Make laps in the park or hike a huge backcountry booter.
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Could I ride this with size 12 boots?
Could I ride this with size 12 boots?
You would have to get Large bindings, and the 161CM board.
Then Size 12 boots would work.
SHould i get the 154 or the 151?... i'm...
SHould i get the 154 or the 151?... i'm 5'9" i way 140lbs and i do park and freeride but i stay in park a little more... it seems like the 151 will be much easier in the park than the 154...?
Def. get the 151 if your going to be in the park more, even at your height you should be riding a 151. I'm 6'1 and 150 lbs, and i ride a 153 for park.
how's the pop and flex of this board, I...
how's the pop and flex of this board, I mean can I do big ollies and butters with this thing, is it too stiff?
Hey so I've been looking to get this board...
Hey so I've been looking to get this board for next season, and I can't decide which size to get. I'm currently riding a K2 Brigade 155, I'm 5'11 and 165lbs. I'm debating between the 154 or 157.
I ride mainly all mountain with some jumps and jibs thrown in when I pass through. When there's fresh pow I don't hesitate to get myself into the deep stuff.
So my question really is, should I size up to improve speed and performance in powder? Or size down to make improve freestyle performance?
the 157cm for sure. You will thank yourself for the extra length on the pow days.
hey man im looking at buying a board but...
hey man im looking at buying a board but i dont know where to start im 180cm in hight and im 105kg in weight what would be the ideal board for me
It's VERY difficult to say based on what little you've said. I suggest joining or lurking a snowboard forum's beginner secions. I CAN say you probably want to be in the 164-168ish range for length.
Great do-it-all ride
This is a sweet board. It's lightweight, and pretty cool looking, too. I'm riding the 161, and the purple/orange bottom catches a lot of attention when the base gets off the snow. The weight is really nice when you go and earn your turns - backcountry riding with this thing is a pleasure compared to other boards just because you're hauling less weight up the hill. It busts through crud half-way decently when things get tracked out - not as great as a heavier/stiffer board, but it does the trick, and what it lacks in busting, it more than makes up for everything else. It floats nice when it gets deep, holds a solid edge when maching the groomers, and gives lots of pop off of anything you hit.
i started out 7 years ago with an old 156 and learned on that. this summer i hit a clearance and saw a black/red 161 and fell in love with it and had to have it. i got it home, had it tuned, hit the mountain with it in december, and it's like a whole new world of boarding. i can skate on flats with it, it carves easier, and the raised lettering also acts like a stomp pad so i can steer off a lift. in short, the best board i've had ever. only reason it's not a 5 is the red wears off, and that was part of the appeal for me. short of that, i've never been on a better board!
i'm 180cm and weight 90kg, so should i...
i'm 180cm and weight 90kg, so should i take the 59 or 61?
2 cm is not much of a difference at all, the 61 will have minimally better float but the 59 will have minimally better maneuverability. If you are going to be riding almost exculsively park or trees, take the 59. otherwise, just pick the one that looks cooler.
The best and Lightest ever!!
This board is da shit!! Its so light and fast! Its meant for everything, if its powder, park, or for freestyle! I've had it for a while, and its the best board i've ever had! It's da shit!
when it says one color does it mean it is...
when it says one color does it mean it is not available in k2 believer red 154
It means there is one color for each length, and if you get that length that's the color you get. The top sheet looks pretty much the same on all of them, so it won't make that big a difference.
This is a sick board. I just got it and I love it. The Carbon Matrix I torsion forks are amazing. I had sick pop of the jumps, but they do take a lot of time to get used too. This may be because my old board sucks and I was just not used to it. The board was also ready to ride right out of the box. The edges were fine on the rails and boxes. One other bad thing is the top sheet gets messed up easy when someone runes over it in line
I believe this board does it all
I've got the 07/08 157 Believer. First of, the graphics are really low key but smacks you over the head up close, but this is basically rubbish since I don't know if that applies to the 08/09 as well.
The board is a little to stiff for just jibbing, but it's still smooth enough for butters and presses. The tail and nose are really poppy and the top sheet is rubbery (07/08) and lets you ride one foot with ease.
This boards with its slightly stiff design gives me a little more confidence to go faster and bigger than my previous all park board. It works well in most terrains, and stops at nothing. I've also seen more of them at the mountain this year, so I'm not the only Believer out there.
This is THE one
Rode a Believer 154 all season long. It was THE quintessential do-everything board. Good for ripping the all mountain park at Big Bear, and it was good enough for the powder up in Baker. Of course you could get a better rail board (WWW), or you can get a better pow board (Gyrator). But if you can only have one, then look no further.
It has good flex, slightly stiffer than the Darkstar, and good sidecut too. You won't be dissapointed.
I'm calling BS on this board. Ex Nitro rider Shawn Tedore took the design for the Nitro Team and made the K2 Believer. If you want the real thing pick up the Nitro Team, it costs less, has a 2 year warrant and isn't made in a fishing pole factory.
This is a fantastic board if you are looking for a true "all mountain" board. I use it for park, back-country, even a bit of pipe and groomer riding. The only thing I need to say is that if you want something with more pop, get a Darkstar or something of that nature. This board has great pop, but if you want a park-specific board, this is not for you. k2 and Rome both make great park boards, just look around!
All it's cracked up to be?
Not a fan of this board. I just used it at HCSC and had heard good things about it. I'm 58 160 and was on the 56 hitting a small jump. I cleared the jump then SNAP. The board folded in half behind my back binding! I know K2 makes all their boards in China but I wasn't expecting this. Looks like I won't be getting this board in the fall.