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Capita Spring Break Slush Slasher 2017-2024 Snowboard Review

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Riding Style Alternative Freeride
Riding Level Advanced - Expert
Fits Boot size (US) 8-10, 10-12
Manufactured in Austria by The Mothership
Shape Tapered Directional
Camber Profile Mostly Camber
Stance Setback over 20mm
Approx. Weight Feels Light
Split No
Powder Good
Base Glide Good
Carving Great
Speed Good
Uneven Terrain Good
Switch Poor
Jumps Great
Jibbing Average
Pipe Good
On Snow Feel

Semi-Locked In

Turn Initiation


Skidded Turns






Edge Hold

Medium Snow

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Capita Spring Break Slush Slasher 2024 - 2017 Review by The Good Ride

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Greetings and welcome to the Capita Spring Break Slush Slasher Snowboard Review from an average rider with extensive board knowledge and an exceptionally objective perspective.

Turn Ons/Swipe Right: Lots of pop and a lot of camber. Massively better turning experience.
Turn Offs/Swipe Left: Not great in softer uneven snow. Doesn’t have the float in pow it used to.


The Capita Spring Break Slush Slasher added camber giving it more pop and a better turning experience but at the cost of float in powder. It also has a much deeper sidecut so the ride has been transformed into a completely different board. The only thing similar to the old Slush Slasher is the shorter/wider shape. It isn’t the effortless floater it once was but it makes groomer riding massively better.

Ethics Statement: We don’t get paid by the manufacturer to write these reviews and this is our unfiltered opinion. 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.

A Breakdown Of How It Rides And Who Its For

Capita SB Slush Slasher Review - The Good Ride








How This The Capita Spring Break Slush Slasher Review Happened:

Borrowed this for an extended demo and sent it back
Size: 147
Days: 8+
Conditions: Lots of different conditions on groomers and some good pow with the Drift Boards & Union Rovers
 James (Size 9, 5’10” 185-190lbs), Davey (Size 12, 240lbs, 6’4”)
Boots: Burton Kendo, Burton Ion, Ride Fuse, Burton Tourist, Burton Imperial, Burton SLX, Vans Infuse, Vans Baldface,
Insoles: F.I.T. Gamechangers
Bindings: Union Atlas, Union Force, Union Chargers
Redunancy: Strapins in case boots or bindings break.
Jacket: Jones Mtn Surf Anorak, Jones Shralpinist Stretch Jacket, Burton AK Gore-Tex Pro 3L Tusk Jacket, Volcom Guide Jacket, Burton Gore-Tex 3L Treeline Jacket, Jones Peak Bagger Jacket. Burton AK Helitak Gore-Tex Jacket
Pant: Jones Mountain Surf Bib, Jones Shralpinist Stretch Bib,  Burton AK Gore-Tex Pro 3L Hover Pant, Burton AK Gore-Tex 2L Swash Pant, Burton Gore-Tex Ballast Pant
Helmet: Smith Maze
Goggle: Smith 4D Mag
Gloves: Burton AK Clutch Mitt, Burton AK Tech Leather Glove, Drop Tahoma Mitt,

Similar Boards (but not the same): Gentemstick Mantaray 156, Yes Hybrid, Jones Hovercraft, Lib Tech Orca, Ride Psychocandy, Telos Backslash, Korua Transition Finder, Salomon Dancehaul, K2 Excavator, YES PYL Uninc, Nidecker Mellow

James’s Set Up: 21.5” Wide. Sance Angles +18/-3, +18/+3,+18/-9. Close to Reference on groomers and Set all the way back in powder.

Approximate Weight

The Capita Spring Break Slush Slasher felt pretty light for it’s surface area. (We don’t put in the exact weight because with wood cores there is no consistency in a boards weight)









I wanted the 151 for testing but they only had a 147 to test. I was surprised at how well it worked with my specs but I would definitely prefer the 151. Especially for my weight and it’s not much wider than the 147 either but it does have 5mm less taper so that could affect the ride a bit. I have found that with almost every Capita Spring Break board that if in doubt its best to size up.

Here are some ideal US boot sizes for the Capita Spring Break Slush Slasher boards. You can of course go bigger because they all run pretty wide but I found that riding a little smaller is fine too.
139: 7-8
143: 8-9
147: 9-10
151: 9.5-10.5

For weight I would stay on the lower to middle end of Capita’s recommended weight ranges. If it comes down to boot size or weight, I would make sure it fits your boot first and then your weight a close second.

Shape/Camber/On Snow Feel/Ability Level







The Capita Spring Break Slush Slasher has a pretty tapered and directional shape but not as much that tapered feel. It’s really set back on board and you are riding this way back on the tail.

Capita SB Slush Slasher Camber





The Camber profile went from flat to rocker to a lot of camber with very little rocker. There also seems to be more rocker in the tail than the nose. It seems to be that way to make it easier for this very short/small tail to ride switch better.

The overall on snow feel is semi-locked in and not that forgiving but man it tracks well one footing and flat basing.

Flex Personality

Capita SB Slush Slasher Flex








Very mellow flex that has great pop and easy buttering to it.








All this new camber isn’t forgiving but it really increased it’s ability to pop easy on an ollie.

Uneven Terrain








So I was impressed at how well this little 147 Capita Spring Break Slush Slasher held up in hard micro bumpy snow. I didn’t get it in really messy thick uneven snow but if it’s like other Capita boards it won’t do that well here.

Edge Hold

edge hold






Very competent grip for not having death grip. Not amazing in hard snow but confident enough not to be too slippery.

Speed/Base Glide

Base Glide








The Capita Spring Break Slush Slasher is not a bomber by any means and the new sidecut is more on the turny side. You can make a modest straight line but that is it.

The base glide is good but not that great compared to many other Spring Break boards. You don’t have to wax it as much though.

Turning Experience/Carving

Capita SB Slush Slasher Carve








Pretty quick edge to edge. It wasn’t hooky but definitely a very turny board that likes to be turning more than it goes straight.

So carving is where the Capita Spring Break Slush Slasher really comes alive. The new mostly camber profile really increases the spring out of the turn. It’s no powerful stiff hard carver but it really is fun to turn for being such a soft board. You can drive off the front foot pretty well, center weight your turns or even lay into the tail coming out of a turn.









The new camber makes turning soo much better but you don’t get the same float. The old Capita Spring Break Slush Slasher was pretty much unsinkable but the new model has it’s limits for sure.

You at least have a very set back board with -6.625” back all the way at a 22” stance width. You can also use the rocker before the tail to wheelie up easier in pow.


Capita SB Slush Slasher Switch








The Capita Spring Break Slush Slasher is really set back on board but it rides switch pretty well for what it is.


Capita Spring Break Slush Slasher is a very different ride from the previous model I tried. Those that used this for a pow board won’t like the new camber profile but those that used it as a daily driver will. I think most will like the new deeper sidecut.

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Capita Spring Break Slush Slasher Past Reviews

2017-2022 Capita Spring Break Slush Slasher Review

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.

Update 2023: The Spring Break Slush Slasher has almost full camber now and it isn’t quite the pow board it used to be. Conversely, It’s is a much better board on groomers if you like to turn though. Updated review is in the works but this is only good for 2022 and earlier Slush Slashers. 

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
InsolesSandsole 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 GliderCapita 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.


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
Riders: James
Boots: Adidas Samba
Bindings: Union Atlas
: 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.

Capita Spring Break Slush Slasher Specs

Capita Spring Break Slush Slasher Images

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Capita Spring Break Slush Slasher User Reviews

Capita Spring Break Slush Slasher 2017-2024 Snowboard Review SKU UPC Model


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 2017-2024 Snowboard Review

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