- Price: £330
- Sizes: 151, 154, 157, 159, 161
- Width: Normal
- Flex: 5
They say: True Twin Faith
We say: The Believer’s relatively stiff flex (for a progressive board) indicates that it’s aimed at slightly more advanced riders. That flatbase profile is also not the easiest thing for complete beginners. But improving intermediates will love this stick!
Tester says: Fun to jib but that hasn’t compromised the way it performs on big jumps and carving on the piste.
Buy It Here:
- Building boards since: 1987
- HQ: Seattle, WA, USA
- History lesson: Founded as a ski company in 1961 by brothers Bill and Don Kirschner, K2 has been making snowboards longer than many board-specific brands. Despite this, it a while for K2 to live down its image as a commercially-driven ski-shark among snowboarding minnows. In the end though, the brand’s obvious commitment to snowboarding over the years, combined with its reputation for quality, has helped change even the most gnarled shredder’s minds.
- Ridden by: People looking for a brand that’ll let them ride whatever and wherever they want without being laughed at by anyone. Technically good, if slightly anonymous riders.