Blast from the Past - FATBOB 142 - Decades ahead of its time. - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
SnowboardingForum.com is the premier Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-28-2012, 02:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
Member
 
boomin33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Val Thorens, France
Posts: 44
Default Blast from the Past - FATBOB 142 - Decades ahead of its time.

End of Season party last week and as everyone was busting out 80's gear; thought I'd be a bit more modern and ride a classic that I picked up in a pawn shop for $40 ten years ago.

I always thought it would be a recipe for disaster, Instant wheelie to injury.. to charge the mountain on this 142cm stubby -
I'm 5 foot 11 and around 185lbs.

man was I wrong. This little board rocked. Hit medium sized kickers in the park, was flat tricking groomers, popping high speed BS/FS 180s, Switch3's all day long... soooo much fun. and so solid a ride.

Seems that nowadays more and more boards are beefing up shorter boards for bigger riders who are feel confident going with what used to be considered way too short..

Good on K2 for making a 142 wide enough and strong enough for a 180lb+ size 10.5 foot rider back in 1994.... or is this a 1993 board... can't remember...


Last edited by boomin33; 04-28-2012 at 02:56 PM.
boomin33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 04-28-2012, 03:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
HoboMaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 2,314
Default

Hell ya, chargin with the Fat Bob!
__________________
PowderHound and TreeNinja
HoboMaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2012, 03:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
NWBoarder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Port Orchard, WA
Posts: 1,946
Blog Entries: 10
Default

I loved my Fat Bob BITD. So much fun to ride, and it was a wide, so it was so much better for my size 13's than the skinny K2 Dart I learned on.
__________________
Oh yeah!? Well, my mom says I'm cool!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Clayton Bigsby View Post
It never gets old, if you're in it for the passion, and not the fashion
NWBoarder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2012, 05:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Basti's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Germany
Posts: 446
Default

The Fat Bob was great but my fav was the 142 K2 Daniel Franck. The one with the whale graphics on the base, I'd say it was 1994. Amazing board and stable enough for anything.
Basti is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2012, 03:18 AM   #5 (permalink)
Member
 
boomin33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Val Thorens, France
Posts: 44
Default

found a fairly mint condition 154 Adam Merriman this summer on Gumtree.... pretty stoked to add it to the collection. will post pics soon.
boomin33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:59 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums