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- All-Terrain Rocker (70% flat, 30% rocker) gives you plenty of float in pow, but is still but precise and responsive enough to handle hardpack
- Bambooyah Blend core features strategically-placed bamboo strips for extra durability, light weight, and eco-friendliness
- Carbon Web places an arrangement of carbon strands in the board to deliver the power directly under the bindings, resulting in sensitive response and increased ollie-power
- No time for slippin'—the Panoramic features fully wrapped steel edges, for increased traction while side-stepping
- Hyper Progressive sidecut combines several different radii to be smooth and hook-free on the nose and tail, and tight and controlled between the feet
- 4000 Sintered is durable, absorbs and retains wax superbly, and is the fastest natural base material available
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Make sure you get the 2013 model
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
It's a great split(nice shape, great quality) but K2 is being sneaky wth this one. The 2012 and 2013 are identical except for the new tweakends tech on the 2013. Some shops are not listing the year, or are listing 2012's as 2013's.Why pay full price for last year's board with less tech? The only way to tell for sure which one you got is by the serial number. 2011-2012 models start with an '11' and the 2012-2013 starts with a '12'
TORSIONAL RIGIDITY FOR THE ASCENT!
I have a K2 Panoramic Split 168 that I have used a few days so far this lean season. To test it out properly I headed south at Teton Pass for a tour which involves much sidehilling, normally a dread for splitboarders with soft boots, but not this time. The Panoramic held steady on the firm slope due to the torsional stiffness, which I believe K2 has focused on having incorporated into their splits for this very reason. Well, it works. The Spark Boots and Bindings helped as well.
The special skin clips that come with the K2 Split make the transitions that much faster and they are bomber!
The Panoramic is a bit heavier than I would like but that being said, this board is built to last many seasons of backcountry schralping. I have ridden lighter splitboards and they end up breaking after a couple seasons. Strength to weight is always the trade off and when I am on a serious slope with cliffs below, I will take a little extra weight to have the confidence and security of a solid ride underfoot.
The torsional stiffness of the Panoramic made the ride feel a bit less playful than I like for a powder stick. But I can see how that same stiffness could save a ton of energy on a big ascent, possibly even facilitating the window for the summit before having to descend.
Bottom line: a reasonably priced and stout splitboard that will last many seasons of splitboard adventuring.
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I was wondering, what else do you need to...
I was wondering, what else do you need to buy for the setup besides the skins? and would this board be ok for a woman's profile the boards width?
This board would need the volie splitboard interface kit,bindings, and poles.for bindings I would get spark r&d blazes or a K2 binding.For poles, I reccomend black Diamond compactors or expidition ski poles. Get G3 or volie skins.
This board would work for an aggerssive lady, but if you want a true Ladie's splitboard get a Prior Brandywine (this willl be more flexible and less aggressive than this K2)
Hey there, I agree with Hayden, except specifically you will only need the splitboard kit to get this running... make sure you get the Voile "universal splitboard kit" and not the "DIY" kit, you will be left with a bunch of extra parts...
I have this board and I use the karakoram system.
This will be my first splitboard, judging...
This will be my first splitboard, judging by the description this is BOARD only and doesnt come with the splitboard binding interface?
what will i need in addition to buying this splitboard?
You'll need the voile split decision kit and skins, that kit will have binding plates in it. If you're looking to get splitboard specific bindings there is kit that does not include the slider plates. The K2 skins are nice, but the voile skins are fine also.
Dave, you can also save some $ and buy the K2 with everything you need: Item: K2S0855... or get a board split by us: www.mnttechnologies.com
Mount it and GO
The Panoramic Splitboard only lacks a mounting system and skins for the guy who already has a splitboard but wants a new deck; looking for it all? try the Panoramic Splitboard Kit.
K2 basically took their every popular and amazingly designed Trubodream and turned it into a mountain mans dream.
Put together a 70%/30% flat to rocker profile, 20 Stringers of carbon fiber, and the only production split board that is actually cut in half after its made as one whole deck(rather than making 2 individual planks). You will not find a more phonemail ride while descending down the mountain. If that wasn't enough, K2 also integrated their PTex top sheet process, like the WWW, for less snow build up and more durability during the abuse of ascending.
Oh yeah they also offer the Philchuck Kit which includes backpack, shovel and probe which can all be used with your splitboard as a rescue sled.
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