K2 World Wide Weapon 2016-2017 Snowboard Review

The Details:

One of snowboarding’s most recognisable freestyle boards, the K2 World Wide Weapon has long been a favourite of the flat-out jib kids. Every aspect of it is built with trick-attacking in mind.

Starting with the shape, the ends of the K2 WWW are slightly stubbier than normal, giving you more edge and allowing you to ride a shorter length. That’s always good when you’re doing the kind of stuff the WWW is designed for – think presses and pretzels rather than Michalchuks. Speaking of presses, the extended rocker sections at each end make those a dawdle, and thanks to the flat middle section it can turn its hand to just about anything.

As the lower price point suggests, K2 don’t go all-out with the tech in the World Wide Weapon. Still, it’s got it where it counts, and the solid wood core and extruded base are ideal. After all, if you’re not giving this thing a real workout on the park features, and possibly the streets too, then you’re doing it wrong.

Those looking for a deeper trick bag should definitely be considering this, as should anyone on a budget. It’s also gone down well with the dome & drymat community in the UK, so expect to see plenty of WWWs on these shores too.

Tester’s Verdict

Chris Sturgess –

“This has to be one of the best boards you can buy for under £350 – in fact, I had more fun on the WWW than I did on boards that cost nearly twice the price!

Whether you are looking for your first board or if, like me, you have more than 15 years’ riding under your belt and just want to have FUN every day of your holiday, this board fits the bill.

Though it has a softish flex, it isn’t floppy or twitchy. The nose shape not only allows for easy presses and butters, it also offers up great flotation in soft snow. I really can’t find a single fault with this board.”

“I had more fun on the WWW than I did on boards that cost nearly twice the price!”


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