K2 Slayblade Snowboard 2012

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The K2 Slayblade Snowboard is the attack deck of choice for team rider Eero Niemela. The 2012 model is built for even more critical forces and long term use with Bambooyah™ Blend core and boosting power of Ollie Bar™.

Product Details

Construction and Core

Bambooyah™ Blend WH4 Core that pulls every trick for K2’s bag of core tech it’s engineered to maintain durability at minimal weight.

Carbon Web™ stringers bring the pop and snap of carbon closer to your bindings for maximum ollies and control in every situation.

Ollie Bar™ inserts for the pop and snap of camber in a Flatline® board.

Harshmellow™ vibration force field for dampening that maximizes fun by decreasing negative vibes, leg burn, and rough landings.

Shape

Twin Hyper Progressive shape offers an infinite number of different radii that are blended together flawlessly from mellow in the tips, to more aggressive in the center. The result is a predictable feel that never hooks.

Base

The Sintered Base is ultra thin, static eliminating, lightweight, lowers material usage, and the highest quality sintered base available.

Demanded by the K2 International Pro Team, K2 pioneered the Flatline® base profile. Preloaded, stable, and turn-ready, Flatline® is exactly as sounds - a flat base, and creating a supremely balanced, smooth ride for both aspiring and accomplished pros.

Specs

  • Terrain: Freestyle, All-Mountain More 
  • Ability Level: Advanced-Expert More 
  • Rocker Type: Flat More 
  • Core/Laminates: Bamboo
  • Athletes: Eero Niemela
  • Warranty: 2 Years against core breakage More 
Size (cm) 153 156 158 161 164
Effective Edge (mm) 1193 1218.4 1243.8 1269.2 1294.6
Tip Width (mm) 292 295.4 298.7 302 305.4
Waist Width (mm) 248 250 252 254 256
Tail Width (mm) 292 295.4 298.7 302 305.4
Sidecut Radius (m) 7.8 7.9 8 8.1 8.2
Width Regular Regular Regular Regular Regular

Other Notes

K2 products can only be shipped within the United States

Reviews

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K2 Slayblade Snowboard 2012
 
4.9

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Carving ability (9)
  • Fast (8)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Well balanced (7)
  • Smooth stability (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • All mountain (10)
  • Freeriding (6)
  • Powder (6)
  • Speed (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (5), Expert (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
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5.0

charge and be rewarded

By 

from Seattle Washington

About Me Intermediate

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Carving Ability
  • Fast
  • Lightweight
  • Lots Of Pop
  • Smooth Stability
  • Well Balanced

Cons

  • Dings Easily

Best Uses

  • All Mountain
  • Freeriding
  • Powder
  • Speed

Comments about K2 Slayblade Snowboard 2012:

I mostly stay in bounds on runs and love having fun over features or in the trees. however, I am definitely more intermediate than advanced, and it takes a long time for me to get down a double black diamond. I have a few things to learn and I wanted a board that would t surprise me or hold me back. I've ridden super forgiving boards and I was ready to be rewarded for the times I lay an edge right. the slayblade is the first board I have ever owned that actually rewarded speed and commitment. I had used beginner boards before and got a day on a freestyle board, but the slayblade was a cut above in absolutely every way. where reverse camber park boards float and yaw amazingly and lend a super playful attitude, the total flatline of the 2011/12 slayblade gives you all that playfulness while immediately zeroing in on velocity the second you point it down the slope and work the edge. the speed if this board compared to other traditional camber boards I've had is so much more accessible and communicative. this board basically makes me feel like u can cut through any chatter comfortably without ever letting any if the response seem vague. the only thing I don't live about this board is the graphic, which looks terrible compared to the 2012/2013 slayblade. however, this board could be a lot uglier and it still wouldn't. matter to me. I love how it rides.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Amazing

By 

from Santa Rosa, ca

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Carving Ability
  • Fast
  • Good Flexibility
  • Lightweight
  • Lots Of Pop
  • Smooth Stability
  • Tough
  • Well Balanced

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Mountain
    • Freeriding
    • Park
    • Powder
    • Speed

    Comments about K2 Slayblade Snowboard 2012:

    Nothing but good things to say...this board allows me to go wherever I want on the mountain and at any speed. It's a rocket ship on the black diamonds but holds steady on bumps and lands effortlessly off jumps of all sizes..I don't hit jobs or rails much but I'm sure it's be fine there too. Love this board for all terrain, all kinds of snow and highly reccomend for any rider who wants their board to be lightweight, responsive, stable and fast as hell!!

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    • No
     
    5.0

    Great Board

    By 

    from Baltimore, MD

    About Me Expert

    Pros

    • Carving Ability
    • Fast
    • Smooth Stability
    • Well Balanced

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Mountain
      • Powder
      • Speed

      Comments about K2 Slayblade Snowboard 2012:

      This board is a dream. Rode it hard for 3 straight days, and the responsiveness and pop were unmatched. Even as someone who gets out 2-3 times/year, this board is great. Highly recommended

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Love it

      By 

      from Co

      About Me Expert

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Carving Ability
      • Great flex
      • Great Flex And Pop
      • Great In The Bumps
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Mountain
        • Powder

        Comments about K2 Slayblade Snowboard 2012:

        Replaced a stolen board for this season. Pleasantly surprised after a couple days in the bumps!! Very maneuverable floats and carves well.

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        • No
         
        5.0

        Very solid mountain board.

        By 

        from Sacramento, CA

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Carving Ability
        • Fast
        • Responsive
        • Stiff
        • Stylish

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Mountain
          • Freeriding

          Comments about K2 Slayblade Snowboard 2012:

          I use this board to charge down the mountain an see how fast I can go. It's a very stiff board that is very responsive. It's quite a blast being able to bomb down a mountain without hearing that board chatter from hitting small bumps. It's a very reassuring feeling too knowing your board can handle it. It's not too forgiving on the park though as expected, so don't go buying this hoping to ride the park much. Have a different board for that.

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          • No
           
          5.0

          Great handling board

          By 

          from San Jose, CA

          About Me Expert

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Carving Ability
          • Good Flexibility
          • Lightweight
          • Well Balanced

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Mountain
            • Freeriding

            Comments about K2 Slayblade Snowboard 2012:

            Fantastic board. Like a Ferrari on the mountain with quick responsivness and a predictable edge.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            2012 K2 Slayblade

            By 

            from New Hampshire

            About Me Expert

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Carving Ability
            • Fast
            • Smooth Stability
            • Well Balanced

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Mountain
              • Freeriding

              Comments about K2 Slayblade Snowboard 2012:

              Best board I have ever owned in 20+ years.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              Awesome ride.

              By 

              from Denver, CO

              About Me Advanced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fast
              • Lightweight
              • Smooth Stability
              • Well Balanced

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Mountain

                Comments about K2 Slayblade Snowboard 2012:

                Great board, excellent edge hold on steep icy snow, great feel but also dampens the chatter. Highly recommend.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Sick board

                By 

                from Baltimore, MD

                About Me Advanced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Carving Ability
                • Fast
                • Lightweight
                • Well Balanced

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Mountain
                  • Powder
                  • Speed

                  Comments about K2 Slayblade Snowboard 2012:

                  This is an awesome board. My buddy has had it for a couple of yrs and I tried it out last season. Great all mountain board...carves well and takes powder easily. I recommend it highly and look forward to taking it out this season.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Amazing board!

                  By 

                  from Phoenix, AZ

                  About Me Advanced

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Carving Ability
                  • Fast
                  • Good Flexibility
                  • Lightweight
                  • Lots Of Pop
                  • Smooth Stability

                  Cons

                  • Dings Easily

                  Best Uses

                  • All Mountain
                  • Freeriding
                  • Powder
                  • Speed

                  Comments about K2 Slayblade Snowboard 2012:

                  Great board! Used this in Telluride, CO last week in all kinds of snow. Great on groomed runs at high speed and great in over 20 icnhs of powder. A little tougher to manage than my last board but this also is not a beginner board. If you know how to ride you'll really enjoy it!

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                  • No

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