- Price: £460
- Sizes: 158, 162, 168
- Width: Normal
- Flex: 6
They say: More friends on a powder day.
We say: This was the first new-generation board to apply rocker tech to pow-riding, and this latest incarnation still kills it. Not a race board, but its directional-twin shape and relatively soft flex, mean it’s definitely still one you can stomp tricks on.
Tester says: Five stars plus. The best pow board bar none.
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.