The Spectrum is Slash's park board for those who prefer the feel of camber. Positive camber combined with the Carbonbon layup of carbon fibre stringers underfoot delivers revved-up ollies and extra control, but Slash has dialled the spectrum in at 6 out of 10 on the stiffness scale, meaning it’s a jibber’s best friend, allowing flexed presses with a playful nature. Also loaded with a jibber’s other best friend, the Rubber Dampeners will help absorb impacts and help protect the sidewalls.
CAMBER PROFILE, CARBONBON REINFORCEMENT: A tried and true camber profile that offers a precise feel, predictable turns, solid edge hold, suspension and powerful pop. Traditional camber distributes weight evenly and offers a progressive flex pattern. Two carbon fiber stringers stretching outward from the inserts to the contact points in both the tip and the tail. Like prongs sticking outward these additives feel out rough terrain, promote pop, generate stronger edge hold and create a more playful ride.
BI-AX FIBERGLASS, POP WOODCORE, EXTRUDED BASE 4800: Biax fiberglass is a two-way weave of fiberglass with strands running every 90-degrees. It’s more forgiving, easier to flex and highly versatile for all terrain types. Arranged with premium strips of poplar for a lightweight and smooth flex with added beech hardwood stringers tip to tail through the inserts for power transfer and durability. Extruded low-density running base material accepts wax well and absorbs blunt shocks extra.
BELT FINISH, PROGRESSIVE SIDECUT, FACTORY WAXING: The belt finish gets your base optimized before it’s fully waxed. The progressive sidecut design blends many radii and smooth contact points for buttery smooth turn initiation, edge-to-edge transition and edge hold. It’s different for each model and matches the sidecut to the board’s specific camber profile. All Slash boards are factory waxed with OneBallJay wax and ready to shred straight out of the wrapper.
TIP PROTECTORS, IDENTITY SHAPE: Thin, light and surprisingly strong aluminum protectors that cap the base and edge at the tip and tail to protect the board from impacts. The Identity shape saves material and weight and also stands up without tipping over like rounded boards do.
IMPACT DAMPENING, STEEL EDGES: A vibration dampening rubber used between the steel edge and the sidewall, absorbs impacts only to a very small degree, its main purpose is to act as an adhesion layer between the edge and sidewall to prevent the possibility of delamination. Steel Edges with 35% more steel content than the average. They are simply stronger and more durable than the alternative.
How to identify the size of the board that best suits you
The only way to know for sure is through experience. You just have to try different shapes and lengths until you figure out what is right for you. But everyone has to start somewhere, and there are a few easy guidelines you can follow to get off on the right foot. The first depends on the type of riding you want to do. If you plan on doing mostly freestyle riding, that is, hitting booters, jibs, and pipes, you will want to ride a shorter board. For more of a freeride, that is, first tracks through twelve inches of pow, a slightly longer board is typically suitable.
The rule of thumb is that, if you hold the board on end in front of you, it should come up to somewhere between your chin and the bridge of your nose. If you can find a board about that long, you should be ok to start. More advanced riders can decide if they want to go above or below that range, but at the end of the day, it is a really just a matter of preference. Contact any of our Authorized Dealers for advice, they will help you figure out which board is right for you.
Customers with Bigger Foot
It all depends. With most boots these days being more low profile, and bindings offering toe and heel ramps, you really do not need a wide board unless you are over a size 11.5 boot (U.S.). Typically, wide boards start at a 26.0 cm waist width and go wider as the length goes longer. Again, get fitted properly at your local Authorized Slash Dealer to get more of a custom set up and decide if a wide or standard width board is best for you.