24/01/2014 | by Matěj Kurzweil
Salomon announced the release of a brand new 4-part split board – The Premiere. Not only shiny and new, the construction will also make touring and climbing faster, lighter and more effective. The premiere is made for more control, maneuverability, and flotation in deep snow. For more infos, read the full press release below:
Salomon Snowboard Product Line Manager, Franck Juvin-Acker commented, “We overcame many challenges in order to make a 4-part splitboard that is easy and fast to assemble with a unique shape for versatile and fun riding. The Premiere has an improved freeride shape, and can handle anything the mountain throws at it. It gives a whole new meaning to backcountry snowboarding.”
Designed with Josh Dirksen, The Premiere’s revolutionary technology achieves close to ski touring efficiency while maintaining torsional stiffness and reducing the vertical movement experienced with a two-part split. An internal straight edge, external edge under foot, and a shorter and wider shape allow for stiffer skis, easier kick-turns, and more control while maneuvering steep terrain.
“Salomon came up with the idea to do something different, and that has always been the Salomon mentality- to challenge the status quo with new technology that makes snowboarding easier and more fun. The Premiere does that with its lightweight and unique design, it’s very exciting!” - Josh Dirksen, Salomon team rider
The Premiere comes with custom pucks, the Voilé universal kit (hooks, clips, touring bracket, heel risers and sliders), custom fit skins and crampons for steep terrain exploration in the most effective and convenient setup possible.
The Premiere compliments Salomon’s Split line for an assortment of products to earn your turns. Based on the shape of the Derby, the Split is designed to float through deep pow and comes stock with custom skins for maximizing touring efficiencies, Voilé Fast Clips for easy and secure switching between touring and riding mode.
Salomon Snowboards has been building and designing innovative snowboards, boots and bindings since 1995 from Annecy, France with marketing headquarters in Portland, Oregon. We challenge the status quo, push boundaries, and critically damage preconceived notions of what riding gear can be. Ride It For Real, Stay Loose and once and for all – Slay Boredom.