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K2 Parkstar Review And Buying Advice

K2 Parkstar 2013 - 2011 Review by The Good Ride

The K2 Parkstar is actually very different than many popular continuous rocker boards. The flat to rocker design makes it very stable between the feet.  The flat in the middle of the board makes this very easy to handle one footing or flatbasing. K2 was right there with Lib-Tech with the introduction of rocker snowboards to the public so don’t think they don’t know how to make a good rocker snowboard.

The Parkstar is a good choice for someone who wants to jib everywhere and likes jumps.  It’s not super popy but it’s also not lifeless. To elaborate on this there is good pop when it comes to an ollie but the pop you usually get out of a carve is lacking a bit.  This is the parkstar so the later complaint is not as important. The Jib Rocker camber profile makes sense and does a great job where it’s supposed to. It’s an almost flatline or flat camber board except for a little bit of rocker added before you hit the tip and tail.  It’s not there for float but it makes the ride a little more catch free while still allowing you to have a big sweet spot for hitting jibs.

The 2011 K2 Parkstar has softened up a bit but is still pretty much the same board as the 2010 K2 Parkstar.  The 2012 K2 Parkstar is a bit lighter, has a shorter size range and a little more playful.  It’s still the same parkstar that many liked from last year but just slightly improved. All in all the Parkstar is a very fun board. Our only real complaint is we’d like to see this have a little more edge hold. If you ride in good conditions you will not have any issues.

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Parkstar!

Jan 05, 2013 by Chris M
Ability Level: Advanced • 
Riding Style: FUN • 
Days You Ride A Year: 70 

For a softer board the k2 parkstar is surprisingly stable. If i feel like it i will take this board all mountain and not have any problems w stability. the only complaint i have is in the deeper stuff, but thats not what this board is for... if you are thinking about this board.. GET IT!
Chris(44board, Whiteplains)


5.0 5.0 1 1 For a softer board the k2 parkstar is surprisingly stable. If i feel like it i will take this board all mountain and not have any problems w stability. the only complaint i have i K2 Parkstar Review And Buying Advice

Riding Style

Freestyle

Riding Level

Intermediate - Expert

Available Widths

Regular, Mid/Wide, Wide

Manufactured in

China

Shape

True Twin

Camber Profile

Flat to Rocker

Stance

Centered

Approx. Weight

Feels Normal

On Snow Feel

Stable

Turn Initiation

Fast

Flex

Medium/Soft

Edge Hold

Medium/Soft Snow

Powder

Average

Carving

Average

Speed

Average

Uneven Terrain

Great

Switch

Great

Jumps

Good

Jibbing

Great

Pipe

Average