K2 World Wide Weapon 2015-2016 Snowboard Review

Global freestyle domination

UPDATE: See our review for the 2016/2017 K2 World Wide Weapon here.

The Details:

More than a decade down, the K2 World Wide Weapon (also known as the K2 WWW) remains an important part of their lineup. It’s essentially unchanged after the overhaul it received last year, and we can’t fault the latest graphic – in fact, we’re tempted to buy two so that we can lay the base and topsheet up together.

As you can probably guess from the medium flex and smaller size range, this isn’t for boosting 15 feet out of a halfpipe while you feel your heartbeat in your ears. Instead it’s a full-on jibstick, ideal for park features and side hits where fun is the order of the day.

K2’s ‘Tweekend’ tip and tail shapes, which gradually bend up toward the extremities, are great in powder but even better for presses. If you’re using the WWW in the right way, you should be able to hold that nosepress until you run out of rail.

It’s not the techiest board, with a pure-wood core and biax glass, but none of that matters once you get to grips with its stable, predictable ride.

It keeps the cost down too – as does the extruded base that might not be the quickest, but certainly isn’t sluggish and is just the thing for repeated rail, box and ledge abuse.

Chris Sturgess –

“Every time I ride this board it surprises me. It’s so easy to ride and breeds confidence; perfect for those beginners and intermediates looking for a freestyle ride that will kill it in the domes as much as it will out in the mountains.

To call it a freestyle board seems an injustice as its quick, smooth, and holds an edge better than some freeride boards I’ve ridden.

It’s even a favourite among many of the K2 pro team; simply put, it’s the go-to board for aspiring and seasoned freestylers that won’t break the bank.”

“It’s the go-to board for aspiring and seasoned freestylers that won’t break the bank”

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