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Gear Review

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Original Penguin Graphic Theme rules!!

When I took this deck out last February I wasn't really expecting a whole lot, but it quickly became one of my favorite boards from the 2010 line up. The new Zero Camber, Flatline tech that K2 is putting into their decks feels so nice under foot.

Imagine that board that you've ridden for 3-4 seasons about 50 days each season. How great it felt when you had it broken in, but how bummed you were when it "died" and you realized it was time for a new deck. Now picture a board that starts out like that and stays like that, that is what the Flatline tech gives you right out of the package.

Oddly enough, I actually demoed this board right after trying out the new Burton Method. I was pretty shocked at how similar the shapes, sidewall construction and weight were on the two boards. Then I was really blown away with how much better the Slayblade handled the mountain. The base was fast, the edge hold was solid, the pop and responsive was top notch. The overall flex was about a 6 out of 10 but was playful when I wanted it to be and stiff and aggressive when I was pointing it down steeps. This is definitely a board you should check out for the 2010 season as you will not be dissappointed.

If your boot size is smaller than an 11, make sure you're checking out the regular version as you really don't need the wide. Also, I was lucky enough to have my review published in the Snowboarder Magazine September 2010 Buyer's Guide. Check the link below to check it out and feel free to hit me up with any questions.