This topic interests me. I would like to find out more about it before I finish my current split. I like the idea of less holes through the board. The trade off is the greater chance of these pulling out since they aren't through the deck.
Joined: Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:30 am Posts: 65 Location: new zealand
Guys I didn't have much time at the show to hang around but the weight wasn't over the top. The plan shape of the K2 is competely different, like a Furberg with a short radius sidecut. The machining on the Aluminium was a bit rough but that what they are made of. So imagine they make a core with AL panels and the once the board is finished and edged they stick it in a CNC machine and mill out the channels. That's how I would do it.
I'm surprised you guys in the US haven't seen this yet???
that looks awesome. a handful of the big brands use the end of the southern hemisphere winter to roll out the new stuff for the next american winter, so you probably saw it first.