K2 Turbo Dream - 2011


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.

Manufacturer's Description:

All Terrain Snowboard Dreams Become Reality

Float through anything, spring over crud, land without impact, ride better than the pros! Sound like a standard snowboard dream? Fortunately Wille Yli-Luomo teamed up with K2 engineers to give you these feelings in your waking hours on the 2010-11 K2 Turbo Dream. ALL TERRAIN ROCKER creates effortless float while the WH3 Core and 4000 Sintered Base combine for faster response and extra air-time. New HARSHMELLOW is added for a smoother more controlled ride. Maybe you won’t be better than Wille…but he’s giving you every advantage he can.

Recommended for park riding. Recommended for halfpipe riding Recommended for freeride riding High cost snowboard Available in Wide Rocker construction Directional Shape

Year: 2011

Available Lengths (cm):
153, 156, 159, 161, 157W, 160W, 164W

Riding Style: All Mountain


All Terrain Rocker™ profile
Harshmellow™ dampening
Hybritaper™ construction
Setback Twin
Hyper Progressive sidecut
WH3™ Core
Triax/Biax/ICG 10
Carbon Matrix I torsion forks

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Snowboard Review:

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2011 K2 Turbo Dream Video Snowboard Review

I rode last seasons ‘Turbo Dream’ and absolutely loved everything about it. For this seasons model, K2 have installed ‘harsh mellow’ dampeners around the feet to absorb any nasty vibrations that hard pack and crusty terrain brings. I must say that there does seem to be a slight improvement to the way the Turbo Dream deals with crud and super hard corduroy. I rode the turbo dream all over the mountain and it was solid, damp and super fun. I can see why this board is so popular all over the world among the snowboarders in the know, I’m envious of anybody lucky enough to own one.

K2 are certainly going from strength to strength with their snowboard range this season and I must say that the Turbo Dream is definitely one of the best boards from their line-up. If you’re looking for a board which you can take all over the mountain and ‘do-it-all’ on then the Turbo Dream for certain will not disappoint. This year’s graphics look even sicker than last seasons which I feel will boost the popularity of the board. A good looking, high performance package that will meet the needs of intermediate snowboarders who want to hit everything on the mountain with confidence.

Posted by Mikee C in • K2

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What colour is powder?

skip11 on August 05, 2010 at 02:34 PM

Thanks for the good review SBR team. How’s the carving performance of this board? I heard from a couple of people that you have to stay more centered on K2’s rocker.

Rich Ewbank on August 05, 2010 at 02:40 PM

Hi Skip 11,

The people you asked are right, with the Turbo Dream and pretty-much with every rocker you have to stay more centred through the carve. Powering into and leaning back out of carves is a luxury that comes with cambered boards or some of the rocker camber hybrids like the Never Summer Raptor and Custom flying V. The Turbo Dream holds up pretty well to carving, but it’s not the same feeling as with cambered boards.

skip11 on August 05, 2010 at 02:45 PM

Thanks for the quick reply Rich, I posted on the forum and now I’m considering this board as my first choice because it is much cheaper than Never Summer boards, especially here in Canada land.

Cheers, Rico

ash on September 19, 2010 at 12:19 PM

i’m considering the turbo dream but want a few others options along the same lines as the turbo dream. Im open to any suggestions


Rich Ewbank on September 19, 2010 at 02:25 PM

So many different boards in the same realm as the Turbo Dream.

Rossi One Magtek Never Summer SL (damper and a touch stiffer) Burton Custom Flying V (lively and poppy) Lib Tech Phoenix (a little bit more advanced) Jones Mountain Twin (Camrock and Mag edges) Arbor Element (so easy to ride and looks a million dollars)

I could literealy go on for ever. What’s your riding ability, where do you ride and what kind of snowboarding do you do?

dan on October 01, 2010 at 05:56 AM

I purchased the K2 turbo dream 2011 and was lucky enough to ride it in Australia the day after we received the biggest dump in 20 or so years. It was a dream to float through the best pow I have seen here on that board! Took it over some jumps and was able to get plenty of air! It did feel slightly heavy, however this wasnt an isssue when jumping due to the speed you can get out of the 4000 Sintered base. Its my first board, and im absolutely stoked!

nbratski on November 10, 2010 at 02:53 PM

I too have tested many boards from a wide variety of manufactures and I can honestly say the K2 Turbo Dream is one of my all time favorites.  Unbelievably smooth transitions from edge to edge, the perfect amount of rocker and stable enough to handle any speed your up for.

Neil on November 14, 2010 at 07:06 PM

I’m stuck between this and the slayblade, i’m an intermediate/advanced rider and i live in new england where we don’t get too much powder, but occasionally we get a good foot or two, and i ride mostly glades and trails and a little bit of park, which board should i go for?

Tom Ewbank on November 14, 2010 at 08:58 PM

Hey Neil,

Personally I think the Turbo Dream might be a better fit than the Slayblade…...the Slayblade is a great ride but it’s pretty responsive and stiff; a high-end board developed for riders wanting to hit the pipe and bigger features in the park. The Turbo Dream is a more versatile all over the mountain.


Neil on November 15, 2010 at 12:40 AM

alright, thanks for the help, I was really having a hard time deciding which one

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