The Northern Lite Splitboard is a women’s specific board you’ve been waiting for. Design for women, this deck has flex patterns and waist width in mind for the ladies skinning around the deep unknown. Flat camber makes this deck poppy and allows it to float in bottomless powder with ease. Bambooyah technology, the Northern Lite has horizontal layers of bamboo for a core, and comes with an unmatched 5 year warranty so you don’t have to worry about pushing it to the next level. A Carbon Web makes for a stable, and consistent pop throughout the life of the board.
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The K2 Panoramic Splitboard is ready for the backcountry beating you can dish it. Coming with Flat camber, it has a stable pop and stomp factor and makes floating the bottomless backcountry turns easy and fun. Tweekend design puts this camber from absolute tip to tail for more ride-able surface area for when things get really deep and tricky. The Bambooyah technology puts horizontal layers of bamboo for a core design and makes this board very strong and reliable, not to mention adds a 5 year warranty, allowing you to push and punch around the heavy terrain you want to take it through.
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Tired of lugging your “tank” of a splitboard around the backcountry? Look no further. The K2 Ultraspilt is you splitboard of choice. Coming out swinging with Kwicker Tech, almost 4 lbs. under industry standard weight, this board will save you time and energy, allowing you to get more vertical feet and powder slashes in a day. Bambooyah technology puts horizontal layers of bamboo in the core for unmatched strength and pop, and the unmatched 5 year warranty allows you to push this board to its limit, and your limit. Tired of your skins peeling from the tail? Another solution, Tip and Tail connections makes that problem ancient art.
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The K2 First Lite is a very beginner friendly board made to get you out and going right away. With flat camber, this board has a great stable pop and makes riding at high speed smooth and controlled. Combine that with the Catch-Free design which puts Rocker camber over the contact points for a softer flex and a worry free ride so you don’t need to worry about catching edge and you can focus on having fun and cruising the mountain. A directional shape makes its easier for you to stay in the driver’s seat, and can make pointing it over chunder and bumps much more manageable. The First Lite will help you get over the learning curve, and get you shredding with confidence.
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The K2 Sky Lite is a great board for progressing you freestyle riding to the next level. With flat camber between contact points, it has great pop like would get out of regular camber and puts Rocker camber over the contact points for a catch free ride and making pressing and buttering fun and easy. A centered stance makes the Sky Lite feel the same riding switch as it does riding your regular stance for dialing in your switch tricks, and just getting used to your switch riding with confidence. Don’t be afraid to take it throughout the entire hill either, the Sky Lite is a versatile board making off-piste smooth and fun.
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The K2 Bright Lite is a perfect board for progressing your skills to the next level this year. The All Terrain Baseline puts flat camber between contact points giving you a solid edge and great control at high speeds and rocker over the contact points makes it very flexible and makes catching edge much more difficult. A directional stance makes charging through choppy chunder much more manageable and smooth. The Bright Lite is the board of choice for you up and coming shreds for a fun relaxed season on the snow.
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The K2 Lime Lite is the board of choice for those female riders focusing on their freestyle game in the park, pipe, rails, and everywhere else you can think. With a flat camber, it comes with a solid pop that you would get out of regular camber, and mixes it in with great flex and play for having fun throughout the park kickers on a slushy day. Tweekend design puts flat camber to the absolute entire length of the board for more ride-able surface area for easier stomping on your big tricks, and locking into your rail tricks with ease. A Carbon Web in the core is an added addition for a reliable and consistent pop through the life of the board. A centered twin set up puts the rider in complete control and gives and exact feel on the board which ever direction you are riding.
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The K2 Eco Lite is the board for everyday, and for every condition the mountain has to offer. The Flat camber provides this board with the great pop that you would expect out of a regular camber deck, and mixes that with a soft, buttery flex great for floating in deep powder, and making pressing rails and boxes that much easier. Tweekend design takes the camber from the very tip of the nose, to the very tip of the tail, which provides the rider with more surface area to stomp landings, and better float in bottomless powder. An All Mountain shape puts you directionally set back on this board for pointing it downhill and charging with ease. For a little more added pop, the Eco Lite comes equipped with a Carbon Web.
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The K2 Spot Lite is an all mountain board of dominance. It comes with a flat camber for great flexibility and combines that with the lifted technology which literally lifts the board from just inside the contact points, creating a great pop and a solid, stable edge like you would get out of a regular camber board. Tweekend design takes camber from absolute end to end of the board for more ride-able surface area for a solid landing gear, and great float in the powder. A Carbon Ollie-Bar makes the Spot Lite pop off the snow effortlessly and consistently through the life of the board. A centered stance puts you directly between tip and tail, and makes riding switch feel the same as riding your regular stance.
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The K2 High Lite is a board that can ride over any terrain in its path without a quiver of remorse. It comes equipped with Flat camber which gives the board a solid pop factor like you would expect out of a regular camber board, and combines that with a soft flex and more playful feel throughout the hill. Tweekend Technology puts the Flat camber from the very tip of the nose, to the very tip of the tail, creating more ridable board surface and making for a stomping machine. Bambooyah technology core puts layers of horizontal bamboo in the core, creating a board with unmatched strength and an unmatched 5 year warranty. A slightly directional stance make the High Lite a board that you can charge downhill aggressively and confidently over the entire mountain.
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The K2 Brigade is a board meant to take your up and coming skills to the next level throughout the entire mountain. A Catch-Free Baseline gives you slight rocker over the contact points for a very playful feel and making catching an edge a thing of the past. Flat camber between contact points gives this board a good pop factor like you would expect in a regular camber deck, and gives it more flex and play for a fun right throughout the mountain. With the stance slightly directional, the Brigade is a board you can charge down the hill with confidence and reliability.
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The Playback is a board meant to be easy to ride, and easy on your pocket book. The Freestyle Baseline give this board a Twin Rocker shape with camber between the contact points for an excellent pop factor and flex, and puts Rocker camber on the contact points to give it a loose, playful feel on the snow and gives it added flex for pressing on the rails. This also creates a Catch-Free Baseline for progressing your riding to the next level without worry so much about catching edge on your contact points. The Playback is great for riders just getting comfortable with their skills, and trying to push them to the next level.
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The K2 Raygun is a board designed to charge hard all over the mountain. The All Terrain Baseline gives this board a medium rise in the nose and a small rise in the tail making for excellent float in the powder. A directional shape makes for pointing down the hill and charging in control a trait of ease. Flat camber from contact point to contact point makes for a solid pop, and good edge control at high speeds, and the rocker contact points makes for an effortless, fun catch free feel. The Raygun is a Good Wood Award winning beast, that will charge over the entire mountain with ease.
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The World Wide Weapon is the all time destroyer of the rail scene. With the flat profile in the middle of the board, turning to JibTip at the contact points, this board has a great pop but still gives you the a playful flex in the center, and rocker over the contact points gives you maximum press on rails and makes catching edges on the contact points a thing of the past. A centered stance puts you directly in the middle of the board and gives you the opportunity to have the same feel on the board riding switch, as it does your regular stance. A Freestyle baseline gives the board flat contact points which allows for more precise edge to edge control and a more responsive edge without a harsh, hook feeling. The WWW is the board for progressing your rail tricks to the next level.
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The K2 Subculture is a board that lets the rider paint a perfect picture. The Precision Lifted Baseline gives the board a Lifted Flat camber which takes the flat camber technology and lifts the board just before each contact point creating an extra pop and giving it a solid edge throughout the hard pack. The contact points are flat which makes for more precise edge to edge control and spreads the pressure of contact for a quick response without the catchy edge feel. The stance is slightly set back and allows you to point it down hill and charge everything throughout your mountain. A Carbon Web creates and added pop factor and creates a consistent, reliable pop for the life of the board. The Subculture is a board that destroys everything in its path.
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The Hit Machine is a board designed to step up your freestyle game. With the Freestyle Baseline, it creates an overall rocker feel by lifting the contact points just enough to give it a loose and playful feel throughout the park. The Flat Camber profile gives this board an excellent pop factor and is very reliable at high speeds. Tweekend technology puts the camber from the absolute tip of the nose to the absolute tip of the tail for more ridable board surface. A Carbon Web in the boards core gives it all the pop you could ask for and more. The centered stance on the Hit Machine makes sure that you can have the same feeling riding switch so you can progress your freestyle tricks to the next level.
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The K2 Happy Hour is a board that will take you from the park to the powder without breaking a sweat. The Lifted Base technology takes a flat profile board and literally lifts the board shape from just between the contact points. This creates an added pop factor and simulates the feel of a regular camber boards pressure points and allows the flex and play of Flat camber. Tweekend design puts Flat camber from the absolute end to end of the board for more ridable surface area and giving the board the stomp factor you want. A Carbon Ollie-Bar makes the Happy Hour a popping machine for getting a little more style and control on your tricks. A centered stance puts you directly in the center of the nose and tail for an exact feel on the board regular or switch. The Good Wood Award winning Happy Hour will not leave you disappointed throughout the season.
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The Turbo Dream is a board that can simply take you everywhere on the mountain. The flat camber profile makes for a poppy board, great at high speeds with good flex and play for the deep powder days. Tweekend design puts the camber from the very tip of the nose, to the very tip of the tail creating more ridable board for whatever conditions exist. A Carbon Web in the core creates a great pop factor and eliminates overall board weight compared to regular fibre glass inserts. A directional stance makes the Turbo Dream a must have for charging hard down the all mountain terrain throughout the hill.
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The K2 Fastplant is a board that will take you from the street to the backcountry. The Flat profile gives this board a great pop, like you would expect from regular camber, and combines that with added flex and play for pressing rails and floating in powder. A centered stance puts you directly between the tip and tail for an exact feel on the board whichever direction you take it. Bambooyah technology gives the board an ultra durable strength by putting layers of bamboo horizontally through the core, and with that strength, is backed by a 5 year warranty. An Ollie-Bar gives the Fastplant a very responsive and snappy pop for getting the maximum pop off the lip of whatever feature you put in your path.
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The Ultradream is a board made for the all around shred. The Backcountry Shaping gives it a flat profile which makes for an excellent pop factor like regular camber, but gives it more play and flex for added float in the deep powder and a fun, easy ride on the hard pack. The Tweekend design put the flat camber from the absolute tip to tail creating more rideable surface and creating a stomp machine in the powder and a better feel on presses in the park. Bambooyah Core technology creates a board made to withstand the beatings that you can give it with horizontal layers of bamboo in the core for ultimate strength and pop. This technology gives the board an unheard of 5 year warranty. Take the Ultradream from the park to the powder and everywhere in-between, it is made to handle the whole mountain.
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The K2 Slayblade is the all around backcountry freestyle board winning awards. It comes equipped with a Lifted baseline which takes a flat camber profile and literally lifts the board just after the contact points creating an extra stable feel at high speeds and gives the board more of a regular camber pop while allowing it all the same great flex of flat camber for great float in deep snow. The Tweekend technology takes the camber from tip to tip which gives the board more ride-able surface for added support on pressing and stomping landings. The Precision baseline puts flat contact points on the snow for a precise and reliable edge control, without the catch of regular camber. The Slayblade will allow you to take you freestyle game to the next level in the backcountry.
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The K2 Peacekeeper is the powder machine you have been waiting for. It has a directional shape to keep you charging hard in any conditions the big mountain has to offer. The Backcountry shaping combined with the Tweekend design puts a flat camber for the entire length of the board, from absolute tip to tail. The flat profile makes for a super smooth, buttery float on the deepest of days, and gives the board a solid pop that you might relate slightly to a regular camber but with a little bit more play. The Bambooyah core puts horizontal bamboo layers in the core for a light, super heavy duty strength with the unreal 5 year warranty. I dare you to push the Peacekeeper to the outer edge of terror on the mountain.
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K2 knows how to build a reverse camber with pop, their technique? Cram loads of carbon into the construction and when you think you have enough add a little bit more. All said and done this method seems to work wonders, the K2 Parkstar might not be as buttery soft as it used to be but for all-terrain and park freestyle riding it ticks all the correct boxes. From beginner to expert if you want to ride a twin shaped stick in park, pow, piste and pipe you can’t really go wrong with the Parkstar. More aggressive riders might find the K2 Parkstar’s softer torsional flex lacks the grip and response that they are after, our test Rob certainly found that to be its Achilles heel.
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The Turbo Dream has mutated into a backcountry specialist in K2’s latest release the Ultra Dream. Although the Ultra Dream works well for all-mountain shredding and the occasional park and pipe session, the extra surface area in the nose and tail isn’t ideal for technical jib tricks and kicker spins. Snowboard-Review would recommend the K2 Ultra Dream to accomplished riders who ride out-of-bounds features like they’re park transitions, catching air and popping into switch.
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Tuck you’re your fear away, grab K2’s Peace Keeper from the board rack and assault some big mountain lines like a freeride hero. Everything about the Peace Keeper is about equipping the rider with the tools you’ll need for blasting scary lines in deep snow. Jackson Hole, AK, Verbier, Chamonix and Happo One, this is the board you want in your board bag for these trips. An exaggerated rocker line, a directional shape with the extra surface area and uncatchable reverse sidecut from BC shaping at the contact points create unlimited float, there’s also plenty of carbon in the construction for stability, response and to provide you with the control you need should you need to throw down the an anchor turn on a critical line. This is a specialist ride for serious freeriders.
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Classifying the K2 Lifelike is a tricky business because it does so many jobs well. The Flatline zero camber profile, new Tweekends shaping in the nose and tail and ¾ inch setback stance provide a lot of float for backcountry blitzing and kicker session with soft landings. For the park and pipe the Flatline profile make’s the board naturally more forgiving whilst providing all the edge hold you’ll need for tracking up monster transitions that have been in the shade all morning thanks to the Triax glass and carbon laminates. To boost your ollies K2 have added Carbon Web I to the construction. In the simplest possible terms, the Lifelike id the Slayblade for snowboarders who don’t need the additional stiffness that the Slayblade offers… that’s 95% of riders.
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The K2 Turbo Dream’s all-mountain versatility is almost legendary. Constantly praised in the Snowboard-Review forums and applauded by those SB-RV testers that have ridden it the Turbo Dream truly meets the needs of intermediate to expert snowboarders who want to ride powder, groomers, park and pipe on one snowboard. It might have materials and features with crazy names that make absolutely no sense unless you spend your summers with your face buried in snowboard magazines and catalogues but regardless of all that marketing noise the Turbo Dream is a great snowboard that will not disappoint.
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The K2 Fastplant is three seasons deep and still growing its fan base. In 2010 Snowboard-Review took the first incarnation of this legendary freestyle twin for a shred and was impressed by the pop, how forgiving it was to rider mistakes and under rotated spins and despite all this how well it gripped turning on hard pack. With the addition of the Carbon Ollie-Bar and Carbon Web to its lively Bambooyah core you can guarantee that the Fastplant is one of the liveliest reverse camber you will ever ride. The board for reverse camber converts who don’t want to lose out on ollie pop and responsive turning.
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K2’s research and development team has been ramping its efforts up over the last few years and 2012/13 is the season that the hard work is starting to pay off. The High Lite is K2’s progressive backcountry freeride/ freestyle snowboard. The BS Shaping and All Terrain Rocker with Tweekends nose and tail kicks will provide all the float you will ever need for skimming above super deep snow while the almost twin shape might reduce the chance of cartwheeling after a switch powder landing (the emphasis is on the “might”). The tight sidecut radius will make picking lines through tight trees that little bit easier. The High Lite is an all-mountain board designed to fill the needs of advanced female snowboarders who want a board for blasting the whole mountain but that really comes alive hitting jumps in chin deep fresh.
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For the out-of-bounds backcountry enthusiast that wants to buy a splitboard and all of the necessary components in one fell swoop, without the hassle of shopping around and the risk of ending up a with a touring setup that doesn’t tour, ride or look good the K2 Panoramic is a failsafe purchase. There’s plenty for rocker for float in deep pow and easy tip clearance when cutting the tracks after a fresh dump and K2’s Bambooyah bamboo core for the life and snap you’ll want for throwing up pow clouds and sticking back seat landings.
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Formerly known as the Eco Pop the K2 Eco Lite is pro snowboard Gretchen Bleiler’s board of choice for smoking pipe and generally thrashing and slashing the mountain. The construction might not be ecofriendly like the name would suggest, but it’s extremely lightweight and lively with Carbon Web reinforcement from the bindings to the nose and tail to improve response and ollie pop. A new All Terrain rocker profile, Tweekends and a setback stance should take care of the Eco Lite’s powder credentials and Harshmellow dampening will add stability for breakneck speeds.
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Take the infamous K2 World Wide Weapon, thin the waste and change the flex a little for female riders and you have the K2 Lime Lite. For girls addicted to the terrain park that want boost their rail and jib repertoire the Lime Lite is like a year’s prescription of performance enhancing snowboarding steroids. If the urge to make some fresh turns on a powder day becomes too great to resist the Tweekends nose and tail shaping and Jib Rocker should provide suitable floatation. We made the part up about snowboarding steroids in case you were wondering.
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There’s a whole lot of choice on the market at the moment which makes pulling the trigger on a snowboard to ride everything on a tricky business. Apart from naming all of their women’s boards with Lite at the end, K2 are particularly good at creating a range with something for everyone. If you’re the type of rider who wants a board to ride the entire mountain; from deep powder, to cruising between sunbathing spots on pristine groomers or taking the intermediate kicker line in the park and you want all this at a price that won’t break the bank, then the Bright Lite is K2’s board for you.
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With Tie-dye graphics, a true twin shape, jib and park focused construction the K2 Sky Lite is aimed squarely at budget and fashion conscious beginner to intermediate park riders who want to hold back a bit of dollar to complete the set-up with a dream catcher necklace and howling wolf T-shirt… not really, you don’t have to be hipster to ride this board.
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Last year’s Happy Hour received a rave review from our tester Mikee Cee. Unsatisfied with the praise heaped on it by SB-RV, K2 have changed the Happy Hour a little for its second season, adding Carbon Web and their Carbon Fibre Ollie-Bar for a more aggressive flex through the board, improved stability and greater ollie pop. The Happy Hour is a uniquely shaped freestyle twin for inexperience intermediates through to pros who want versatile freestyle deck happy in the pipe, off jumps and in fresh snow, with a pointy tip for skier jousting.
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The K2 World Wide Weapon or WWW for short is the original park rat’s jib noodle. The World Wide Weapons famous blunted tips give it a short board length and comparatively long effective edge a great combination for improving board nimbleness and reducing swing weight whilst maintaining a reasonable amount of edge hold. The soft flex and reverse camber of the WWW makes pressing and buttering so easy it’s got to be cheating and make it surprisingly fun for messing about in the pow. Not a board you want to aim up an icy pipe wall or point down a gnarly couloir and we definitely wouldn’t recommend it to an all-mountain rider but a good choice for those addicted to rail and jib riding.
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The morning is all about playing about in the powder, airing cliffs, weaving between the trees and hucking your meat off windlips with no real idea what trick you’re attempting, or how to do it. Then a quick bite to eat for lunch and hit the park in the afternoon. If that sounds like your typical riding day and your riding level is firmly in the intermediate level then the K2 Raygun is going to meet your all-mountain snowboarding needs. The Raygun is for progressing intermediate snowboarder who can only afford space for one board in his/her board bag because the remaining space is designated for duty free.
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K2 has done a good job of creating a snowboard for every level of rider. The Playback is K2’s entry level freestyle deck for a beginner on a budget. The zero camber profile is perfect for lending riders confidence whilst offering edge hold, pop and float in powder. The playback is all about encouraging progression for beginners in the park and providing them with a versatile ride should the owner want to venture out onto the rest of the hill.
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The K2 Slayblade is the original weapon of choice for K2 team riders looking for a powerful all-mountain snowboard that carves through ice like a switch blade and pops off rollers like someone pressed several lbs of TNT into the construction. The Slayblade is an advanced snowboard for experienced snowboarders who like firm flexing boards with lots of edgehold. Perfect for pipe sessions and hitting house size table tops but also not adverse to launching into super deep powder landings or slashing turns because of the zero camber Flatliner profile.
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The K2 Lifelike is the Slayblade for snowboarders that acknowledge that they aren’t going to be the next Eero Nimela. If you’re an intermediate to advanced snowboarder that rides less than a month a season you’re certain to have tons more fun with on the Lifelike than you’d have battling with the Slayblade.
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The K2 Happy Hour is the replacement for the aging Believer. Fashioned in the Dark north by Snowboarding Troll Danny Larson, when this twin, zero camber board isn’t thrashing the park and throwing Danny into all manner of handplants it’s a great weapon for stabbing unsuspecting skiers, snow BMXers and those stupid Snow Tubing rings. Go forth and puncture!
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The replacement for the Zeppelin may have surpassed its predecessor’s legend. The K2 Slayblade is a firm flexing setback twin that will aggressively attack every terrain you ride. Now with bamboo in the core and Carbon Web around the tips the Slayblade’s pop is more ferocious than ever.
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In 1956 at the height of the Cold War, hidden in top secret military labs miles from civilisation in the uninhabitable tundra of Siberia, Russian scientists developed a machine that was capable of launching a single human being into the stratosphere. Recently K2 was able to get hold of this devise and in 2011 is releasing it onto the unknowing public. They call this machine the Protohype, an untameable snow sliding and flying devise that will scare the life out of anyone good enough to ride and kill those that aren’t.
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The World Wide Weapon returns with same incredibly soft rockered profile and cut-down shape that has made it a household name. This year the WWW gets over-size blunted tips so you can use it shovel snow off the steps at your favourite handrailÖ I can’t imagine there’s any other use for them.
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Last year the Fastplant surprised us with its versatility and with how much fun it was to ride. This year the Bambooyah cored park entertainer gets K2’s all new Ollie Par for even more pop. A strangely damp and controlled snowboard that pops huge!
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K2 has hit the snow touring with the all new Panoramic. K2 wanted to stick to their riding principle and steer clear of the hippy soul surfer image so the created a splitty with All Terrain rocker and a very slightly directional shape that will allow riders to enjoy freeride and freestyle snowboarding in the backcountry. The Panoramic also features K2’s Bambooyah core for extra life and pop.
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With a directional shape, Catch Free Rocker and soft flex the K2 Moment is designed for absolute beginners or people who are struggling to master the basics. The Moment is a great example of a functional, inexpensive and basic snowboard.
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The K2 Lunatique is a popular snowboard with beginner and intermediate female snowboarders looking to get the most out of their money. With its soft biaxial glass laminates and forgiving, easy to ride reverse camber profile the Lunatique ticks all of the right boxes when it comes to a first time buyer’s check list.
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For women who get off the chairlift in any conditions and head straight to the park, rain or shine the K2 Va Va Voom is a prudent choice. With its Jib Rocker profile, twin shape, soft biax glass and three degree park it’s as park focused as you are.
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If you’re after a good time then the Fling is worth a whirl. Designed for lapping the Terrain Park and general cruising, the twin shape is perfect for those that want to push their switch riding and the zero camber profile makes the Fling catch free and extremely press-able on the groomers and park jibs. Carbon Web keeps pop in the nose and tail for getting airborne.
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The K2 Eco Pop is a very slightly setback, directional twin shaped snowboard with an All-Mountain Rocker profile and Harshmellow dampening designed to provide intermediate to advanced female snowboarders with a versatile board that will charge down varying terrain and snow conditions. Essentially the K2 Turbo Dream for the fairer sex.
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Leanne Pelosi’s new board is a Wolf in Sheep’s clothing. The suave black topsheet and fluro sintered base hide a construction loaded with high spec materials. There’s the new carbon Ollie Bar and the Bambooyah Blend core for snappiness, Hybrilight construction and Honeykomb to keep the weight down and Flatline camber and a directional twin shape for all terrain and conditions versatility.
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Before you prized Burton Vapour gets vandalized on a makeshift box in your backyard by your over eager 13 year old son, get down to your local board shop and pick up a K2 Vandal .With its Jib Rocker profile and soft and buttery biaxial glass it’s the perfect board for kids to learn the ropes on and progress into the park with.
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For newcomers to the sport there’s one characteristic a snowboard should offer them. It has to be easy to ride and forgiving. With Catch Free Rocker, a 3 degree edge bevel and soft and forgiving biaxial fibreglass the Brigade fits the bill. You’re 60%* more likely to catch Bird Flu than an edge on the K2 Brigade. *note: 99% of Snowboard-Review statistics are fabricated on the spot.
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The Playback is K2’s new budget conscious twin freestyle deck. With Flatline zero camber, a twin shape, an easy to maintain extruded base and a 3 degree park edge bevel the Playback is the perfect board for your first tentative steps in the park.
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A popular choice for beginner and intermediate snowboarders, the K2 Raygun has all the features and board shape you’ll need for cruising the park, slashing the pow and charging the groomers.
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Parkstar by name park star by nature. The K2 Parkstar is the perfect snowboard for everyone from beginner to pro who likes an easy flexing freestyle snowboard with a responsive sidecut and a stable but playful Jib Rocker profile that doesn’t wash out on tail heavy landings or feel sketchy on rock hard pistes.
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The Turbo Dream is K2’s original all-mountain, ride everything Snowboard. You’ll find freeride pros picking their way down sheer Alaskan spines on the TD, you’ll watch movies of Wille Yli-Luoma sticking huge spins into choppy backcountry landings and in every snowboard park on the planet you will spot kids taking their Turbo Dreams to rails and boxes.
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Arguably the snowboard that brought reverse camber back into snowboard design. The Gyrator is K2’s specialist deep day’s powder mower. It has an incredibly banana-ed rocker and setback shape which should have you floating when everybody else is sinking.
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Bamboo is the future! Once again K2 have taken a technology that’s been around for years, made it better and then put tons of money behind marketing. The Fastplant’s new Bambooyah core helps to create a snowboard that is easy to ride, full of energy and pop and most importantly, more fun than Disneyland to ride. The Bambooyah core is no gimmick it’s the future of freestyle snowboarding.
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The Slayblade is a classic all mountain freestyle snowboard designed for advanced riders who want to charge big jumps and pipe walls. Not a lot of change from the 2010 Slayblade, 2011’s model gets sneakily upgraded to a Zero sintered base, so you won’t have to worry about hitting any kicker knuckles. Will the Slayblade ever fill the void left by the Zepplin? Sure, it is already a classic.
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The snowboard that has been haunting many a snowboarder’s dreams. With a more exaggerated rocker than most, how on earth does the Turbo Dream carve with the best of them and pop like a seagull with a penchant for Alka-Seltzer? The 2011 Turbo Dream is another K2 snowboard that meets the needs of snowboarders of any level, this board is best suited to riders who like to hit transitions all over the mountain, pisted or powder.
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A fairly significant change to the Zero has been the swap from a cambered profile to zero camber aka K2’s Flatline technology. Lighter than most and a smoother ride than P. Diddy’s Cadillac, the Zero is minimalist snowboarding at its best. Designed to be ridden aggressively but accessible to snowboarders of all levels.
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Back by popular demand, the K2 Parkstar hits 2011 for another year of Park riding domination. K2’s Jib Rocker profile combined with a progressive sidecut makes the Parkstar, loose and responsive, perfect for last minute adjustments on run-ins. The Parkstar is also ridiculously forgiving so don’t worry about getting those rotations perfect, concentrate on doing bigger spins instead!
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New to the K2 brotherhood the Raygun is set to stun. Snowboarders looking for an affordable snowboard to ride every type of terrain have a lot of choice in 2011 but the Raygun looks like it might be a quality choice. The Raygun is a surprise budget performer for all mountain cruising.
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With all of K2’s technological developments and the huge number of new boards joining its already bulging line-up, it’s easy to overlook the Believer. Don’t, the Believer is a quality freestyle snowboard that performs all over the mountain. Tom our head of testing has spent the last 12 months riding everything from the powder laden trees of Argentina to the icy mid winter groomers and moguls of Verbier in Switzerland, evidence that the Believer can do it all.
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If you’re a dedicated Darkstar fan like our team tester Ben you might be a little disappointed by K2’s decision to use zero camber instead of camber in the 2011 incarnation of last year’s Good Wood winner. What the Darkstar loses in pop, grip and power it gains in forgiveness. More Parkstar than it has ever been.
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Like a nuclear submarine or a Stealth Bomber, the K2 World Wide Weapon is designed with total urban destruction in mind. Take this soft and forgiving rail slayer to the park or your favourite ledge and wall-ride setup; with Jib Rocker, plain biaxial glass and K2’s JibTip shape (maximum effective edge for minimum board length) you’ll be dropping steezed out style bombs all day long.
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Freestyle snowboarding doesn’t have to cost a months wage cheque, not when K2 are releasing budget freestyle rides like the Anagram. Twin shape, progressive sidecut and Catch Free Rocker; everything you need for boosting your freestyle skills without blasting your bank balance.
Read full Snowboard Review review of the K2 Anagram 2011 Snowboard.
With All Terrain Rocker, a setback twin shape, Harshmellow dampening and Carbon torsion rods, you’d be excused for thinking that you’d picked up the K2 Turbo Dream, but you’d be wrong. This is the Eco Pop and it is K2’s all mountain shred machine designed exclusively for women snowboarders who like to ride everything that the mountain has to offer without limits.
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Gretchen’s pro model is the only board in the K2 line-up that has camber. That’s because Gretchen spends most of her time firing herself out of icy pipe walls, where the grip that camber offers can make the difference between a podium finish or placing further down the pecking order. If you like pipe and riding hard and fast and the star spangled banner base floats your boat then the GB Pop is a winner.
Read full Snowboard Review review of the K2 GB Pop Gretchen Bleiler Pro 2011 Snowboard.
I guess you could call the Fling the woman’s version of the Believer. A medium flex, 4000 grade sintered base, Flatliner zero camber profile and carbon torsion forks should keep even the most capable riders satisfied. You’ll be sure to be wanting a long term relationship with the K2 Fling.
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Don’t let the Gyrators name give you the wrong impression, this board is all about smooth riding. K2’s exaggerated Powder Rocker provides tons of float, a directional shape gives all of the tools you need for laying down chin dragging pow carves and Harshmellow dampening to take the bumps out of riding on harder days.
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Beginners have a new snowboard to turn to for an instant skills boost. If you’re getting to grips with snowboarding but bored of catching an edge on your cambered hire board, the soft flexing Brigade with Catch Free Rocker is everything you need to improve your riding minus the pain.
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With zee new Nikita artwork, zee jib rocker profile and zee JipTip construction, zis board is parfait for a little cheeky jibbing. K2’s latest female jib specific snowboard has zee, how do you say, Va-va-voom.
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The next step up from the Moment. All terrain rocker, biaxial glass, the specially designed rythem core and Extruded 2000 base provide a board that’s as easy to learn new tricks and butters on as it is to maintain. Don’t be a Lunatique, buy one.
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Every design decision that was made when the engineers at K2 started sketching ideas for the Moment screams ‘learning’. The Catch Free Rocker and biaxial glass will help even the most cautious learner to master turning and start the journey towards signing that first pro deal.
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Good Wood Overall winner!! Voted the overall winner for Men’s premium snowboards in Transworld Snowboarding’s Annual Good Wood test, The K2 team continues to be the sole driving force of the believer, the perfect snowboard for taking tricks from the park into the backcountry.
Read full Snowboard Review review of the K2 Believer 2010 Snowboard.
Stop playin’ start slayin’. Slay everything that gets in your path with wicked power. It’s like a switchblade on the snow. An impressive all-mountain snowboard suitable for anybody at an intermediate level and up. The K2 Zeppelin lives on!
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Combining the ultimate powder riding experience with freestyle perfection, the Turbo Dream with All Terrain Rocker is the latest and greatest all terrain machine. It’s no wonder that pro riders from other brands were asking us if they could get one.
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The weapon of the future is here. If you crushed it on your WWW for the past few years, the Jibpan is the next step in park dominance. Super buttery and soft, the K2 Jib Pan is the ultimate high spec noodle for jib gurus.
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Everything you loved about the Darkstar get’s rockered for the ultimate versatile high performance freestyle board. An extremely easy to ride, but progressive snowboard that encourages buttery spins and offers forgiving landings… snowboarding made easy.
Read full Snowboard Review review of the K2 Parkstar 2010 Snowboard.
Zero Doubts! K2 claims the Zero is the lightest most technologically advanced deck ever built. Featuring ‘Earth Conscious’ construction you can be sure you’re riding the best K2 has to offer and helping to minimise the effects of sport on the environment. On the riding front, the Zero is undoubtedly one of the most refined rides on the planet, a medium/firm flex, damp underfoot in all snow conditions, lively in and out of carves, stable off jumps and effortless in the air… there aren’t many boards that deliver such quality.
Read full Snowboard Review review of the K2 The Zero 2010 Snowboard.
Rock out with your weapon out!!! Jib tested, rider approved, and validated by smiles around the globe in parks everywhere, the rocked out K2 WWW is the perfect jib board. The WWW Rocker’s shortened nose & tail mean that the effective edge has been increased. Essentially you can ride a 152 and have the same edge contact as a standard 157… very clever indeed.
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The true twin-tip and medium flex of the Darkstar offers immense POP, torsional responsiveness, and freestyle mastery for the rider looking for the premium freestyle shred.
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All time, all terrain performance. The best board for the buck anywhere, the K2 Podium is best in class combining superb technology and all terrain performance and versatility for any rider. A shinning light in the mid-priced board category featuring a great materials spec and a versatile shape that will take you all over the mountain.
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Never a day too deep! The K2 Gyrator is for those days when nothing should get in your way. Wake up, forget work, forget breakfast, forget it all…hey might as well forget the leg burn or leaning back too. Leave it all behind and just enjoy.
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Snowboarding is all about progression and the Anagram is designed with nothingelse in mind. The board offers the pop and stability to get you locking new tricks, while respecting your wallet. A beginner freestyler’s dream snowboard offering forgiving landings and catch free take-offs.
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