Snowboard Tested and Rider Specs:
- 808 164cm
- Bindings: Salomon Hologram
- Boots: Adidas Tactical ADV size 11
- Stance: approximately 22.5″
- Rider Height: 5’11″
- Rider Weight: 195
Conditions/Terrain Tested: Groomers, chop, and powder
Features from SlideShow
- Board Length: 164 cm
- Tip Length: 21.9 cm
- Tail Length: 16.5 cm
- Effective Edge: 126.7 cm
- Contact Length: 110.7 cm
- Waist Width: 26.9 cm
- Tip Width: 31.7 cm
- Tail Width: 30.4 cm
- Camber: 2 mm
- Side-cut Radius: 7.8 m 9.2 m 7.8 m – Tri-Radial Blended
- Side-cut Setback: 0 cm
- Stance Setback: 0 cm
- Stance Reference Width: 22 in.
- Min/Max Stance Widths: 19 – 24 in.
- Weight Range: 160+
- Durasurf 4001 Base
- Triax S-Glass
- In-house CNC full-length Poplar Core
- UHMW sidewalls
- Superior Zero VOC epoxy resin
- All products sourced in the U.S.A.
- Handcrafted in the U.S.A. at Sego Manufacturing
I started out the year riding the Slideshow Nuevo Retro quite a bit. It’s a directional board with a big nose and a fair amount of setback. A directional board with setback essentially allows you to “cheat” riding and you can get away with more and it showed with how much fun and flexibility this board offered. The Slideshow Snowboards 808 is a twin and it took me some time to get used to riding it, especially after the Nuevo Retro. Once I figured the 808 out, there’s not much this board can’t do. It really rips all over the mountain and I felt comfortable taking it everywhere. With a slightly longer nose and 1cm of taper, it floats really well in powder.
On groomers I found the 808 to be really quick edge-to-edge and loved the edge hold on euro carves. It uses a 7.8m -9.2-m-7.8m – Tri-Radial Blended side cut. As I got more and more comfortable on the 808, I could really get low and trust that the edge would hold. This board was very easy to ride switch. The 808 has a slightly cambered profile which I found to be stable at high speed and always felt like I could push it and not be uncomfortable.
The 164cm 808 has really nice flex points in the nose and tail that I found really fun to play around with while buttering. For a big board, it was super playful.
We didn’t have much of a park this year at Grand Targhee due to the lack of snow. But, I did run through what little park we had on the 808 and found that it handled rails and the small jumps with ease. It has great pop and was stable on landings.
I also took the 808 into some steep chutes on a trip to Snowbird. The 808 crushed those! It was stiff in all the places it needed to be while navigating some really challenging, steep terrain. I got to experience some very different conditions than we are used to seeing at Targhee and was impressed with how the 808 held up.
Designed and pressed in Victor, Idaho, it has a top sheet that is a true reflection of its roots, featuring the Grand Tetons. Like all the boards in the Slideshow line, it has a really fun shape.
The 808 was fast from edge to edge and held really well on carves. This board is truly an all-mountain board. I was comfortable taking it everywhere and it handled everything with ease. From park to steep chutes the 808 will not let you down. If you are looking for a unique all-mountain twin look into the Slideshow Snowboards 808. Their boards contain the highest quality components and they are built in Teton Valley, Idaho.
- Carving ability
- Fast and poppy
- Excellent float
|Price:||(4.5 / 5)|
|Performance:||(5.0 / 5)|
|Design:||(5.0 / 5)|
|Overall:||(4.8 / 5)|