Built for true all-mountain trickery, the Zeppelin will float you through your season.
There's a reason the K2 Zeppelin Snowboard has lived to see its 10-year anniversary—this board is a true all-terrain charger. If you hone your tricks in the park and then apply them to big mountain venues, you'll be blown away by the Zeppelin's performance. For the 2005-2006 season, the Zeppelin's sidecut has been tweaked to ride even better at both raging fast and mellow slow speeds. This Hyper Progressive sidecut starts nice and straight from the tip and tail, and increases its curve dramatically as it nears the center of the board. Charge confidently toward the 15-footer for enough speed to clear the rocks or lay down a fat last-minute carve to modify your velocity as you approach your take-off — the Zeppelin will respond and you'll nail the biggest flat spin of your life. An aggressively stiff wood core, reinforced with K2's Carbon and Kevlar Matrix for added strength, gives you the confidence to push your limits as you take your riding from the park to the backcountry and back again. *Available for US shipment only.
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Sharp, versatile, responsive, light, and authentic to all-mountain
Just got my new Zeppelin two weeks ago and I've ridden it 5 times. It proves itself superior in all riding conditions. I spend little time in the park, and I prefer taking charge of the mountain in search of steeps, huge kickers, and fresh powder. I've found this board to work best with stiff bindings for optimal control and responsiveness. There is only one thing, I demoed the Burton Custom-X right before getting this board and I have to say that the Custom-X is a hair better for getting larger air and cleaner landings. The Custom-X is also lighter, but far more expensive and the graphics suck. Regardless, the Zeppelin is a serious performer at a lower cost. Do it... do it.
Living in the UK and having searched the whole of Europe to find this board in 164cm, I have not been disappointed after finding it in the USA and having it shipped over. This board is superb both on and off piste. It makes everyday on the mountain a new experience and has improved my style and confidence with every ride. If you are looking for a board to push you on to greater things this is it.
Stable and responsive, a great all-mountain ride.
The Zeppelin has plenty of torsional stiffness that brings a lot of stability when charging over less than perfect conditions, holding your line when approaching a hit and landing big airs. I started landing tricks with confidence that I would have never even tried before. The down side of the stiffness is that you have to work for butters and presses, and they will never be as good as a true, softer freestyle board (I weigh 160 and ride the 158). If you ride all-mountain, this board should be high on your list. The graphics are subtle, so you won't be making any big statements with its looks. This board is much more about doing than being seen and more about fast lines and air than pressing jibs.