K2 Outline 2019-2020 Women’s Snowboard Review

  • Sizes: 146, 149, 154
  • Flex: 6
  • Profile: FlatRock
  • Shape: Directional Twin
  • Price: £420 / €470

For those who love the floaty, surfy feel you get with a flat board then the Outline is a board that’s going to leave you feeling silky smooth. Mostly flat, with early rise rocker in the nose and tail, the Outline has bags of stability and a really loose, mellow feel.

Built with performance and precision in mind, this is one offering from K2 that’s got some impressive all mountain chops. A mild setback gives you slightly better on piste performance than a true twin, and you’ll be able to really drive with your back leg when it gets choppy.

“This is one offering from K2 that’s got some impressive all mountain chops, built with performance and precision in mind”

The rockered nose and tail give you extra float when you’re in the deep stuff, and the slightly longer nose helps keep your weight set back further over the tail when you need all the surf you can get.

The Rhythm Core is specifically designed with women in mind and optimises performance and comfort. A urethane-skinned Honeykomb additive sits in the middle of the body of the board and aids bonding strength, while also increasing durability.

A mid-stiff flex is perfect for those days when you want to hoon it down the piste, smashing through the lumps and bumps. The added stability is also ideal for laying into your carves and feeling confident that your edge is going to hold when you’re flat out. Still playful enough that you’d feel right at home cruising through the park and getting those presses down pat.

Tester’s Verdict

Joy DutchWhitelines

“The conditions definitely weren’t ideal when I rode the Outline – it was wet and foggy, and the visibility was terrible. Flex-wise I thought this was pretty solid, and while there was a bit more play in the nose and tail it was a bit stiffer than my preference. I was, however, riding a bigger board than I usually would.

“Having a bit more weight over the tail made it feel a bit more in control during the sketchy conditions”

Through turns I felt it spat you out at the end occasionally and I had to really work to keep my line at times. The speed was good, and even through the stickier snow it seemed to smash through fine.

I generally like to ride a twin board, so being setback is never my first choice, but this didn’t feel mega directional, and in fact having a bit more weight over the tail made me feel a bit more in control during the sketchy conditions. I’d like to have tried this in better conditions, because I’ve heard good things about it. I just wasn’t able to ride it how I would have liked to this time.”


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