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Old 03-24-2010, 07:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So I am up in the air about which board to get. 2010 K2 Believer at 40% off or 2011 Omatic Celebrity.
From what I have read both board technologies are similar.

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Old 03-24-2010, 09:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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What kind of riding do you do?
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mostly freeriding with the occasional run through the park, hitting jumps and some boxes and rails
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I would say both boards are very comparable in tech and use. Unless you can get the 2011 Celebrity at the same price as the Believer or it has some tech you really want, save the $$ and get the Believer.
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You are talking the regular Celebrity or the BS tech model?
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The Celebrity with BS

I like my boards to be on the stiffer side, the boards I have used in the last few years are 08/09 Omatic Sweet, 07/08 Gnu Riders Choice, 06/07 Academy Otterstrom, 05/06 Academy Otterstrom and before that I had a few Burton Balances

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Not sure on the K2 but both boards look more geared toward freestyle then your current boards.
The celebrity is a twin so there will be a slight difference in that from your current board. If I knew more about the K2 I would be more helpful, sorry. From what I understand the Celebrity will be flat between your bindings and the K2 is flat through out.
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I loved my Gnu Riders Choice and that was twin, I havent ridden a K2 in years. I rode a Zepplin way back in the day.
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Next years info on the Omatic can be gotten from this site :+: ???? :+: ????.

Just can not tell you which one would be better for you. Only got a couple days on next years omatics in slushy conditions so would not want to steer you wrong with a limited experience. Will say though that I did enjoy the Omatics while I had them. Just not a big K2 fan myself and never ridden one of their boards.
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I own a Believer and the board is stiffer than your average freestyle board. IMO, it is a pipe/jump board with some rails thrown in. It carves great when you just want to freeride and there's no chatter when bombing down hills. I've never ridden an Omatic, but looking at the 2010 specs, it appears the boards are constructed very similarly, hence my comment above about saving the $$ unless there's something in the Omatic you're really looking for.
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