Board: K2 Happy Hour
Camber Option: Flatline
Bindings: K2 Cinch Ctx
Stance: 23 1/2
Angles: 15, -15
Boots: K2 haymaker size 12
My Weight: 175lbs.
Resort: Granite Peak
Conditions: Couple inches of fresh semi-heavy powder and light snowfall
Preconceived Notions: By the looks of the board i could tell i was going to have a "happy hour" with it.
Flex: semi stiff in the middle and decent flex on the tip and tail
Ollies/Pop: The Ollie bar definately makes a huge difference, i was overshooting jumps and getting too high in the air for even my comfort level with it but it held up great on landings.
Stability: For being a 151 this thing was stable at higher speeds and i felt surprisingly safe on ice.
Butterability: because of the tips on it this board butters like shit in my opinion but it's not really made to butter
Cruising: It felt like i was on a skate board basically, one of the most fun boards i have ever just cruised around on and i almost felt invincible at one point on it. I also was carving so hard and low i almost thought i was hard booting!
Jibbing: It was fun to jib on and I worried about the tips a little bit but they didn't seem to catch at all on the rail or boxes but i would be very cautious on corrugated tubing.
Rider in Mind: This board is definitely for someone that wants to have a good time on the hill no matter what they do. If you ride in the park a lot ride it small, if you ride in powder then ride at your normal size.
Personal Thoughts: Best board i have ever rode hands down. This board and Burton Cobrasharks would be a deadly combination in the park and if you ever get in a fight with an asshole skier at least you will always have a weapon on hand.