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Old 11-15-2011, 06:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 2011 GNU Carbon Credit Vs. 2011/2012 K2 Raygun

hey guys,
I was selling my 2011 parkstar 149 I bought last year, and I got asked to trade. I have an offer to trade my Parkstar for a set of 2012 K2 Auto Uprise Bindings and $100 Cash. I am thinking of doing that and getting a new 2011 model of the Carbon Credit I found for $275. Now Im wondering if I should get the K2 Raygun instead. I haven't ridden either the CC or the Raygun at all. I do mostly all mountain w/ some jumps here and there, and ride a lot of ice/hardpack. I did like the Parkstar, but I like everything I have read on the Carbon Credit.

Does either the CC or the Raygun have any disadvantages on the other, or are they pretty much the same? Thanks for the input!

As far as pricing i can get the 2011 CC for $290 and the 2012 Raygun for $265

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Old 11-16-2011, 12:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
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the Gnu I center reverse to flat, the Raygun is 3 stage rocker. One sucks, the other doesn't. One makes you feel like you're on a teeter totter, the other actually works.





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Raygun hands down.
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WHile I am far from an expert I recently looked at both boards and personally while they are different both are good boards. I would imagine it boils down to personal preference for the most part.

K2 Raygun seems generally well likely among most people I spoke with. Some mentioned it was a little slow and lacked pop.
Carbon Credit won a 2011 Good Wood Award so it surely cant be useless, but I would imagine both would offer you a good ride.


Perhaps if you can try and hire both and see what you think? not sure where you are or if thats an option.
Otherwise try and find some reviews on both and make a choice yourself.

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Just so you know, people are about to bitch at you for talking about good wood.
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Yeah, I expected that. In the end its some people opinion and everyone has a different one.
One person will say this board is a piece of crap and others will swear by it.

Ive never ridden either so I cant say from personal experience but just saying 'Raygun hands down' doenst help the OP much, give some reasons why to give him some food for thought.
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I agree completely, but some people think they are indefinitely right. Doesn't mean their wrong, doesn't mean their right.
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Eh for 24g's you too can have a good wood award. Although for the much cheaper low price of 6g's you can win the Platinum Pick from snowboard mag.
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Or a blueberry scarf. What a bunch of shit.
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I haven't ridden the CC so I can't really say if it's rocker profile sucks, but I know Nivek thinks anything GNU or Lib sucks so I don't know.

I did ride the 2011 Raygun and thought it was pretty good. I liked it in the powder, but didn't really like it as much riding it on the groomers/crud. Maybe I just wasn't used to riding the rocker profile, but it felt a little squirly and chattery.

The only thing I can say about the GNU that may be valuable for hte OP is the MTX since he said he rides alot of ice/hardpack. Some people like MTX and some don't so that is something for him to consider when deciding between the two. I personally don't think I'd like the Raygun on hard pack, but I have limited experience with the board and can't compare it to the GNU.
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