Your new rail destroyer awaits.
The K2 Darkstar Snowboard isn't part of a science fiction cult. Rather, the K2 Darkstar Snowboard slays tables, destroys rails, and wreaks all-around havoc in the park. This twintip's Hyper progressive sidecut and tapered-out tip and tail equal freestyle park power. The Darkstar's durable Biaxial fiberglass topsheet, naturally strong, damp Multi-wood core, and tapered-out tip and tail make for a light, flexy ride with reduced swing weight—perfect for park pandemonium. The Carbon Torsion Forks add edge control and pop for flawless take-offs.
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is this snowboard any good for this first...
is this snowboard any good for this first time board for a child 13 & 11 years old
this actually coild be pretty good to learn on, however the two sizes in stock will be way too big for your children, the 11 year old might even need a kids board.
Dogfunk's remaining stock of the Darkstar at 157cm and 159cm, these sizes are not only intended for taller riders but more importantly, heavier riders. Younger riders about 5'3" or smaller will most likely be on boards 150cm and smaller. The K2 Jibpan (K2S0482) is a 150cm board with an easier flex and edge transferring and a 24.6 waist. It's not exactly a kid's board but it could be and would be good for going from beginner to intermediate. Also, check out the Ride Ruckus wide. This is one of my favorite kid's boards because it has a lot of features the big boys boards do (RDE0154).
yeah for the 13 year old but 11 needs smaller board
i had this board a couple years ago and it was amazingg. the new ones are different because they centered the stance and gave it even more pop somehow. this board is so lively its redic. a true buttery all mountain board with a soft center for pressing and such. amazing buy and it will never break
is it great frestyle board? for rails,...
is it great frestyle board? for rails, kickers and all parks:)
This stick is fresh. I bought a 159 despite it being a freestyle board because I knew I would be going all mountain on it. Well, it just so happened we go hit with major fresh about two weeks ago. I took it on the resort and it handled just fine. The board is super light and responsive. However, as many others have said, the board does get chipped up easy. I took it out just one day and it already looks like it's been through three seasons, which sucks.
I would definitely recommend.
Very flexible and definitely the best all-mountain board you can get for under $400
are these the 08 or 09 boards?
are these the 08 or 09 boards?
Its for the 08/09 season. So it is the current release.
online this board doesnt look that cool but i just recently purchased it and it looks so much cooler! very flexible very fun!! i suggest you buy it.
some people say the top peels easy, can...
some people say the top peels easy, can you do anything to stop that, or is it just a few mismade board that chip like that
I've seen people actually drill holes in their board and put nuts and bolts in to stop this/fix this. I suppose you could do that. It would be similar to the rivets in some of K2's ski line. Also keep in mind that this board has a one year warranty with K2, and a LIFETIME warranty with backcountry. So if your board starts peeling out of no where for no reason, you can send it back.
for the cash, this is prolly the best board you'll find. This thing is incredibly light and stable for rails. I did a backside boardslide the whole way down the 80 foot flat rail and i could never do that on my old snowboard. dont get me rong 5150 is a great board for jumps and freeride but this thing killz 5150 on rails and is just as good on jumps and freeride. my only complaint is you have to be careful not to hit things and not get run over by lil kids on skis or else the lament will start to peel and if the lament starts to peel right away put gorilla glue on it
that wat i did and it works(i had 1 small ding that started to peel) i wood totally buy it
good but not great
Just rode this at camp, it's good but not great. I liked the flex of the board but it felt a little dead to me and on the grainular snow at hood in the morning it chattered a lot. I liked the Nitro Team board and the Capita Indoor better.