List Price US $379
Capita Spring Break Slush Slasher 2017-2020 Snowboard Review

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Riding Style Powder
Riding Level Intermediate - Expert
Fits Boot size (US) 8-10
Manufactured in Austria by The Mothership
Shape Tapered Directional
Camber Profile Flat to Rocker
Stance Setback over 20mm
Approx. Weight Feels Normal
Powder Excellent
Turning Experience Average
Carving Average
Speed Good
Uneven Terrain Great
Switch Poor
Jumps Average
Jibbing Average
Pipe Average
On Snow Feel

Stable

Turn Initiation

Medium/Fast

Skidded Turns

Easy

Flex

Medium

Buttering

Easy

Edge Hold

Medium Snow

Capita Spring Break Slush Slasher 2020 - 2017 Review by The Good Ride

The Capita Spring Break Slush Slasher can slash slush for sure but it also floats incredibly well and is a great choice for a budget powder board. After trying the whole Spring Break line before this we were both in awe at how well such a cheap little board could still impress us in powder.

Ethics Statement: We don’t get paid by the manufacturer to write these reviews.  We do make money from the “Where To Buy” links, but this is our best attempt at an honest and objective review from an average riders’ perspective.

How This Review Happened:  We had a couple of laps at a frantic manic demo day.
Size: 147
Days:   1
Conditions: abotu 1 foot to 1.5 feet of end of the day powder with lots of messy lines and a few clean ones.
Riders: James (Size 9, 5’10” 185-195lbs), Peter (Size 8, 5’11” 185lbs)
Boots: Adidas Tactical ADV
Insoles: Sandsole Custom Insoles,  Footprint Insole Technology Gameghangers Low Profile
Bindings: Union Strata

Similar Boards (but not the same) That We Compared This To:
Capita Spring Break 158 Powder Glider, Capita Spring Break 161 Tree Hunter, Capita Spring Break Powder Drifter, Capita

Set-Up: Something close to 22” Wide. 21 front -6 back.  Set all the way back

Approximate Weight: Feels light but that’s mainly because it’s soo small.

Sizing: The 147 felt right for both Peter and I. We wouldn’t suggest going too much past a size 10 with these boots and after that, it is about what kind of footprint your boot has.

Flex/Buttering: Pretty dynamic flex for this price point. It didn’t have all of the magic rubbery yet snappy bend that the other Spring Break boards had but it had enough to let you know who made it. There is a very medium bordering on medium-soft flex to it that is super easy to butter.

On Snow Feel/Ability Level/Skidded Turns: The Capita Spring Break Slush Slasher has this very on the tail ride that feels almost surfier than any other Spring Break board for this very reason. It really wants to slash and play around in soft snow. It is stable underfoot and easy to one foot/flat base off the chair or on a long flat groomer. It also skids out a turn quite easily if you get off your game.

Edge Hold: Not the best edge hold and it didn’t grip that well in the medium/hard patches of snow we came across.

Turn Initiation: Very quick and it had good momentum building glide out of a turn for a board this size.

Turning Experience/Carving: Pretty average on a carve and nothing to speak of but at this price you can own another board that can do that.

Powder: So the directional float of this little guy was pretty impressive. Even testing it against a lot of floaty boards in powder at this demo we felt this was for sure the standout. It even out floated the bigger Powder Racer 154 we were on which is a very floaty board. Even the quasi extruded base had good glide to it that worked well to keep its speed in 1 to 1.5 feet of powder in the flats. It’s not some limitless glider but it sure did do better than we would expect for a base of this kind.

Speed: Being soo far back on the tail isn’t great for bombing and this isn’t what you get this board for. If you point it the Capita Spring Break Slush Slasher will buck and chatter.

Uneven Terrain: So if you want to bomb through uneven snow you might be a wee bit fucked but if you like to turn around bumps you will like the Capita Spring Break Slush Slasher. It also still has some of that dampening magic that is hard to explain. It’s bouncy and bucky but it doesn’t feel like it is passing those types of vibrations into your joints.

So here is the thing. There aren’t many powder boards under $500 and only a few under $450 so the Capita Spring Break Slush Slasher is one of your only options in this price point. Luckily it’s a very good short/fat option as a budget powder or wet spring condition rider as well as an amazing little board to have in your quiver.

 
Capita Spring Break Slush Slasher Past Reviews

The Capita Spring Break Slush Slasher is just like it’s name and although I din’t have any slush I had some thick Mt. Bachelor Powder. I’ve been wanting to get on this board for a while and thanks to Gravity Sports at Mt. Bachelor I finally got to. There should be more quiver boards like this at this price point.

Ethics Statement: We don’t get paid by the manufacturer to write these reviews.  We do make money from the “Where To Buy” links, but this is our best attempt at an honest and objective review from an average riders’ perspective.

Size: 151
Days:   1
Conditions:
Riders: James
Boots: Adidas Samba
Bindings: Union Atlas
Set-Up
: 18 front -6 back approximately 23″ wide

Approximate Weight: Felt medium bordering on light.

Flex:  Snappy and poppy for a flat to rocker ride. Easy to butter off the tail and nose too.

Sizing: It’s pretty wide and can easily fit boots of many sizes but it seems like it will work best with size 10 and under.  Maybe an 11 as well.

On Snow Feel: Small surfy and slashy.  Felt almost like someone turned a fish into a skimboard. It’s got the flat to make it feel stable underfoot but the rocker to make it catch-free, floaty and forgiving.  It’s a fun short fatty.

Edge Hold: Not really much there and it just let’s go at the first sign of firm snow.  It’s really truly for soft snow to slush.

Turn Initiation: Pretty quick despite how wide it is.  It’s short and fat but nimble.

Skidded Turns: Super easy to slide and slash all over the place.  Very forgiving and catch-free.

Carving: pretty boring to carve.

Speed: A little bouncy and chattery if you try to bomb with the Slush Slasher but that’s expected.

Uneven Terrain: Not bad if you want to deftly turn through bumps and it’s not bad as long as you don’t want to hammer through bumps and tracked out terrain.

Powder: So there is a lot of set back on board with -12 inches so it’s pretty far back on the tail.  Yes, it slashes slush well but I would not hesitate to take this out in 2 feet of Sierra Cement and go ride it in the trees.  You could tell this just wants to float.

Switch: Nah…

Jibbing: Maybe but Nah….

Pipe: Needs more edge hold unless you want to ride only messy soft spring pipe.

Jumps: Nice pop for a flat to rocker board and it’s good to dabble with directional air.

 
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Capita Spring Break Slush Slasher 2017-2020 Snowboard Review SKU UPC Model

Marc33

Sep 26, 2019 by Marc
Ability Level: Advanced • 
Riding Style: Varies • 
Days You Ride A Year: 20 • 
Height, Weight And Boot Size (for Boards, Boots & Bindings): 6’4 / 215 lbs / size 12 boots 

I’ve been riding a 2017 Slush Slasher 151 when the conditions are appropriate (powder/slush/soft snow) and this thing puts a smile on my face every time. Outstanding on a powder day with 1 foot of fresh snow weaving in and out of trees. I also enjoy the occasional spring park lap with this board. Gets lots of attention and it deserves it. Negatives: put it away when the snow gets hard, not much edge hold. Otherwise, this thing is a ton of fun if you want to ride off the back foot and change things up from the average board.


5.0 5.0 1 1 I’ve been riding a 2017 Slush Slasher 151 when the conditions are appropriate (powder/slush/soft snow) and this thing puts a smile on my face every time. Outstanding on a powder Capita Spring Break Slush Slasher 2017-2020 Snowboard Review

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