Price US $549

K2 Gyrator Review And Buying Advice

K2 Gyrator 2012 - 2010 Review by The Good Ride

K2 along with Mervin were the first companies to restart the rocker trend and this along with the Skate Banana were the first rocker boards out there. Unlike the Skate Banana the K2 Gyrator is a more of a pure pow board. It just made sense for Pow to allot of us out there.  The Gyrator is a very big twinish shaped powder specific board that can float in just about anything. It has a small bit of flat between the feet and then has K2?s most aggressive rocker after that. This makes for a more stable ride between the feet than a continous rocker board but it’s still pretty loose. Its great to have a twinish like board that doesn’t sink so you can have a freestyle approach to the mountain if you want. The Gyrator is not a typical powder board but led the pack when it came to a twinish like approach to snowboarding. This still has a small amount of flat betweent he feet which makes for a bit of a better ride but that rocker is pretty huge. If you like to take the park into the mountain when it’s soft and pillowy here is the board.  You can also set the board way back and get a surfy ride off the tail which makes this a pretty diverse powder board. he 168 is almost un-sinkable.  Not much has changed over the years the Gyrator has been out.  There are just minor refinements between the 2010, 2011 and 2012 K2 Gyrator.

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Riding Style

Powder

Riding Level

Advanced - Expert

Available Widths

Regular, Mid/Wide

Manufactured in

China

Shape

Directional

Camber Profile

Flat to Rocker

Stance

Setback over 20mm

Approx. Weight

Feels Normal

On Snow Feel

Stable

Turn Initiation

Medium/Fast

Flex

Medium

Edge Hold

Medium/Soft Snow

Powder

Excellent

Carving

Average

Speed

Good

Uneven Terrain

Good

Switch

Average

Jumps

Average

Jibbing

Average

Pipe

Average