I got the 143 (rode it twice) and I'm considering getting the 151. I feel the 143 is too small for my weight (180 lbs). You're welcome to try it if we're riding at the same mountain since we're both locals. I would like to try your Yup if you're down LOL.I def shoulda gotten on it! Still haven't ridden one.
I'm more than happy to swap and try boards but I doubt I'm going to want to ride the 143 much at all. The boards sound super soft and I'd overpower the snot out of that size since I'm at the weight limit too. I dunno, specs sound really suspect to me. Maybe turn initiation would be okay due to the flex and rocker but man that WW is huge for me lol.I got the 143 (rode it twice) and I'm considering getting the 151. I feel the 143 is too small for my weight (180 lbs). You're welcome to try it if we're riding at the same mountain since we're both locals. I would like to try your Yup if you're down LOL.
Maybe we should start a Slush Slashers club on the forum? haha.I got the 151 @ 210-220 pounds. I honestly spend more time on it than I thought I would when I bought it. It fits my riding style really well. I'm always carving around in between tree stashes.
My slush slasher has made me a much better carver. It's centered on the sidecut, and carving on it feels pretty good. The 14+ meter sidecut is dope. It's pretty soft flexing and easy to manipulate into smaller carves, but when you open it up into the big turns it doesn't feel chattery at all. I think trying to flex a board into a larger radius turn than it's sidecut supports can cause chatter. For a flat to rocker profile, you can get it to spring you out of carves pretty easily.
It's great in the trees too, with that short length, taper, swallowtail, and huge nose. It's very agile in low angle pow. It's perhaps my favorite tree board I've ever had. I like the smooth feel of leaning back into the surf rocker tail in some pow. Keeping the nose up keeps it agile.
For the cons, it does have an extruded base and is a little slower than a sintered board. That said, it's got the best extruded base I've ever seen. It holds wax well, doesn't oxidize whenever you look at it funny, is pretty dense, and is the fastest extruded base I've ever been on. Still, it's not sintered. It could be more damp for bombing, but it'll blast through crud pretty well with the wapow nose.
I've got other pow boards for when it dumps, but you could probably get away with a Slush Slasher if you had to. I personally like a little extra length the deeper the snow gets. My big dump board is a 166 Signal Tailgunner, which is also great in the trees for it's girth.
I haven't rode it in powder yet but it's a lot of fun on groomers and soft snow. Probably next year for powder since the season is pretty much over. I'm thinking of picking up the 151 since I feel the 143 is really soft and no tail.I have ridden my SS on about 75% of my days this season, but have yet to ride it in actual slush. Plenty of powder and groomers though.
I got my SS brand new last season and then we got cut short. So maybe I will have the chance for slush this season.