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11-22-2013 03:42 PM
neni
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Originally Posted by Madbob14 View Post
How would you guys compare the K2 Turbo dream to the Jones Flagship?

Was thinking about both boards and would like a pow board that can do everything.

Everyone has great reviews for both boards and makes it hard to decide!!! I'm thinking about buying one for a Hokkaido trip but don't want a dedicated pow board as there isnt enough fresh pow where i live.
Don't know the Turbo so I'll only comment on the Flagship. It's a great board for pow and charge/carve/bomb groomers. Fast, stable, responsive. I love this board, BUT it's a plank... as much it is fun in good conditions, it is hard work in crud n moguls. Doable but there are others that are easier. If you have lot of these conditions, you might want a different board.
11-22-2013 02:45 PM
Madbob14 How would you guys compare the K2 Turbo dream to the Jones Flagship?

Was thinking about both boards and would like a pow board that can do everything.

Everyone has great reviews for both boards and makes it hard to decide!!! I'm thinking about buying one for a Hokkaido trip but don't want a dedicated pow board as there isnt enough fresh pow where i live.
02-18-2013 04:25 PM
ItchEtrigR isnt the heritage slightly more than mid flex? the slayblade is stiff as f##K
02-18-2013 03:41 PM
Nivek It's very similar to what was on the Salomon Villain this year. Which was a raoring success for them. It makes total sense and was the perfect move form K2 to bring camber back into the line.
02-18-2013 03:30 PM
jdang307
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Originally Posted by Nivek View Post
In the K2 lineup I said the Slayblade was the most like the Raptor. And it is. I didnt say the Raptor is closest in the NS lineup to the Blade. You're right, that would be the Heritage.


J, i have not ridden the new happy hour, but plan to before the season is over.
But has anyone ridden the new camber? Just want some info on that lifted stuff. Looks insane.
02-18-2013 03:26 PM
Nivek
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Originally Posted by danm View Post
You seriously work in a shop and you think the Slayblade is the equivalent of the Raptor? Directional hard charging twin with 3/4" setback... sounds like the Heritage is the better comparison... I do agree with the pricing on the lower end NS and Mervin though.
In the K2 lineup I said the Slayblade was the most like the Raptor. And it is. I didnt say the Raptor is closest in the NS lineup to the Blade. You're right, that would be the Heritage.


J, i have not ridden the new happy hour, but plan to before the season is over.
02-18-2013 03:04 PM
jdang307
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Originally Posted by Nivek View Post
This is the future of camber. It just makes more sense. Anyone that felt like the Blade wasn't lively enough, this should fix that. I am actually expecting to get a Happy Hour for next year, I think it will just make that board so much better.
Have you or anyone ridden it yet (it's cool if there is still an NDA).

I've been eyeing the Happy Hour for a couple years now, just never pulling the trigger. But this Lifted stuff looks crazy.

Plus the base on the HH is pretty fucking cool
02-18-2013 02:31 PM
danm
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Originally Posted by Nivek View Post
You think the Raptor only compares to the one size only pow board that replaced the Gyrator? You came to this conclusion how?

The Raptor comparison is the Slayblade, which retails less than the Raptor. Hard charging power freeirde board. Not floaty powder board.

Also you're mistaking my other comment saying K2 alone makes a board better than every NS for cheaper. In fact they dont. They dont really make anything comparable to the Summit. Closest thing is that Peace Keeper. But I guess I should be more specific as they do make great all mountain decks and the price point for those isnt terribly different. Same thing for my issues with Mervin. Once you get up to the hard charging decks they arent priced that ridiculously compared the norm. But for both brands their Park and general all mountain decks are overpriced. And those are the decks they sell the most.
You seriously work in a shop and you think the Slayblade is the equivalent of the Raptor? Directional hard charging twin with 3/4" setback... sounds like the Heritage is the better comparison... I do agree with the pricing on the lower end NS and Mervin though.
02-18-2013 12:37 PM
Nivek
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Originally Posted by wernersl View Post
Be careful. Around here it would be considered overpriced! $574
Pretty close yeah, I think anything over $600 is unnecessary. One of the old T9 guys said it best, it's easy to design a great board that costs $600, but to build one that rides awesome for under $400, that's fucking hard. And in the last few years I've been haing way more fun on sub $400 decks than higher end ones. This is the first year I've chosen to ride something more expensive, the Rush.

One of the big things about those $50-$30 price differences is you'll typically get way more tech and a lighter board than it's Mervin/NS equivalent. Burton is often the same way, but they do also try to pack in features. With those brands you're buying a product, and then paying a little extra to have their logo/name on that product. It's a smart move by those brands, it creates a sense of elitism that you own/ride brand X and dirves hype and demand. However, that doesnt mean everyone buying them or working there has that attitude. Our Gnu rep is chill as a drunk bear in Nepal for example.
02-18-2013 11:54 AM
Nivek
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Originally Posted by danm View Post
Just looked at K2's site and the only board comparable to the Raptor is the Peace Maker and it costs slightly MORE than the NS...
You think the Raptor only compares to the one size only pow board that replaced the Gyrator? You came to this conclusion how?

The Raptor comparison is the Slayblade, which retails less than the Raptor. Hard charging power freeirde board. Not floaty powder board.

Also you're mistaking my other comment saying K2 alone makes a board better than every NS for cheaper. In fact they dont. They dont really make anything comparable to the Summit. Closest thing is that Peace Keeper. But I guess I should be more specific as they do make great all mountain decks and the price point for those isnt terribly different. Same thing for my issues with Mervin. Once you get up to the hard charging decks they arent priced that ridiculously compared the norm. But for both brands their Park and general all mountain decks are overpriced. And those are the decks they sell the most.
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