Slash Snowboards

Our pick of this season's best Slash Snowboards snowboard gear

A young Gigi Rüf burst onto our radars in the early 2000’s with stand out parts in Kingpin and Absinthe productions. His lofty spins, deep bag of tricks and laid back style earned him a place in Burton’s notorious UnInc crew, alongside JP Solberg, DCP and Romain de Marchi. After the Big B disbanded the iconic crew, in 2012 Gigi turned his attention to snowboard production and Slash was born.

More than a decade in, and Gigi has found resounding success with Slash. You’ll find his boards strapped to the feet of countless riders around the globe, and a pro team that boasts freeride legends like Manny Diaz and Olympic medal winner Billy Morgan.

Slash’s flagship board and Gigi’s personal favourite, the ATV, is a multi-award winning deck that truly lives up to its name. It’s a Whitelines team favourite year on year and in our minds is undoubtedly one of the best all-mountain snowboards to ever hit shelves. But Slash is no one trick pony, Gigi has expanded the line to include freestyle killers, kids boards and even dipped his toe into the splitboard game with the Brainstorm and Vertical splits.

From product testing to business development, Gigi has a hand in every area of Slash. And with his expert knowledge and years of experience, he’s elevated his brand to industry leading standards. Slash uses a mixture of tried and tested and innovative ideology to create a fleet of snowboards that can proudly wear the label of ‘game changers’. They’re also well known for being great value for money. Seriously, you get a helluva lot of clever tech and premium material for your dollar here.


Scroll down or select from the links below to check out our reviews of this season’s best Slash snowboards.



Slash Happy Place Snowboard 2022-2023

Whitelines Choice Winner: Best Unisex Freestyle Snowboard
PRICE: £399

There aren’t many snowboards that are coming in under the £400 mark these days, especially not ones with sintered bases, carbon lay up and Gigi Rüf’s seal of approval.

The brainchild of everyone’s favourite OG rider, Gigi Rüf, Slash make some of the best thought out boards in the game and are consistent winners in the Whitelines 100. The Happy Place is a soft, jibby option that has more to it than meets the eye. The Happy Place is unabashedly a freestyle board, but it’s certainly one that can handle a range of terrain and a multitude of conditions. Park, piste or pow, there’s something for everyone here.

Who Is The Slash Happy Place For?

Thanks to its easy going flex and versatile profile, there’s so much potential here. And thanks to the true unisex sizing, pretty much anyone would get on with a Happy Place. Seriously, from beginner all the way to grizzled veteran; this is a snowboard that can deliver.


Selected for the Whitelines 100 – take a closer look at the 2022-2023 Slash Happy Place here


Slash ATV Snowboard 2022-2023

PRICE: £549

It’s easy to see why the ATV is Gigi’s go-to board. This all-mountain board isn’t a one trick pony – it performs just as well on bulletproof ice as it does buttering in the park. Every year, Gigi himself tweaks the design of this board. In 2021, he introduced the Vertical 3D nose. This year, the team have taken the 3D nose and tweaked the tail as well (Gigi has nicknamed it ‘Dog Ears’), dishing up just enough flick for charging through the deep stuff, as well as easy jibbing on-piste. While the aggressive camber profile isn’t suited to novices, it is one of the best all-mountain models out there.



Slash Brainstorm Snowboard 2022-2023

PRICE: £429

Don’t want to take your park deck off a backcountry kicker? We feel you. In answer to this conundrum, Gigi created the Brainstorm, a freestyle-backcountry blend in collaboration with legends Manuel Diaz and Geoff Brown. The backseat camrock profile means decent manoeuvrability in deep snow, whilst the carbon fibre and Kevlar stringers provide super fast responsiveness when carving and slashing. If you’re looking for a pure park board or backcountry deck, then Slash has plenty of choice. However, for the best of both worlds, go for the Brainstorm. It doesn’t take a genius to see why this model is consistently one of their bestsellers.



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