I'm a K2 fan. I hear some people criticizing the quality of K2 because it's made in China and it's just a ski company trying to break into the snowboard scene. I just bought a K2 Podium and although I haven't ridden it yet, I did some research and concluded that it was a solid board based on consumer reviews. Is there something wrong with K2 other than the fact that some people don't like them because they're made in China? I can't seem to find any real reasons why people think K2 should be so bad. After all they do own Ride and 5150. So what's the deal?
And has anyone ridden the Podium before? I'm interested to see what other people think...