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Salomon: the Assassin is really nice looking, not entirely sold on the Huck Knife's look. No more Villain, replaced by the Abstract. While I've never been a big fan of the Sleepwalker's design (targeted to kids, definitely not me) it looks even moreso juvenile this year... yuck. The Iris I can dig (similar to my '03 Burton Canyon) but that cartoon planet: nope.
Niche boards always look so damn good.
The Endeavour Alchemy colors are dope too!
 

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From another thread: how is the Asymulator gone? This could have been so much more than an oddity…

Super Stoked for the Mega Merc and Powder racer split though! It almost makes me question my plans to buy a Slash Vertical and/or a Sashimi split.
 

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Salomon's lineup is tight. I like what they've done with Pro versions of most things, it's much easier to figure out the catalog. Kind of wish other brands did that instead of having 50 very similar boards with different names and prices. With Salomon if you figure out what kind of board you want and then if you want the stiffer high-end one get the Pro.
 

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Salomon's lineup is tight. I like what they've done with Pro versions of most things, it's much easier to figure out the catalog. Kind of wish other brands did that instead of having 50 very similar boards with different names and prices. With Salomon if you figure out what kind of board you want and then if you want the stiffer high-end one get the Pro.
Agreed, it's simple and streamlined.
They're not much of a "in" brand but I'm a big fan of their stuff, including bindings and boots. I just wish the boots were warmer and that the dialogue came with the SJ and Boa lacing (like the launch).
Not much overlap in the line-up either. Many boards in the same category but all of them have their specific place/niche, even the sleepwalker, which is the priced-down version of the villain/abstract.
 

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I need to pick up a dancehaul before they make it yellow, just like the look of this years board better. Surprised some well liked women's boards were dropped and not replaced. Niche dropped the Ember, and Solomon dropped the Pillow Talk.
 

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I need to pick up a dancehaul before they make it yellow, just like the look of this years board better. Surprised some well liked women's boards were dropped and not replaced. Niche dropped the Ember, and Solomon dropped the Pillow Talk.
They have the High Path and Dancehaul instead of the Pillow Talk (which was a lame name anyway). Salomon already got rid of the First Call (which was a good name) and replaced it with the Dancehaul.
 

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Actually stoked that the Nidecker Alpha and the KaonX still have the same graphic next year as I was too broke to justify spending money on snowboard stuff. Hopefully next year.
 

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I need to pick up a dancehaul before they make it yellow, just like the look of this years board better. Surprised some well liked women's boards were dropped and not replaced. Niche dropped the Ember, and Solomon dropped the Pillow Talk.
It looks like they just added sizes in the Pyre for Niche and Salomon may be seeing more sales in Dancehauls and other boards. There's a def trend toward unisex boards.
 

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I need to pick up a dancehaul before they make it yellow, just like the look of this years board better. Surprised some well liked women's boards were dropped and not replaced. Niche dropped the Ember, and Solomon dropped the Pillow Talk.
Combined with the Pyre. Goes down to a 40
 
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It looks like they just added sizes in the Pyre for Niche and Salomon may be seeing more sales in Dancehauls and other boards. There's a def trend toward unisex boards.
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What do yall think about Mind Expander adding camber and bringing inserts front? I think it's a wrong move.
Looks very Rome Ravine and probably moving more towards a truer alll mountain freeride category board - the ultra-mind expander looks like fun.
 
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