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Salomon Sick Stick vs K2 Gyrator

Like the title says...

163 Sick Stick
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162 Gyrator

Sick Stick is $250 new, Gyrator is just under $200 lightly-used.

(168 Gyrator is $300 new)

Intended Use: heavy pow, dry pow, trees, chow, crud

sick stick has the pow tips and supposedly a rockered nose
gyrator has the huge amount of rocker

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaand GO!

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Review 1 of Gyrator

Review 2 of Gyrator

Same review but in two different communities. Might find this helpful.
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i vote for the sick stick.

salomon makes great boards. plus the sick stick is super green (we can all do our part to save the snow!)
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I've ridden both. The sick stick doesn't seem to hold up over time. The bamboo gets extreme stress cracks running length wise, my buddy Jay has one has about 40 days on it and it's just riddled with stress cracks. Also the first time I rode one I pulled the insert out on a 14 inch pow day at Breck, bit surprising. It rides awesome, does have a rockered nose, but is still cambered. Super flexible compared to the Gyrator

I've ridden the Gyrator in light CO snow to Heavy Baker snow. It's a different ride entirely than the Sick Stick, more durable in my opinion because of it's construction. I liked it better for buttering around in pow.


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The sick stick seems like it would be really fun to have. Kind of like a park board with better float.
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