The Blackboard Experiment. Last spring, ten snowboard brands provided us with a snowboard of their choice, but the one caveat was that it had to have a black topsheet and base graphic, so as to keep the anonymity of the brand only between them and us. The brands were given the specs of the yet unknown rider who would be testing the boards–his height, weight, riding style, etc., and from that information, had the opportunity to select the snowboard they felt best fit the bill. Sage Kotsenburg, 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic gold medalist, then tested every deck, putting it through the paces in Mammoth Mountain’s hallowed Main Park. Over the next two weeks, we will be releasing Sage’s review on each of the ten snowboards he rode.
The third board tested by Sage is the 2017 Salomon Huck Knife, a deck created with the freestyle-oriented snowboarding tendencies of the Mindnich Brothers in mind. Judging by the terrain those two frequent, the Huck Knife is a snowboard designed to send it off jumps, off cliffs, onto rails, or if you’re standing above any other sort of park feature, handle it with both stability and responsiveness. Sage strapped into this Salomon snowboard before dropping into Mammoth’s fabled Main Park and put it to the test lap after lap. In the above video, Sage shares his opinion on this board. For the full run down of what Sage thought about this deck and how he scored it, check out The Blackboard Experiment Salomon Huck Knife full review.
From October 3 through October 14, we will be releasing a new review every day. Go to The Blackboard Experiment page to see each and every board that Sage tested and reviews.