- Price: £280
- Sizes: 135, 139, 143, 148, 152
- Width: Normal
- Flex: 3
They say: The ultimate women’s jib board.
We say: With its soft flex and rocker profile, the Vavavoom is most at home slaying rails in the park. These features also mean it’s easy to learn turns on as well. It also has a rad Nikita collaboration graphic.
Tester says: A fun, playful board. Friendly and poppy, not amazing at holding an edge, but great at doing what its designed for – jibtastic!
- 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.