Twin shaped rockered kids board
Knowing the fundamental basics that turn kids off snowboarding –edge catches and unforgiving rides – Slash as added a number of features to help make snowboarding easy and accessible for kids.
With a soft and simple flex, the Splash helps initiate easy arcs and encourages proper foot control. Its mid-sidecut Traction Bump maintains edge hold from first turns to fast fall line riding. The twin tip shape offers a bed where freestyle moves can grow, and its rockered tips reduce edge-catch. The Splash now comes with a high-quality Sintered base to give best advancement of momentum. Slash's reliable Forever wood core can take on seasons to come, too.
CAMROCK PROFILE, IDENTITY SHAPE: CamRock features a loaded camber section between the feet with a small flat section underfoot and rockered tips. The camber section maintains stability between the feet, while the flat areas underfoot let you load up ollies and the rockered tips offer forgiveness. This creates a very playful, easy turning board. The Identity shape saves material and weight and also stands up without tipping over like rounded boards do.
BI-AX FIBERGLASS, FOREVER WOODCORE: 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. Splash board is constructed from four different lightweight wood species—paulownia, spruce, beech and poplar—for a premium core that offers a highly tuned and dynamic feel. It’s flyweight, durable, filled with pop and highly reactive.
SINTERED BASE 6000, BELT FINISH, FACTORY WAXING: The sintered quality base is fast, durable and requires less waxing. Slash believes in using the best possible materials in the boards. The belt finish gets your base optimized before it’s fully waxed. All Slash boards are factory waxed with OneBallJay wax and ready to shred straight out of the wrapper.
PROGRESSIVE SIDECUT, STEEL EDGES: 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. The edges with 35% more steel content than the average, are simply stronger and more durable than the alternative.
ULTIMATE TRACTION: This small counter radius (bump) placed in the middle of the board’s sidecut improves edge hold without creating drag or strange edge grip. It adds extra bite on ice and turns regular turns into confident carves.
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.