K2 has always prided itself on being influential in creating boards for the ladies of snowboarding. The Lime Lite is their offering to those that have an affinity for sliding metal, plastic, and concrete. Here’s how Zara thought this jibstick stacked up.
Board: K2 Lime Lite
Camber Option: K2’s Jib Rocker. Rocker in the tips and flat throughout the rest of the board.
Bindings: Salomon Absolute Pure
Stance: 21 Inches wide 15 Negative 15 Regular
Boots: Salomon Kianna size 6
My Weight: 148
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: Slush and sunshine.
Flex: Soft, this is a jib board in every sense of the word.
Stability: This board is soft and stability in choppy terrain is questionable. You will feel every little bump in the snow.
Ollies: It’s average at best and not something to right home about as if you’re just going to boost over slow signs and small children. But it’s enough to keep you satisfied.
Pop On Jumps: This isn’t the snappiest deck in the world which makes you work hard to get boost off a lip.
Butterability: Now we are talking. Prepare yourself to spread buttery love all over the slopes.
Jibbing: This board was meant to bend, flex, and keep going. Locking into presses comes effortlessly and making sure the board is wrapped around a rail as you slide across it is second nature.
Carving: Not the board I would choose for a day of steeps and fast paced cruising. On steeper more bumpy terrain the softer flex causes the edge to wash out. On low angled groomers if you want to center flex the board to aggressively carve go for it otherwise I would look elsewhere for a board to practice fast tight turns on steeps.
Rider in Mind: Several different riders come to mind for this deck; the jibby girl, and also the beginner shredder. For beginners, this is a great board to build confidence on. The flex and feel of the board allows you to get comfortable and learn the basics. If you are not planning to book it down that first green trail and really want to get carving down, this soft feel will really benefit the learning curve. For park riders this is not my first choice for jumps, but great for the jibs.
Personal Thoughts: As much fun as I have in the park, I still like my boards to pop and have a little bit of power to them. This board was a bit soft for my liking but I am still a fan.
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Disclaimer: This board was loaned to us for review by the K2 Snowboarding Rockies rep.