I'm no pro but have been boarding for a while now and love it..
I've had a burton snowboard (which someone nicked which is another story) and a nitro magnum but last year bought a K2 snowboard for the first time..
I spent a week riding a Ride DH and found it far to easy to ride, basically you didn't have to ride it which some days that was great but I love telling me board what to do (power crazy I know) so when looking for a new board I was recommended the K2 Slayblade.
I'm now able to give a small review on the slayblade as I've spent about 10days on it now..
So what's good, bad and fun about the k2 slayblade..
I have the 2010 version but assume the 2011 is pretty similar..
I have a 156cm and I'm 6'1 about 12stone and the smallest board I've ever bought..
- Fast (very)
- Great on the flats
- Great on piste
- Super light
- Good on blacks and ice
- Good on mid powder and mid to firm off piste
- Super stable at high speed
- Technical ride
- Unstable at low speed
- Not a deep power board
- Due to straight Edges carving pop only work at mid to high speeds
I really love this board and well worth checking out..
In conclusion its not an easy ride but a really fun ride and if you like to ride hard it well worth a go..
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