Review: Salomon No Drama Snowboard · Women's · 2024

Published on 04/06/2024 · 3 min readCurated Expert, Tyese Messerman, has tested this product to give you their unbiased, definitive take.
Tyese Messerman, Snowboarding Expert
By Snowboarding Expert Tyese Messerman
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The Curated Take

4.6/5

The Salomon No Drama Snowboard is ideal for intermediate to advanced freestyle-focused riders seeking a playful yet high-performance board. Its carbon stringers provide exceptional pop, making it great for jumps and kickers. The board's Quad Camber design offers excellent edge hold on groomers and enhances carving ability. While it may be too stiff for some beginners and could perform better in powder, its durability, stability at high speeds, and versatility across the mountain make it a top choice for those looking for a fun, all-mountain experience.

Ideal for
  • Carbon stringers offer tons of pop once unlocked
  • Excellent edge hold on groomers
  • Great board for jumps and kickers
Not ideal for
  • Too stiff for some beginners
  • Could be better for powder
Durability
Tyese Messerman, Curated Expert
This board just feels sturdy. Some boards feel like they might chip easily or scratch from barely a graze, but this board is not like that. It has some rubber...Read more
High Speed Stability
Tyese Messerman, Curated Expert
I generally look to more aggressive, directional, freeride boards when I want to go fast, but I have to say this board stayed strong. Of course, it is a true...Read more
Turn Ease
Tyese Messerman, Curated Expert
Salomon varies the thickness in this board in different sections lengthwise, so the section directly underfoot is a little bit thinner, while it is a bit thicker and stiffer on...Read more
Playfulness
Tyese Messerman, Curated Expert
For my personal taste, this board was the perfect amount of playful. I felt like I could unlock tons of pop and really fly off kickers and jumps. It has...Read more
Carving
Tyese Messerman, Curated Expert
Salomon uses their Quad Camber in this board, so there is some camber between the feet, camber under each binding, and a little rise in the tip and tail. This...Read more
Versatility
Tyese Messerman, Curated Expert
The No Drama holds up to its name for an all-mountain board and conquers the whole mountain well. I was surprised how well it navigated off-piste in uneven chunder and...Read more
Flotation
Tyese Messerman, Curated Expert
I did not get to ride this board in deep powder. I got a max of about 3", and it did totally fine. It has a little bit of rise...Read more

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About the snowboard gear
  • Model: Salomon No Drama Snowboard · Women's · 2024
Test conditions
  • When I tested this: March 2023
  • Where I’ve used it: California and Washington
  • How many times I've used it: 2

Expert Reviews of the Salomon No Drama Snowboard

 The No Drama board was more exciting than I first anticipated. I rode the 149; I am 5'7", 130lbs, and it felt perfect. This true twin design combined with a fairly stiff flex (4/5) provides a lot of pop and playfulness while not skimping on carving ability. The edge tech held up great. Even in icy conditions, I never felt like I was skidding out, and I even went over some off-piste chunder easily without too much chatter. Overall, I am very impressed with this board and would highly recommend it to any intermediate/advanced freestyle-focused rider or even a high beginner if they could already make complete turns. The full camber could make it hard to learn to connect turns, so I wouldn't recommend it to a straight-up beginner.

Product Specs

Age GroupAdult
GenderWomen's
Model year2024
Snowboard typeFreestyle
Skill levelIntermediate, Advanced
Rocker profileRocker/Camber/Rocker

Review Ratings

Durability

5/5
 gave 5 of 5 stars. This board just feels sturdy. Some boards feel like they might chip easily or scratch from barely a graze, but this board is not like that. It has some rubber in the sidewalls, making it feel damp, secure, and durable. The sintered base glides well, too. I didn't notice any dings on the board, even when some skiers ran into my board in the lift line.

High Speed Stability

4/5
 gave 4 of 5 stars. I generally look to more aggressive, directional, freeride boards when I want to go fast, but I have to say this board stayed strong. Of course, it is a true twin design and made with a freestyle flair, but when I was bombing groomers, I wouldn't say I started to feel like I should slow down until at least 30mph. The rubber in the sidewalls really helps dampen vibrations at higher speeds, and it feels more stable than a lot of boards of the same style. It is also about 10mm wider than other boards of the same length, like the "CAPiTA Birds of a Feather" or the "Never Summer Proto Synthesis," so for me, that helps with stability, too.

Turn Ease

5/5
 gave 5 of 5 stars. Salomon varies the thickness in this board in different sections lengthwise, so the section directly underfoot is a little bit thinner, while it is a bit thicker and stiffer on either side of the bindings. I felt like this provided a better board feel and more control when making turns. Salomon also mellowed the sidecut radius for this year's No Drama, which also helps provide control. I felt like I could make tight turns through trees or larger turns with ease.

Playfulness

5/5
 gave 5 of 5 stars. For my personal taste, this board was the perfect amount of playful. I felt like I could unlock tons of pop and really fly off kickers and jumps. It has a very stable feel during takeoff and landing and is one of my favorite freestyle-forward boards. It still leans on the stiffer side, so for someone who loves those super soft buttery boards, it might be a little more work, but it is a blast for anyone hitting jumps, rails, and boxes.

Carving

5/5
 gave 5 of 5 stars. Salomon uses their Quad Camber in this board, so there is some camber between the feet, camber under each binding, and a little rise in the tip and tail. This combo helps hold a good edge and carve low and fast without a crazy stiff board.

Versatility

4/5
 gave 4 of 5 stars. The No Drama holds up to its name for an all-mountain board and conquers the whole mountain well. I was surprised how well it navigated off-piste in uneven chunder and rides the groomers and the park outstandingly. It is a true twin and predominantly camber, however, so for deep powder there are some better choices out there.

Flotation

4/5
 gave 4 of 5 stars. I did not get to ride this board in deep powder. I got a max of about 3", and it did totally fine. It has a little bit of rise at the tip and tail to get through some powder when it's thrown into a snowy day, but overall, this board is a true twin with a lot of camber and is designed to tackle the park and the groomers. With little to no setback and lacking a wide nose, it wouldn't be my first pick to take on a deep day.

FAQs

What was your favorite moment with this gear?

This board is incredibly versatile and fun. My favorite run with this board involved a couple of inches of new snow at the top of the mountain, rolling right into more groomed runs, and some jumps towards the bottom of the run. I was impressed with how well this board carved and held an edge, being rated on the freestyle side of things, and the explosive pop it offered was awesome. It was easy to get a lot of air off the kickers and it felt really stable on the landings.

Why did you choose this product?

I was super excited to finally get to try this board. There was so much hype around the Huck Knife that to try the women's version was a treat. I found the No Drama to carve and hold an edge better than the average all-mountain freestyle board. It is a little stiffer than a lot of boards in its same category, so while it may not butter quite as well as some, it can soar when the pop is unlocked. 

What is the value for the money versus other options?

The No Drama is a fairly stiff, all-mountain freestyle board with a true twin shape. It is often compared to the CAPiTA Birds of a Feather or perhaps the Jones Twin Sister. I would say this board is an excellent deal. Its MSRP is about $499.95, while those other boards are around $549.95. For at least $50 less than many boards in the same category, the No Drama offers a versatile, playful ride and a very durable design.

What do you love about this product?

I had an absolute blast on this board. It is the ideal board to take up on spring days to do laps in the park or ride top to bottom at high speeds as well. It has an agile feel, a poppy flex, and a stable platform for take-offs and landings. I personally love that it is a bit wider than most boards in its category. It feels stable and secure through every turn and jump.

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