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The K2 Luna was the first board I ever used and now, as a snow sports professional, I have no problem recommending the k2 luna to students. I feel it is most suited to anyone starting off or progressing.
The K2 is not too expensive, of a good quality with no unusual cambers or new fangled base tech. The bindings have a slight setback, which means they are more orientated towards the tail than the nose, which allows for turns to be more easily initiated and executed by shifting weight slightly backwards without encouraging the rider to lean back. The flat base means they can be serviced using grinding and waxing machines, which is cheaper than hand-grinding and waxing. The edges are also nice and easy to sharpen by hand, and seem to stay sharp quite well. The base holds wax better than other boards i've tried, but you do definitely need a good quality wax, this isn't a board you can get away without maintaining!
Although luna may hold back riding when progressing to more advanced techniques, I have found they are good for developing freestyle techniques. It has a probably about a medium flex, nice pop and quick responses. If you were wanting to start riding freestyle and park then the Luna would certainly be adaptable to that. The flex in the board means it's suitable for learning to carve with as well.
The graphics change every season but generally they're pretty understated. The board I have has a sort of dark, geometric pattern.
This is definitely a women's board and is narrower than men spec. boards. This doesn't mean that the boys can't have one (I know plenty of boys that ride women spec. boards!) but it does mean that because of the narrowness it's extra important to get your bindings well centred. The screw holes for the bindings are a good quality but I wouldn't like to trust them not to get loose if you were swapping and changing the bindings around too often.
As with most boards, the size of the K2 luna will depend on your weight and not your height! This is because it's the stiffness of the board that is more important for control than the length. Lighter people will not be strong enough to get bend out of a board that is too stiff, even if it looks like a suitable length. Make sure you pay attention to the sizing guide, which is provided in the K2 catalogue.
safe riding :)
I hired this board last season and i was not disappointed!
The one i hired and rode for a week was black and has graphics around the stomp pads. The designs of these boards change depending on the size so the one i had may well be different to the one someone of a different size or build will receive. They all however look sleek and sexy, and you willnot be ashamed to put it up against other more expensive boards!
The Park use:
I used this board in the board park twice, both times i was not disappointed! It has an amazing flex and was a joy to ride. It was incredibly responsive and turned when instructed. It was light which meant that although i am small i was able to easily pull of jumps and tricks.
The Mountain use:
This board carved through all kinds of runs ranging from blues to blacks and in every terrain it exceeded my expectations by miles. It is incredibly responsive making it not only an exciting ride but also a safe one. It is light enough to be carried or ridden on the lifts depending on your preferance and the rules at the resorts.
The off-piste use:
Yet again the board exceeded here! It was easy to control when floating over powder and had the hard edge when carving up icier areas. The flex of the board yet again came in handy here and the general build and quality of the board meant i put my total trust into it.
This is by far the best board i have hired when abroad. The responsivness, flex, build, design and feel of the board meant that i was able to try new things with total confidence and progressed immensely!