Expert Review: 2023 Salomon Abstract Snowboard [with Video]Published on 09/01/2023 · 2 min readSnowboard Expert Spencer Storck tested the 2023 Salomon Abstract snowboard in Colorado.
Curated Snowboard Expert Spencer Storck tested the 2023 Salomon Abstract this month in Colorado. Check out how it performed, but consider the fact that each and every snowboarder is different. If you have any questions about the Abstract or need recommendations on which board would be best for you, reach out to a Snowboard Expert here on Curated.
One final point before we dive in: It's worth noting that Curated Experts are not sponsored by any brands. All of these reviews are completely unbiased.
What is your overall impression of the board? It's a sweet unisex board. It's going to be a camber through the middle with a nice rocker tip and tail. Has a great side cut. Edged really well for a softer, mid-flexing board, I would say. It had tons of pop, even being on that sort of softer, mid-flexing side. Still had the landing gear. Don't have to worry about that.
How is it in the park? How playful is it? This board all day in the park, definitely going to be a fun board. All over the mountain, if you're just trying to jib, press around, do all that fun stuff, definitely the ticket right here.
How would it be in powder? I would probably not take this specifically for a powder board, but if I had to ride it through powder, just having that little bit of rocker, it would handle just fine. But if you're looking for a powder board, definitely come chat with me here on Curated, and I'll get you on something better.
Who would you recommend this board to? I would say this is going to be more for an intermediate rider. You could get a beginner on this being that it does have that little bit of rocker in the tip and tail, but I definitely recommend this more for an intermediate, expert-like park rider, who is just wanting to get really jibby with it.
Snowboards work differently for different types of riders. If you want help finding the best snowboard for your needs, reach out to Spencer or any other Snowboard Expert here on Curated for free, personalized recommendations. They’ll help you find the right snowboard for you. Note that the 2024 version of the Salomon Abstract is linked below - same tech, just different graphic: