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Putting "sick days" to good use.
Better save up those "sick days" this winter season when you're riding the Salomon Sick Stick Snowboard. Developed with extensive input from legendary freerider Josh Dirksen, the Sick Stick darts through freshly filled trees, slashes across wide open powder bowls, and sends stylish methods off every cliff in sight. It's what Salomon calls a tapered twin, which sounds like an oxymoron, but it's actually an apt description, as the board is centered between the contact points for switch prowess in deep snow. Maintaining buoyancy, its slight taper (8-12mm, depending on size) naturally sinks the tail, keeping the pointy nose up and floating over bottomless pow. Ultimately, this unique shape allows you to take a freestyle approach to riding deep powder and cruising around the mountain, but with extra float that's simply not possible on a traditional twin with equal nose and tail widths.
Its Cross profile combines the powerful response of camber between the feet, with rocker at the tip and tail for extra float, plus a bit of catch-free fun for buttering. And although it's primarily intended for powder riding, the Sick Stick 's camber makes it quite capable at ripping morning groomers and afternoon slush runs. Its ABC Wrapper construction replaces traditional ABS sidewalls with snappy bamboo and impact-dampening cork for a smooth ride. The Ghost Green core is lightweight and poppy, thanks to its mix of premium wood strips and lightweight sustainable wood. Additionally, the quadratic sidecut makes the Sick Stick effortless from edge-to-edge while the Sintered EG base ensures a smooth, ultra-fast glide over deep powder.
- Tapered twin shape
- Cross profile
- Ghost Green core
- ABC Wrapper
- Bamboo + Cork sidewalls
- Quadratic sidecut
- Sintered EG base
- Item #SAL00GC
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Bindings: Salomon Quantum
Boots: Salomon Malamute
Stance: Regular; 15, -12
Weight: 175 lbs
Conditions: Tahoe, 18 inches of late season pow
This is my first powboard and at 160 cm, the longest board I've ever ridden. I've only taken it out once, but it was enough to get an idea of what this board can do.
This board has great float, but 18" isn't exactly deep pow. Keeping the nose up was effortless and sitting back hard was unnecessary. Turning the board was much easier than I thought it would be. This board isn't as nimble as my 154, but that's to be expected. After it got tracked out, I loved how this board plowed through the chop. It has a fast, powerful, and stable ride.
It also handles groomers just fine. Going fast and straight or laying down a long wide carve feels great. It feels smooth and stable on uneven terrain and chatter is negligible. Short radius turns and quick side to sides took a lot more effort, but that may have more to do with the length of the board than anything else. If I were taller and heavier I doubt this would be an issue.
This isn't a quiver killer by any means. I plan on only taking it out on pow days and this board rips on the soft stuff.
Its called Sick for a reason
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
This is my first powder board in my quiver. I have looked at buying a powder board since the season started back in November and have gone back and forth. I have looked at Burton, Rome, Nitro, K2, Lib Tech and Jones. I finally ended up with the Salomon Sick Stick and glad I did.
I was looking for a board with some rocker in it but also had the ability to pop with the back foot and this board gets the job done. I went with the 153 cm option as I wanted a more nimble pow board for the glades. Make no mistake i have still ripped this is an open bowl.
So far I have ridden this board on a 10inch day of medium density Utah snow, hinting on the dryer side, and two days later on a 6-8 inch day of equivalent, if not dryer, snow and it was amazing. I bombed Little Cloud Bowl at Snowbird, Gad Chutes, and Get Serious Chutes. I have stomped some 10 ish ft'r cliffs with it and it sticks it with no prob.
If you are looking for a board to really throw around in the pow and slash away this is for you. It has a directional shape with that awesome sharp spoon nose and tail that just wants to float in powder. I can tell this thing is gonna be amazing in the deep. This thing is also a bullet when you point it down hill
Only downfalls to this board are its a little squirrely in the chop and is not the greatest on hardpack, but lets be honest you aren't buying this board to ride on hardpack. You are buying this board in order to have an excuse to buy a snorkel.
For reference on size: I am 5'4, 135 pounds, Size 8 Boot.
Wouldn't want to go any smaller than 153 to be honest.
Perfect Pow/all mountain board
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I was in the market for a new Powder board this season and decided to give the sick stick a try. I was really impressed by how it rode, not only did it float good in the pow but the camber profile on this board can also lay out a mean carve on the groomers. I haven't had this much fun riding a snowboard in a long time, I found myself riding this board more than my all mountain Salomon Assassin. This board absolutely rips in almost any condition on the hill.
If you have any questions on the Salomon sick stick or any of the other boards we sell feel free to give me a call or send me an email!
Salomon Sick Stick
Surf the pow or slap the slush, the Sickstick Snowboard is the deck in the quiver that can handle it all. Back this year by popular demand with a camber profile for setting an edge combined with a tapered shape for floating through pillows. Constructed with bamboo ABC Wrapper for legendary ollies and banked turns, this iconic board is not for the faint of heart. With art by Geoff McFedtridge, this miracle whip has got everyone wondering if they’re “Sickstick worthy.”
Sick Stick is a POW SLAYIN' MACHINE
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I picked this board up for my first real "pow board" and wasn't dissapointed, this thing is soooo damn fun. It floats through the deepest pow effortlessly with it's tapered nose and since the inserts are set up near center you can rally switch with ease which sold me on it. I rode it on a 3 foot pow day last season, even going with a 160cm the response was like riding a little shorter board. Whether you're new to shredding pow, or an advanced rider the Sick Stick has you covered.