- Price: £420
- Sizes: 151, 154, 156W, 157, 159W, 162W
- Width: Normal, Wide
- Flex: 5
They say: Whatever you thought about snowboards, hit reset.
We say: K2’s jib rocker combined with a decent stiffness ratings makes this a playful, and surprisingly poppy little beast. They also reckon it’s basically indestructible and they’re offering a 5-year warranty on it!
Tester says: Good pop for a rocker board and handled pow well. Too rigid for beginners but butters nicely if you know what you’re doing.
- 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.