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Old 11-17-2013, 09:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 13/14 Salomon Villain 155

First impression of my new board for this season:

Stevens Pass opening day
175 lbs
Ride RFL Boots
New K2 IPO

Snow was there but super wet. 30 ish inches base, getting dumped on all day.
Board really sucked up the bumps better than I thought it would, goes over crud smoothly rather than blasting through it. Carving was easy can't lay tight trenches like my banana magic, but held up alright.

Plenty of pop, super easy to jut pop onto the small boxes and rails they had set up. Fun to jump and land side hits. Didn't get all flappy when i could just point it, which was really hard due to lack of snow.

i think i will like it more when the runs get smoother. I bought this board to have something more laid back to ride and learn switch and spins. All of my other boards have been pretty stiff, as i usually just go from top to bottom as fast as possible. this is the softest i have owned.

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Old 11-21-2013, 03:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Thanks for the review. Are you happy with the 155 or do you wish you got a 153?

I'm looking for a board to start learning pressing, buttering, and spins. I'm 5'10" and ~165lbs.
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I'm happy with the 155. Definetly wouldn't go smaller.
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After day four on this board and finally some fresh snow at steven's the more i ride this one the more i like it.

You can point it when the snow is smooth and make some big swoopy carves but when it gets bumpy you gotta slow down and it pops in and out of tight little turns nicely. Never gets chattery, just doesn't blast through bumps at speed like a stiffer board does.

The pop really lets every bump and roller send you into the air if you want. Im getting pretty good at backside 180s and riding switch. this is pretty easy to learn new tricks and techniques on.

I really want to try an assassin out now.
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I really want to try an assassin out now.
Me tooooooo.
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