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...