This is one of the few boards I had some reservations with. At first I didn’t like the amount of rocker in it, now it’s grown on me. This time around I got to take it through some heavy sun baked pow and it was fun for sure.
Board: K2 Turbo Dream
Bindings: Auto Uprise
Angles: 18 negative 15
Boots: T1 DB 2010
My Weight: 163
Conditions: Sunny with heavy pow
Mindset: Slay some pow
Tunes: Judas Priest
Preconceived Notions: I actually own this board and I think it’s a mixed bag for my riding style of sometimes I like it sometimes I’m like nope not happening.
Flex: Torsionally softer with more stiffness in the tips.
Stability: It’s not an unstable ride but you get the typical looseness in the tips because of the rocker.
Ollies/Pop: It’s not on the same level as the Jibpan, Parkstar, or Believer when it comes to pop but it’s not bad.
Butterability: Having a larger amount of rocker really lets you get into deeper presses especially when playing around with the board. You can over exaggerate everything.
Cruising: The more I’ve ridden rocker the more I’ve realized you can really lay a hard tight turn with it. It’s solid for leaving deep trenches. The rocker lets you ride over chop and things buried by the snow a lot easier. In pow you don’t have to work so hard to get the tip to raise.
Jibbing: Over exaggerated presses on the few features I did hit.
Rider in Mind: All mountain rider that dabbles in a little bit of everything.
Personal Thoughts: I think I might have judged my Turbo Dream a bit too quickly when I first got it. You just need to adapt a bit more to it’s rocker and then you’re golden.
What They Say:
Designed to perform anywhere Wille wants to take it, the Turbo Dream is ready for everything. All Terrain Rocker provides Wille with the perfect balance of powder float and charging power. The WH3 Core and ICG 10 makes for amazing pop and super smooth transition. Pow runs, pillows, lines, kickers, this board will make your dreams a reality.
Binding Compatibility: Most people would be happier with the Auto Evers on this board but I was content with it.
Binding Adjustability:I can set an Auto binding up in no time. Once I had this dialed I was golden for the rest of the day.
Straps: The toe strap has a small amount more give in it due to the cable which can be nice when you’re driving through turns. Otherwise everything else is similar to the Formula.
Highbacks: Same as the Formula’s which is solid with the outer side being stiffer and the inner being softer for jibbing.
Binding Flex: Stiffer in the heel cup than the rest but a solid all mountain flex.
Ratchet: It does its job with securing you in and pulling the cable to lock the toe down.
Rider in Mind: The easy in easy out all mountain rider who demands a lot from his binding.
Personal Thoughts: I think I’ll stick with Formulas for myself personally. I just don’t like the way I have to tweak my knee just a tad to get out of them. Minor nuance for myself.
What They Say:
If you missed your chance last winter, now is the perfect opportunity to go automatic. Why fool around with two ratchets when all you need is one? Standard features like the Asymmetric Airframe Highback and the Harshmellow shockpads help you accomplish the extraordinary. Whether you’re lapping the park at Bear, or dropping on pillows at Baker, the Auto Uprise will uplift your skills and never let you down.