Snowboard Review: 08-09 K2 Turbo Dream
18 Feb, 2008
Location: Keystone, Colorado
Snow Conditions: Clear day, hard packed groomers.
Setup: I rode the K2 Turbo Dream with K2 Auto Agogo’s and my Vans Omni Focus Boots size 8.
First Impression: Wow this is like having sex down the mountain; it’s fun, interesting and gotta adapt to what your feeling.
Weight: Average weight
Flex: The flex is perfect for all mountain freestyle. Obviously with the rocker it’s super easy to flex the nose and tail of the board but the torsional flex keeps the board stable when riding. Compared to my gyrator, it handles the groomers a lot better.
Turning: The best turns that I had with the Turbo Dream were more long radius spread out turns, no problems with short radius quick edge to edge turns but man for some reason the long radius just felt so good on the board. The turbo dream features the hyper progressive sidecut which I really prefer cause it doesn’t give you that hook or catching feeling when your on edge going from turn initiation to carving.
Stable: I had no problem taking the board faster down the mountain or feeling any chatter on the board. Not many people were on the mountain yet, so I really had fun cruising on empty runs with it.
Pop: I had a lot of fun popping off little rollers or the sides of trails with the board. It was easy to butter of course and do presses.
Switch: I spent some good time riding switch on it and really had no problems with it. It’s a setback twin.
Pipe: Rode okay, but not really a board I’d take into half pipe a lot.
Overall Impression: The rocker tech is less than the gyrator but still allows for some sweet easy maneuvering through powder. I was told to keep my weight centered to get the best feel of the board and it was right. If I put my weight in the backseat, I really had less control over the snowboard while on groomers. I had a fun time riding it while still able to carve up the mountain with a good stable ride.
Shay’s Honesty Box: Looking back on this review…and after comparing it to other reverse camber boards…it’s not as grippy as the others which have more contact points (Lib, gnu, NS). It’s a fun ride but having to remain centered is a drawback.
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