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Salomon Assassin Snowboard · 2023 · 158W cm

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Best for experienced riders who need speed stability & carving

Great for
  • PlayfulnessAllows for good performance deep in snow, jumping & jibing
  • High speed stabilityExtremely stable at high speeds
  • CarvingEnables carving at a high level
  • VersatilityAll mountain board, suited for different terrains
Good for
  • FlotationAllows performance in deep snow without explicit flotation mention
Avoid for
  • Turn easeHarder to control for beginners, could be too stiff

The Salomon Assassin Snowboard 2023 is the ultimate freestyle snowboard that offers a versatile ride for all types of terrain. With its directional twin shape and advanced technologies, this snowboard is perfect for riders who want to take their skills to the next level. Whether you're hitting the park or carving up groomers, the Assassin has got you covered.

Key Features:

  • Directional Twin Shape: The Assassin's directional twin shape provides a balanced ride that allows you to switch between regular and goofy foot with ease.
  • Pow-Friendly Profile: The pow-friendly profile of this snowboard ensures maximum float in deep powder, making it ideal for backcountry adventures.
  • Advanced Technologies: Built with advanced technologies like Ghost Basalt Stringers and Popster Eco Booster, this snowboard delivers unmatched stability and pop.
  • Premium Park Performance: The Assassin's premium park performance makes it an excellent choice for riders who love hitting rails, jumps, and other features in the park.
  • High-Speed Groomer Stability: With its stable design and high-speed capabilities, this snowboard is perfect for carving up groomers with confidence.
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4.98 average rating

Snowboard size (cm)158W
Age GroupAdult
Model year2023
Waist width (mm)263
Snowboard typeAll Mountain, Freestyle
Skill levelIntermediate, Advanced
Rocker profileRocker/Camber/Rocker
ShapeDirectional Twin
Effective edge (mm)1195
Tip width (mm)309
Tail width (mm)309
Core/LaminatesBamboo, Carbon, Cork, Wood
Sidecut radius (m)8
Stance setback (mm)0
Stance range (mm)514​ - 626
Rider weight (lbs)154 - 231
BaseSintered EG
Binding mount pattern2x4
EdgesAll-Mountain Edge Bevel
Flex rating4
TerrainAll mountain, Park

Azhar Abdrakhmanova tested this product
It's pretty cool but also a bit quirky. They've tweaked the side cut - it's kind of flat and slightly weird, but it does a solid job in hard snow. It's not the ultimate choice for icy conditions, but it handles them better than you might expect. The cork section transitions to this black area, and the board doesn't rock... Read more
Ideal for
  • Enhanced playfulness in park and powder
  • Good high-speed stability
  • Good flotation in powder
Not ideal for
  • Limited number of inserts reduces versatility
  • Durability concerns with top sheet and paint
  • Carving performance is average, not ideal for deep carves
Reviewed by:
Azhar Abdrakhmanova
Snowboarding Expert
John Yeo owns this product
This board is a great pick for the intermediate to advanced rider looking for something reliable to ride on any given day. The Assassin is a versatile board that you can take pretty much anywhere on the resort. It runs a medium flex, but some additional features make it stand out. The two built-in carbon fiber forks in the tip and... Read more
Ideal for
  • Super versatile. Great one board quiver that can be taken from the park to the bowls.
  • Turns on a dime and is adaptable enough to make tight turns through trees or lay deep trenches.
  • Can take a beating. Whether in the park or through the early season rock fields, the base holds up through it all.
Not ideal for
  • Not the most powder friendly. Floats well enough, but knee deep snow is not the Assassin's friend.
  • Can start to get chattery when bombing at higher speeds (50+ mph)
Reviewed by:
John Yeo
Snowboarding Expert
Jonny S. owns this product
The Assassin is possibly the industry's most underrated snowboard. True all mountain domination that still allows for performance is deep snow and when jumping. The balance that this board has in that regard is unmatched. For the Salomon line its right between the Huck Knife and the Sick Stick, which for many riders is the exact rider profile of someone... Read more
Ideal for
  • Stability at high speeds
  • Lots of snap
  • Forgiving
Not ideal for
  • Harder to control for beginners
  • Too stiff for those just starting to ride
  • Stiffer than average
Reviewed by:
Jonny S.
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Popular questions (4)

What was your favorite moment with this gear?I'm on a top of the mountain with my snowboard when suddenly my helmet starts rolling down the hill. I...read more
Azhar Abdrakhmanova
Snowboarding Expert
What is the value for the money versus other options?It's great for powder and park, playful and good in high speeds, but not the best for carving or durability....read more
Azhar Abdrakhmanova
Snowboarding Expert
What do you love about this product?I love the Salomon Assassin snowboard because it's super fun and easy to use. It's great for riding in deep...read more
Azhar Abdrakhmanova
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Why did you choose this product?I chose it because my friend had it and this snowboard is really fun to use and good for doing...read more
Azhar Abdrakhmanova
Snowboarding Expert

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Posted on Aug 29, 2023
I recently had the pleasure of riding the Assassin snowboard and I have to say, it's truly an amazing board. I've been using it for the entire season and I have yet to encounter any issues with its performance. One of the standout features of the Assassin is its forgiving flex. It felt great under my boots and provided the perfect amount of responsiveness while still being comfortable to ride on. I was able to easily navigate through different types of terrain and feel confident in my abilities on the board. Overall, I would highly recommend the Assassin to anyone looking for a reliable, high-performance snowboard. It's an absolute pleasure to ride and I can't imagine hitting the slopes without it. If you're in the market for a new snowboard, definitely give the Assassin a try. You won't be disappointed!
JoshuaLocation: Redding, CA
I would recommend to a friend
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freaking awesome

Posted on Aug 28, 2023
this snowboard is literally the best decision i have made in my life!! it dominates on the slopes wether groomed or not even in a foot of powder it performs amazing. HIGHLY recommend this product
GarrettLocation: Clayton, WA
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