The following is a quick overview of the 2023 Salomon snowboards lineup.
First I will take a look at any new boards for the 2022-23 season, and any 2021-22 boards that aren't returning with a 2023 model.
Then I'll place each board into the categories where I see them fitting best.
New 2023 Salomon Snowboards
The new boards for 2022-23 are:
Exiting 2022 Salomon Snowboards
The 2022 boards that aren't returning with a 2023 model:
All 2023 Salomon Snowboards by Category
Below, I have categorized Salomon's 2022-23 lineup. This is according to the categories here at SnowboardingProfiles.com and not necessarily the same as how Salomon might label them.
Of course these are only broad categories as every board is different, but this is a rough guide.
SALOMON BEGINNER SNOWBOARDS
SALOMON PARK/FREESTYLE SNOWBOARDS
SALOMON ALL-MOUNTAIN-FREESTYLE SNOWBOARDS
SALOMON AGGRESSIVE ALL-MTN-FREESTYLE SNOWBOARDS
SALOMON ALL-MOUNTAIN SNOWBOARDS
SALOMON FREERIDE SNOWBOARDS
SALOMON POWDER & SHORT/WIDE SNOWBOARDS
SALOMON SPLIT BOARDS
SALOMON YOUTH SNOWBOARDS
So there you have the 2023 Salomon snowboards.
Out with the Old
Several 2022 models aren't returning with a 2023 model. However, a lot of those are replaced by the new boards. The Villain, Gypsy, HPS Wolle Nyvelt and HPS Taka Split 2.0 all have replacements.
You could also argue that the exiting Ultimate Ride is replaced by the Highpath. Though that would be a stretch. While, they're a similar type of board, they're quite different.
The Pillow Talk makes way with no obvious replacement.
3 split boards exit (but 3 new ones also come in - see below).
In with the New
The Abstract comes in as a unisex option to replace both the Villain and the Gypsy. While it's a little bit more than just a name change, it's not much more than that.
The Highpath also comes in as a unisex option - a new freeride, bordering aggressive all-mountain board.
The Super 8 Pro brings in a pro model for the Super 8 and the Wolle Nyvelt Fish is a replacement, though with quite a few differences (see above) for the Wolle Nyvelt.
And then there are the 3 new split boards (Taka Split 2.0, Highpath Split, Bellevue split) and a new youth option.
Changes to Existing Models
Not a lot of the returning models get changes, but there a few that do, including an overhaul of the Sight. Those changes include:
- Huck Knife: Royal rubber pads are mentioned for the 23 model, replacing the slingshot sidewall which it had in the 22 model
- Huck Knife Pro: Royal Rubber rails in place of gunslinger sidewall
- No Drama: 23 model has royal rubber pads. Triax glass (in addition to BA MD fiber glass) on the 23 model. Just the BA MD Fiber glass for the 22 model
- Sight: Overhauled. Same camber, similar flex, though they label it marginally stiffer. Same sizes (except dropping the 155W size), But now tapered directional - was directional twin. Waist width wider on all but the 147. 20mm setback, where there was 10mm on the 22 model. Tail/tip widths differ both because of the waist widths and because there's now taper. Rffective edge different too. So overall a very different board. Still extruded base and same core, but has popster now and royal cork rails, medium stone finish and all-mountain edge bevels. Same BA LD glass.
Quite a bit going on for Salomon's 2023 snowboard lineup in terms of new boards and exiting boards. And whilst not many returning boards had changes, the Sight got a big overhaul and some smaller changes to other models.
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