K2 Lifelike - 2012

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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.

Manufacturer's Description:

The all New Lifelike takes on the snowboarding life with lightweight durability of Hybrilight™ construction and Flatline™ neutral feel.  The perfect deck for the rider that does it all in a single day on the mountain.

Recommended for park riding. Recommended for halfpipe riding Recommended for freeride riding Medium cost snowboard Available in Wide Zero camber construction Directional twin shape

Year: 2012

Available Lengths (cm):
152, 155, 158, 161, 154W, 157W, 160W, 163W

Riding Style: All Mountain

Specifications:

Baseline: Flatline®
Damping: Standard
Construction: Hybrilight™
Shape: Hyper Progressive
Stance: Setback ¾” (19mm)
Core: W2
Glass: Triax / ICG10
Additives: NEW Carbon Web I
Base: 4000 Sintered
Base Bevel: 1°

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Snowboard Review:

Watch the 2012 K2 Lifelike Video Snowboard Review

2012 K2 Lifelike Video Snowboard Review

Looking for a board that can do literally anything…….and do it all very well? Look no further because K2 has created the Lifelike, a compromise between the award winning K2 Believer and pipe-slaying Slayblade. In essence the Lifelike is the perfect all-mountain board; it can handle the park and pipe, carve-up groomers, stay solid underfoot in the backcountry and doesn’t mind the occasional frontside boardslide along a rail. A zero camber profile, lightweight construction and super poppy core make for one versatile, fun and lively ride.

If you’re in the market for an intermediate to advanced all-mountain snowboard that won’t hold back any aspect of your riding then the K2 Lifelike should be on your Christmas wish list. When you consider the price of this board and the amount of technology that K2 have crammed into it it’s difficult not to take note, you could spend much more money on a Burton Custom or Lib Tech. I was surprised by how good the Lifelike was, I’d certainly choose it over the Slayblade.

Highlights:
Lively manageable flex
Versatile snowboard, fun everywhere on the mountain
Progressive snowboard suitable for intermediate to pro
Very well priced

Letdowns:
Topsheet damages easily
Drab K2 graphics

Posted by Tom Ewbank in • K2

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