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Old 11-13-2013, 11:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Enough time here an you'll know my general feelings on everything I've ridden from Mervin. I generally feel they are snowboarding on cruise control and just don't have that much life. So now the Hot Knife. C3 is everything Mervin needed. The board was lively on edge and if I really loaded the tips with everything I had is smushed a little, but for the most part the snap was good and plentiful. Mellow mag is what Mervin should be using on everything. It's plenty grippy and doesn't get in the way. The tips are just soft enough to play around on without sacrificing the stiffness they need to be snappy.

Overall impression: New favorite Mervin. Seriously a fun ride and something I do recommend. Really fun do anything twin.

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Nice to see somebody who can keep an open mind. I love my Billy Goat C3. Thanks for the post.
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compare with the k2 happy hour, that you have tested, witch one is more versatile and playful , and drive well in powder?
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I agree with Nivek in pretty much every point. I have a '13 Hot Knife that I picked up last season and love it. Especially for east coast conditions.
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compare with the k2 happy hour, that you have tested, witch one is more versatile and playful , and drive well in powder?
Hard to say since my ride on tue Hot Kjife was early season park and groomers. Based on bend profile the Happy Hour is probably a little faster in pow. It has a flatter overall shape which will plane better. The Hot Knife is softer in the tips.

If I was picking between the two I'd be inclined to go with the Happy Hour. Just a bit more energetic ride.
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