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K2 All Terrain Rocker vs. Mervin C2BTX and Others....
I'm a relatively advanced rider. I prefer steep and deep, trees and hitting natural jumps and drops, but I definitely do groomers and the park when there's no pow (only jumps, no rails). I'm in the PNW so I get a decent amount of pow and ice isn't too bad.
I'm 6'4'' 200 lbs, and ride a 167 GNU 11up from a few years ago (camber, no MTX).
I'm definitely looking to get a new board sometime in the near future, but I'm in no hurry. So here's the deal....
I found a 160 K2 Turbo Dream for 40% off at the local shop. It's smaller than my current board, but I rode a 161 Raygun last week and it felt fine. I wasn't planning on buying a board this year, but this is a good deal.
My main question is if I'd be better off waiting and getting a different rocker board that also has some tech on the edges (i.e. MTX or a similar technology). I also found some other good options at another shop for 20% off (they may go lower), including the Skunk Ape, Dark Series, High Life and the Slay Blade.
So I guess my questions is for guys that have experience with these different boards and rocker variations. Am I missing much by going with a great deal in the Turbo Dream? Would I be better off spending more cash and getting that extra edge control along with the rocker?
Thanks! And sorry for the long post....