Board: K2 Broadcast
Camber Option: Directional camber baseline. Traditional camber that’s slightly set back.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy
Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10
My Weight: 195lbs.
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: Warm temps, bluebird skies, zero wind, and not too firm and not too slushy snow.
Flex: This board definitely comes in at being a bit on the stiffer side. Bordering almost on a freeride flex vs an all mountain one. You get a little more play in the nose but not by much, then a slightly stiffer mid section and tail. There’s a little torsional flex but not a lot.
Stability: Small vibrations resonate through this board but the bigger ones seem to dissipate. You have a board that’s designed for charging and not getting bucked around.
Ollies: There’s snap in this board, but it’s camber so what did you expect? You have to load it up and there will be substantial rebound from it. Be prepared to be a bit calculated with how you pop with this thing.
Pop On Jumps: It’s got you covered. Small to large this board’s going to handle it all with ease. Its snap is only amplified when you pop off the lip.
Butterability: It takes a bit more work to lock in the sweet spot on this board and you’ll feel the rebound and fight from it. This is a board that makes you work for it and you will work for it. Trust me.
Jibbing: Speed is your friend with this board. The faster you go and the harder you press the better your jibbing will be. The flex isn’t super conducive to letting this board be one of those screw around jib sticks.
Carving: Here’s where this board shines. It’s not quick and nimble edge to edge instead it’s more precise and calculating. It transitions smoothly in a fluid motion but it’s not fast. You’ll notice right away that when it’s on edge you can drive into a more swoopy like carve that lets you cut from one side of the trail to the other. There’s some serious power off the tail when you load it up and it will slingshot you out of the turn.
Rider in Mind: Someone that wants an assertive all mountain board that borders on being a freeride stick.
Personal Thoughts: I figured this was going to be more all mountain but holy shit this thing feels like a freeride stick in disguise. It’s an assertive board that drives hard and has a lot of power in it. You’ll notice right away this isn’t something for being lazy with, you have to bring your A game most of the time.
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