Keep your stance and Zen centered with the Parkstar for seasons of endless Gnarnia.
K2 went ahead and took the liberty of making your life way cooler by creating the Parkstar. K2 designers took the O.G. Darkstar and added K2’s specialized Jib Rocker camber, and turned it into a spinning butter machine. Take this board anywhere on the mountain to experience the bliss of the buttery, twin tip flavors but stay in the park or on the streets where you really belong to bask in its glory. K2 keeps it real with a snappy W2 Wood Core made from three different species of renewable wood. The Parkstar continues the Kumbaya with its super smooth 4000 sintered base covered in specially designed, Purl Biodegradable Wax.
- We have no control over which color base you receive. It's up to Lady Luck�good thing she�s a benevolent wench.
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Grabbin' some rail...
...touchin' some sky.
Parkstar-so hood at this, so good at this
Don't let the name "PARKstar" fool you, this board dissects the whole mountain. The rocker is subtle when cruising groomers or off-trail, but very noticeable on boxes and rails. Parkstar provides enough power to take euro-carving to the absolute extreme but supple enough to nose press a box for a week-okay, maybe not that soft. The board is very lightweight and spins like a top. The graphics on both the topsheet and the base are capable of producing vertigo if you stare too hard. The base is hard and fast and held wax in 50°+ temps with slushy snow. Scoop it up for a quiver killer board, you'll be stoked.
i have a size 10.5 boot just wondering if...
i have a size 10.5 boot just wondering if i should if i should get the wide and is there much differance in wieght??
You do not ever need a "wide" board with a size 10.5 boot. Ever.
According to K2 website the Parkstar has...
According to K2 website the Parkstar has a softer flex than the Believer. Does it really feel softer? I've ridden the Believer and want to know how Parkstar feels.
K2 Parkstar Snowboard
I took this out last weekend and the jib rocker made the biggest difference for me (total of 4 days on a board) over other boards I've taken out. I was catching edges on cambered boards but this really forgave some noob mistakes and allowed me to go from teetering down the easy stuff to being relatively confident on steeper bump runs. Riding conditions were groomed and crud so I'm not sure how this will ride in powder. I'm pretty sold on K2 boards as they seem to be the perfect combo of value and tech - if they could just work on those top sheets I'd be even more stoked.
would i be fine getting a 152 with 11.5...
would i be fine getting a 152 with 11.5 boots?
I'd get a wide. The regular 152 will be to narrow and cause major toe and heel drag with 11.5 US boots.
not sure would b best a park star, sk8...
not sure would b best a park star, sk8 banana, chiborg, any help would b good i ride a bit of park rails, jumps buttery tricks but also like the pow pow
The word "best" is subjective. The three boards you've listed are all good but with different areas of expertise.
Since powder came last on your list I would recommend the Parkstar. It has enough snaps for ollies and the rocker is only on tip and tail so you can butter the hell out of it while still being stable on big obstacles. It's a playful allround board with a rail oriented approach.
If powder is Alpha & Omega I'd go for the Banana. The aggressive rocker between the bindings makes it float really well in powder but with less control in grooms and of big obstetrical in the park. The Banana is a buttery allround board with a out of bounds approach.
The Chiborg I know little about so I can't really comment on it. If it has the rocker between your feet it will be similar to the Banana, if it's a "park rocker" it probably rides like the Parkstar.
Given that there are way more park days than powder where I live I'd go for the Parkstar.
Im thinking about getting this board but...
Im thinking about getting this board but im fairly new to boarding. Last year I rode a 159 rome aritifact and it was good but I had a really hard time spinning. I plan to spend more time in the park this year what size board should I get I have a size 11 boot and I am 5 10" 175 lbs?
I'd suggest a 155 or 157. I'm 5'11" 168lbs and I prefer 155 for park and 157 for all mountain. The 157 is soft enough to do it all and has a bit more snap for ollies but the 155 is just so more fun on rails.
im looking at getting the parkstar or the...
im looking at getting the parkstar or the ride dh2, but im thinking the parkstar because of the price. im 5'10: and about 160 lbs with size 10's would a 155 be the right size to go for the parkstar?
Get the parkstar for sure. They both ride about the same. I rode the dh2 last year and I own the parkstar now. Get a smaller board if you plan on staying in the park. You don't need a wide board either. I wear a size 15 on mine and its fine.
Dave, the K2 Parkstar, is the same as the Darkstar, and the WWW Rocker, they are compressed boards... the size you pick will actually depend on your skill level a little more than your normal board which usually differs to weight. I'm 6'0, and 190 also, and I use a WWW 152. It is the equivalent to using something at about 156+, if you're really skilled, try the 156+. Don't get a wide though, you don't require it. Wide boards typically begin at a boot size of 10.5 and up.
This board is so sick. I got it with intentions for just using it in the park but it performs all over the mountain. I would highly recomend this board for some one serious about performance in the park. I switched to this board from the banana and the parkstar is much more stable on jumps. It could be a bit softer but I like the snappyness it has for ollies. Overall sick board
i have bought a K2 parkstar...
i have bought a K2 parkstar 157,
but, i have a size 10-10½
wil this fit me or would i get a lot of toe drag ?
The waist width is pretty small on the regular version. You would probably be better off with the wide parkstar.
i am 6ft what size of parkstar should i...
i am 6ft what size of parkstar should i get
It depends on your skill level... I'm 6'2 and I can ride anything between a 155-170. But my park board is a 159, cause it's big enough I'm not scared of a little pow pow and small enough for me to throw sweet stuff with. So, I would say look in the 155-160 range, and you'll be safe (depending on your weight too... aka more weight = bigger board).
im 6'1 my jib board is 153, park board is a 155 and my free ride is a 156....dont base it on height though base it on weight and like griffin said skill level...
Also base it off of the stuff you will be hitting mainly. Personally, I would go with a 159 if you are going to hit all mountain or a 155-157 if you spend most your time in the park. I am 6'5" and just got the 159. Its a sick board so don't hold back
all i ride is park and i want a board that...
all i ride is park and i want a board that will perform just as well on jumps as on jibs,what would u recommend?
dude get on the k2 parkstar, ride dh2, gnu park pickle, salomon arnie 5000 or probablt the best rome posteria 1985.
if you wanna board that is goona jump and jib just make sure its got rocka cause you'll want a stiffer board to jump so if it's got rocka you'll still be able to press the shit outta that bad boy hope that helps.......
Will a size 11 boot fit on this board?
Will a size 11 boot fit on this board?
Yeah they will fit but most size 11 and up go for the wide ones. You will be a lot more likely to hit toes.
Can somebody tell me which board would be...
Can somebody tell me which board would be the best choice for a jib rocker/reverse camber board thats fairly easy to press but doesnt let down on jumps. Im looking at the k2 parkstar, the gnu carbon credit and the sub zero
A shopkeeper recommended the Sub Zero for pure park and urban riding. It's a bit softer than the Parkstar but basically I it think it's all down to personal taste.
Gnu, Nitro and K2 all make excellent boards, the magnet traction and bana tech on the Gnu has however gotten tons of praise. Choose the one you think looks the best; a good looking board gives you confidence which is far superior to the tech difference of the three.
I personally would go with the K2 since I have a history with them or the Gnu because of the magnet traction.
the sub zero is very soft, depending on the size of the jump and your skill it should handle them decent but but the k2 or gnu will handle them better, and the k2 should be a bit softer than the gnu
What're people really getting for 30 more...
What're people really getting for 30 more bucks over the Darkstar?
In short: A rocker/Revered Camber.
The Parkstar is a softer more park oriented board with a rocker design.
What would the flex be compared to a WWW...
What would the flex be compared to a WWW rocker, jibpan rocker or ride Machete? I'm looking for a buttery, soft board for messing around in the park. I have a Ride society for bigger faster stuff.
stiffer than the weapon, softer than the jibpan, similar to the machete
nahh its pretty close to butteryness with the www and yeah its definetly softer than the jibpan but the jibpans a great board. theyre all great boards i rode them at camp the only reason i chose the parkstar over the other two are because i found it cheaper
Bought this board brand new this yr and gotta say it is unreal! so much fun for the whole mountain, and it butters like a dream. its weak side is carving at high speeds, but thats not what its made for so its expected. through the park it slays everything! The reverse camber feels great aswell, would never go back to normal camber boards. Totally reccomend this deck!
Whats the waist width of the 159 K2 Parkstar?...
Whats the waist width of the 159 K2 Parkstar? Is this quite a flexable board also?
the ww on the 59 is 25.1cm. and its based of the darkstar which is a mid flexing board. it will feel slightly softer than that due to the jib rocker. it will definitely be soft enough for jibbing but will have enough rigidness for everything else.