Comments about Ride Slackcountry UL Snowboard - 2011/2012:
I've owned about 25 boards including 4 T.Rice pro model boards, crush, berzerker, 2010 slackcountry (amazeballs!), legacy, and the dark series to name a few. By far the slackcountry lineup is the best board for my riding style. I'm super bummed that they're not bringing it back to REI for the 2012-13 because the new graphic is amazing. I'm a designer and a typography geek so other than the 2010 board the '11 and '12 boards where lackluster graphicly but still amazing boards to ride. They sort of put a paper bag over a super models face where other brands put lipstick on a pig. Congrats to Ride for putting this board together and making a sick graphic for the 2012-13 board. Shame on your REI for not carrying it because you're scared we might not get snow... WHICH WE WILL!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend