I saw a 2010 slackcountry on sale for $380 so I did a little research and it seems to be mostly positive reviews. I want a board that will be good for deep powder but will be able to handle pretty well on groomers. Anyone have experience with this board? Love the graphics on it.
I picked up a 161 Slackcountry last season and loved it. I had the opportunity to ride it in everything from 41" of fresh to crusty week old snow. Where it worked the best was in the deeper stuff. The Highrize really helps out in keeping your nose up on plane above the snow. I also noticed less leg burn than usual. If you are not use to riding a reverse camber board then it will take a little getting use to on the groomers. I would typically only ride this board right after a storm. During the rest of the season I typically rode my Machete.
Granted I only put one day on my Slackcountry last season (late season super sale purchase) I LOVE this board. Great float in the deep stuff, yet still pretty stable on tracked out areas or groomers for how much rocker it has. I wouldn't recommend it at full price, but it looks like you've got a pretty good deal on it. If this is pretty much your dedicated pow board, I'd 100% recommend it.
I have the 2010 sl-r and i love it. It is perfect for a main board, because it will do pretty much anything you want to. I really can't say enough good things about it. Get it and I guarantee you won't regret it.