Slash Brainstorm

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The Brainstorm stirred up a lot of expletives on the comment cards as our testers praised its design. “It holds an edge like an MF and can go fast and be stable AF,” one said. “In my eyes this board was perfect,” another concluded. “The flex was amazing whether jumping, turning, ripping, or rallying. It’s super reactive and poppy,” one more added. The board’s complex blend of four different woods in the core, combined with two different fiberglasses along with carbon fiber and Kevlar materials make it light and mighty. This concoction of materials had more affirming: “The flex was amazing whether jumping, turning, ripping, rallying—everything. So super reactive and poppy!” And “I didn’t get that chatter that some boards got with rockered nose and tail. I love the camber profile for all-around riding, too.” Its directional twin design and medium flex means it adapts well to riders with a freeride or freestyle mindset. “It’s a good all-mountain board for fast riders, and the camber profile and flex pattern explodes out of turns,” one tester acknowledged. Another concluded with, “This board charges with tons of power and stability. I felt confident on all of the terrain the mountain provided.”

Length (cm) – Sidecut Radius (m) – Waist Width (cm)

151 – 7.9 – 24.7
154 – 8.0 – 24.8
157 – 8.1 – 25.0
159W – 8.1 – 25.9
160 – 8.3 – 25.2
163W – 8.3 – 26.3

Flex: 6/10

Camber: Backseat Camrock—positive camber behind the rear inserts to mid front binding, then a larger rocker section in the nose than the tail.

(Flex is not standardized and differs by brand. The rating here is the best estimate of
the board’s flex.)

(Sidecut Radius: If you arced the tightest turn possible to make a complete circle, the sidecut radius would be the distance between the direct center of that circle and its rim, in meters. A board with a deeper sidecut would have a smaller radius and would generally make tighter turns. As the radius number increases, a board can be expected to make wider turns. Multiple numbers on the same length board means the radius is blended.)

Price: $449.00
Brand Name

Slash

Style

All Mountain

Gender

Mens

Length

151, 154, 157, 159W, 160, 163W

Camber

Backseat Camrock—positive camber behind the rear inserts to mid front binding, then a larger rocker section in the nose than the tail.(Flex is not standardized and differs by brand. The rating here

Flex

6/10

Sidecut

Length (cm) – Sidecut Radius (m) – Waist Width (cm) 151 – 7.9 – 24.7 154 – 8.0 – 24.8 157 – 8.1 – 25.0 159W – 8.1 – 25.9 160 – 8.3 – 25.2 163W – 8.3 – 26.3

Manufacturers URL

http://www.slashsnow.com

Rad-Bad

Tester Quote: “Stops on a dime, carves fat turns with no chatter, snappy edge transitions, and stable landing gear.”

Product Showroom

No

Tested-Approved

No

Good Wood

Yes

Bang For Your Buck

No

Featured-product

NO

Guide Year

2017

Gallery ID

1000303697

Tester Quote: “Stops on a dime, carves fat turns with no chatter, snappy edge transitions, and stable landing gear.”

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With hundreds of snowboards out there, how do you pick the best deck perfectly suited to the way you ride? Drop into our 2016-2017 Good Wood Board Test for the winning snowboards of the season. Our 30 unique testers spent eight days riding and rating more than 300 boards at Carinthia Parks of Mount Snow, Vermont, and the pistes and glades of Aspen Mountain, Colorado, and came to the consensus that these are the best boards. Each tester rides differently, so there's something to be said when a board stokes all who tried it. We've done away with the old price groupings and instead highlighted the two top-scoring boards in each category with the lowest prices and awarded them “Bang for your Buck” badges of approval. Now in its 18th year, our TransWorld SNOWboarding Good Wood test is the longest running and most prestigious board test on the planet.

How The Boards Are Scored

Shortly after shredding laps on each board, our testers input scores for different characteristics that measure each deck on a sliding scale. The Park and All-Mountain scorecards each have different criteria to pinpoint the strengths and weakness of each snowboard. We don't cut the boards open and examine the details, but the crew may have broken a deck or two… Go on, dive into the results and see all the winners.