- Sizes: 165
- Flex: 8
- Profile: Setback Camber
- Shape: Directional
- Price: £445 / €499
We’re big fans of K2’s Enjoyer series, so a new addition is always welcome. That’s what the K2 Overboard snowboard is, although it’s definitely a departure from the range’s usual fare.
As epitomised by the K2 Cool Bean, the Enjoyer boards have traditionally traded length for width in order to deliver certified fun-mobiles that are just as good in slush as in powder. This one goes the other way, however, extending the length out to a whopping 165cm.
“The K2 Overboard snowboard is definitely a departure from the Enjoyer range’s usual fare”
Naturally that means that isn’t exactly a tree-hunter like the others, but the trade-off is a fast, powerful ride that’s most at home on wide-open pow faces. The tapered shape, which goes from a wide shovel nose down to a pointed tail, will make keeping it afloat in deep snow a piece of cake. There’s also a fair bit of rocker at the nose.
On firmer terrain the mostly-camber profile will let you get a strong edge in, and while it may be set back there’s still plenty of tail. It’s also got carbon in amongst the triax fibreglass, so there’s plenty of torsional stiffness. With 26.7cm in the waist, this is aimed more at the bigger riders out there, but if that’s you then this will go like the clappers.
If you’ve had your fill of short ‘n’ stubby boards and want to switch it up to a beast, then the K2 Overboard is one to consider.