Slayblade or SL or ???
I did a quick search but I'm hoping to find someone with actual time on these boards. Right now I ride a N.S. SL. Can't remember exactly when I bought it '08 maybe but it's from the cambered era. I was very happy with this board but it's basically core shot from tip to tail due to a poorly made park feature. I repaired it as best I could but it's time for a new board.
Unfortunately, where I live my chance to demo is nil. While I take a trip every year, the fact is I'm a weekend warrior who's riding hardpack, glare ice, and assorted crap in WNY & PA mostly. I'd like a board that's capable for real mountain riding, but practical for what I see the most.
I'm wondering how the rockered SL handles crap conditions like this. I was also interested in the K2 slayblade flatbase. Is harshmellow for real or just marketing? Am I off the mark all together here and should just stick with a cambered board? Also, there's some '13 slayblades still floating around at pretty good prices. Any difference in the tech 13-14? Anyone's opinion who's ridden either board would be greatly appreciated.