K2 Jibpan - 2010

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The weapon of the future is here. If you crushed it on your WWW for the past few years, the Jibpan is the next step in park dominance. Super buttery and soft, the K2 Jib Pan is the ultimate high spec noodle for jib gurus.

Manufacturer's Description:

Slaughter parks and rails in hyper automatic, the ultimate park weapon just got better. The Jibpan get’s an upgrade with the addition of K2 Jib Rocker which gives you that that slippery, press love, creative license to do things that you’ve never done on a board in the park. The addition of Harshmellow cushions your stomps and our WH4 Core and ICG 20 Glass pairs a forgiving flex and yields powerful pop while remaining playful. The improved Jib Tip design allows you to drop down 5cm in length which drastically improves swing weight and maneuverability without sacrificing the stability of a longer board. Need we say more?

Recommended for park riding. Recommended for rail riding High cost snowboard Rocker construction Twin shape

Year: 2010

Available Lengths (cm):
150, 153, 156, 159

Riding Style: Freestyle/Park

Specifications:

Harshmellow integrated damping
Jib Tip construction (long effective edge, short nose & tail)
Twin Tip Hyper Progressive shape
Centered stance
WH4 core (wood/honeycomb)
Triax glass with ICG20 carbon reinforcement
Carbon Matrix II torsion forks
4000 grade sintered base
1 degree edge bevel
Job Rocker

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Snowboard Review:

If you’re looking for a soft buttery board purely for jibbing and hitting rails then look no further; indoor rail slayers and East Coast jib kids will have a lot of fun getting to grips with the most difficult or seemingly impossible manoeuvres on this shred stick. The Jibpan is very soft between the bindings and torsionally which makes holding an edge fairly difficult on icy snow and means that you’ll feel everything though your feet; this is something that K2 are looking to stiffen-up a little when they begin production over the summer. Nevertheless, because this board is a rocker it doesn’t appear to have lost any pop and allowed me to get some decent height off hits on the side of the slope. As with a lot of jib boards if you’re going to be hitting a bigger jump you’ll need to land flat on your feet with your weight centred over the board because this board isn’t really strong enough to compensate. In short this board does exactly what it says on the tin; it’s tonnes of fun when jibbing.

Posted by Tom Ewbank in • K2

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Jibber Jabber on July 23, 2009 at 07:49 PM

The Jibpan looks chill but is it too soft to use anywhere other than hills like Big Bear?

Tom Ewbank on July 24, 2009 at 12:09 PM

Yo yo Jibber Jabber,

When I rode the Jibpan I thought it was a wicked board for doing small teck moves; it was a lot of fun jibbing around at slow speeds in the soft snow and hitting the rails in the park…...you wouldn’t believe some of the spins, butters and manuals you can do on this deck. When I took it on the icier steeper slopes I could still turn but I couldn’t hold an edge as well as I would have liked and the board didn’t feel as stable at high speeds. So, in short it isn’t the kind of deck I’d buy for a season but it is the kind of deck I’d buy as a second board for days in the mini park or when the snow turns soft.

Hope that helps,

Tom

Tyler on October 08, 2009 at 12:41 AM

what you’re describing is exactly what I want, a soft jib board as an addition to my stiffer all terrain board. But I have heard from a couple people it is stiffer than a parkstar which doesn’t make sense considering its a JIBpan. As long as its actually what I thought it was- a slightly stiffer and higher end WWW, also have you ridden a machete or society because I would like a comparison to that. Thanks

Rich Ewbank on October 08, 2009 at 10:39 AM

Hi Tyler,

Yeah the Parkstar is “stiffer” than the Jibpan, it’s more versatile around the whole mountain, but is definitely park focused, I guess it’s your DH2 equivalent, but a little bit softer. The Society is a completely different beast, a super responsive, snappy and agressive snowboard for hitting the pipe or the big kicker line, a completely different type of board to the Jippan… poles apart like fire and ice.

Tom Ewbank on October 08, 2009 at 01:36 PM

Hey Tyler,

In all honesty I thought the Jibpan was softer than the WWW…..it’s an uber noodle. In short; tight pants and Airblaster goggles placed firmly over you hood…..kinda board!

Tyler on October 14, 2009 at 06:49 PM

I think I’m set on the jibpan but I’m trying to decide between the 150 and 153. I’m 155 lbs and 6’, and its pretty much going to be used for jibbing and messing around the hill. since its got the jibtip i was thinking a 150 would be stable enough but would the tips be too short?

Rich Ewbank on October 14, 2009 at 06:55 PM

155lbs and 6 foot, I don’t think you should go smaller than a 156, so at the very least a 153. If you’re riding on a maximum stance the nose and tail will feel minature, plus what size are your feet?

Tyler on October 14, 2009 at 10:27 PM

They are size 10. The thing is the the jibtip apparently rides like its 5cm longer right? also, the max stance is only 21 and my stance now is 23. Again its my second board so i don’t need anything really stable just light and good for presses and jibbing. My current board is a society 157

Rich Ewbank on October 14, 2009 at 11:59 PM

What K2 have done with the Jibpan and the WWW is reduce the length of the nose and tail past the effective edge, so they can increase the effective edge of the board without increasing the overall length… if you get me. So yeah you have as much effective edge on the 153 as you might on a normal 158 but it doesnt mean the flex pattern is beefed up. Just looking at the catalogue looks like there isn’t a lot of difference between the weight range between any of the boards, but given your stance, your height and your footsize I wouldn’t got for anything less than the 153, and I’d definitely think about the 156.

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