Hi all, new to this forum but I've lurked here a couple days and decided this is the best resource for snowboarding info on the internet
I'm looking to get a K2 Believer for learning jumps and spins in the terrain park this year - I haven't done much park in my 3-year snowboard career thus far and would like to start with a board that isn't clunky like my old morrow right now, which is directional - I tried 180s (both flat land and jumps) in this past season and it's been pretty squirrel-ly; I conclude it's because landing switch on a directional board is a pain. For me part of the terrain park learning this year will include learning how to ride switch comfortably. However, I'd also like to take the Believer and have fun around the rest of the mountain as well. So I have a few questions about the K2 Believer for anyone who's had experience or friends with experience:
1) Is the K2 Believer a match for my riding style? I notice it has "flatline" (which I assume means no camber), will that hurt because I had thought camber would increase pop (ie off the takeoff). The K2 Darkstar is also one I'm thinking about.
2) I'm looking to be fiscally conservative and am looking at last years' models (09-10) and I'm seeing a lot of 151s and 154s available. Given my height/weight (5'9"/155-160lbs) which length would be more optimal for my stats and intended riding style (jumps/kickers AND rest of mountain, no jibbing at all)?
3) I have big-ish feet and corresponding boots, with a mondo size of 28.5 cm, and I've ridden my current board (normal width) so far fine, is there any reason to think this won't hold with a Believer?
Thanks! And sorry because I notice there's a lot of new board threads lately from people like me