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K2 Simple Pleasures 2019-2020 Snowboard Review

  • Sizes: 151, 156
  • Flex: 6
  • Profile: Camber
  • Shape: Directional
  • Price: £450 / €600
  • BUY ONLINE

The Simple Pleasures is the only one of K2’s Enjoyer Series to feature a full, positive camber profile. It’s dynamic and powerful and deceptive in appearance. At first glance it looks like a powder hounds dream, which it is, but it’s also got piste chops to go the distance.  

For those days when it’s non-stop dumping a 2.2cm taper is going to keep your tail down with the slight swallow tail further reducing the volume at the back to keep you surfing. The long, pointed nose planes along the top of the snow easily, and the shorter running length makes this bad boy perfect for nipping in and out of tree runs.

“For those days when it’s non-stop dumping a 2.2cm taper is gonna keep your tail down and the slight swallow tail further reduces the volume at the back to keep you surfing”

When you’ve finally made your way back onto the piste, you’re probably going to want to get fast and low. To keep you front of the pack K2 have used a carbon infused 5500 grade sintered base to decrease drag – keep it waxed and you’ll be flying.

The full camber profile will keep it dynamic and responsive on the hard pack and keep your edge to edge transitions fast and stable. If you’re all for getting your elbows down and deep carves in then this is a board that is calling your name.  

Despite the length it has the surface area of a board much larger and is made to be ridden shorter than your regular board. A piste and powder powerhouse, you could razz it through the park if you felt so inclined but it’s definitely more at home when it’s steep and deep.

Tester’s Verdict

Mike BrindleyWhitelines

“There’s very little mistaking which ‘Simple Pleasures’ K2 are referring to when you step onto this board, and that nose is no small hint when you’re picking it from the rack. Uber-directional riding with a penchant for definitive, determined lines should be your thing if you’re looking to get hold of one of these.

“This thing is fucking ace”

Undoubtedly, that’ll be something of a limiting factor for the jack-of-all-trades riders of today, so this could end up being part of a quiver for many; but for the purists, this contains everything you need for a perfect day of snowboarding. Either way, if you’re after a powder missile that carves like a beast too, this thing is fucking ace!”

Tester’s Verdict 2018/19

Jon Birdldmountaincentre.com

“The K2 Simple Pleasures is aimed at the rider who is seeking the simple joys of spraying powder and surfing the deep.

“I was amazed by the float and stability offered by the shape”

It’s even a pleasure to look at, slick with a wide nose and waist. I was amazed by the float and stability offered by the shape, and the precise dynamic ride with a lively and fun feel.

The K2 Simple Pleasures is a board that will keep you smiling all day long. Fast, maneuverable, fun and precise – a great powder board that’s fun to ride anywhere.”

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