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Salomon Snowboarding 450 Freeride Review

Salomon Snowboarding 450


Description
A performance machine for fast, aggressive riders. A clean, directional shape and stiff flex make it an excellent freeride board.


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Review Date
January 31, 2012

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

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Reviewed by: Tyler ,  Snowboarder

Summary:
This board rocks! I got it for a great price from a friend, and learned to snowboard it. This is the only board I have ever ridden, and have no reason or desire to ride another. It took me from a very beginner to where I am now, a decent rider, in two days on the slope. The only con, if you would even consider it a con (I don't) is that it is super fast. As a beginner, it forced me to pick up turning immediately or I was flying down the mountain like a missile, flying past everyone else. I like a good challenge, and it forced me to challenge myself to make those turns right off the bat, no messing around here. I learned on this board and will continue riding this thing till it falls apart, love it!


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Review Date
January 23, 2012

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

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 4 of 5

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Reviewed by: ENaz ,  Snowboarder

Summary:
This is a great over all board. it has an all around snappy feel to it and is ideal for anywhere on the mountain


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Review Date
April 15, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

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Countless

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3.67 of 5, 3.00 votes

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Reviewed by: lankerster ,  Advanced

Summary:
The Salomon 450 is like the Toyota Camry or Honda Accord of snowboards. It's solid and reliable. No one can criticize the overall quality of this board.

Beginners may have a little trouble with the stiffness. The 450 is a great board for intermediate to advanced riders. Advanced riders wanting to improve their skills may want to move to a more technical board (i.e., moving from a Toyota to a Lexus).

I've been riding this board for 3 years and have dramatically improved my skills with it. The board handles very well at high speeds and has great response and feel. Generally, it's a great freeriding board.

Freestyling is another story. The board is stiff and durable and will give you a solid landing on a jump but little pop when taking off. It also handles a rail decently if you're doing 50-50. The heavy swing weight of the board though is a real drag if you're on the pipe or doing spins. It'll suck the energy out of you after a while, moreso than other boards.

Overall, you freeriders can't go wrong with the 450.

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Everything... well... most everything.


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Review Date
March 12, 2004

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Value Rating
 3 of 5

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2-5

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Reviewed by: okiasian ,  Advanced

Summary:
Well with the 450, you really know that a ski company made this board. It has a lighting fast core and base but that's pretty much all I can say about it. I don't know if it's defective or an imitator cause this ride SUCKS!!! Going from a Nitro Naturals to this really was disappointing.

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Review Date
January 6, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Value Rating
 4 of 5

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Reviewed by: Steveo ,  Advanced

Summary:
Good intermediate, freeride board

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Burton Cruiser, Ride Timeless


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