- Price: £370
- Sizes: 145, 148, 152, 155, 158
- Width: Normal
- Flex: 5
They say: The first women’s-specific powder board.
We say: With its all-terrain rocker this will certainly perform well in pow, but this is far from just an off-piste machine. The directional twin shape will allow you to ride switch fine, and that flex isn’t so stiff you can’t venture into the park occasionally.
Tester says: Loved the board. Strong and silent, just how I like them.
- 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.