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K2 Slayblade or Capita Totally Fn awesome?

Narrowed down getting a new board to these two (as I can get them both cheap) and wanted peoples opinions please.

Im 5'10'', 220 lbs, 11us boot.
Previous boards Imperium DJVI 156 and NS Proto CT 157 and I currently own a Burton Nug.

I only get to ride twice a year mainly in France. The nug covers my small, nimble dicking around board so I wanted something else that was big, hard, good for carving and especially fast.

Ill be doing mainly groomers, ice and afternoon slush with a small amount of pow and small amount of freestyle on the mountain. I hardly ever touch the park and Id probably use the nug for it if I did.

So from what I have learnt so far both these boards are very quick, stable and hold edge well. The TFA seems to be better freestyle wise but the Slayblade might be faster and better for long hard carves?

Unfortunately I cannot demo either of these boards at this time so any insight greatly appreciated.

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Considering you only ride 2 days a year, either will work fine for you. Get whatever graphic looks more appealing to you...seriously.

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Considering you only ride 2 days a year, either will work fine for you. Get whatever graphic looks more appealing to you...seriously.
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both are super stiff boards. why did you narrow it down to those two?
I say stick with your nug for your two days. It's more than just a dick around board
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TFA would be a more fun choice but dont be deceived, it handles like an F1 car.
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I don't think there's anything fun about the tfa...except the graphics
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Its actually two trips, not two days :-) So maybe 10-20 days a year I get away.

I narrowed it down to those two boards because of price and I wanted something all mountain that was very quick and decent for carving...and maybe a bit more fun than the ns proto I used to ride.

The nug is a great little board and tons of fun but Id also like a full length board I can use for charging all the mountain hard and fast.

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ok, I guess I vote for the slayblade then...but I'm not a fan of K2's flatline.
Are K2's a good price where you are?
How about a Nitro Pantera? I picked up a 2008 used and it's pretty fun, but really stiff.

I had a tfa and hated it. It felt stiffer than a custom x, and door-ish
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Slayblade is freaking stiff, not just hard to press and tortionally stiff, but snap back stiffness. It's a real aggressive stick. You can muck about in it alright but stiff & flat make for a dead ride when not pushing it.... at higher speeds more dynamic riding is where she shines just like you'd expect a stiff board to do, flat profile holds an edge well enough while giving you some playroom. I got the 164 at 85kg if I could do it over again I'd buy the same board @ 158... If your constantly pushing it hitting higher speeds I'd stick with your recomended size, if your more cruising it looking for a natural feature to hit I'd downsize a few cm for a bit more flex.

I like the flat profile, it's not for everyone as you can see
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Its actually two trips, not two days :-) So maybe 10-20 days a year I get away.

I narrowed it down to those two boards because of price and I wanted something all mountain that was very quick and decent for carving...and maybe a bit more fun than the ns proto I used to ride.

The nug is a great little board and tons of fun but Id also like a full length board I can use for charging all the mountain hard and fast.

cheers,

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you should define what you mean by "fun". I think both boards would be stiffer then the proto and would typically thought of as less fun when describing boards. However you may have a different definition of the word than the way most ppl on this board would use it.
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