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12/10/2018 10:48 pm  
Posted by: Spenser

How about I be a bro and make a bunch for everyone...........

that'd be rad for sure. i'll have to scrounge up some shekels...

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27/10/2018 4:13 pm  
Posted by: Lonz
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K2 are just spiting out great boards this season. Simple Pleasure, 87, Cool Bean, Party Platter and Manifest. 

Though I haven't seen any new gear in person yet, the Overboard looks like the most interesting new board for this season to me.  I bet that will be a ton of fun for the smaller-to-medium sized guy looking to buck the short-fat trend by going long and skinny-tailed.  There's no replacement for edge, and with all that taper it will be heel to toe.       

Speaking of the Overboard, have you seen the specs on the Korua Bulldozer? Like a Overboard but on gear. Even the name gets me going.

180cm (5'11") I 102kg (222lbs) I 265MP (8,5US)
Go wide!


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27/10/2018 6:44 pm  

I just ordered a party platter 

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31/10/2018 5:15 pm  

just scored a SP 56 to go along with my PP 50.  I guess I gonna be an Enjoyer this winter


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01/11/2018 2:52 am  
Posted by: Mike P

just scored a SP 56 to go along with my PP 50.  I guess I gonna be an Enjoyer this winter

Dibs for when you can't stand the ski board self-loathing anymore.


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09/11/2018 5:47 pm  

quiver 19

Thanks for your concern Supra, but I think I'm ok with my self loathing pow slashing quiver  😆  😆 😆


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12/11/2018 6:24 pm  

who has/has ridden a carve air? do i want need one?

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12/11/2018 6:59 pm  
Posted by: slim253

who has/has ridden a carve air? do i want need one?

Stiff hard charger that likes to giver' ...So...If you like to rip a groomer a new asshole at mach speeds and beast off rollers like shit for brains. Mine was fun AF but I don't have a big enough mountain to ride it where I am. If I lapped JHMR regularly I'd have happily kept it.

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13/11/2018 12:56 pm  

Get a simple pleasures instead


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14/11/2018 1:49 pm  
Posted by: Hai

Get a simple pleasures instead

This ^


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14/11/2018 9:37 pm  
Posted by: Triple8Sol
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Get a simple pleasures instead

This ^

i bought one a couple months ago.

there was a used carve air 149 for under $200 shipped. i slept on it (literally, by accident) and it was gone in the morning. oh well, not like i really needed it. with its twin shape, but wide, i though it'd be fun for groomer carving. i have happy hour, and although it's a "park" board, the raised flat profile with the rockered tips actually rails pretty good -- it's just not wide enough and my heels dig (even with my baby feet). the width of the carve air seems like it'd be the solution to this. i'm' sure i have plenty of other boards that also solve this, though.

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15/11/2018 12:25 pm  
Posted by: slim253
Posted by: Triple8Sol
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Get a simple pleasures instead

This ^

i bought one a couple months ago.

there was a used carve air 149 for under $200 shipped. i slept on it (literally, by accident) and it was gone in the morning. oh well, not like i really needed it. with its twin shape, but wide, i though it'd be fun for groomer carving. i have happy hour, and although it's a "park" board, the raised flat profile with the rockered tips actually rails pretty good -- it's just not wide enough and my heels dig (even with my baby feet). the width of the carve air seems like it'd be the solution to this. i'm' sure i have plenty of other boards that also solve this, though.

The simple pleasures is the updated version of carve air, so if you already have one there isn't really reason to have one when the SP is wide and twinnish already, with taper that makes is initiate turns better with a more versatile shape. 


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13/12/2018 1:15 pm  
Posted by: Vanni

I just received a brand new Simple Pleasures 151, 2018...

I noticed there wasn't a K2 official 3d, so I decided to open this one (for Doc's joy 😀 ) 

 

So, the board looks great, top notch quality, it's a little bit stiffer than I expected (my daily driver, last year was a Super 8)... I hope that after the break in period it will become softer

The base looks super serious, it seems very high quality.

can't wait to test it

 

Have you gotten a chance to ride the SP? I am torn between that and the Super 8. Rode the CarveAir for a season (sold it over the summer) and have the Assassin as a DD. Curious your thoughts between the two


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13/12/2018 2:47 pm  

not yet, I hope to take it out in the next couple of weeks


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30/12/2018 9:28 am  

ok, tested yesterday my SP51. No new snow, the last time it snowed was  one week and half ago. Hard snow with some ice patches here and there. Definitely more of a skier day.

In comparison with the super 8 (my past year daily driver), the sp51 seems a little bit heavier, and it's definitely a notch above the salomon, in terms of the flex (with the super 8 been similar to a custom, this one it's definitely a little bit stiffer... to me, it's in between a Custom and a board rated as 7/7.5).

I didn't noticed the extra width of the SP51, it turns quick, it's a responsive ride... there isn't any delay in turning the board (I'm using Team Force and Salomon Dialogue boots).

The Super 8 is a board that you can ride centered/almost centered with your weight, you can ride it mostly like a twin, a directional twin, a board without any taper. As stated by matty, here, it's well balanced:  http://ezloungin.com/ezlounge/gear/the-official-quiver-thread/paged/39/#post-29767

I started to ride the SP51 like the S8, but it made the ride too "nervous", not so stable. It took me 2 or 3 runs to adjust, then I moved my weight more on the back foot, and the board become nice, stable and more predictable. (of course the Sp51 has a lot more taper than the S8).

The SP51 and S851 have similar sidecut radius, 7,4/7,5m, and "not so long" effective edge, with the one of the SP51 being the shortest of the two. Both are great tree boards, they can turn on a dime. I can see as the K2 marketed the SP even like a great tree board. If you let work the sidecut, the board want to turn not so wide (more or less even a standard all mountain board like the Custom 150, has 7,5m sidecut, so they are pretty standard for the sizes). There is a difference tho, the S8 is generally a more relaxed ride, due to the flex and the little bit more bland guts; the SP51 is more lively, "energetic" and responsive, due to the stiffer flex, and livelier guts. It want to pop out of the turn. It's really a fun board to turn.

Speaking of the guts, I don't know if it is for the bamboo made core, but this board want to pop. Again, it isn't the stiffest board out there, but it has a lot of energy built in. You can bend it with some effort, but then it will return in his original form in an energetic fashion. One of my past issues with some rocker in the back was that I can't find the point of the pop in the tail (for my riding skills, I'm an intermediate rider at most), so I was not sure about the pop in the tail of this board. I found it react generally like a cambered board, at least to me: I had no problem loading the tail, popping off things, side hits... this board has an excellent pop.

I even landed some little jumps nose heavy and tail heavy, but the board supported me well, it forgave my errors.

The sintered base is nice and fast, I had no issues in the flat areas.

The edge hold is strong, it let go only on ice patches.

the SP51 seems a damp board, and it also handles well moguls and poor condition end of the day crowded resort snow. Being a quick turner you can deal good with those conditions. The S8 is definitely the easier of the two.

The SP51 is definitely the more demanding board of the two.

Can't wait to try it in powder and in softer snow.

To me, it's a great all rounder board with a surprisingly good freestyle flavor (in a Yearning for Turning manner), which probably will do good in powder.


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