Salomon HPS - Annie Boulanger Snowboard - Women's 2021
Yes, the Salomon HPS - Annie Boulanger Snowboard is a shredder. No one wants their pro model to be a low tide groomer board - but this one's a winner. With a medium flex but extra surface area, 30mm of setback, and a deep swallow tail the Annie Boulanger is built to float like a butterfly and sting like a bee. Salomon uses all the weapons in it's engineering expertise to build the Hillside Project boards, and this is no exception - Ghost Green core, ABC Wrapper and their fastest Sintered EG base are all part of the package. Next time it dumps, be ready to shred with this optimized powder shape from Salomon.
Powder Camber – Camber between the feet for carving and precision, as well as a massive rocker under the nose for buoyancy in deep powder.
Flex Rating – 4 (1 Soft - 5 Stiff)
Tapered Directional – The tail is slightly tapered in width (2-20mm). This enhances buoyancy and loosens turning initiation in deeper snow without sacrificing edge hold on hardpack.
Radial Sidecut – Radial is the standard sidecut for steady forward and switch responsiveness.
Ghost Green Core – Ghost Green Core components were chosen and engineered to maximize pop and minimize weight while utilizing the sustainable properties of an extremely light paulownia wood.
Popster – To optimize the natural snap and pop of wood, Popster's curved core profile thins out underfoot then thickens outside your bindings before tapering again at tip and tail. It appears that your skateboard kicktail has finally made contact with your snowboard.
ABC Wrapper – ABC Wrapper is a proprietary method that uses structural bamboo veneers to reduce the amount of fiberglass and resin in each board by 40%.
Biaxial Medium Density Fiberglass – Medium density European-made fiberglass layers ensure a consistent quality level, resulting in light and energetic boards.
Bamboo / Cork Rails – The vibrancy of eco-friendly bamboo combined with cork composite for the industry's best direct feel and dampening ride.
Sintered EG – Engineered for a lightning-quick glide in everything from fresh pow to sticky spring snow. The sintered material improves wax retention, Gallium improves impact resistance, and the Electra finish delivers a supercharged glide.
Fine Stone Finish – In powder or softer snow conditions, the fine stone finish aids in speed.
All-Mountain Edge Bevel – A 1° bevel between the feet meets a 1° edge holding tune throughout the crucial areas of the sidecut. This provides the strongest edge hold with no hang-ups.
2 x 4 Insert Pattern