Hey so I have about 5 days now on my new 156 TD and I wanted to post a little review.
Board: 09-10 K2 Turbo Dream 156
Bindings: Burton Missions: 21.5" stance +5,-5
I'm 34, 5'7" 180 lbs, pretty outta shape nowadays, haha.
Day 1: Sierra, nice spring-like conditions, ice and slush. I rode mostly greens and blues with the GF. I was really impressed at how well I could carve with little to no effort. Tried some switch, easy, no hangups. Tried to butter for the first time and caught an edge. I think I need to widen my stance for extra spreadability, haha. Bombed a few runs and the board felt pretty stable, but when I leaned on my back or front leg I would lose edge hold. I never fell, but the board would slide through turns instead of carve, centering my weight produced the best results. I tried some ollies off rollers, flats, hips, anything I could find, it feels kinda squirly right before I ollie and I get sketched out, especially at speed.
Day 2-5: Utah bound on a road trip, I was hoping for some knee deep pow to see what this board could really do, but was outta luck. Missed storms by one day coming and going...sucks. I rode Park City, Snowbird, Solitude and Brighton. Overall the runs were either groomed or packed powder/ice. On the icy runs I got a little sketched out trying to push my speed. This board is not as fast or as stable as my Premier in these conditions. I got no chatter, but I don't like washing out in turns, so I had to slow down a little. Found some kickers and was impressed, to me the TD has more of a medium flex, and due to the rocker I felt more confident going faster off them than my Premier. Tried to ollie some rollers at speed and still can't get the feeling, still squirly, not sure what to do? I got some pow stashes at Solitude, gotta tell you this is where the board shines for sure. Even with a centered stance I was able to float easy, carving in pow feels like riding a surfboard because of the rocker. I pumped through a flat patch, stomped the tail and ollied in the pow, I could never do that before on my Premier.
Overall I gotta say I'm impressed with the board, though I'm not completely comfortable on it yet. Getting sketched out before I ollie is irritating, I think I have to get used to the feeling. Riding this board is effortless, no leg burn, sore calves etc. I rode 4 days in a row and could've gone more.
Last edited by shredpow; 01-22-2010 at 03:26 PM.