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Salomon Snowboards HPS - Taka X Wolle Snowboard - Men's

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Item #SAL01GO

Size:

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  • 155cm
  • 158cm
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Tech Specs

Length:
155cm, 158cm
Profile:
Powder Camber (rocker tip & under back foot, camber between the bindings)
Shape:
directional
Flex:
medium
Effective Edge:
[155cm] 1140mm, [158cm] 1170mm
Waist Width:
[155cm] 258mm, [158cm] 262mm
Stance Width:
[155cm] 18.1 - 24.4in, [158cm] 18.9 - 25.2in
Stance Setback:
1.2in
Mount:
4-hole
Core:
Ghost Green (polawania)
Wrap:
BA MD (biax)
Edge:
all-mountain edge bevel
Base:
sintered EG
Recommended Use:
all-mountain snowboarding, freeride/powder snowboarding
Manufacturer Warranty:
2 years

HPS - Taka X Wolle Snowboard

Toted as a "Japenese style powder-board" the HPS - Taka X Wolle Snowboard is a directional twin deck built to provide you with ultimate control and float in deep pow. At the heart of its pow prowess is the tapered directional shape that forces your back foot down and nose up for exceptional float in fresh snow. If you find yourself on groomers for a day you will love the edge to edge control and easy turn initiation it provides.

Working with this maneuverable shape, the Powder Camber profile blends powerful camber from behind the back insert to under your front foot with a short rocker section to the tail and a more pronounced rocker section out to the tip. This combination also thrives in both powder and on firm pack by floating effortlessly over powder and also allowing for easy energy transfer to your edges and strong edge hold on firm pack. To support your hard charging but not limit maneuverability, the HPS possesses a medium flex that is stable, easily manipulated, and fun.

  • Carving board for deep pow in tight trees or wide open groomers
  • Directional twin shape eases turn initiation and float in pow
  • Powder Camber blends edge control with deep snow prowess
  • Medium Flex provides stability and doesn't limit maneuverability
  • Ghost Green Core is extremely lightweight and responsive
  • Bamboo and Cork sidewalls blends dampness and liveliness
  • Sintered Base gets you where you need to go fast and with ease
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Great Surfy All Mountain Board

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I rode this board at a demo and ended up buying it once it came out. It has a unique surfy feel to it (a function of the nose rocker and tail camber). Like the other reviewer said, it can feel a bit squirrelly at high speeds in chunky snow (think Jackson Hole or Snowbird on a super chunky day). I have a stiffer more aggressive board already, so that is not what I was looking for. The Taka is more like the perfect all-mountain board for powder days and slightly less gnar resorts. I've had a great time carving on it, in powder, and groomer cruising.

Taka Nakai X Wolle Nyvelt

    Learn more about the Men's HPS Taka Nakai X Wolle Nyvelt!
    Designed and built from start to finish by snowboard icons Wolfgang Nyvelt and Takaharu Nakai. This board brings a unique tapered directional profile featuring Powder Camber profile and tons of rocker on the nose making this masterpiece extremely nimble and smooth.
    -Salomon Marketing

    Surf the Snow

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I had the opportunity to ride this board at a local demo and coming from a Salomon Sick Stick (160), I knew I would like this board. I rode the 158cm with a set of Salomon bindings (which I ride already). With a set back stance and a wide nose, this would make for a great pow board but we weren't so lucky with our conditions. If you still have the itch to carve when there's no fresh snow, don't fret, it handles fresh corduroy just as well. I did notice when we got off the freshly groomed trails and into the chunder the board felt a little too soft and squirrely at high speeds. If you're trying to set your personal best top speed, you're likely on a well groomed trail anyway so I have no concerns there. Aesthetically, I prefer simple boards, the bamboo looking top sheet and the plain black base was right up my alley, you can always deck it out in stickers if you need a little more flair. If you're a relocated surfer or just trying to get your soul-carve on, this board might just be the one for you.