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Old 11-01-2009, 10:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey guys, i am an begginer-intermediate snowboarder, just wanting to get a new board. I'm really into just cruzin on the groomed trails and a few jumps here and there, but this year i may also go into the park a few times. From what i've been reading, the k2 podium seems like a good board for me for an all mountain board that curves nicely and is priced nicely too. Anyone have any other ideas of a board or comments on the k2 podium?

also, i'm 6'4'' 185-190lbs and have a size 13 boot, so i'd be getting a 164w I would need a wide board for anyone who wants to pitch ideas of other boards to look at.

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Old 11-01-2009, 10:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Ah I don't know where you read that about the Podium that's not the board you want for what you're describing. Go look at the Believer, Turbo Dream, Darkstar, Parkstar, or jibpan instead if you have your heart set on K2.
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Old 11-01-2009, 11:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yes, but i was thinking that the darkstar, parkstar...etc were more for only park. i'll be spending almost all my time out of the park with a few short sessions just fooling around trying to learn a few things. sorry, didn't make that part clear. should i be looking more towards the darkstar instead? I really like just riding on the slopes most of all and want one that is responsive when i turn.
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Podium is for hard charging oldschool style riders. That board is seriously designed for a small percentage of the riders out there. Honestly I'd say look more towards the Slayblade for what you want then.
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Old 11-02-2009, 12:21 AM   #5 (permalink)
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ok, thanks for the info! i'm looking at last years models so i'm looking more of a price range of 250-300. the slayblade looks awesome, but out of my price range. one of my friends said he just got a burton twin board but i'm thinking that is more of a park board than i want. could you suggest something for me, one that is from last year...any brand thanks again for all your help!

was also thinking maybe the burton deuce?

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Old 11-02-2009, 11:21 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Podium is for hard charging oldschool style riders. That board is seriously designed for a small percentage of the riders out there. Honestly I'd say look more towards the Slayblade for what you want then.
Just curious..why do you think it's designed for only a small percentage of riders?
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Old 11-02-2009, 06:15 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Just curious..why do you think it's designed for only a small percentage of riders?
Because most people these days aren't the type of people to charge hills. Most people like Park, Pipe, Powder, Trees, etc. I know it wasn't my question to answer, but deal with it.
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Old 11-02-2009, 06:18 PM   #8 (permalink)
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yes, but i said i don't do much park or pike...

would the zeppelin be too much board for me? I was talking to a guy on sierra and he mentioned either the podium or the rome slash, but i also found a great deal on a zeppelin

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zeppelin is more of the same
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Old 11-02-2009, 11:10 PM   #10 (permalink)
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more of the same as i shouldn't get it? this is really confusing me a lot now with the the whole "hard charging" thing
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