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|11-25-2012 09:30 PM|
|gjetsg||Thanks for all the input guys|
|11-24-2012 02:16 PM|
Originally Posted by Easto View Post
I got the deck and bindings from Evo.com for mad cheap. $225 for the board and $118 for the bindings with free shipping!
Of course they won't ship K2 to Canada so I had to have family reship it and all that shit. Still a great deal on what seems to be a great board. Hiking Shames with it tomorrow.
|11-24-2012 11:24 AM|
Originally Posted by Gdog42 View Post
|11-24-2012 11:11 AM|
Originally Posted by gjetsg View Post
It's awesome because it literally performs just as well on all terrains. I've rode it on ice, slush, powder and park:
1.) The ice is good. It holds well without catching an edge on ice, and works really well on groomed slopes which is what it mostly is on this side of the U.S.. On the groomers, the Raygun gives you complete full control; you can make turns gradually or really quickly.
2.) Slush was really fun with this thing last year! I used to hate the stuff (and my friends still do), but with this board I just laugh and go. It is a bit more slippery, but really it just performs as well as it does on hard groomers.
3.) It floats effortlessly in powder; I don't even have to lean back to float like I did with my last board.
4.) As for the park, it performs well here too. I never caught an edge in the park with this board and I didn't even detune them. It's nice and flexible, but not too flexible, so it's park-friendly but still gives you a good amount of control.
The K2 Raygun has also won the Transworld Good Wood award twice: in 2011-2012 and now again for the 2012-2013 season. The Gnu Carbon Credit has won one Good Wood award.
The price is decent, too. You can get a K2 Raygun from last season from somewhere around $250 and get this season's for $360, whereas last season's Gnu Carbon Credit is about $400.
I'm 6'4" and wear size 13 boots. I have the 160cm Wide, even though 165-170cm would be a more appropriate length for me. Although it's about 10cm short for me, it still performs perfectly. I'd recommend a Wide for you, although I don't think it would be necessary if you have size 11 boots because the regular Raygun is already kind of wide. stand on it with your boots before you buy it if possible, otherwise contact K2 and ask them.
Definitely go with the Raygun. It won't just be another board, it will become your best friend!
Also, make sure you check out the Good Ride's review of the Raygun (K2 Raygun | The Good Ride) and the Carbon Credit (Gnu Carbon Credit | The Good Ride). On both, select the "In Depth" option to get a fully-detailed review. These guys are good because they have a completely neutral opinion on everything they review. (Same with me, so you can trust me!)
Hope that helps!
|11-24-2012 10:00 AM|
Originally Posted by Nivek View Post
|11-23-2012 06:13 PM|
|gjetsg||160 wide raygun sound good?|
|11-21-2012 12:47 PM|
Originally Posted by walove View Post
A hyper progressive sidecut is more responsive than radial. If you can't get at it that's not my fault. Riding Mervin makes me lazy. Everything is done for you and they aren't terribly energetic. Sheet ice is the only place magne will out turn hyper progressive.
|11-21-2012 10:40 AM|
|walove||I find k2's flat rock and hyperproressive sidecut really slow to react. It gives a stable ride and landings, but isn't eager to initiate a turn. Great for lazy boarding and crusing around. Btx is the opposite, quick turning, and with magne and a constant radius sidecut it carves really nice. It requires more attention since it is responsive. Both retail for the same price so I guess the price difference depends on the deal you can find.|
|11-21-2012 09:56 AM|
Originally Posted by phony_stark View Post
CC was my first board and rode extremely well on groomed/ice pack conditions. Magnetraction does live up to the hype.
|11-21-2012 07:49 AM|
|Edge||I've never used either board, but I'm definitely a fan of K2. Go with the Raygun bro.|
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