Board: K2 World Wide Weapon
Camber Option: Freestyle Baseline. Flat between the feet almost to the tips with just a little bit of rocker.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 177lbs
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: Sunny blue skies, a little bit of wind, and firm fast snow that was warming up.
Flex: It’s not the softest jib board out there but it’s not a middle of the road park flex. The tips have an abundance of flex that matches its torsional give. There’s a bit of stiffness underfoot but it’s not abundant.
Stability: Throw the idea of having a damp ride out the window. You will feel everything when riding this board.
Ollies: This board had decent snap if you really worked for it. But its not a poppy board by any means. To initiate an ollie you have to treat this deck like a skateboard and snap it at the last minute.
Pop On Jumps: Keep it to the small and medium line and you will be fine. It’s not designed to send it.
Butterability: Here’s where this board sticks out, this is what it was designed for. You can get over the tips and press this board every which way you want. The way it’s designed is to help with swing weight and pushing it through the snow.
Jibbing: As always this board locks into presses and really lets you bend the fuck out of it. Sliding sideways this thing never catches and locks into rails with ease.
Carving: Yes you can carve on this deck. If you push it too hard it will wash out though. Quick set up turns and mellow long drawn out carves are best with it.
Rider in Mind: Jib kid that is riding a small mountain or someone that wants a deck to fuck around on.
Personal Thoughts: I’ve ridden almost every version of this board since it came out. This one felt a little bit stiffer than in years past, which isn’t a bad thing. It just gave it a bit more rebound for pressing into things. If you like boards that are like a skateboard on snow, this might be the deck for you.
Comparable Boards: Bataleon Wallie, Rome Artifact Rocker, Capita Horrorscope
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This board was loaned to us for review by K2 Snowboards marketing department.
*Disclaimer this board did not change for 2018 so we carried the 2017 review over.*