At first glance the Slick Trick broadhead doesn't look much like other broadheads on the market. It's almost wider than it is long. But don't let it's slightly unusual looks fool you. This is one serious performing broadhead. Slick Trick says their broadheads will fly just like a field point, and they're telling the truth. I've shot several dozen different types of broadheads, and I've never shot one that flew any better than the Slick Trick, including mechanical heads. How it accomplishes such good flight, I don't know, but it does.
I've always had an affinity for 4-blade heads because they cut an extra big hole and, theoretically at least, leave a better blood trail. This is a whopper of a 4-blade head. Despite it's small "look", it cuts a very big 4-blade hole, bigger than many 4-blade heads. The stainless steel blades are thicker and more stout than most replaceable blades, at .035". The "Alcatraz" blade locking system is pretty much foolproof. There is about zero chance the blades are going to come out on impact.
To test the durability of the Slick Trick on something similiar to the shoulder blade of a deer, I shot it through a sheet of 1/4" plywood at a distance of 30 feet. It passed completely through with blades intact and no damage to any part of the head.
I shot a whitetail doe in the Fall of 2003 with a Slick Trick 100 gr. head. I got a full pass-through at 15 yards shooting a 64 lb. Martin Jaguar and Easton A/C/C 3-60 arrows. The doe reacted to the slight sound of my bow at the shot and was moving on impact, thus causing a less than perfect hit, in the spleen. Even so, she only ran 80 yards and left a pretty good blood trail considering I didn't hit the liver, lungs or heart. The size of the entrance and exit holes was impressive, as was the internal damage done.
I took this Whitetail doe in Fall 2003 while using the Slick Trick 100
There is only one thing I was less than 100% pleased with on the Slick Tricks, and that is their sharpness out of the package. They were not what I would consider razor sharp out of the package. I have heard that recently they have improved on this, but I can't say from first hand experience. That being said, it was not difficult for me to get them razor sharp with an "Accusharp" style carbide blade sharpener. They're cheap and easy to use, and I just stropped the blades on a piece of leather afterwards. I will absolutely be using Slick Tricks in the future, in fact I have a few in my quiver right now for off-season wild hog hunting. I give them my full recommendation.
steel ferrule, tough, thick blades, great flight, big cut
not razor sharp out of the package