Keep my K2 Gyrator or get a NS Raptor?
Been re-evaluating my quiver this summer, which started with debating on the Proto. I've already asked a question about that which people were kind enough to answer, thanks.
I have a K2 Gyrator from a couple seasons ago, its untouched in its bag. Was going on a several month trip, markets crashed, money dried up, that's life. Since then I haven't bothered taking two/three decks with me traveling as I have an NS SL and I was using it as my only deck for trips.
My question is, while I know the Gyrator is often recommended as a pow stick, am I better off selling it and scraping some cash for a Raptor (or even a Heritage or Premier)? How does the Raptor do in powder compared to a bona fide powder stick? My reasoning being that I am not a west coast resident, I don't sled out to the backcountry, and any powder I hit is resort slackcountry powder. Maybe I'll get a couple of days off of a Cat. But obviously, I do already own this powder board so its available to take on these occasions.
But since a lot of it is resort powder, (maybe someday I'll start making Cat/heli only trips but not right now), and there are groomers and chop to deal with, am I better off getting a Raptor? Is the K2 fine on groomers and chop vs the Raptor's ability in powder? Hope that makes sense.
I'd like to unload the Gyrator in a virgin state now if I'm going that road.
Thanks very much