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What are your thoughts on these 2 boards. Im looking for an all mountain board

K2 Raygun:
-Higher cost
-Extruded Base (does this mean it wont need as much maintenance?)
-Has good reviews, though many times on this forum its looked down upon

Rossignol Taipan:
-Cheaper
-Sintered Base (does this mean it will require more maintenance?)
-bunch of tech
-Directional Twin (how much setback does it have?)

About me:
- 130 lbs (i was told 150 was a good size but for 2 years (when i was lighter) i was riding 151. Could i ride 153 cause the taipan only offers 153+)
 

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They both fairly compairable.
They are both directional twins. probably set back 3/4 inch

extruded is less waxing and easier to repair
sintered is the opposite. but faster.

Ive ridden both. theyre rode pretty much the same. Youll see the k2 more often on the hill but not the rossi. its going to really boil down to graphic and $$ dollars .
 

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A couple advanced riders I know have ridden the taipen and enjoyed it. One of them even bought a cheap one as his early season board. Sorry, thats all i have to offer. I dont think you could go wrong with it especially since its the cheaper option.
 

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Look into Rossignol Templar instead. I just bought one for 179.99 + tax. There are sales on them left and right. MSRP is 399.99

It's almost the same as Taipan but with Magne-traction.

K2 is overpriced for what it offers.
 

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I agree with grabbing the Taipan. My brother rides one and loves it, i have ridden it and it is a solid board....

...also i have a bud who grabbed on as his early season board here in Calgary.... do i know you, nsrider121......:dunno:
 
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