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01-09-2013 09:02 AM
killclimbz There is definitely something going on with the Edison. Give Will credit. He is making sure it's bombproof before they release it. Hopefully I'll get to talk to Jeff and Will at SIA when it comes around. I'll get the low down then.
01-09-2013 01:13 AM
Justin I heard the edison is a no go for now. Not sturdy enough and they will be re-working it. Shop dood said it fwiw.
01-08-2013 04:14 PM
ShredLife
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Yeah I agree and since K2 has been really stepping up their backcountry line in the last few years, it makes sense that they would do this. The Mountain Shop here in Portland carries K2 as their splitboard rental fleet. I have used their gear for clients without their own splits and they seem solid...
if K2 really is coming out with channel boards they really will own the rental and in some sense the 'guides loaner board' market as well...

Splitboard.com Forums • View topic - Someone finally listened, K2 Ultra Split?

... spark edison if it ends up getting released and ends up bomber will be a game changer too, but it will be expensive.
01-08-2013 04:13 PM
Triple8Sol
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The Mountain Shop here in Portland carries K2 as their splitboard rental fleet. I have used their gear for clients without their own splits and they seem solid...
You're talking about the K2 Panoramic right? I came really close to pulling the trigger on their full split kit during Evo's end of season sale last yr. Luckily for my wallet it sold out while I was deliberating.
01-08-2013 02:25 PM
oneshot from a financial view its a wise move. backcountry riding is growing fast.
01-08-2013 01:10 PM
hikeswithdogs
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lol - i bought a new shovel last season after a well-used mammut started bending.... and i ended up getting a K2 - it is very well designed...

Yep I have the K2 BackSide Backcountry shovel it's great and seems really sturdy......lets hope I don't have to use it for anything besides building kickers and digging the truck out in the parking lot.
01-08-2013 01:06 PM
Triple8Sol Sounds like they're planning to keep BCA intact, which I read to mean their engineers and other related staff as well as the namebrand. Provided they actually follow through and don't change their minds after a couple yrs, this could be a great thing. Having K2 $$ for R&D and marketing should result in some much-improved gear...
01-08-2013 12:25 PM
wrathfuldeity interesting...I'll ask some kids that are sponsored by bca


it does make some sense with the bc explosion in the pnw
K2 Sports buys snow safety pioneer Backcountry Access (BCA) | Backcountry Access I Avalanche Rescue and Snow Safety Equipment: Avalanche beacons, transceivers, ABS, avalanche airbags, avalanche shovels and probes
01-08-2013 11:43 AM
ShredLife lol - i bought a new shovel last season after a well-used mammut started bending.... and i ended up getting a K2 - it is very well designed...
01-08-2013 11:35 AM
Ale_Capone That is interesting. didn't see that coming either.

Kind of mixed feelings on it all, but K2 definatly as the money and brain power to do big things.

I just picked up a new shovel after my BCA shovel started to shows signs of bending where the handle and blade met. shovel only seen one season of ordinary use. Wouldn't trust my bros life to that thing.
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