K2 Snowboards 2009-2010

18 Mar, 2009

K2 snowboards, two decades of building snowboards and distinguishing themselves as a snowboard company. K2 has been in the game long enough to see the changes but also create products that are backed by their team, their testers and prove that location doesn’t matter if a board is built good. Of all the companies I walked into at SIA, K2 continued to innovate in surprising ways. Flatline technology (nothing new but K2 dove straight in headfirst), catchfree (getting back to the basics), expanding the rocker for every pow, all terrain, jib and finally satisfying the biggest complaint I have been hearing…building wide rocker boards for various models.

It’s the only catalog I’ve read that includes the word family in it. Quite a feat for a sport that is now growing into the family orientation and K2 recognizes it…families go snowboarding, families are learning to ride together. The kids, the adults, and boards they can all enjoy together.
I give K2 props for bringing it out full force in 09-10

K2 Podium topsheet and base, Format topsheet and base, Brigade topsheet and base
Podium sizes: 156, 159, 162, 158W, 163W, 167W
Format sizes: 149, 153, 158, 163, 154W, 159W, 162W, 165W
Brigade sizes: 147, 152, 155, 158, 161, 155W, 159W, 163W

K2 WWW Rocker and Anagram
Anagram features catch free technology
WWW Rocker sizes 145, 148, 152, 155cm and now comes in wide sizes 153, 156, 159cm
Anagram sizes 147, 152, 155, 158, 161cm and wide sizes 155, 159, 163cm

K2 WWW Rocker and WWW
WWW rocker has jib rocker and www is regular camber
WWW Regular and Rocker sizes: 145, 148, 152, 155, 153W, 156W, 159W

K2 Parkstar and Darkstar
Parkstar is everything you loved about the darkstar but rockered with jib rocker.
Parkstar and Darkstar sizes: 149, 152, 155, 157, 159, 154W, 157W, 160W, 163W

K2 Believer
Featuring Flatline Technology
Believer Sizes: 151, 154, 157, 159, 161cm

K2 Jibpan
Featuring harshmellow, Jib Rocker and Jibtip
Jibpan sizes: 150, 153, 156, 159

K2 Turbo Dream
Featuring All Terrain Rocker
Turbo Dream sizes: 153, 156, 159, 161 157W, 160W, 164W

K2 Slayblade
2 years in the making, the slayblade is the ultimate tip of the hat to the legendary zeppelin for all terrain performance
Featuring Harshmellow and Flatline technology
Slayblade Sizes: 153, 156, 158, 161, 164, 159W, 163W, 166W

K2 Gyrator
Featuring powder rocker and harshmellow
Gyrator sizes: 158, 162 and 168cm

K2 Zero
Featuring harshmellow, earth conscious construction
Zero sizes: 153, 156, 159, 162cm

K2 Fling, Va Va Voom Rocker and Va Va Voom
Fling sizes: 138, 142, 146, 149, 153cm
Va Va Voom features jib Rocker in sizes: 139, 143, 148, 152cm
Va Va Voom sizes: 139, 143, 148, 152cm

K2 Luna, moment and Airdu
Luna sizes: 138, 142, 146, 149, 151, 154cm
Moment features catch free technology in sizes: 138, 142, 146, 150, 154cm
Airdu features flatline technology in sizes: 140, 144, 148, 151, 154cm

K2 Va Va Voom Rocker
Sizes: 139, 143, 148, 152cm

K2 Eco Pop
Featuring harshmellow, earth conscious construction and flatline technology
Eco Pop sizes: 145, 148, 152, 155cm
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From the beginning of time, I was Shannon. From the beginning of snowboarding, I was Shay. From the beginning of online communities, I was Shayboarder. In the end, I’m the writer, photographer, editor, publisher, guru of sorts, product tester, curvy girl, and most importantly the snowboarder behind it all. Follow me on this journey through snowboarding, mountain biking, traveling and fun experiences!

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  1. battelmt
    March 19, 2009

    hey shay-whats the deal with the k2 catch free tech??? something to do with the base/contact points im guessing…

  2. justin
    March 19, 2009

    Good to see that they still have the graphics with a nod to the past on the Gyrator!

  3. Timbo
    March 19, 2009

    What does this even mean?
    “Featuring harshmellow, earth conscious construction”

    Maybe a review of what each aspect/marketing lingo is…?


    -some of their graphics are pretty good

  4. BigNolDogg
    March 19, 2009

    Tip of the hat to the zeppelin? I don’t see the zeppelin, does that mean the slayblade replaces it?

  5. Shayboarder
    March 19, 2009

    Thanks for asking questions, when I write up the post it’s always a gamble on what to write about. Harshmellow is not new for 09-10 so I didn’t go into detail on that.

    Catchfree technology is the addition of rocker in the tip and tail of the board, reduced the amount of camber and the contact points are closer in so less of a chance of catching.

    Harshmellow Technology is explained here, http://www.k2snowboarding.com/technology/harshmellow. For 09-10 the harshmellow is in more models and featured on the harshmellow outsole on featured boots.

    Earth Conscious Construction is the expansion of the eco conscious and hybrilight construction into the gyrator, eco pop and slayblade. Read about Hybrilight here

    Flatline Technology is zero camber which K2 says is the most requested camber by their team, allowing for consistent and reliable feel under your feet in the park, the trees, pipe or groomed runs.

    Yep no Zeppelin in 09-10 and looks like the slayblade is a replacement but still the slayblade has flatline technology.

  6. Anonymous
    March 19, 2009

    Do you know what the rocker is on the WWW Jibpan and Parkstar because last years weapon had 7 so do you know this years?

  7. Shayboarder
    March 19, 2009

    Jibpan is using the jibrocker, Parkstar is using jibrocker as well. For jibrocker is says 6-2mm/ 120-160mm but doesn’t say how much per model.

  8. Anonymous
    March 23, 2009

    hey shay, are ya going to preview any of the 2010 k2 bindings any time soon?

  9. Shayboarder
    March 23, 2009

    Yep bindings are coming shortly!

  10. grabo
    March 24, 2009

    hey, what differences set apart the new k2 parkstar from the k2 www? what characteristics make them different? do they have different flexes, pop, or different sized rockers?

  11. Shayboarder
    March 24, 2009

    Parkstar vs WWW Rocker Comparision

    Tech: Hybritaper vs Jib Tip
    Shape: Twin Tip Hyper Progressive vs Twin Tip Dual Progressive
    Stance: Centered vs Centered
    Core: W2 vs W1
    Glass: Triax Top/Biax Base vs Biax Top/Biax Base
    Torsion Forks: Carbon Matrix 1 vs none
    Base: 4000 Sintered vs 2000 Extruded
    Base Bevel: 1″ vs 3″
    Baseline: Jib Rocker vs Jib Rocker

    Parkstar has more sizes as well.