|Topic Review (Newest First)|
|12-05-2014 12:52 PM|
I've put 100 days on mine and I really like it too. Great float in pow if you set it back a bit. Really good edges. I only have two dislikes. 1) the edges are a little too aggressive in soft snow if you lay in hard you will cut right thru and bottom out on your toes/heel and crash. Also they make for a harsh ride if you are trying to go slow and smearing your turns on hard lumpy snow. I think this is because all the force is going into the bumps instead of being spread over the whole edge.
2) the board isn't as damp as I would like for really high speed runs. It's fast but that last 10% it could really use some more stiffness in the nose.
|12-05-2014 12:14 AM|
I got in a whole season on my Krypto Magtek, and the board definitely impressed me. I did end up ditching my Flow bindings and got a set of Burton Cartel bindings. They're actually really easy to fasten once at the top of the mountain - I never even need to sit down to do this trick either, and the Cartel's hold your foot to the board way better than the Flows ever did - sorry Flow, you gotta go!
What surprised me about this board is that it allowed me to explore going fast, without worrying about the board getting all shakey and nervous (like my previous board!). You get a rock solid stable ride, and the edge grip from that Magne Traction is off the hook. I could not get over how much edge grip is available if you really press into a carve. You get that edge hold even on hard snow and ice, where on a conventional board, one small bump and your edge loses it's hold - not so with the Magne Traction, it's incredibly tenacious. See the picture above, and you can tell the edge is actually a bit wavy - that's not a photographic distortion! People mention that it grips so well that it makes the board hard to transition rapidly from side to side, but I've never ever thought that. This board is a handler.
My favorite riding enviro is definitely powder in the trees/glades. I love the way this thing floats and lets you turn even when you're off balance trying to wriggle between two badly placed pines. A pure pleasure to ride in the pow, and when you get into chunder/hard pack/corn snow, this board is like an ocean liner plowing thru stormy seas - I actually found myself laughing on many occasion as to what I was getting away with in questionable snow. Can you tell I really like this board?
All said, this board isn't a park board, a jibber, or a flipper. If you like a board that can let you drag your elbows on smooth groomers, float the powder, and suckerpunch bad snow days, this is the board for you - and they are very affordable, often on sale - the 2013 models (I've seen em still online) are identical to the 14/15 models, except for graphics - no reason to change a successful setup.
|01-27-2014 08:51 PM|
|jokermtb||I'm so incredibly looking forward to riding a board that actually has some serious edge grip and speed capability, while still serving up some float and moves in the trees.....my old Burton was not exactly confidence inspiring when letting er rip on the groomers (but nice in the deep trees), but I've been at this snowboarding thing for a while (1997), and learned to compensate for all that....Seems like technology has finally taken another leap forward on this board. It'll be nice to lay into a carve, without having my kickstand ding the tarmac....|
|01-27-2014 08:29 PM|
|Smaug||Just rode my new 164 wide krypto yesterday. I love the board. Super stiff and not very forgiving like my k2 viper i was riding but you can just rip down the hill, hit icey parts and just keep going faster and faster nothing stops you it just grips onto the hill.|
|01-27-2014 07:25 PM|
|jokermtb||I actually got my tailor to mod my 17 year old burton bibs out a bit so I can breathe while hyperventilating in tree wells....|
|01-27-2014 05:47 PM|
.....wish I could figure out how to do that!! I drop a few during the season, but I find after I've spent all day on the slope, in cold and riding first to last chair? I'm freakin' RAVENOUS!! I usually end up eating a lot when Im done for the day.[/QUOTE]
Great book for us fat farts… Why We Get FAT By Gary Taubes
|01-27-2014 05:43 PM|
Originally Posted by jokermtb View Post
|01-27-2014 05:30 PM|
Good post, I JUST bought last year's 2013 Rossignol Krypto Magtek, after mining the internet for seemingly forever......my wife was getting a bit irritated at me hyper-analysing it! Ha ha, too funny! I got a screamin' deal too ($282 to my door!). I've been on a 162cm Burton Malolo (wide tip, tapered back, 100% camber ol' style) since 2006, and have had the itch for something with new board shape tech. I'm not quite as 'fat', hovering at 205, but I was getting a bit tired of dragging my toes and heels when really cranked over on my Malolo - I'm pretty excited about getting a 'mid-wide' that will nicely accomodate my 11 boots.
I've had my fair share of lower back issues (thinning disc gives me 'issues' from time to time), and I deliberately got Flow bindings so I don't have to do the sit/stoop thing....Yeah, I've heard all the neg's about Flows, but they work for me, and the ease of getting in/out is even better than the somewhat temperamental K2's (my wife has those, and they give her fits)
Sure, the 2013 is heinously ugly in photos (I'm sure it looks better in person) - at least the graphics will surely discourage thefts of opportunity!
|01-21-2014 01:15 PM|
|swaity||Thanks for all! I appreciate all the well wishes and advice. Great community!|
|01-19-2014 06:24 PM|
keep riding man!
I'm a big buy myself. Im 6 feet about 240lbs. I ride a 159 capita TFA. I love the board. it doesn't wash out at all, and I can rip it as fast as I want.
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