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Legendary shredder and Slash founder Gigi Ruf is well known for his precision on a snowboard in the backcountry, so it's no surprise that his original pro model ATV HUB Snowboard is designed to deliver the kind of performance Gigi expects in a board. Utilizing a traditional camber, the profile used since the beginning of snowboarding, this board is designed to distribute weight evenly and increase pop, giving you a precise response and a snappy, reactive feel. The twin shape and directional flex make it an all-terrain, all-conditions machine, and the tip protectors on the weight-saving concave tips help it stand up to the most aggressive jibbing.

Like a finely tuned Swiss watch, the Swiss Wood core is intricately designed and constructed to deliver durability. When the board flexes downward, such as when boardsliding a rail, the core matrix makes the edges bend upward, reducing hangups while jibbing; when the board flexes upward, as it does during a turn, the edges flex downward for superior edge hold while carving. Combine that with the Ultimate Traction Bumps and even the sketchiest conditions will be manageable as your edges will grip to anything. The result is a powerful board that charges through trees and powder fields, but doesn't mind being taken into the park, either.

  • Traditional camber
  • Twin shape, directional flex
  • Medium flex
  • Ultimate traction bumps
  • Swiss wood core
  • Carbon laminates
  • Sintered base
  • Inspired by Gigi Ruf

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Is the 165 length wide version ? At the...

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Is the 165 length wide version ? At the slash homepage it is ...

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Yes. The Slash ATV HUB in the 165 shown here is actually the 165w and will have the same specs for the 165w as shown on the Slash website.

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  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I rode the 156cm for about 17,000 vertical at keystone on a 6" mini powder day. Overall, this board felt fairly aggressive, as Kevin titled his review, it's a charger. It holds onto turns well, and stays very stable when pointing through mogully/choppy terrain. That was the quality I enjoyed most about this board, you can charge through choppy terrain with very little chatter. The board didn't perform very well in the small amount of powder, however, I believe it was due to size of the board being to small for me. I think a 158cm or 160cm would work better for my size. Riding switch the board performed well due to its directional twin construction. I took it through the park for a tester on the rails, it doesn't really feel like a park board but none the less it worked. I didn't get to send it off any booter's because they had em all closed off, but I would imagine it would perform better on jumps, as opposed to a jib board.

I sent the board back to backcountry because the size did not work, and they did not have the next size up in stock (158cm), so I went with a different board (Rome Agent Rocker Wide). I'll likely buy another one next season to add to my quiver, though I want to try one of the Jones boards out as well.

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Hi there, you told the 156 feel small for you, how much do you weight ?

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I weigh 160lbs, and am 6 feet tall.

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  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This board is awesome! The traditional camber is stiff, and hammers high speed turns either in pow, or on icy groomers. The reactive flex is an ingenious idea, curling the edges down into a turn when the board flexes up, or lifting the edges up when the board flexes down (riding rails, which you shouldnt be doing on this board anyway). The ultimate pow slaying, kicker mashing, AK line charging, snappy, rocketship!

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Camber... You're welcome!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is your original full camber setup with a twist - Adding in Reactive-Flex gives you edge grip in turns without adding contact points to slow the ride. The edges also lift up when flexed during a board slide.

Best new tech in years... Reactive-Flex