Forums Splitboard Talk Forum K2 Panoramic splitboard 2011/2012
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  • #642438
    duffymahoney
    17 Posts

    Does anyone know the weight of these boards? I am trying to compare it to a jones. I got a pro deal on both.

    #642439
    duffymahoney
    17 Posts

    Here is what K2 sent me.

    Blank 162 – 7.565lb 3.434kg
    With clips 162 – 7.78lb 3.53kg
    Full with Voile – 9.77lb 4.432kg

    Jones sent me this. With clips.

    8.5Lb

    #642440
    Kickin Chickin
    35 Posts

    Backcounrty Mag has it in the gear guide at a 162 its 7 lbs. 12 ozs.
    No mention of hardware weight.? I also got the pro deal, and had I a choice I would be thinking Jones. :twocents:

    #642441
    PNW_Jake
    1 Posts

    Full wood core including bamboo on the K2! and lighter. Can’t wait to try one.

    #642443
    Kickin Chickin
    35 Posts

    The only option I had was Atomic. That Poacher setup had me worried. I was sold right away on the K2. The rep gave me a sweet deal and now I wait! There was no way I could throw down the kind of money these high end sets are going for. 970 for a pro deal is still alot! The K2 got me with the price piont for sure! Hopefully it holds up for a while and gets me stoked on being out there. Maybe up grade a little at a time.

    #642442
    duffymahoney
    17 Posts

    I rode atomic split last year. It worked, but I didn’t like the swallow tail.

    #642444
    knucklesplitter
    340 Posts

    About f’ing time, K2! I hated carrying my Eldo 173 on my back whilst skinning on those crappy little “Approach Skis” back in the day on the uphill, and then getting hit in the head with them on the downhill. Took about a half season before I converted to a splitboard.

    #642447
    duffymahoney
    17 Posts

    Ordered my panoramic in a 162. They were out of the package deal so I had to just get the board. Anyone got a source for the matching skins? I think I will use sparks or rughty bindings. Should be a super sick and light setup!! I can’t wait, I will give a detailed writeup once I get the board.

    #642446
    duffymahoney
    17 Posts

    Ok make sure and buy the package k2 panoramic. The skins are not sold separately. So my only solution right now is buy k2 ski skins and trim them to fit. Wish me luck! Hopefully k2 will figure out that they should sell their skins. What if some rips a skin?

    #642445
    Kickin Chickin
    35 Posts

    @duffymahoney wrote:

    Ok make sure and buy the package k2 panoramic. The skins are not sold separately. So my only solution right now is buy k2 ski skins and trim them to fit. Wish me luck! Hopefully k2 will figure out that they should sell their skins. What if some rips a skin?

    No extra skins? WTF! What about G3 or Gecko? Do they have any that will fit? Hope I don’t rip one. Now that’s in my head f*ck! Anyway my 168 kit showed up on sunday :bananas: The first thing I did was put a tape on the thing and the tip is wider then the tail. I checked like 5 times. Type O on the site. I feel no less American for buying this board. Stoke, motivation and empowerment that’s all! The rig is sweet, skins are tight and the shape looks rad! :thumpsup:

    #642448
    rky mtn srfr
    152 Posts

    I was back at the local shop, and I got to side-by-side compare the K2 Panoramic and Burton Freebird, both in size 162 to each other. K2 has a more centered stance, is a bit stiffer, looks like it will float a bit more and is a tad longer than the Burton. The is K2 an appealing board, but if I had to choose between them I’d prefer the Burton because it has a bit more/aggressive sidecut, a more set back stance/position and I’d rather support Austria over China. Both boards were equally priced at $579.00 with just clips and hooks.

    (I’ve owned/rode for more than 3 seasons a Burton Omen 163- a fun powder board, and am currently still riding my S-series splitboard. I’ve seen one K2 break in half, and my old K2 delammed after its second season, so they don’t have as good of a track record with me.)

    Regardless of details and personal bias, anyone getting into splitboarding on one of these rigs will forget all the nonsense once the pow starts getting shralped.

    #642449
    jbaysurfer
    947 Posts

    That “aggresive sidecut” is exactly why I’m staying away from both boards. My Mojo RX with similar sidecut gets twitchy at high speeds. I haven’t eaten it yet, but I’ve been pretty sketched out on it during runouts on frozen chunk.

    I don’t need something as radical as that “funderberger” (lol! or whatever the heck it’s called) board, but this going tighter and tighter on the radius every year is getting overdone.

    #642450
    duffymahoney
    17 Posts

    Any other snowboard skin should work. The neat thing about the K2 is the skin attachment holes. I actually bought some one sale k2 ski skins that should work perfectly with a little trimming. I should have everything on tuesday to test and trim. I think the board has a great shape and should float well.

    #642451
    Draizuh
    61 Posts

    I bought a 168 Panoramic in NZ this year, rode it all winter long.

    Its a sweet stick. rides like a big turbo dream.

    the one down fall ive found is that the flat under foot rocker tip and tail is a bit of a bitch on icy steeps and sidehilling. if you can get some chomps for it! might not be such and issue over there in pow land but in NZ we have plenty of icy, variable shit all the time.

    Hopefully putting it to good use here in hakuba, japan soon!

    #642452
    Robinhood
    27 Posts

    anyone know if Karakoram clips will work on the K2? I am thinking about picking one up later this season.

    #642453
    classicauto
    152 Posts

    Should work, but not the greatest given the cap construction on the K2.

    #642454
    Robinhood
    27 Posts
    #642455
    jackhennigan
    38 Posts

    Still waiting for my Jones Mountain twin to arrive.

    The shop I ordered from up here Calgary- Mission snowboards lent me a K2 pano and I have been impressed. Only have two days on her, but Board is great to ride and floats well both regular and switch. The skin system is pretty neat. The skins are super grippy but don’t offer too much glide. If my jones doesn’t arrive by the new year Ill save myself some cash and buy one of these.

    #642418
    Yoda
    264 Posts

    Food for thought… Considering the width options on the Panoramic, I hope that anyone with size 11 and bigger feet is not considering this board unless they are only looking at the 168cm model. For a size 11 boot the 168 is really the only model that can work without issues with heel & toe drag unless you mount your bindings with steep angles. The 162 is a 25.4cm waist and dimensionally is really too narrow for a size 11 boot especially with low binding stance angles. I’m surprised that this hasn’t been mentioned yet. Width has always been more important than length when it comes to buying a board. :scratch:

    #642456
    Wibby
    9 Posts

    @Yoda wrote:

    The 162 is a 25.4cm waist and dimensionally is really too narrow for a size 11 boot especially with low binding stance angles. :

    I have 11 feet and ride 25cm boards… and have been totally fine. In my experience at 11 boots you really do not need a wide board. Others may have had different experiences.

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