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K2 Marauder Split 2021-2022 Splitboard Review

Tested and selected for our top 100 snowboard products of the year: the K2 Marauder Split

  • Price: £900 / €1,000 / $1,050
  • Category: Freeride + Powder
  • Sizes: 147, 151, 156, 158W, 159, 162, 163W, 166W
  • Flex: 7/10
  • Shape: Directional
  • Profile: Setback Camber
  • 3D: No
  • Base: Sintered

Why we chose the K2 Marauder Splitboard: We chose the K2 Marauder Split board as it ticks every box for a mountain adventure. It’s tough, lightweight, responsive but not too stiff. Equipped with pre-cut skins to save you the time and money scouring the internet.

The Marauder Split snowboard is built to get you up and down the mountain whilst saving you weight. This split board comes as a package including pre-cut skins, hardware and mounting pucks. With this package, you have everything you need for a freeride adventure.

Built to withstand a heavy beating on the mountain the Marauder Split is packed with tough materials from the topsheet through to the base.

“Equipped with pre-cut skins to save you the time and money scouring the internet”

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Who Is The K2 Marauder Split For?

If you want to escape the crowds on the slopes and find true freedom on the mountain the Marauder Split is the answer.

We recommend this board if you’re an advanced level boarder who needs a responsive and durable board that feels lightweight underfoot.

Shape, Profile and Sidecut

Whether you’re traveling up the hill or down the hill the directional shape helps you move over the snow. Created through the combination of a tapered tail, 0.75” setback and directional profile.

Slight tapering in the tail encourages the tail to sink into powder adding lift in the nose. Combined with a setback your weight is naturally shifted backwards meaning you don’t have to do at much leg work. This shape decreases fatigue so you can go from sunrise to sunset.

Combo profile uses a blend of camber and rocker to give you performance on the hardpack and powder. Camber is the most popular profile of choice for advanced snowboarders as it provides power, pop and quick edge to edge transitions. Rocker is placed at the tip and tail to give the board a loose feeling underfoot and helps you initiate turns without catching an edge.

Rocker at the nose is elongated to boost lift over power and glide over snow making it easier tour in the backcountry.

“This shape decreases fatigue so you can go from sunrise to sunset”

Construction and Materials

The main material in the K2 Marauder snowboard is a BAP core, made with three species of wood which have been sustainably sourced. The BAP core is lightweight yet highly durable, wrapped with a Biax fiberglass layer to increase the lifespan of the board.

Carbon stringers woven into the fiberglass span from the nose to the tail, driving power through the board to increasing response without affecting the torsional twist.

No high-performance board is complete without a sintered base, the sintered 4000 base is a super tough base that retains wax well to keep you gliding over flats with speed. Sintered bases are the easiest to repair, so K2 have coloured the base black to hide any damage or repairs.

“Combo profile uses a blend of camber and rocker to give you performance on the hardpack and powder”

Roundup

Your board might be split but your mind won’t be, there is no need to choose between a powder board or a piste board when the Marauder can do it all. Giving you the freedom to explore the mountain before the lifties have started their shift.

From the tough-as-nails topsheet through to the sintered base, this split board is designed to last season after season. Giving you the confidence in your equipment to head up the mountain and take on steep spines and powder bowls.

Trade Secrets

Jonny Russell

“Sometimes when split boarding, the ascent isn’t always the most challenging part of your day. Fitting skins, making 2 boards into one, riding the icy choppy crud to make it to the secret bottomless pockets can all be tricky. The Marauder sets out to alleviate your woes. Pre-cut super high-end Pomoca skins go on with ease, 10 carbon stringers with a directional camber mean this board shreds all the bits you aren’t interested in! Super tough ptex sidewalls made from excess materials give this board longevity AND cut down on wastage! What more could you want?”

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