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Spenser
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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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slim253
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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.

135 lbs. (62kg) | 5'7" (170cm) | Mens U.S. 8 boots | Fischer RC4 Worldcup GS 189cm


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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

135 lbs. (62kg) | 5'7" (170cm) | Mens U.S. 8 boots | Fischer RC4 Worldcup GS 189cm


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Supra
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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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