A trip to ISPO is never complete without a catch-up with K2’s UK SNowboard rep Pat. While we chowed-down on free Beef Jerky, Pat took us through K2 snowboards’ the new line designed for backcountry and sidecountry riding. The Peacekeeper, Ultradream and Highlife all feature K2’s new heavily blunted nose shapes with very gradual rocker in the nose and tail, they’ve labelled the new shape Tweekends. The idea behind the mellow rocker is that by reducing the sharpness of the transition area at the nose the board when layed into a carve is more likely to retain the turn shape you intended instead of becoming dive-y. The large blunted nose and tail shape allows for plenty of reverse sidecut at the nose and tail which should allow the rider to drift turns through the tail and nose without carving… it’s an idea pinched from the 5D ski shapes that have been on the market for the last couple of years. It’s an exciting line and we can’t wait to try them in Kaunertal in the next month.
Next week Snowboard-Review.com tracks down UK Never Summer rep Tom Beaton to talk about NS’ 2012/13 line including the much hyped Never Summer Cobra and the ever popular EVO.
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on April 26, 2012 at 04:33 AM
New designs. All are great. :D
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