Snowboard Iskola

Board: Spring Break Slush Slasher

Size: 147

Camber Option: Surf Camber. Longer rocker in the nose, camber through the middle, shorter rocker in the tail.

Bindings: Rome Black Label

Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy

Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10

My Weight: 200lbs

Resort: Arapahoe Basin

Conditions: Sunny bluebird skies, warm temps, moderate to high winds, slush, more slush, choppy slush, chunder, perfect hero snow on the groomers, and a nice layer of dirty slush for good measure.

Flex: With narrowing this board up it feels softer than it used to be. There’s just a lot of flex to this board. The tips are accentuated with this softer flex by their rocker. The center is a little stiffer with the camber but there’s a ton of torsional give to it that really lets you bend this board however you want.

Stability: Hope you like lively boards because you’re going to feel EVERYTHING! So keep those knees bent and slash all the slush. The nose gets flap in it at high speeds and you’ll feel that resonate back under foot. In choppy terrain it more or less slaps everything in its path and once again you feel everything.

Ollies/Pop: All the pop comes from the back foot even though this board has camber. With that shorter tail you’re really struggling to use the camber load to springboard the rocker section. It still has a skate-like pop to it but it’s just not that assertive so you have to put more effort in that you think.

Butterability: Here’s where this thing shines. It has so much play in the tips you can get weird. That nose is so big it’s a giant spatula through the snow so pop a 180, press into it, and spread some buttery goodness all over the slope. The tail while shorter does these high speed wheelies where you can just steer the board from the tail as the nose is so elevated. Get weird, you’ll thank me later.

Carving: With this being more camber dominate, narrower, and in my opinion softer. The edge to edge transmission is quicker but you end up over powering the turn. This means toning it down and slashing more than staying on edge. Yeah you can lay it over but if you put too much pressure into the tail it just buckles. You need to basically be slashing slush non stop to get the most out of this board. So hope you love skidded turns (which don’t get me wrong this things great for that) but it loses some of its versatility it previously had.

Rider in Mind: The slush slashing slide slipper.

Personal Thoughts: Making this narrower was not a good thing. The camber is cool but with the narrower width it’s not as stable and it doesn’t ride the same. Also the sidecut got halved basically and while it’s more quick turning that width loss once again hinders it. If you were a fan of the old slush slasher you may want to just pick up a last years. If you’re looking for something more quicker turning and narrower then here you go.

Comparable Boards: Rome Service Dog, Salomon Dancehaul, Rossignol Sashimi

Recommended Bindings: Union Ultra, K2 Lien AT, Bent Metal Joint