Board: Spring Break Slush Slasher
Camber Option: Surf Rocker. Huge rockered nose, micro rockered tail, and a flat zone in between.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 22.5 wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 T1 DB Size 10
My Weight: 170lbs
Conditions: 9 inches of snow in a 24 hour period. The snow was puking from the skies and the temps were cold. The groomers were soft and fast with about an inch on top of them.
Flex: For a tiny little powder/slush board it’s not overly soft like a limp noodle. The stiffest part of it is through the flat section of the rocker, then it softens up in the nose and micro tail. For being so wide the torsional flex is soft and smooth enough to help with driving through hard turns and carves.
Stability: Whether it’s the wide profile or just the overall flex and camber profile, this deck is stable. Taking it through chunder moguls and push mounds it just wanted to take on more. There was never a time in the varying terrain that I got bucked by this deck.
Ollies/Pop: For having next to no tail this board surprisingly has pop. What little tail there is acts like a springboard which allows you to boost off anything.
Butterability: The giant nose and surf rocker is great for pow butters on it. The tail on the other hand, well you have to get inventive.
Carving: It’s a slush slasher, of course it’s designed to carve. Railing turns on this board on groomers is one of the most fun things you can do on it. Tight quick turns are great, but laying it over and then snapping out of the carve is where it’s at.
Rider in Mind: Everyone. If you like snowboarding fast, carving, jumping off things, and having fun then this is the board for you.
Personal Thoughts: I can’t remember the last time I rode a 143, it was probably some time in the 90’s. This board while some might say is a novelty or niche, I say you clearly hate fun. Would I ride this every day? Probably not, but when the conditions present itself and turns are to be made, then I would want this. Rallying through the trees like a tight banked slalom course is where this board in my opinion was the most fun. Granted others will say doing Yawgoon inspired carves on groomers is where it excels. Either option is perfectly acceptable.
Check out the past review of the 2016 Slush Slasher.
Comparable Board: Venture Euphoria, K2 Party Platter, K2 Cool Bean
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This board was loaned to us for review by the Capita Snowboards marketing department.
*Disclaimer this board did not change for 2017 so we carried the 2016 review over.