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Old 01-03-2009, 02:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default k2 weapon is SICK!!!

my friend owns a shop and knows exactly what i like. So i took a long shot and listened to him on this. Plus he said give him half for the board and ride it to see how i like it. Love the hookups

Boards recently ridin.

156 aritfact
152 skate banana
156 capita black death inc
156 lib trs
149 genius
156 rome agent and mod
dc mlk
dc pbj
o matic. forget which model

i am a complete board whore still searching for the holy grail. Now i am not going to say this board is it or not because there are still some to ride.

This is looking for a park board.
Riding 14 yrs
5'11 190lbs
Style Park and hard bombing(using different boards)

Looking for in a park board.

Flex and lots still having good pop
good feedback/feel
light
stay can cut a carve

Well here we go

148 yes 148 k2 world wide weapon
burton cartel/coliation lo backs
thirty two lashed

First impression, and i mean within 100 yards was WOW. This board had the flex of the artifact maybe slightly stiffer. Maybe. I fell out of a couple hard butters because the tips were short and fell out on me from too much press. With a decent press i could get the tips about waist high before it came out. I just have to learn the shorter board. Setup was LIGHT i mean real light. WaY lighter than the skate banana. Pop was great. way more than the artifact. Jumps were great. Good pop off the lip and way less rotating mass. Effortless. Landings not the hint of sketching out. Now was the real test which i would never have thought it would have passed, let alone with flying colors. I went flatbased for a good 350 yards( i am good at golf so i know yardage) down a intermediate trail. At the point i felt like i was going fast enough i cut from the left of the trail to hard toeside into a 45 degree carve. OMG it held, didnt chatter, and wanted more. I could not believe it. On the artifact i would have ate it and slid half way down the section. This is my new favorite deck. BY FAR. And i have owned 25 plus with riding many more than that. This might be objective but look at the facts>

190lbs riding a 148
freeriding it like my capita
light as all hell
still responsive
super easy spin

did i mention bombing a 148 at 190lbs.

buy one NOW
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Old 01-03-2009, 06:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I've got a 148 WWW Rocker that I can't wait to ride tomorrow. Also using Cartels. I'm 6'1" 155lbs with a size 11 boot.
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Old 01-03-2009, 06:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i call bull shit on board count.
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Old 01-03-2009, 10:44 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i call bull shit on board count.

i dont know why. for a ref. i learned on a old alpine board with ski boots and bindings. Maybe 30 degrees or more front on both.
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Old 01-05-2009, 11:14 PM   #5 (permalink)
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So after riding mine this weekend, I agree with everything you said except riding at high speeds. I felt really uneasy about this board at high speeds. Carving at high speeds was pretty sketchy and I won't be doing that again.

Absolutely LOVE the board though. Its gonna be a very fun season with this.
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Yea why don't I believe all this....
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Old 01-06-2009, 12:48 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Yea why don't I believe all this....
well maybe i am a exception on the go fast side. I am a speed freak. 180 plus in cars, having had shifter karts, boats, basically anything i can go as fast as possible on or in. I am just a nut for high speeds. I flat base anytime i am not riding park. Dont carve much because it scrubs speed. But for as much as i have pushed boards speedwise this is up there for the type of board. My artifact i have ripped inter. riders on straight freeride boards. I test the shit out of it. I will say inspire your confidence in this board freeriding it. It will push over sooner than freeride boards but still holds a great edge. The sketch feeling is of you not the deck. If not comfortable push it harder and harder until the confidence grows. Then you know its limits. I personally take it out on the first couple of freeride runs, expecting to eat it. At least i know the boards limit after the first couple of runs.

think what you may but i am giving advice from a objective view. mine.
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Old 01-06-2009, 01:12 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Being similar weight I find short boards can be squirlly at high speed, though super easy to manuever.. doesn't mean I can't ride them really fast... I've seen people ride snow skates as fast as snowboards.
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I love my 158 WWW
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I love my 158 WWW
nice. great deck. 58 though is WAY to big for my tastes. My freeride deck is a 56.
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