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Originally Posted by ShredTaos View Post
I really like the harshmellow tech, it was amazing how easy it was to mach down some of the stuff I was with absolutely no "oh shit" moments.

The board is 70% flat with rocker at the tip and tail. This gave it a predictableness and ease of riding i really enjoyed. I did not catch a single edge all weekend, and there were several times when i should have. When flat riding on the return trails and catwalks, it was so much easier than on a camber board that wants to drift out of a straight line and catch an edge. I really liked how easy it was to ride completely flat footed at full speed.
Dig the review man you seem to have a gift for verbalizing the way a board rides/feels (certainly more so than myself). The quoted statements above perfectly describe some of what I felt last year when I went from riding cambered boards for the previous 17 years to a K2 Slayblade (100% flat, w/harshmello) last year. I was looking for that ONE board that I would be riding for the foreseeable future, and it came down to the Slayblade or the Turbo Dream.

I went with the Slayblade because I don't get as many good pow days as I would like, 25% of the season or so, with the rest spent hard charging, BOMBING steeps, going big off natural hits/drops with a 180 or 360 thrown in here and there, looking for pow stashes (no park, presses, butters etc...).

I only got maybe 6 days on the Slayblade last year and was amazed at the difference and progression in my riding. Bigger, faster, harder, longer (sounds like a Viagra commercial or something). I'm pretty sure I made the right choice, but I still wonder if the Turbo Dream could perform as well as the Slayblade for the hard charging that I do for the majority of the time, while performing better on the pow days? Oh well, ignorance is bliss. Someday I'll win the lottery and be able to have a quiver.
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