I'm Karlijn, 23 years old and only boarding for three years.
This year I started searching for my first snowboard!
After riding a camber shaped board from a friend (which was way too long and too heavy) I started to take lessons on a rocker board. Rocker shaped boards and I do not match. The only thing I do with it is spinning around
After a few test evenings on indoor halls I found the perfect snowboard for me.
A Slayblade 156!
I've been named crazy and bad ass for riding a true male snowboard, this because i''m not particularly male shaped:
60 kilo's (132 lbs?)
6"0 (182 cm?)
Shoesize 6 (39/40?)
The slayblade is a 'terrain destroyer', rides even better than the previous slayblade, which was completely flat, this ones baseline is lifted (yes I have tried them both). This gives the feeling and grip of a camber board, but gives more control than an all flat one. I have a lot of grip with icy conditions, easy to carve through the mountain and gives 100% control! For so far I have been able to search for any limitation or boundaries, but haven't found them so far!
I have fallen in love with the board, completed it with flow bindings and a northwave shoe.
I will keep adding to this review. I'm not used to snowboard terminology so please correct me if I talk rubbish.