A great man by the name of Daniel Tosh said, “It’s impossible to frown on a jet ski.” Whether you are jibbing, jumping, hucking, hopping, stomping, sliding, popping or pressing, this same analogy applies to the jet ski as the intelligently designed Slayblade. You seriously would have to try to not have fun on this board.
It’s not often that you come across a board that is specifically constructed for one style of riding that can handle a bevy of conditions and riding styles. Being a little more on the stocky side of the yard containing 190 pounds of pure mountain man mass, the Slayblade surprisingly offers a fantastic balance of playfulness and stability. I used to ride a Burton Joystick, same length and width, and found my tail washing out when I landed in the back seat. The unique flat camber overcompensates for the shift in balance, plus offers a solid amount of pop and holds an edge in crusty conditions.
After being practically blown away by this board’s versatility, I said what the heck, let’s test this board in some pow. This little guy performed well with a little bit more work, by no means does it float like the Gyrator, but you can be confident if you find yourself feeling strong in search of some leftover snow.
All in all, when I took this board out I thought it was going to be solely used for ripping groomers and shredding the park. But this Slayblade is finely tuned to combat any condition. And would recommend this to a jibber, or an all mountain rider with the urge for creativity.