- Sizes: 151, 154, 155W, 156, 158, 159W, 161, 163W
- Flex: 8
- Profile: Camber
- Shape: Directional Twin
- Price: £460/€529
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The ATV is the OG of the Slash line up. It’s pure snowboarding with a modern twist. Designed by Gigi himself, this is the go-to board for all-mountain freestyle riders looking for a hard-charging, zero compromising shred stick.
No fancy twists and bends with this one. The ATV is a straight-up, tip to tail camber – and quite an aggressive one at that. Despite the endless variations on rocker/flat/hybrid profiles these days, few options can ever match up to the overall power, pop, precision and badassery of the classic bend.
“Designed by Gigi himself, this is the go-to board for all-mountain freestyle riders looking for a hard-charging, zero compromising shred stick”
Granted, it’s not the most forgiving profile. Then, after it’s been stiffened up with Slash’s unique triax reactive flex, you really don’t have much room for error. This layup not only delivers pop lengthwise, but it also flexes between the heels and toes to deliver additional bite on the edge. The result is a board that you can go full hammer on the piste, off the lip and through the crud with.
The fun don’t stop there, either. The ATV features Slash’s Forever Core, featuring no less than 4 different woods, and the Buried Treasure Additives of carbon, Kevlar and basalt running from the inserts out to the ends of the board. Take it to the biggest jumps, point it down the steepest pistes or just plough it through the afternoon slush, the ATV makes light work of the most demanding terrain. For some, it might be the board you’ve been looking for your whole life; for others, it could result in a swift beat down and a serious knock to your ego.
As its name would suggest, the ATV will just about go anywhere with relative ease. Any issues will more likely come down to the operator than the vehicle itself. So, for any less than a strong, experienced, rider it’ll take a bit of work to really bend it through the jib line. And a traditional camber with no taper and minimal setback? Don’t expect pow quiver levels of float. That said, it’s the board Gigi himself rides the most in the lineup. ‘Nuff said.