Alright ladies you wanted reinvented camber, well K2 is giving it to you in the 2014 Spot Lite. Zara took this deck for a spin checking out the Precision Lifted Baseline. Here is how this snowboard stacked up for her use at Arapahoe Basin.
Board: K2 Spot Lite
Camber Option: Precision Lifted Baseline. K2’s newest version of camber.
Bindings: Salomon Absolute Pure
Stance: 21 Inches Wide 15 Negative 15 Regular
Boots: Salomon Kianna Size 6
My Weight: 148lbs
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: Spring time sun with a lot of slush.
Stability: Solid like a cruise liner. This is the board to run over chunder in front of you and not get bucked around.
Ollies: This board with the new camber profile takes a lot of work to get it to pop.
Pop On Jumps: The board is a bit heavy and the flex pattern feels off. Jumping and popping takes a great deal of effort and some serious muscles, and I have leg muscle.
Butterability: Forget about it! This board is not quite the playful type and takes itself very serious.
Jibbing: Well, I pushed her to full speed, closed my eyes, and went for it. Good thing it was a dance floor because this board doesn’t flex.
Carving: The sidecut felt a little bit off. I am really lucky it was slushy and not an ice sheet of doom. You can charge on this board but it just doesn’t feel like it locked in.
Rider in Mind: Probably a rider with leg power to burn. Go fast, don’t stop, and don’t turn.
Personal Thoughts: I’m not the biggest fan. If it wasn’t for the length of the board and its stability, I would have been very scared. Maybe the new K2 camber just isn’t for me.
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Disclaimer: This board was loaned to us for product review from the K2 Snowboards Rockies rep.