Board: K2 Subculture
Camber Option: Lifted Camber Baseline. A lifted flat camber with rocker in the tip and tail.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 188lbs
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: Sunny bluebird skies, warm temps, no wind, and snow that was soft yet fast.
Flex: It has that middle of the road all mountain flex that is playful yet powerful. You get some play in the tips which is accentuated by the rocker but not dominate and over powering. Under foot you get stability that is smooth and fluid with just a hair of play. Torsionally the flex is there but neither overly abundant or underwhelming, just a perfect blend to help steer the board.
Stability: K2 boards have a certain style of dampness and liveliness to them. This board is no different. It can plow through a chunder field or roll through mogul/rutted out terrain and not buck you. At speeds you don’t notice any chatter.
Ollies: You can easily load this board up to pop with it. It has a skate style pop to it due to the rocker in the tips but the boost from the flat camber between the feet.
Pop On Jumps: No matter what sized jump you want to hit this board has you covered. So don’t sweat it and go dominate the jump line with some easy to initiate pop.
Butterability: You can get over the tips with ease due to the rocker. This helps with balancing your body over the board as you get buttery. There is a bit of rebound which you will feel when you’re popping out of something, but not enough to force you to man handle the board.
Jibbing: The rocker locks into presses with ease and you can snap out of any nose/tail combo you want. Going sideways you’ll notice how the board locks into a slide and hugs the rail but doesn’t sag.
Carving: Set it and forget it. This is the type of board where you can lay a trench if you want it or skid a turn. It doesn’t falter on edge. Overall it’s a board that engages a turn with minimal effort but will let you snap out of a turn if you want it to.
Rider in Mind: Guy that wants a little camber and rocker in their life as they ride all mountain freestyle.
Personal Thoughts: This board has changed a little over the years and now it’s finally hit its mark. You get a bit of setback which is nice if you want some more nose than tail, but you also get a more twinish riding board that can dominate the whole all mountain aspect of snowboarding. It has snap which makes it fun to ollie fences and slow signs, but it is an easy to engage skate like snap. Overall it’s one of those boards that you can call a quiver killer.
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