- Price: £330
- Sizes: 149, 152, 155, 157, 159, 154W, 157W, 160W, 163W
- Width: Normal, Wide
- Flex: 4
They say: Illist Park Thrillist
We say: Like a more freestyle orientated version of the Darkstar. This board’s price keep sit in the range of beginners, but its performance will suit much better riders as well. The “Jib Rocker’ makes buttering simple and helps keep the board forgiving.
Tester says: This board rocks! It’s very forgiving and so much fun.
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.