- Sizes: 146, 149, 152, 154, 155W, 156, 158, 159W
- Flex: 4
- Profile: CamRock
- Shape: True Twin
- Price: £345/€399
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Sometimes you read the spec on the board, then check the price, then read the spec again. The Slash Happy Place delivers a crazy amount of technology for a board at this price point. Whether you’re just getting into the park for the first time, or looking for a cruiser to turn the whole mountain into your playground, this is a great option for men and women alike.
As with all good freestyle focussed decks, it’s built around a true twin shape. The camrock profile helps to keep the ride nice and balanced, delivering enough pop and response in-between the feet, with a looser, more forgiving feel outside the inserts with the tip and tail rocker.
“The Happy Place is, well, happiest, when you’re having fun on the ends of the board, but there’s still enough snap to make it a pretty safe choice on bigger features and harder charging”
This makes pressing and buttering a breeze.The Happy Place is, well, happiest, when you’re having fun on the ends of the board, but there’s still enough snap to make it a pretty safe choice on bigger features and harder charging. The combination of biax and triax layers strikes a balance between torsional rigidity and a more easy-going playful flex.
There’s still a couple of bonus features, like the Sweet Spot additives, which run carbon stringers out from the inserts to the contact points to prevent the nose and tail from feeling too limp and loose. The poplar core is also enhanced with the addition of beech hardwood stringers along the inserts and spruce strips, both of which increase power transfer between the edges and maximise pop along the length.
All that sat atop a sintered base and you’ve got one hell of a package at a price point that defies belief. Riders looking for a more powerful, demanding ride, may be better suited to the ATV, but there’s not a single rider out there who won’t be transported to their happy place with this one.