for riders who want a very supportive boot for any style riding, plus have heel hold challenges, this is your boot. lace up outer shell gives the tensioning options traditional riders want, PLUS the internal Boa harness locks in your heel like nothing i've ever felt in any boot. add to this the harness inside is floating, which allows even more customized fit based on your arch(high or low), and any medial/lateral pressure points. lastly, the harness gives the boot an adjustable flex option; the tighter the harness the stiffer the boot gets, and vice versa. i crank the harness for high speed hard snow, and loosen it for riding pow for more flexability. best of all worlds. and, whatever Harshmellow is, it is an amazing damper in sole of boots!!!
hey dirtbiker. 1 of the benefits of ROCKER shaping it does lossen up the board feel/dynamic. however, to compensate for this, K2 developed JIP TIP TECH, which elongates the effective edge 5cm compared to boards of the same length. you can either down size 5cm for super short/jib, or ride your regular length which gives you an extra 5cm effect edge for control. if you are riding super hard snow, at 40 mph, i might suggest the new Parkstar; same Jib rocker but a performance jump up w/ core/carbon/base... Njoy
i am sure ya'll are intelligent enough to take 'SheldonTEF' comments as per there value. about every review he/she has written, especially about K2 product, says the exact same thing? I bet he is stoked on his Rome Crail, that the top sheet just delamed on right out of plastic. sweet bro!!! i will not stoop to his level beyond that....
regarding this review, it is my opinion that the JibPan was just way too high performance for him...if he even rode it. relative to a Rome deck, way more carbon/kevlar/ICG/honeycomb, hence the higher price bro. the name of this board can be misleading. it is not a slow speed buttering machine; it is a super tech/evolved super park/pipe machine, for very advanced riders doing huuuge freestyle manuevers. nuff said....
my terrain park is off the Circe at Snowbird. i never ride 10mph thru a terrain park. The Zepp has always been my machine of choice. has these titanium torsion forks that have amazing energy, and predictable smooth torsional strength. i swear i have tried to break this board on numerous 40 foot drops to rock fields. it is so damn strong, and soooo fast. if you have balls, a charge hard/fast in demanding terrain, burn a zeppelin.
i demoed this new model last spring & at mt hood. it is an amazing combo of tons of tech. soft enough mid board flex to butter aggressively, yet super sprocky tip/tail. also, has this rubber top sheet that kills the chatter, plus honey comb core that makes it really light. to me, an aggressive freestyler, this has it ALL. indeed...a k2 believer.
man, i have been riding customs/X's and Johan's forever. i always thought K2 was just a ski company capitalizing. last spring i demoed a board called the Podium, and put it thru major trauma. I now realize why so many of my friends rock k2 gear. when i brought this board back, and was the best board i have ever ridden, and the rep said it only cost $420??? i was waiting in line at my local shop to buy it right when it arrived. super high value!!!
leave it 2 K2 engineers to figure this out. i have been thru all the 'apparent'
evolutions of bindings; step ins, flow/cinch, etc. finally, meaningful innovation but, still 2 straps/traditional feel. this binding is sick, NOT just fast(it is supa fast).
it is the lightest binding i have ever used, and has amazing lateral forgiveness, with solid edge>edge power.
can't explain how it works. go to your local shop, or here, and but them while they last. amazing progression.
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