K2 happy hour for buttering? - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 03-19-2014, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 15
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
K2 happy hour for buttering?

Hey guys, I'm super interested in the K2 Happy Hour, but I am really conflicted. I REALLY want to learn how to butter, ever since I started boarding years back I wanted to learn after seeing two kids spinning like helicopters down the mountain. I ride a HUGE K2 anagram, 163, waaaay too large for me to flex or bend or even come close to buttering, let alone lifting the nose more than a few centimeters off the ground. I'm 5' 10" and weigh 155 lbs, so I'm thinking about a 154 for the K2 Happy hour. So I really want to ask you: How does this board butter? Can you spin around the ground like a helicopter? Or is it too stiff to allow butters to be performed? Thanks in advance guys, I'm really conflicted, just because I really want the board, but I'm not going to go for it if it can't spin on the ground. I know it's a really stupid thing to want in a board, but I've been riding for 6 years on my K2 anagram now, 6 years of never being able to butter because my board is a giant beast that won't flex. And if you guys have other suggestions for good all mountain boards that will allow buttering, please by all means send em my way. I'm in no way an expert, so I'm sure there's a whole world out there I don't know of. Thank you all!
chaoechidna is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 36 (permalink) Old 03-19-2014, 07:46 PM
Veteran Member
 
24WERD's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 548
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
its the rider not the board.

did you get the snowboardaddiction videos? or watch them online?

you should be able to somewhat butter on any board.
24WERD is offline  
post #3 of 36 (permalink) Old 03-19-2014, 08:35 PM
Senior Member
 
snowman55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 234
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by 24WERD View Post
its the rider not the board.

did you get the snowboardaddiction videos? or watch them online?

you should be able to somewhat butter on any board.
+1.

Check this video out that actually shows this. Also look up Ryan Knapton on youtube. He is one of the best flatland trick rider on youtube and he does it on Burton Custom X which is a stiff camber board.


Last edited by snowman55; 03-19-2014 at 08:39 PM.
snowman55 is offline  
post #4 of 36 (permalink) Old 03-19-2014, 11:46 PM
Banned!
 
snowklinger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: L-Town
Posts: 6,805
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 226 Post(s)
yea but the nips on the HH...wtf with those things..

Support Local Business
"Shop Smart. Shop S-Mart!" - Ash
snowklinger is offline  
post #5 of 36 (permalink) Old 03-20-2014, 05:20 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 15
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
No, I completely agree with you guys, it's definitely the boarder and not the board. But if you watch the video, which thank you for btw it was really good and a really good lesson that the stiffness doesn't matter much, the dude uses 154 cm boards and below. I'm riding a 163. In this case, it's the length that makes it impossible to flex, not the width. Oh, and the fact that I'm not a heavy dude, I'm pretty light for my height (155 lbs and 5'10"). I can bend the board, lift it up slightly from the ground and manual, but its such a small height that i really can't count it as a butter. I might be able to spin, but it just takes so much out of me to bend the board that i can't do it. I know I suck compared to this guy, but at this point, I'm willing to size down and get something a bit easier to ride and butter on than my 163.

Does anyone have any experience with the K2 happy hour in 154 and buttering with it? And like the other dude said, do the spiked tips make it bad for buttering (do they catch in the snow?). Thanks again for the comments guys, it's a great lesson to everyone that it's the rider, not the board.
chaoechidna is offline  
post #6 of 36 (permalink) Old 03-20-2014, 10:49 PM
Senior Member
 
twowheeled's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 119
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm about the same weight as you, 160lb and 5'10. The anagram is not really that stiff of a board and should be able to get you started in buttering. Obviously it is not ideal but you should still be able to press and stuff. What is your stance set at? You might have to have it narrower to be able to shift your weight around and flex that board.

I can press my buddies 163 barracuda really well, he's got the hinge cartels on there and it makes it too easy. Anyways a softer board in a 153 range would be really good for you to butter with. But... I learned to butter on my 159 kypto which is a stiffer freeride board. It's more challenging but when you make that switch over to a small soft board it is 10x more fun.

The only board I could completely not butter at all was a custom x, that thing is made of steel. I think that ryan guy on youtube butters a custom, not a custom x.
twowheeled is offline  
post #7 of 36 (permalink) Old 03-21-2014, 02:27 AM
Senior Member
 
snowman55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 234
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by twowheeled View Post
I'm about the same weight as you, 160lb and 5'10. The anagram is not really that stiff of a board and should be able to get you started in buttering. Obviously it is not ideal but you should still be able to press and stuff. What is your stance set at? You might have to have it narrower to be able to shift your weight around and flex that board.

I can press my buddies 163 barracuda really well, he's got the hinge cartels on there and it makes it too easy. Anyways a softer board in a 153 range would be really good for you to butter with. But... I learned to butter on my 159 kypto which is a stiffer freeride board. It's more challenging but when you make that switch over to a small soft board it is 10x more fun.

The only board I could completely not butter at all was a custom x, that thing is made of steel. I think that ryan guy on youtube butters a custom, not a custom x.
He (Ryan) does it on a Custom X and a Custom Wide.
snowman55 is offline  
post #8 of 36 (permalink) Old 03-23-2014, 11:20 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 15
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by twowheeled View Post
I'm about the same weight as you, 160lb and 5'10. The anagram is not really that stiff of a board and should be able to get you started in buttering. Obviously it is not ideal but you should still be able to press and stuff. What is your stance set at? You might have to have it narrower to be able to shift your weight around and flex that board.

I can press my buddies 163 barracuda really well, he's got the hinge cartels on there and it makes it too easy. Anyways a softer board in a 153 range would be really good for you to butter with. But... I learned to butter on my 159 kypto which is a stiffer freeride board. It's more challenging but when you make that switch over to a small soft board it is 10x more fun.

The only board I could completely not butter at all was a custom x, that thing is made of steel. I think that ryan guy on youtube butters a custom, not a custom x.
Thank you! I never tried to make my stance narrower, I always have kept my stance the widest the board allows (pretty wide on a 163..). I'll have to give it a shot next season, since it's pretty warm here in the East coast now.

But anyone have experience with riding the K2 Happy Hour?? Hahaha, I really want to know how they like buttering on the sharp tips and if they get caught. I don't see that they would, but some reviews have said it's really bad for buttering, some reviews said it's really good, I just want to know from someone who has actually done it. Thanks guys.
chaoechidna is offline  
post #9 of 36 (permalink) Old 03-23-2014, 11:28 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 21
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
K2 absolutely ruined this board with the tips IMO. Everything else about the board is awesome. 2015 model still will have the same pointed tips as well. I just don't get it.
Grabber is offline  
post #10 of 36 (permalink) Old 03-23-2014, 01:03 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 15
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Grabber View Post
K2 absolutely ruined this board with the tips IMO. Everything else about the board is awesome. 2015 model still will have the same pointed tips as well. I just don't get it.
Lol why do you say that? Do they catch the snow because they're pointed, or what? Or just because of the aesthetic? They look wicked cool, but if you're saying they suck because they catch the snow, that makes complete sense. Have you tried the board and you know from first hand experience that they catch?
chaoechidna is offline  
Reply

Tags
butter, buttering, flex, happy hour, k2 happy hour

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome