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Poll Question: K2 Parkstar vs Yes Optimistic
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    Posted: Jun/13/2011 at 2:16pm
If you were getting a board and could choose between K2 Parkstar and Yes Optimistic, which would you pick? Intermediate rider, mainly groomers and park. Happiest on a rocker board, but demoed Burton Flying V and liked it too. K2 is rocker and Yes is CamRock.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/13/2011 at 2:33pm
That's handsdown the optimistic. CamRock is the new black. I also think a flying v is a good choice if it's not already out of the picture.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/13/2011 at 3:15pm
the camber in camrock is so minimal that personally i don't think you should even think of the board having any camber.  we're talking 1-2mm on all the camrock board's i've had in the shop/owned.  i had a yes typo that rode almost exactly the same as my same-size capita indoor FK.  the rocker design is basically the same with those boards when you see how little camber camrock actually has.  plus, it's between the insides of the feet, so you can't weight/unweight the camber while riding, which is the whole reason camber works.

k2s jib rocker on the parkstar is similar in that it's flat in the middle and rockers up toward the ends, but with jib rocker the flat area extends almost to the contact points.  you have a lot more board flat on the snow when riding, whereas with camrock, the rocker starts right after the bindings so you have more board lifted up, although the rise is still only like 6mm by the time you get to the contact points.

i don't know much about the parkstar specifically, but the optimistic is definitely stiffer.  as far as i know and can tell, the parkstar may not be a SOFT soft board but i think it's on the mellower side of medium probably.  based on generics i would recommend the parkstar between these two for sure for you, based on what you said you're doing, or try one of the other YES boards if you want to go with them.  the typo 2 is probably what you're looking for.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/13/2011 at 3:16pm
The K2 for sure!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/14/2011 at 10:12am
personally, i'd go with the optimistic, i like my boards a little stiffer, and the hybrid, although more towards the rocker side of things, is nice for all conditions.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/14/2011 at 10:25am
l woudl say parkstar simply because they are a trust park board and has been around for a bit already . l heard good things of yes brand in general, but nothing specific to the optimistic
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/14/2011 at 11:14am
Neither boards are soft boards.  But, if it was me, I'd go with a YES board.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/14/2011 at 12:52pm
I've heard nothing but good things about the Parkstar. People who have that board love that board.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/16/2011 at 7:34am
have a k2 parkstar

great board, flexible for butters, stable for bombs, jumps etc
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/19/2011 at 2:53pm
if you're riding groomers and park, then i'd pick the K2 between those two boards.  The YES optimistic is directional, right?  probably not something you'd pick up if you're riding groomers and park.  like spenser said, you should look into the YES typo 2.  Owning it myself, i'd say it's a great board for what you're going to be using it for.  it's a true twin, which is good for riding switch and park in general, and it's probably mid-flex.  cruises groomers really well, and like spenser described, it really does ride like it's straight reverse camber.  there really isn't any camber in the middle of mine, maybe a TINY bit but it's pretty much not noticeable.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/23/2011 at 3:22pm
Thanks for the input guys. I got a chance to demo the Parkstar and loved it, did everything I wanted it to, so I picked that one.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/23/2011 at 3:27pm
good choice.. i guess it did win goodwood awards.. so i guess u can't go too wrong.. hehe
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