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Slash Happy Place vs. Slash Brainstorm Snowboards

Hello, fellow snowboard enthusiasts! Sissi here from Homebase Tirol, and today I want to provide you with a comprehensive comparison of two popular snowboards from Slash โ€“ the Happy Place and the Brainstorm. As a passionate snowboarder and owner of a cozy mountain chalet, I understand the importance of choosing the right board to suit your riding style and needs. Let’s dive into the details!

Slash Happy Place Snowboard

The Slash Happy Place is a cam-rock park board designed to bring snowboarding to the masses. With sizes ranging from 135cm to 163W, this board caters to younger riders, smaller people, and everyone in between. Its hybrid cam-rock shape offers the perfect combination of pop, thanks to camber between the feet, and forgiveness from rockered tips.

Key Features:

  • CAMROCK profile: Loaded camber section between the feet, small flat section underfoot, and rockered tips for a playful, easy turning board.
  • BI-AX Fiberglass: A forgiving, easy-to-flex, versatile material for all terrain types.
  • POP Woodcore: Lightweight and smooth flex with added beech hardwood stringers for durability and power transfer.
  • Sintered Base 7500: Fast and durable base that requires less waxing.
  • Progressive Sidecut: Smooth turn initiation, edge-to-edge transition, and edge hold.

This board is perfect for those looking for a fun, easy-to-ride snowboard that excels in the park and performs well on groomed slopes.

Slash Brainstorm Snowboard

The Slash Brainstorm is my personal favorite. This backcountry freestyle board designed for riders who want to explore every inch of the mountain. This directional twin board features a set-back stance and raised nose with cam-rock, making it highly maneuverable in deeper snow and perfect for hard-charging riders.

Key Features:

  • BACKSEAT CAMROCK profile: Rocker in the nose and slight rocker in the tail with positive camber in between for stability, control, and float.
  • Landing Strip: Strips of Kevlar and carbon fiber for support, reduced washouts, and stability at high speeds.
  • TRI-AX Fiberglass: Premium three-way weave for superior pop, consistent torsional flex, and overall response.
  • FOREVER Woodcore: Lightweight, durable, and highly reactive core made from a combination of paulownia, spruce, beech, and poplar.
  • Sintered Base 600: Fast and durable base that requires less waxing.
  • Progressive Sidecut: Smooth turn initiation, edge-to-edge transition, and edge hold.

The Brainstorm is ideal for riders seeking a versatile, all-mountain board that excels in both groomed runs and off-piste adventures, offering a high level of performance and adaptability.


When it comes to choosing between the Slash Happy Place and the Slash Brainstorm, it ultimately depends on your riding preferences and style. The Happy Place is perfect for park riders and those who prefer a more playful, forgiving board, while the Brainstorm caters to all-mountain riders who want a board that can handle diverse terrains and conditions with confidence.

Want to test the Slash snowboards? I’m happy to tell you that the guests of Homebase Tirol can test both the Slash Happy Place and Slash Brainstorm during their stay. Learn more here.

No matter which board you choose, you can trust that Slash’s commitment to sustainability and quality will provide you with a reliable, eco-friendly snowboard that will elevate your riding experience. Happy shredding!