonder 2018 - 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.
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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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