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11/04/2019 11:28 pm  

Oh yeah, for sure Korua since you already have one of the best K2s 👍


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21/04/2019 12:11 am  
Posted by: dusty
Posted by: Spenser

It sounds like you want the trenchdigger, but maybe you’re getting hung up on the idea of having certain technology in the board? I don’t think you need to pay much attention to that here, both boards are designed well, and not all things are on an equal plane (like biax vs triax), considering the other factors - it’s the sum of all parts 🤓

The trenchdigger is going to be more aggressive and require more input. I would decide based on what you think of the boards themselves, not the listed tech

I think you are right. I'm just trying to justify my choice which is mainly driven by "fear of missing out". I wanted a Korua for a while, and since I already own a K2 snowboard, the simple pleasures, I'll take a gamble and go with the Korua  😀 

while it depends on your personal weight, i have an SP 51 and i think it's a fairly aggressive board. i didn't start riding it til late season though, so can't wait til next year to get on it. i'd say base your decision on how you feel the SP is. if you want something more aggressive, go that way, and vise versa.

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22/04/2019 12:00 am  

another day on the SP today - spring slush moguls on black runs - and i kinda really like it. i feel like it's everything i wish my US voyager was (at times). I always wished my voyager was a little stiffer, and i feel like the SP is just that. I love the voyager for how playful it is; yeah it's a tapered board, but can be ridden like a freestyle board. the SP is a lot more stiff as a whole, which i like, but the nose is stiff too which makes nose butters really hard. i guess it's a give and take. i was able to charge down steep shit moguls with confidence, especially given the shit spring snow conditions. i feel like i need different binders (and boots today) for the board, but that's trivial.

short story: the United Shapes is a fun board. the K2 SP is the more aggressive version of that board. less playful, more charging. bottom line: you need both. 😉 

also, 4.5 snowflakes

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22/04/2019 6:38 am  

I've found the Lib Rocket to be a more playful version of the SP, and the Gentem XY to be a higher end version. Out of the K2 lineup, the SP and the Manifest are by far my favourite boards.


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22/04/2019 9:29 am  

Try the K2 87 if you want a slightly more playful version of the SP. I had a lib rocket(first year) and didn't like it at all in anything but pow. Full camber without any rocker made it a chore to ride in chop and moguls and the tail always felt hooky


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23/06/2019 12:44 am  

i ordered a 87 and also some salomon district bindings to try out. 

im hoping it will be a more mellow ride then im usually riding.

now im waiting for winter. 


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01/11/2019 11:35 pm  

Anyone have thoughts on the 2020 party platter vs. the cool bean? I was looking at the cool bean as a cheaper swallow tail option, but wondering if it'll be too wide (287cm) for my size 9s. I'm also intrigued by the redesign of the party platter (262cm waist)... Thanks.

"In our re-think of the Party Platter, we’ve updated the Baseline™ to our Directional Combination Camber profile to ensure more energy in and out of turns without sacrificing the loose and surfy feel that the Party Platter is known for. This, coupled with the Ollie Bar™, gives the Party Platter good snap without feeling rigid and dull. The updated Party Platter features a longer running length and more volume in the tail than its predecessor."


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02/11/2019 6:01 am  

I did not like the 2020 Party Platter at all. I had high hopes for it. On paper the new shape seemed perfect but in reality it seemed to take all the fun bits out. I had the option to get one but turned it down. I wouldn't use it for pow, or for any 'serious' riding (like steeps or bad snow). For dorking around I'd choose an older Party Platter or a Mind Expander.

I had high hopes for the 87 too but I did not like it at all - much prefer the Simple Pleasures, and prefer the American Flag Lib Tech Rocket over that.


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02/11/2019 11:24 am  

I did not like the Mind Expander at all for dorking around, way too lifeless. But I did upsize to 158. Something softer wider shorter camber would work for me better, but agree (even though I haven't tried the 2020 PP) that it probably won't hold at "serious" riding. Guess I'm trying to say is that I don't want to take your word for it @supra, haha.


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02/11/2019 1:13 pm  
Posted by: @markusm

i ordered a 87 and also some salomon district bindings to try out. 

im hoping it will be a more mellow ride then im usually riding.

now im waiting for winter. 

I had an 87 --- its not demanding in anyway.  you'll like it 

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03/11/2019 12:39 am  
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Posted by: @markusm

i ordered a 87 and also some salomon district bindings to try out. 

im hoping it will be a more mellow ride then im usually riding.

now im waiting for winter. 

I had an 87 --- its not demanding in anyway.  you'll like it 

i   have only been out on it twice now but i  feels  good. 


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03/11/2019 1:28 am  
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Posted by: @markusm

i ordered a 87 and also some salomon district bindings to try out. 

im hoping it will be a more mellow ride then im usually riding.

now im waiting for winter. 

I had an 87 --- its not demanding in anyway.  you'll like it 

i   have only been out on it twice now but i  feels  good. 

How much snow do you have up there?

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03/11/2019 6:13 am  

about  30cm =P but snowing now.

start of winter  is usually cold and  not alot  of snow.

treeriding in mid to late december.


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03/11/2019 10:34 pm  
Posted by: @elektropow

I did not like the Mind Expander at all for dorking around, way too lifeless. But I did upsize to 158. Something softer wider shorter camber would work for me better, but agree (even though I haven't tried the 2020 PP) that it probably won't hold at "serious" riding. Guess I'm trying to say is that I don't want to take your word for it @supra, haha.

Interesting that you found the ME lifeless. I have sized down to the 54 though so that could be the difference. Also, I'd only use it as a dork board in soft snow - in hard snow it's not much fun. Anyways, I'll look forward to your PP review if you get one. K2 is pushing it hard this year so it would be good if it didn't suck.


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04/11/2019 1:42 am  
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I did not like the Mind Expander at all for dorking around, way too lifeless. But I did upsize to 158. Something softer wider shorter camber would work for me better, but agree (even though I haven't tried the 2020 PP) that it probably won't hold at "serious" riding. Guess I'm trying to say is that I don't want to take your word for it @supra, haha.

Interesting that you found the ME lifeless. I have sized down to the 54 though so that could be the difference. Also, I'd only use it as a dork board in soft snow - in hard snow it's not much fun. Anyways, I'll look forward to your PP review if you get one. K2 is pushing it hard this year so it would be good if it didn't suck.

The PP was just one of those boards that felt good in hand, if that makes any sense. Light, nice profile and flex felt good, like it would be a great spring board. Looking a bit unsure now whether I'm able to do a season, but if I do I'll definitely hook up with some of my shop friends and look that board up. 

For you, was it mainly the camber part that made it less fun? Became too "precise", or something? I get that fun feel of having a flat to rocker board, but a bit extra snap isn't necessarily bad, especially if you detune those contact points for them swivelz..


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