The Top 40 Snowboards of 2013/2014 – Reviewed by the Whitelines Team

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The Turbo Dream is back in K2’s 2013-14 line by popular demand. With its directional twin flex, snappy pop and natural float in powder, this all-mountain directional twin has won fans the world over.

At the centre of the board is K2’s ‘WH3 core’ which combines hardwood with two central strips of urethane-wrapped ‘honeycomb’ material that help reduce the weight of the board without effecting its flex. There are carbon strips radiating out from the bindings towards the tip and tail of the board to add extra pop, something K2 call ‘carbon array’. All this serves to make the board fairly stiff, which helps it hold an edge in icy conditions, and stops it from feeling skittish at speed. The profile on this board is largely flat, but rises up towards the nose and tail, lifting the contact points slightly and making them harder to catch. The tip and tail feature something K2 call ‘Tweekend’ technology, a large, lifted area that helps this board power through powder. A slightly setback stance and a directional twin shape add to its abilities in the deep stuff.

While we didn’t get to test this year’s Turbo Dream in new snow, we know from previous models that this eats freshies for breakfast. On piste, our testing team were impressed with how sturdy this felt, and with the snap from the relatively stiff core. Whitelines editor Ed Blomfield said it was “very good at speed, held an edge well and absorbed heavy landings.” A solid choice for the rider who wants a beefy all-mountain board.


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