The World Wide Weapon by K2 was the brain child of Travis Parker, yes the backflip loving Robot Food feeding Travis Parker. For 2015 it has gotten a bit of a redesign and while some people might be stoked on this, I can’t say it was for the better.
Board: K2 World Wide Weapon
Camber Option: Freestyle Baseline with Tweakend. A long flat zone past the inserts that blends into the rocker in the tips and has Tweakend to give more
Bindings: K2 Formula
Stance: 22.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 175lbs
Conditions: Sunny blue skies, mild wind gusts, and soft fast spring snow.
Flex: This thing is like a piece of paper. I didn’t think it was possible to make the WWW softer, but K2 has managed it when they tweaked it this year. Seriously one of if not the softest snowboards on the planet. Stiffness has gone out the window.
Stability: It’s a wet noodle, there isn’t anything stable about it. You can feel every bump in the snow and it will resonate up through your bindings into your feet slowly penetrating your body.
Ollies: It’s more like hoping as the board is so spongy it doesn’t really snap like other boards. By that I mean you can’t get the tips to initiate the pop it’s all coming from your feet.
Pop On Jumps: Small jumps are a safe bet, medium jumps and you might be bordering on questionable. All the pop will come from the lip of the jump.
Butterability: With the new tweaks to this board it’s a buttering machine. The Tweakend lets you get over the tips of the board and with the softer flex you can bend this board any way you want to do any kind of butter variation.
Jibbing: This board is designed to not hang up on a rail or box. The softer flex allows it to go through kinks with ease and the tip profile coupled with Tweakend just lets you lock in with ease.
Carving: This board is a pain in the ass to lock into a carve. I mean a huge pain in the ass as you can’t initiate the edge to stick with it wanting to wash out. Short skidded turns are pretty much the high point of this deck.
Rider in Mind: The jib kid that doesn’t like to use their edges for anything.
Personal Thoughts: This board is redesigned for 2015 and I can’t say it’s for the better. The old WWW could actually lock in an edge and you could ride around the mountain if you had to. This version makes it suck outside the park. The edge control is next to nothing and the flex is so soft that the snow can over power the deck with ease.
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Disclaimer: This board was sent to us for product review from the K2 Snowboards Rockies Rep. This was a pre-production model there could be changes in the production model.