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02-17-2012 02:10 PM
mb889 I may be there next week. I wear a brown jacket black helmet with white smith I/O or eg2's. I'll be on the lookout for ya. I did Santa yesterday. Bad ass tree runs all day.
02-17-2012 02:02 PM
ShredTaos
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Originally Posted by dreampow View Post
Nice review

how much do you weigh?

I am looking at a TD as a possible replacement for my 2011 Highlife which I am selling. Seems the TD will be softer and a little more playful which is what I want.

Its just one of several boards I am looking at. I really want an all mnountain freestyle ish sticj but it has to be very good in powder which is what I ride mostly.

How does the board feel doing tight turns in trees in the pow?
I'm 180lbs. This board is the best i've ridden in trees and steeps. Quick edge to edge(even for a wide). If i had to break down my riding so far this year it would be like this: 80% STEEPS/Trees, 10% park, 10% groomers. I also like to do the all mountain freestyle thing, huck off cornices, hit natural gaps, rock drops, etc. My favorite riding has always been and always will be trees, and this is the board for it. I spend most of my spare time looking for powder, if it's not available by lift accessible terrain, i start to hike. Again, the more i ride this board the more i love it. I guess I have about 35-40 days on it this year. Took one really nasty core shot on the west basin(the steepest of the steep around here, hikable access) but had it base welded and repaired. That repair is holding up perfectly.

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Shredtaos is spot on. I ride an '11 TD too. At Taos about 6 days a year. It's a great all around board. My last stick was a traditional camber Burton Custom. Not to bag on that board but I would take the TD over that board any day of the week. I'll have to be on the look out for you shredtaos next time I'm up there. Maybe next week. Either there or wolf.
Just yell at me if you see a 6'1 guy riding a turbo dream, i usually rock a brown jacket with thing colored stripes, and a black/blue/pink helmet. Possibly with a go-pro attached. After the snow this week.. 24" we just got! You better be coming to taos!
02-15-2012 04:19 PM
hikeswithdogs
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Originally Posted by dreampow View Post
Nice review

how much do you weigh?

I am looking at a TD as a possible replacement for my 2011 Highlife which I am selling. Seems the TD will be softer and a little more playful which is what I want.

Its just one of several boards I am looking at. I really want an all mnountain freestyle ish sticj but it has to be very good in powder which is what I ride mostly.

How does the board feel doing tight turns in trees in the pow?
IMO the TurboDream is the best non-powderboard in powder out there(due to shape, setback and camber profile) it's main use is sidecountry\powder. As you can see above I think the slayblade is a better "all mountain" board) K2's splitboard(the panaramic) has the EXACT same shape and camber profile if that tells you anything.

I mostly like riding tight-trees\steeps at Solitude\Brighton and the TD rocks for these scenarios flexible enough to muscle around in tight areas but stiff enough to plow through chunder and nasty semi sun crusted POW, LOVE THIS BOARD.

I weight about 185Lbs 5'11 and ride the 157w , as long as I live in Utah this is probably the only board I'll ever need unless I move to a semi-dedicated powder stick like the Salomon powdersnake.

I sometimes(very rarely) wish it had better edge hold on uber icy\cruddy steeps but honestly it's not what this board is designed for and it doesn't slow me down at all. This board kind of compromises edge hold for pow performance but I'll take it anyday.
02-15-2012 03:19 PM
mb889 Shredtaos is spot on. I ride an '11 TD too. At Taos about 6 days a year. It's a great all around board. My last stick was a traditional camber Burton Custom. Not to bag on that board but I would take the TD over that board any day of the week. I'll have to be on the look out for you shredtaos next time I'm up there. Maybe next week. Either there or wolf.
02-02-2012 09:29 PM
dreampow Nice review

how much do you weigh?

I am looking at a TD as a possible replacement for my 2011 Highlife which I am selling. Seems the TD will be softer and a little more playful which is what I want.

Its just one of several boards I am looking at. I really want an all mnountain freestyle ish sticj but it has to be very good in powder which is what I ride mostly.

How does the board feel doing tight turns in trees in the pow?
12-16-2011 06:03 PM
EC99SS Awesome review!

I've just started looking at K2 boards (I ride either an NS SL or Ride DH2.5). Can anyone give me the difference in riding characteristics between the Slayblade and Turbo Dream?

I like riding all mountain and charging down. I'll hit the park maybe 20% of the time (if that). I'm just simply not good in the parks (haha).

Thanks!
12-16-2011 01:16 PM
hikeswithdogs
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Another little update. Rode another 20 inches of powder yesterday - which was so epic. This board fucking shreds, riding steep pow bumps is so effortless compared to a camber board. I was able to get some of my best turns ever in today, and that was partially thanks to this board, partially thanks to the epic powder year we are having here so far. I'm on my 157 w, gave it an extra 1/2 inch setback on top of the stock setback, i had the most effortless float. Did some huge gaps to pow, never caught a front edge- it always floated right on the top like it should. I was thinking about buying a separate pow board before, but i just dont know if its worth the investment right now considering how this bad boy is riding for me.

At one point i hiked the ridge, gapped 20 foot off a cornice into waist deep pow and had zero issues floating. Then I rode powder and powder bumps all day and just tore it up. So effortless and fun to ride, did i mention i like this board?

Yep the only people I ride with that can keep up in the pow are riding like 168's and stuff like that and the 157w is was easier and more forgiving in the trees and more 360\spin friendly which is about as freestyle as I have any interest in getting.
12-16-2011 11:06 AM
ShredTaos Another little update. Rode another 20 inches of powder yesterday - which was so epic. This board fucking shreds, riding steep pow bumps is so effortless compared to a camber board. I was able to get some of my best turns ever in today, and that was partially thanks to this board, partially thanks to the epic powder year we are having here so far. I'm on my 157 w, gave it an extra 1/2 inch setback on top of the stock setback, i had the most effortless float. Did some huge gaps to pow, never caught a front edge- it always floated right on the top like it should. I was thinking about buying a separate pow board before, but i just dont know if its worth the investment right now considering how this bad boy is riding for me.

At one point i hiked the ridge, gapped 20 foot off a cornice into waist deep pow and had zero issues floating. Then I rode powder and powder bumps all day and just tore it up. So effortless and fun to ride, did i mention i like this board?
12-07-2011 06:12 PM
hikeswithdogs I also ride 09-10 TD 157W and I love it but overall I think the SlayBlade is a better rounded all mountain board where as the TD is more of an all mountain board with powder tendencies.
12-07-2011 06:06 PM
ShredTaos Thanks for the kind words, gauntlet09 !

I doubt you made a mistake at all purchasing that board. I was interested in the slayblade as well, but this turbo dream fell right into my hands, so I guess it was meant to be. No regrets, that's for sure. I actually rode a slayblade at a demo last year, I really wish I could give you a good comparison, but the slayblade wasn't a wide board and I kept booting out on every hard carve I made on the one run I did with it before taking it back and demoing a darkstar. The darkstar I actually liked quite a bit though, I'm a fan on the way the flat tech feels under you feet when flat riding. Flat riding on a stiff camber board would get scary quick if your body positioning got even just a little bit lazy. I feel like with these flat boards you have a little more margin of error.

It's funny because I ride with a local K2 rep here in Taos and he mentioned liking both the turbo dream and the slay blade, but that for a one board quiver he would go with one the 80% flat boards. I still have no regrets though!

Ride on my friend
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