K2 Parkstar - 2013

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K2 knows how to build a reverse camber with pop, their technique? Cram loads of carbon into the construction and when you think you have enough add a little bit more. All said and done this method seems to work wonders, the K2 Parkstar might not be as buttery soft as it used to be but for all-terrain and park freestyle riding it ticks all the correct boxes. From beginner to expert if you want to ride a twin shaped stick in park, pow, piste and pipe you can’t really go wrong with the Parkstar. More aggressive riders might find the K2 Parkstar’s softer torsional flex lacks the grip and response that they are after, our test Rob certainly found that to be its Achilles heel.

Manufacturer's Description:

THE PARK IS YOUR BLANK CANVAS.

Mason Aguirre’s board of choice, the 2012 K2 Parkstar is equipped with the new TweekendTM baseline upgrade for improved pressing and landing stability.  Made for the rider who wants to rip laps through the park & pipe or take a freestyle mindset anywhere on the mountain.

Recommended for park riding. Recommended for halfpipe riding Recommended for rail riding Recommended for freeride riding Medium cost snowboard Available in Wide Rocker construction Twin shape

Year: 2013

Available Lengths (cm):
149, 152, 155, 157, 159, 154W, 157W, 160W, 163W

Riding Style: Freestyle/Park

Specifications:

Baseline: Jib Rocker Tweekend
Damping: Standard
Construction: Hybritaper
Shape: Twin Hyper Progressive
Stance: Centered
Core: W2
Glass: Traix / ICG10
Additives: NEW Carbon Web I
Base: 4000 Sintered
Base Bevel: 1 degree

K2 Parkstar

Snowboard Review:

Watch the 2013 K2 Parkstar Video Snowboard Review

2013 K2 Parkstar Video Snowboard Review

The K2 Parkstar has pop for days!

Without a doubt the most distinctive feature of the Parkstar was how high my ollies were after strapping-in. I know I bang-on about this, but for me it’s a key feature of any board. The Parkstar was nice and stable on landings and the stiffness in the nose and tail supplied by the newly added Carbon Web helped me to recover landings that weren’t stomped over the bolts, one of the only reverse camber boards I’ve ridden which felt like this. If park kickers and high speed rollers are your thing, then this is most definitely the board for you… I can see why the designers at K2 called it the Parkstar, it didn’t take a great deal of imagination. Being that the Parkstar is considerably stiffer than the WWW I didn’t think it was ideal for rails, yet it was still surprisingly forgiving and chilled out when cruising.

Highlights

Reverse camber with pop for days
Stable and enough resistance in the tips to stomp tail heavy landings

Letdowns

There are better boards for rails

Posted by Rich Ewbank in • K2

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