Hello and welcome to my Slash ATV snowboard review.
In this review I will take a look at the Slash ATV as an aggressive-all-mountain snowboard.
As per tradition here at SnowboardingProfiles.com I will give the ATV a score out of 100 (based on several factors) and see how it compares with other aggressive-all-mountain snowboards.
NOTE: This review hasn't been updated beyond the 2022 model. We haven't tested it since the 2020 model and there have been some changes since then. We will update once we've had a chance to re-test it.
Board: Slash ATV
Price: $529 (USD recommended retail)
Flex Rating: Medium-Stiff (8/10)
Flex Feel on Snow: Medium-Stiff (7.5/10)
Rating Score: 91.0/100
Compared to other Aggressive-All-Mountain Boards
Out of the 16 men’s aggressive-all-mountain snowboards that I rated:
Overview of the ATV’s Specs
Check out the tables for the ATV’s specs and available sizes.
Setback 13mm (0.5")
Waist Width (mm)
Rec Rider Weight (lb)
Rec Rider Weight (kg)
Who is the ATV Most Suited To?
The ATV is for anyone who wants to charge hard and aggressive. Someone that likes a lot of camber and their main focus is on carving hard and charging fast but also want something that can jump and ride switch sometimes.
Definitely not for a beginner or even intermediate rider. This board is aggressive, technical and stiff.
The ATV in More Detail
O.k. let’s take a more detailed look at what the ATV is capable of.
Board: Slash ATV 2020, 158cm (253mm waist width)
Date: April 13, 2019
Conditions: Snowing! A little dust on crust off piste in places but some really good fresh powder spots in other spots. On groomer good, getting a little cruddy later in the day.
Cold for mid-April. Around 20°F (-7°C), with wind chill. Visibility not perfect but not terrible either.
Bindings angles: +15/-15
Stance width: 600mm (23.6″)
Stance Setback: 13mm (0.5")
Width at Inserts: 261mm (10.28") at front insert and 262mm (10.32") at rear insert.
Rider Height: 6'0"
Rider Weight: 185lbs
Rider Boot Size: US10 Vans Aura
Bindings Used: Burton Malavita M
It's not great in powder. It does have that little bit of a setback, but it's not huge and otherwise there's nothing else that really helps it out in powder - it hasn't got a massive nose - there's no rocker in the profile and there's no taper.
It was fine in the powder that I got but if it was deeper it would be an effort to keep the nose up on this one.
Carving & Turning
Carving: This board is a carving machine! It has that balance just right of being stiff enough and aggressive enough but still having liveliness and spring.
Maneuverability at slow speeds: It's not the most maneuverable when riding slow. That's not how this board is meant to be ridden. This board wants to go fast and when you do, you get rewarded.
Skidded Turns: Nah - just nah. That's why this isn't really suitable for a beginner/intermediate rider. It's not unskiddable, but it's not skid friendly either.
This board loves to bomb. It feels at home riding fast and feels very stable at speed. Just feels so nice riding this thing at speed.
It's OK but not great in uneven terrain.
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Overall it's one of the better jumpers in this category.
Pop: It's got a ton of pop - and that's no surprise with all that camber - but what did surprise me was how easy it was to access. It's not super easy to access but for a board this stiff, it's easier than you would think - and then when you load it up, it gives back even more.
Approach: Really stable approach - great especially for bigger jumps
Landing: You can really stomp and landing on this board - it's super solid for landings. But you want to really stomp it - it's not that forgiving of a timid landing.
Side-hits: It's good but not perfect for side-hits - especially the ones you need to approach a little more slowly and need a bit more maneuverability for at those slower speeds. But with all that pop, some side hits are epic.
Small jumps/Big Jumps: Definitely more of a big jump board. You can take it on smaller jumps too, of course, but if you're just learning on jumps, you'll want something that has a bit more forgiveness on landings. If you want to stomp it, it obliges.
It actually felt really good riding switch. And that's not a massive surprise, given that it's not overly directional.
Changes from the 2020 Model
The 2021 model has a couple of changes. It's the first time this board has changed in a good while (maybe ever?) apart from the graphic.
Firstly, the core has changed from the "forever core" to the "lightweight core" though I'm not sure if this is just a name change.
The other change comes in the sizing. The 161 and 163W are gone. The 151 has been shortened to a 150 and the 155W has been lengthened to a 156W. The 158 is just a touch wider and the sidecut looks to be a little bit straighter in some of the longer models.
Looks like just some subtle tweaks, so nothing major by the looks.
Score Breakdown and Final Verdict
Check out the breakdown of the score in the table below.
TOTAL after normalizing
Overall, the ATV is a hard charging board at it's heart - carving and speed are it's go to, but it manages a bit of versatility as well - it rides switch well and is a great board for jumps - particularly larger jumps.
Just hard charging - you can really open out and bomb on this board, but without it feeling anything like a plank - there's still energy in there and that energy isn't impossible to extract.
More Info, Current Prices and Where to Buy Online
If you’re keen to check out some other aggressive-all-mountain options or if you want to see how the ATV compared against some other aggressive-all-mountain boards check out the link below.