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 Post subject: 2010-11 k2 panoramic or Venture storm?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:32 pm 
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just looking for some advice as both boards seem awesome and i have the opportunity to get one of them. the venture is $80 more both in very nice condition. I prefer riding simi treed backcountry/slackcountry and am just getting into backcountry a little more this year.

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 Post subject: Re: 2010-11 k2 panoramic or Venture storm?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:32 pm 
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Between those 2... Venture by a landslide!

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 Post subject: Re: 2010-11 k2 panoramic or Venture storm?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:35 pm 
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because? any specific reasons?


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 Post subject: Re: 2010-11 k2 panoramic or Venture storm?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:30 pm 
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Venture is built in Colorado.
K2 is built in China.
Venture is build like a tank.
K2, not so much.
Venture is a splitboard company and supports us and this forum.
K2 just want a piece of the pie.

Read up on Venture, or better yet go demo one.

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 Post subject: Re: 2010-11 k2 panoramic or Venture storm?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:36 pm 
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+1 venture. I rally like my zephyr

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 Post subject: Re: 2010-11 k2 panoramic or Venture storm?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:19 am 
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I bought a Panoramic, and think it's going to be a great board for me, but I'd still buy a Venture if it was only $80 more.


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 Post subject: Re: 2010-11 k2 panoramic or Venture storm?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:35 am 
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would a 160 be to short for me? im 6 foot 160 lbs.. or panoramic is 162


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 Post subject: Re: 2010-11 k2 panoramic or Venture storm?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:37 am 
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160 should be ok thanks to the big nose and rocker. I rode a 165 and Im 6'2 175#.

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 Post subject: Re: 2010-11 k2 panoramic or Venture storm?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:57 am 
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I would almost always pick the Venture over the K2. Even considering the Venture's higher price. Most times you get what you pay for.

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 Post subject: Re: 2010-11 k2 panoramic or Venture storm?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:47 pm 
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I am new to the backcountry and split boarding also. I have the K2 panoramic and think it is great for half day tours and just getting out in mellow terrain. The thing you have to think about is that the K2 comes ready to go with the kit all the hardware and skins. with the venture you will have to purchase all these other things separate. Also you will need a pack, poles, shovel, beacon & probe. So it may be $80 more for the board but in the long run the K2 may be a good option for you. Also i am 5'10 and about 160lbs and the 162 is a good board, it can get a little big in the tight trees or tough to turn in that super manky sticky shit but it is all about the fun you will have on this thing getting out and earning your turns... whats a few cm at the end of the day.


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 Post subject: Re: 2010-11 k2 panoramic or Venture storm?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:27 pm 
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Size matters…

I have come to the conclusion that Venture boards are built to a very high standard of hand crafted quality that one just does not see very often anymore. Hence, Venture's two year warranty. The quality level of Venture's boards speaks for itself, especially if you have owned one for a few years. Venture builds their own cores, from hand selected, book matched well cured wood. They do hand wet layups, insuring an optimal wetting out of the fiberglass layers. And the precision of how tightly their splits fit together, even after a couple of seasons of hard use is unmatched.
Personally, I suspect that most will long forget the extra costs of a Venture while still enjoying the ride in its second, third, fourth, and fifth season of use…

This is a case that truly illustrates the maxim: you get what you pay for.

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 Post subject: Re: 2010-11 k2 panoramic or Venture storm?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:39 pm 
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As an owner of a Panoramic 162, I'd probably suggest going for the Venture unless you truly just want to surf around. The full Panoramic package is definitely a great deal and hard to pass up, but the board is very surfy due to it's rocker profile (flat w/ rockered tips). Great for open powder turns or mellow stuff, but once you get into dicey terrain or when trying to rally trees (or launching anything), it's pretty tough to get good edge control or landing gear on that sucker. Rocker in the nose is a beautiful thing, but if you want to get more aggressive you probably want to find something with a little more oomph in the tail. I can't remember what Venture is doing off the top of my head, but those guys are rad and they know the backcountry game.


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