BRANDED: HPS Louif Paradis Freeride Snowboard by Salomon

Welcome to BRANDED, our weekly product drop bringing you all the best snowboard gear from the best brands out there. This week we're bringing you the HPS Louif Paradis Men's freeride snowboard from Salomon.

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Louif describes his style as a hybrid, as he often incorporates powder elements and artificial structures into his rides, combining street and freeride skills. Drawing on his experience and guided by Lou's feedback during the prototyping process, shaping pro Wolle developed this directional taper board for deep powder freestyle maneuvers with exactly the hybrid features he was looking for.

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Sizes: 155, 159, 163

Rock Out Camber puts a freestyle feel underfoot and enables easy turn initiation, while the directional taper shape improves floatation and agility in all conditions and ultimate maneuverability in powder. Flat between the bindings for stability, camber close to the feet for responsiveness and rockered tip and tail for top presses.

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Molded wood core profile with strategically varied thickness. Delivers maximum natural snap and the powerful pop of wood. A feeling as if the kicktail of your skateboard has finally found its way to your snowboard.

The ABC Wrapper construction is made from flexible bamboo to allow you to perform explosive ollies and super-fast turns. A lightweight, snappy Ghost Green Core has been selected and designed to offer optimal pop with the lowest weight. The special and long-lasting properties of the super-light paulownia wood were used for this. A new, explosive combination of Equalizer and Quadratic enables high-speed carving and offers excellent edge control in tight turns.

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Directional with taper
Tail width tapers slightly (2-20mm). This eases turn initiation and improves floatation in deeper snow without sacrificing edge hold on hard snow.

Sintered EC
Designed for super-fast gliding on any snow, from fresh powder to spring's slushy snow. Sintered materials have excellent wax adhesion, gallium improves impact resistance and the Electra finish provides a turbo glide.

Fine stone finish
Our fine stone finish is particularly efficient on our sintered EG baseplate and provides plenty of speed on powder and soft snow.

All Mountain EB
The tip and tail are detuned 1 degree in key areas of the sidecut and provide 2 degrees of bevel between the feet. This brings stable edge hold without wobbling.

Bamboo and cork rails
The vibrancy of eco-friendly bamboo combined with cork composite for an ultra direct feel and super cushioned ride.

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Flex: Responsive
Shape: Directional with taper
Broad: normal

Check the full specs HERE

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