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Hey I'm 5'9 and 130 lbs. What size do I...
Hey I'm 5'9 and 130 lbs. What size do I get?
I'd recommend the 153 but if you want the ones on sale the 150 is probably your best bet:
The Jibpan has what K2 kalls JibTip. They make the nose and tail lower to the ground which gives you a longer effective edge. This way you should be able to run the board about 5 cm shorter and get the same sidecut (turn radius).
The stance is 22" on the 153 and up, 20" on the 150. So if you like to ride it wide id go for the 153.
If your planing to do other stuff than pure park I'd recommend the 153. The 150 will probably be a little sketchy outside the park and the lowered JibTip in combination with a short nose will probably not be excellent in powder.
Hey i gotta ?... does this board last good?...
Hey i gotta ?... does this board last good? and can it handle "back - country" or anything besides terrain?
It's probably not as versatile as the Believer or other models/brands. The Jibpan is a park oriented board with a lower tip and tail and soft flex. It's derived from the World Wide Weapon which is a rail oriented deck.
If you're looking for a good all round board I can recommended the Believer. It's soft enough for jibs and bonks. Has a iron sole that eats rocks for dinner and works excellent in pow. This years model also has a zero camber which supposedly will make it better in pow and park.
is the jibpan a good board for the park???...
is the jibpan a good board for the park??? does the board come in wide??
yes the jibpan is a great board for riding park
Jibpan is great in POW!
I have the Jibpan from the last season. It has been one of the best boards I've owned for powder riding. Super fun and responsive in deep snow and natural terrain.
In the park it pops well on jumps but not so great for rails or boxes but manage.
K2 Jibpan 156
This board rocks... I've been riding a Burton Air 165 for all mountain which handled great at speed and a K2 Anagram 155 in the park. I am 190lbs and went with the Jibpan 156. This board does it all. I was ripping backcountry and it remained stable at fast speeds and handled great in the park. I am very pleased and only wish I picked it up earlier in the season.
So I've been using a Ride DH 157 for atleast 3-4 years now and decided I needed a new board. I was looking for something shorter and softer but I wasn't quite sure how short I should go without losing stability. I was debating between the K2 Darkstar and Jibpan. The main thing that sold me on the Jibpan was the short length for the effective edge it has. From other reviews I read, it was softer or stiffer than the DH. From first hand experience it's definitely softer and in my opinion easier for me to ride. The DH used to get super squirly whenever I would build up enough speed whenever the board was flat so I would constantly use my edges. The jibpan is totally different, I eventually learned to trust and it's AWESOME. It's very stable at speed. It's also got equal if not more pop in comparison to my DH. I have it setup with some cartel's at the moment and I'm loving the combo. I'm 5'8 and about 185 with all my gear on. I know I'm at the very top of the weight range for the 153 but it works well for me and what I ask from the board. I'm still getting used to it and figuring out how much I can and can't do, but I have no complaints so far. One last thing, I honestly don't notice any difference with the harshmellow on the board, maybe with the bindings and boots it would be more noticeable but I can't tell it's present. It would be nice if it had rocker tech but we can't always get what we want... but then again, I heard next year such will be the case!
I have last years jibpan, and it's one of the best boards i've ridden. sure it's a bit pricey, but worth every penny.
great for those days
I got last years board,mainly cause our snowboard shop didnt have any other boards that would work for me(i live in Alaska)...its a great board for those days when all you want to do is hike 1/4 of the way up some mt near Girdwood and build a big jump and just hit it time after time...its a little to stiff for some hardcore tree runs though,so beware of that...but you sure can pick up speed with it
BEWARE...reviews by 'hater' Sheldon
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....
I am looking for this board, but I am not...
I am looking for this board, but I am not sure it will be yhe right one, I am intermediate snowboarder i mesure 1'9" and weight about 145, I usually do some park, not much rail, but planning on doing some, my size boot is 9 . I am snowboarding in Quebec region, so not much powder.
If you are looking at picking up a rail and jibbing board, then this is a sick choice. If you are looking for more of an all around freestyle board, go with the K2 Darkstar. The Darkstar is going to give you enough flex to crush rails and boxes, but it still has enough flex to take down some tree runs or high speed runs. Check the Darkstar out. http://www.backcountry.com/store/K2S0484/K2-Darkstar-Snowboard.html
I hated this board last year, it costs way to much for a pos made in China. Where are the savings K2? Why do your boards cost more than boards like Rome that are made in quality factories in Austria?
like but not love
I liked this board but didn't love it. Nice pop and edge hold but it felt dead to me. Maybe it was me but the board felt slugish on the mt hood snow. For the price I expected more from this board. Come on K2 step up. I liked the Burton Fix, Nitro T2 and Capita Indoor much more than this deck.