K2 Fling 2012 - 2010 Review by The Good Ride

For 2011 K2 dropped the camber flex and added flat camber or what they call flatline tech.  Flat Camber is something that is not easy to do well.  Flat Camber has many of the properties of all mountain reverse camber but has a few distinctions we want bring up.

The Fling is very stable at high speeds or flat basing.  It’s also very predictable like camber.  The Fling planes very well in powder but doesn’t have the effortless float that many rocker boards have so it will take some work.  The flat camber makes it easy to make short radius or tight turns.  However when you lay into a carve or a wider radius turn the fling is missing something.  It seems like it skips out of the best part of a deep carve.  Usually a board springs out of the last part of the turn which creates a lot of momentum into the next turn.  Instead it feels flat, lifeless and seems like it wants to skip this part and wash out.  Every year K2 does a better job on generating some pop out of what should be a pretty lifeless board but it’s still missing the spring that many other boards have.   The Fling does a good job with jumps/ollies, straightlining and short radius turns.  The edge hold is in the middle part of good and can handle most conditions you want to ride.  So if you are looking for an all mountain bomber to straightline that still has some ability to hang in the park this could be a good board for you.

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Price US $399

K2 Fling Review And Buying Advice

Approx. Weight

Feels Normal

Riding Style

All Mountain Freestyle

Riding Level

Intermediate - Expert

Available Widths

Women's

Manufactured in

Shape

True Twin

Camber Profile

Flat

Stance

Centered

On Snow Feel

Stable

Powder

Average

Turn Initiation

Easy

Speed

Good

Uneven Terrain

Good

Edge Hold

Med to Soft

Flex

Medium

Carving

Average

Switch

Excellent

Jibbing

Great

Pipe

Good

Jumps

Great

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