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Well... 

Dreamy... Smooth... Predictable 

When others try to copy it 

.. It's gotta be a good board

I'm now a believer..   

I love how people ask about what weight it's made for... Dude just ride it!! Stop the who it's made for nonsense. 

It's made for you! 

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I heard this board is supposed to be good. Might have to try one one day....... 

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1 hour ago, charliechocolate said:

Nope, they're terrible. Just as bad as those Oxess ones which you really should just put up on the classifieds.

Damn. Yeah, you're right, I gotta get rid of those terrible boards!

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9 hours ago, charliechocolate said:

Nope, they're terrible. Just as bad as those Oxess ones which you really should just put up on the classifieds.

Absolutely terrible! I can save you from yours 😉

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I put a long day in today on mine today and the carving was as good as it gets. I've always ridden longer boards (180-195) and thought that going "so short" with a 168 would be an issue seeing as I'm 6'4" tall. I expressed this reservation when I talked with Hans and he told me in essence that it would be fine and not to worry about it.

I'm in the custom bike biz and one of the tough things to deal with is a customer who feels that they know better even though I've been building frames for people for over 30 years....so I took my own advice and listened to the expert and went with the 168 and I couldn't be happier. I took Hans' advice and it paid off. The board never feels short to me and it has a surprisingly wide speed range where it's happy....it will make both tight round turns and high speed GS turns and leave you smiling.

You can't go wrong with a K168.

dave

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It gets even better when you drink their beer... Who knew... 

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Hey!  Has anybody ridden both the 168 and 162? @Jack M?  I’ve got a 162, and that board is without a doubt the best ride I’ve ever had.  But it is an SL board and when I’m at a bigger resort I would sometimes like a board that will run faster when still being driven hard.  The SCR on the 168 looks comparable with the 162, but does it ride like a bigger board?  What differentiates the ride qualities of the two boards?

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I sold my 162 because it was too stiff for me at 155lbs.  However I was able to jump on a 168 and ride the crap out of it with no problem at all.  They are very different boards.  I love the 168 and plan to keep it until I wear it out.

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22 hours ago, st_lupo said:

Hey!  Has anybody ridden both the 168 and 162? @Jack M?  I’ve got a 162, and that board is without a doubt the best ride I’ve ever had.  But it is an SL board and when I’m at a bigger resort I would sometimes like a board that will run faster when still being driven hard.  The SCR on the 168 looks comparable with the 162, but does it ride like a bigger board?  What differentiates the ride qualities of the two boards?

I haven't ridden the K162.  I own a F2 Proto 163 if that helps.  The K168 turns longer and will run faster.  It will still turn tight if you push it.  I won a USASA SL against some legit competition on my K168 once.  That said I won't use it for SL again now that I have this 163.

I recommend the K168 unequivocally.  If I could only own one board, that's it.  (however I'm going to see if Winterstick can meet or beat it)  In the unlikely event it's not for you, you will be able to sell it here easily.  i-carve.com has the best prices on Kesslers.

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On 3/31/2021 at 2:14 PM, Jack M said:

I recommend the K168 unequivocally.  If I could only own one board, that's it.

Yes, this.

I'll order a "female" custom version once my partner makes the switch.

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