WOMEN’S ONLY SALE—UP TO 50% OFF WOMEN’S CLOTHING – SHOP NOW»

Live Chat or 1.877.364.3865

0

#28049 of 0 points

View the full leaderboard.

  • 25 Everything
  • 18 Reviews
  • 0 Questions
  • 4 Photos
  • 5 Videos

Your community contributions

5 5

I ordered size 9 and they fit perfect. They were warm in the frigid K-38 water last week. I feel like I have a great feel for the board with them. I have some older Psychofreak booties and these seem like a nice upgrade over 6 year old Psychofreeks. I like the internal split toe too.

0 Comments

5 5

I have ridden the 163cm AK about 10 days and this board keeps surprising me with how amazing it is. Whats most surprising is how well it rides for big mountain and hard snow riding in addition to the amazing pow properties. I feel like I could race a boardercross it has such great edge control. I didn't expect this as all because of its odd camber profile appearance. It does all the things a good cambered board should do like hold an edge on ice and at the same time does what a good rockered board should do which is to say you can butter this thing and release the edge easily when you want. I rode it a couple of deep days at The Bird and it shreds pow like would expect. The elongated nose and so called Snake Campber allows the tip of the board to stay on top with little effort. I didn't have to lean back at all in the pow to keep the nose up. Its really fast in the pow and the sintered base held the wax good too. The board also rides switch pretty well. I don't do a ton of swithc riding but I wanted to test it out and rode it backwards quite a bit. It feels a little weird but I felt like i had lots of control on the groomers when riding switch.

ultimate shred stick

0 Comments

5 5

I had the chance to ride in the reps sample last spring and this jacket rocks. It has all the features you would ever want in a snowboard jacket. Powder skirt, removable hood, hand gaiters, etc.....One thing to take note of and they dont' mention here is that each one of these jackets is unique. So your jacket will not have the exact same pattern as what is shown in the picture. It will be pretty similar but the prints will in different places for sure. So no two Frankenkass jackets are alike.

0 Comments

5 5

I am the sales rep for Palmer Snowboards and Head Snowboards. Sorry Rob Connor but, the distributor for Palmer snowboards previous to last season is no longer around. Head is now doing the distribution in the USA for Palmer boards. They carry a two year warranty and if you contact Head you should have no problem as long as what you say is true. Now here is the scoop on the Platinum board. Three days ago I had the chance to put my hands on Shaun Palmers brand new World Cup race boards (Shaun pays big $$$ for each and every one of these hand made boards) at Rennstall tuning shop in Park City UT. Andy is the board tech for the US Boarder X team and he just happened to be working on the boards when I was in there. Anyhow, Shauns personal boards just like these Platinums are hand made by Hans Kessler in a tiny factory in Switzerland. I had a chance to take a close look at Shaun's boards and they feature the Klothoid tip and tail shape. The best way to think of this is decambered tip and tails. Yes this board has camber but, until you are carving in a turn and really bending the board, the far reaches of the tip and tail (contact points) remain off the snow. What does this mean? The board is more forgiving and actually creates less drag (friction) when initiating a turn. It moves the turn initiation from the very front of the contact points back about 6 inches from where you would expect to be turning the board from. It creates a ride that is much more forgiving. You never feel like you will catch an edge. However when you are hauling ass and bending the board in a carve it feels like any other board and the entire edge at that point is in the snow for maximum edge hold. Now this board has no fiberglass in it. It has carbon laminates in place of fiberglass that you find in every other snowboard. Carbon happens to me very progressive in its power distribution. The more you put into it the more you get out of it. Its also extremely light. With that said this board is not going to make a very good freestyle board due to its powerful nature. It is an unbelievable all mountain board for accomplished riders who want to put the pedal to the metal and like maximum power. If you are doing any kind of racing this is the best board on the planet. Fastest base, fastest shape available, period! I rode this board at Snowbasin last february and i was completely blown away by how much power it has when you want the power. It guess it would be like driving an Audi V12 in the city. You might just have to hold back a bit because its so fast you could find yourself in trouble.

0 Comments

5 5

I am the sales rep for Head Snowboards. I want to give everyone an idea of what the Head Intelligence I.CT is capable of. This is really one of the easiest riding and best performing boards available today. Its hard to believe that anyone can make a board that is easy to ride and also has an extremely high level of performance packed into it. The Intelligence Chip Technology makes this possible. Head did not develop this technology as it comes from the military. Honestly its practically rocket science. But what Intelligence allows you to do make a board that in soft snow is easy to ride, forgiving, and torsionally softer. You can actually relax on this board. However, in hard snow and at high speeds the board practically turns into a race board. This is the most versatile board on the market. You could race a boardercross one run and then go teach a lesson for a first time rider on the same board. The I.CT is also the same board that Clif Dimon won the North Face Masters at Snowbird Feb 10, 2008. Clif had basically been retired for a few years when decided to go compete in this comp as there was a nice $$$ prize. He killed it. He has also won the Crested Butte Extremes on this board several times before taking a break for a couple of years. If you want more info about he Intelligence Chip technology just go to youtube and search 'head intelligence snowboards'. One other mention is the board has the hardest and fastest base material money can buy. Notice that there are no fancy die-cuts on the running surface of the base on the I.CT. This is to maximize the speed capabilities on this board as its a popular board for boarder X.

0 Comments

5 5

I am the sales rep for Head snowboards but I want to give you a little idea of what how this board rides. It really rides a lot like a traditional all mt. board except that it is tuned to out perform a traditional all mt. board in powder. The AK has a medium flex to it but, with the Intelligence technology it stiffens up on hard snow making for unbelievable torsional stiffness which helps it grip on edge (If you are not familiar with Intelligence there is a video on Youtube under 'Head intelligence snowboards') So in that sense it is a lot like our Intelligence I.CT. However, this board is just slightly tapered (2mm) in the tail and the tail length (off the snow portion of the tail) is shortened by 2 cm. That 2cm is added to the nose of the board which gives the AK a longer nose profile than our I.CT. The combination of the slightly tapered tail and shorter tail means less leaning back in pow. Essentially this means you will have to fight your tail less to keep your nose up on those big pow days. The longer nose keeps the board on top of the snow. Don't think of this board as a powder only board however. I actually raced in the Mt. Baker Banked Slalom on this board in Feb 2007 and it was awesome. The AK makes for a awesome everyday board for the all mountain ripper person who rides 90% forward and 10% switch or less. Its an everyday board that also rips in powder like a real powder board.

0 Comments

5 5

I was able to demo this board in 162cm at an industry only demo in February at Snowbasin, UT last winter. I was blown away at how much power the board has in the turns. The decambered tip and tail really make the board feel short at slow speed just messing around. I couldn't believe how well it held an edge at high speed and how much pop it had but, I never felt like I was going to catch an edge like I have on high end freeride boards in the past. My finely tuned Head Intelligence I.CT is amazing but you can't relax at all. I was able to relax on the Crown when I didn't have the energy left to really send it. I just purchased this and I can't wait till the lift start running. Oh, yeah its pretty damn light too.

0 Comments