For f, g ∈ ωω let be the minimal number of uniform g-splitting trees (or: Slaloms) to cover the uniform f-splitting tree, i.e., for every branch v of the f-tree, one of the g-trees contains v. is the dual notion: For every branch v, one of the g-trees guesses v(m) infinitely often.
It is consistent that for ℵ1 many pairwise different cardinals κ∊ and suitable pairs (f∊, g∊).
For the proof we use creatures with sufficient bigness and halving. We show that the lim-inf creature forcing satisfies fusion and pure decision. We introduce decisiveness and use it to construct a variant of the countable support iteration of such forcings, which still satisfies fusion and pure decision.