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11-29-2012 11:03 AM
blackbeard I'm putting the regular K2 Company on my Ride Machete (non-GT) because I don't do any park. I checked them out at a local store and the Company was stiff compared to the Cartels and Union Atlas, but I don't think it was that bad.
11-29-2012 10:54 AM
Alex B
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I just like the IPO's a lot. The Company is a really stiff binding, so using the same tray with a soft urethane highback is just fantastic.
Oh are they that bad? So not good for a low end intermediate with a Flow Drifter?

Alex B
11-29-2012 10:05 AM
Nivek
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Why do you always recommend the K2 Company IPO rather than the regular Company? I'm still stuck between the K2 formula and company, (IPO isn't in my price range).

Thanbks
Alex B
I just like the IPO's a lot. The Company is a really stiff binding, so using the same tray with a soft urethane highback is just fantastic.
11-29-2012 03:08 AM
Alex B
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It's a stiff board that takes some muscle. It will be fine in pow, it has rocker. Not fun to press but will 50/50 and boardslide just fine. Go for a 154 if you're not in the park much.

I'd put Maestro's, K2 Company IPO's, NOW IPO's, Flow NX2 AT's, or Flux SF 45's (which I have some L's for sale) on it.
Why do you always recommend the K2 Company IPO rather than the regular Company? I'm still stuck between the K2 formula and company, (IPO isn't in my price range).

Thanbks
Alex B
11-28-2012 11:30 PM
Nivek They aren't characteristically damp snowboards. You get more than average amounts of vibrations up into your feet and knees. And you feel everything underneath you. Great for AK so you know what to do based on snow conditions, but not the best for resort riding.
11-28-2012 11:25 PM
taylorpoz Yah I did notice that. The only reason I was looking at a true twin was so that I could actually learn how to ride switch; I can't as of right now. And since the base is only displaced by 2cm, it shouldn't be insanely difficult to become comfortable riding switch on it. It's not like I'll be trying to tear it up on double blacks going switch haha.

By harsh, do you mean not as smooth?
11-28-2012 10:45 PM
Nivek Be aware, the MTN Twin is not a true twin, and is a bit of a harsh ride. All the Jones are a bit harsh.
11-28-2012 10:09 PM
taylorpoz I checked out the Flow Rush, and liked it, but still had some doubts. Then I stumbled upon the Jones Mountain Twin 2013. I think I'm going to pull the trigger on this one. It pretty much has everything I'm looking for.

Regardless, thank you for your advice. You indirectly helped me discover this board
11-28-2012 07:31 PM
Nivek Flow Rush. Which incidentally I could snap higher, turn harder, and hold a better edge with.
11-28-2012 05:58 PM
taylorpoz Awesome. Thanks so much for the info.
If I wanted something that was ever-so-slightly less stiff and just a tiny bit more playful, but still performs along the same lines as the GT, what would be a good option?
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