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Review - Salomon Assassin

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Rider: Dian Manolov   Level: Snowboard Instructor   Media: /dia.nanbono
Board: Salomon Assassin (2014)

How and where (which conditions) do you use it the most?
I use it everywhere and for everything, literally, as much park laps as freeride runs and on slopes too. My everyday board, to ride and teach.

What do you like the most about it?
Has a stable edge on slopes for my type of riding. It's easy to butter with and floats well in powder because of the softer nose and tail.

What could be better? Why?
It could be stiffer for even more stability and added pop

Review - YES. basic

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My new every-day board.
Apart of being a bit too soft it's all I've been dreaming about during the whole summer, really playful with an amazing grip due to the camber between feet and to YES.'s edge technology "under bite" - the edges going inside 1mm close to the bindings positions - that works really well.
The extra grip from the "under bite" edge technology plus the pop from the camber between feet, both make the board change edges REALY fast. And the rocker at tip and tail let you initiate turns easily and gives you magical floating powers in powder.
Probably the most playful board I've tried that also gives you a good control sensation at moderate-fast speeds. And it's a true twin, which makes it really playful in both directions. YES! A great freestyle board that can also rip some steep spots at slow to moderate-fast speeds and also carve some great lines in mid-range groomed terrain.
So, the verdict: A bit too soft to go too fast. Great for every beginner, for every freestyler and for most of the allmountain intermediate to advanced riders. The most playful board I've had. Love it. Will only leave it home in the rare days I need a "big gun" for hard freeride or for super fast carves.

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