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ColdKiwi 03-24-2014 03:00 AM

K2 Highlite for a second season intermediate?
(oops meant to say High lite)
I started boarding last season, I've done a bit of wakeboarding in the past so I picked it up pretty quickly. I'd say I'm intermediate level, I can carve and turn confidently and am loving the speed.

The season is due to start in New Zealand soon so I went out and bought myself some gear for the week long trip I have planned (I'm hooked!). In spite of having done a bit of research I decided to put my trust in the helpful guys at the local board shop, and have come home with a K2 Highlite 152cm. I decided to google it when I got home (ok, should have done that first...) and have found out from the reviews that it's a powder board for intermediate-expert level riders. I'm now really worried about my purchase - I'll pretty much always be on well ridden trails and more often compacted snow than powder. I'm also concerned I'll be out of my depth and the board will be too difficult for me to ride. Does anyone know this board and have some advice to offer? I can take it back if I need to and swap it for something different.

Deacon 03-24-2014 03:32 AM

couple things... K2's website doesn't show a "hyperlite" snowboard. they DO have a HIGH lite (and a couple other "lites")

next point, you're highly unlikely an intermediate entering your second season. thems the facts, don't take it personal.

third, it's a snowboard, not a space shuttle. put some bindings on it and ride it. a board more advanced than your level will force you to ride cleaner and challenge you more.

ColdKiwi 03-24-2014 04:15 AM

Yes it's a Highlight, I realised my mistake and corrected it in the post but couldn't change the title.

Ok point taken - enthusiastic beginner :)

So skill level aside I shouldn't be worried that it's specifically a powder board when I won't be in powder much?

timmytard 03-24-2014 05:32 AM

It'll prolly take you 3 min tops to get used to it:dunno:

Then that's that, you'll be used to it.:thumbsup:


Deacon 03-24-2014 12:07 PM

Nothing wrong with enthusiastic beginnner! :thumbsup:

Like TT said, you'll be fine. And then when you plan a trip to Japan, you'll already have the right board!

24WERD 03-24-2014 03:59 PM

All that means is to buy another board.

ColdKiwi 03-24-2014 05:56 PM

Phew that's a relief, thanks for the advice. Can't wait to try it out now!

ColdKiwi 03-24-2014 05:57 PM


Originally Posted by 24WERD (Post 1637394)
All that means is to buy another board.

I'm not sure what you mean, do you mean you think another board is/not required? :icon_scratch:

timmytard 03-24-2014 09:00 PM

Just ride it, you'll love it.

It's all shiny & new, you'll look dope ridin' it.

We may need proof of said dope-ness though:giggle:



ColdKiwi 03-24-2014 10:49 PM

Well, as soon as I'm able to capture a pic of my awesomeness I'll be sure and post it. Might be a while and require some photoshop skills though... :laugh:

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