K2 Parkstar Review

2011 and 2012 K2 Parkstar


The K2 Parkstar could be the board for you. This is actually a pretty cool board. It has the jib rocker technology so it is great for that jibber at heart in the park or pretty much all over too. It has 80% flat in between the tip and the tail and 20% in front of the tip and tail; a rocker that kind of kicks up. It has a hybrid taper technology so you’ll see the same construction sidewall that it has and it gradually turns into a cap construction, reducing the amount of weight in the nose and the tail and the amount of core inside the board on the nose and tail. It is nice and light.

 

The stance is centered, of course, which is great because it is a twin board with a hyper progressive side cut radius. Hyper progressive side cut radius means that it can go into turns nice and smooth, hold your edge aggressively in the middle of a turn, and then come out smooth again. It has bi-lax fiberglass. there are two pieces of fiberglass that stems the core, on the bottom and on the top and they’re rolled in that 45 degrees.

2011 K2 Parkstar Snowboard

2011 K2 Parkstar

What is great about this kind of fiberglass is the ICG fiberglass — it’s the integrated carbon glass so it has carbon inside. That makes it super light and super, super snappy. It also has a little bit more carbon in it. What K2 is doing now is called the Carbon Web . On the nose and tail of the board there is going to be a spiderweb of carbon that helps this board get you a little bit higher when you need to ollie over a barrel or a little crumb or a skeet or something like that. The 4000 Sintered base that is super and it is going to absorb wax and hold wax a little bit longer than a traditional board. This is the K2 Parkstar.

2012 K2 Park Star

Features of the K2 Parkstar:

* BASELINE: Jib Rocker®
* DAMPING: Standard
* CONSTRUCTION: Hybritaper™
* SHAPE: Centered
* Twin Hyper Progressive
* STANCE: W2
* CORE: Triax / ICG10
* GLASS: NEW! Carbon Web™ I
* ADDITIVES: 4000 Sintered
* BASE BEVEL: 1º

K2 Parkstar 2012

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