- K2 Raygun
- PRICE: £300
- FLEX: 6
- SIZES: 150, 153, 156, 157W, 159, 160W, 161, 164W
- PROFILE: Flat
- SHAPE: Directional
It’s natural for the bigger brands to offer a stripped-down model for intermediate riders on a budget, and K2 are no exception. The K2 Raygun has simpler tech, but that doesn’t mean you won’t find exactly what you want from this model.
On the surface it’s not a million miles away from K2’s higher-spec all-rounder, the Turbo Dream. It has the same flat profile and directional shape, albeit without the ‘Tweekend’ tech at the nose and tail. Therefore it’ll work best in your preferred stance but can easily be ridden switch, and when the powder comes you won’t have to work as hard as you would with a true twin.
They’ve kept things simple in the core with just one variety of wood and no additives, so will be durable and predictable right from the off. The extruded base isn’t the quickest, but doesn’t drag either – and if you fancy speading your wings and hitting rails, it’ll require less upkeep than the sintered equivalent.
Snowboarding is an expensive sport, and for the most part you get what you pay for. But with the K2 Raygun, a flat three hundred quid gets you something that will handle all terrains over its long lifespan.
“The K2 Raygun really exceeded my expectations for an all-mountain board with a relatively small price tag.
It’s nice and stable when it’s on an edge, and turns with no effort at all. It’s towards the softer end of a medium flex, with the softness being mostly in the tip and tail.
As a result it’s a great board for the progressing rider, especially if you want to play in the park or butter around the resort."
“The K2 Raygun really exceeded my expectations for an all-mountain board with a relatively small price tag"