K2 Snowboards 2011-2012

24 Mar, 2011


Established in 1987, K2 Snowboards not only has a history in snowboarding but they’ve also adapted to the future of snowboarding by building up their snowboard technology.  They’ve focused on the progression of snowboarding through their snowboards and introduced concepts for all types of riders.  K2 continues to offer multiple baseline profiles:  flatline, catch free rocker, jib rocker, all terrain rocker and pow rocker.

Last year K2 introduced Bambooyah in their fastplant snowboard and this year bambooyah spreads into the protohype, panoramic splitboard, slayblade and wolfpack.  For 2012, K2 continues to offer up snowboards for regular and wide footed riders, baseline profiles depending on the style of riding and technology like harshmellow, ollie bar, carbon web and more.

K2 Panoramic

The panoramic is your ticket to the drop out and hike out mind set.  Three years in the making, our developers brought it all to this lightweight, bambooyah cored backcountry tool.  Features all terrain rocker, standard damping, hybrilight construction, hyper progressive shape, setback 1″, bambooyah blend core, triax ICG 20, carbon web II, 4000 sintered.

Sizes:  154, 158, 162, 168

K2 Protohype

K2’s development lab lets loose with the latest in a long line of top-end tech focused boards.  The K2 protohype is designed for the freestyle technician that demands the leading edge of technology in one super damp, clean design.  Features flatline, harshmellow, hybrilight, twin hyper progressive, setback .75″, bambooyah, triax ICG, carbon web II, sintered, 1 degree base bevel.

Sizes:  153, 156, 159, 162

K2 Protohype Base

K2 Gyrator

The board that started the rocker revolution.  Made for powder float and quick turns in the trees.  The gyrator continues the tradition with added features like carbon web II for even more pop and lively feel in the deep stuff.  Features powder rocker, harshmellow, hybrilight, hyper progressive, setback 1″, bambooyah blend WH4, triax ICG, carbon web II, sintered base.

Sizes:  158, 162, 168

K2 Gyrator Base

K2 Slayblade

Team rider Eero Niemela’s attack deck of choice tuned up with harshmellow smoothness.  Now built for even more critical forces and long term use with bambooyah blend core and boosting power of ollie bar.  Same great style now with indestructible pop.  Features flatline, harshmellow, hybrilight, twin hyper progressive, setback .75″, bambooyah blend WH4, triax ICG, carbon web II/ollie bar, sintered base.

Sizes:  153, 156, 158, 161, 164, 159W, 163W, 166W

K2 Turbo Dream

Enter the Turbo Dream world of snow covered magic and progression.  Harshmellow pillows and carbon webs of trampoline pop.  Features all terrain rocker, harshmellow, hybritaper, twin hyper progressive shape, setback .75″, WH3 core, triax/ICG10, carbon web I, 4000 sintered, 1 degree bevel.

Sizes:  156, 159, 161, 165, 157W, 160W, 164W, 167W

K2 Fastplant

The fastplant has quickly become the park to podium freestyle ruler.  Bambooyah indestructibe core and solid feel paired with the playful jib rocker baseline.  Now with more pop with the addition of the ollie bar!  Features jib rocker, standard damping, hybritaper, twin hyper progressive shape, centered, bambooyah WH4, triax/ICG20, carbon web/ollie bar, 4000 sintered, 1 degree base bevel.

Sizes:  151, 154, 157, 160, 156W, 159W, 162W

K2 Fastplant Base

K2 Happy Hour

The Happy Hour is the result of leaving the team alone to do what they want with each and every element of this all-new deck. The end result is the most bizarro genius fun board we have ever ridden.  Features flatline, standard damping, hybritaper, stabby twin shape, centered, WH3, triax/ICG10, carbon web I/ollie bar, 4000 sintered, 1 degree edge bevel.

Sizes:  151, 154, 157, 159, 161

Up close look at the K2 Happy Hour stabby nose with engraving

K2 Parkstar

Back again with the jib rocker freestyle feel and pop.  New for 2011 the addition of carbon web bringing super pop while the hybritaper makes it light and quick.  Features jib rocker, standard damping, hybritaper, twin hyper progressive, centered, W2 core, triax/ICG10, carbon web I, 4000 sintered, 1 degree base bevel.

Sizes:  152, 155, 157, 159, 154W, 157W, 160W, 163W

K2 Lifelike

The all new lifelike takes on the snowboarding life with lightweight durability of hybrilight construction and flatline neutral feel.  Features flatline, standard damping, hybrilight, hyper progressive shape, setback .75″, W2 core, triax/ICG10, carbon web I, 4000 sintered, 1 degree base bevel.

Sizes:  152, 155, 158, 161, 154W, 157W, 160W, 163W

K2 Lifelike Base

K2 World Wide Weapon

The weapon’s reputation with our team speaks for itself.  K2’s original twin tip jib deck is still the most fun you can have in the park.  Features jib rocker, standard damping, jib tip, twin hyper progressive shape, centered, W1 core, biax/biax, 2000 extruded, 2 degree base bevel.

Sizes:  147, 151, 154, 157, 148W, 152W, 155W, 158W

K2 Raygun

All terrain rocker, the foundation of the K2 baseline technology sets the pace for solid performance and goodtimes on the mountain.  Features all terrain rocker, standard, hybritaper, twin hyper progressive, setback .75″, W1 core, biax/ICG10, standard, 2000 extruded, 3 degree base bevel.

Sizes:  150, 153, 156, 159,161, 157W, 160W, 164W

K2 Playback

The all-new playback is the twin tip freestyle board for those looking for all the fun with a tiny price tag. Features flatline, standard damping, hybritaper, twin hyper progressive, centered, W1 core, biax/biax, standard, 2000 extruded, 3 degree base bevel.

Sizes:  145, 148, 152, 155, 158, 153W, 156W, 159W

K2 Brigade

Built to explore the mountain and progress your style with catch free rocker baseline.  Features catch free rocker, standard damping, hybritech, twin hyper progressive, setback .75″,W1 core, biax/biax, standard, 2000 extruded, 3 degree base bevel.

Sizes:  147, 152, 155, 158, 161, 155W, 159W, 163W

K2 Vandal

Built like a sugar buzz springtime slushy day on the mountain.  The jib rocker loaded vandal is all energy and pop that encourages progression and pint sized fun.  Features jib rocker, standard damping, hybritech, twin hyper progressive, centered, W1 core, biax/biax, standard, 2000 extruded, 3 degree edge bevel.

Sizes:  132, 137, 142, 145W, 148W

K2 Wolfpack

Running steps ahead of the rest the all new K2 wolfpack leads with K2’s flatline baseline.  Raised in the wild for the all around rider.  Features flatline, standard damping, hybrilight, twin hyper progressive, setback .75″, bambooyah blend WH4 core, triax/ICG20, carbon web I/ollie bar, 4000 sintered.

Sizes:  145, 148, 152, 155

K2 Wolfpack Base

K2 Eco Pop

Taking home every industry award it was entered into in 2010 the eco pop continues to build momentum.  Features all terrain rocker, harshmellow, hybrilight, twin hyper progressive, setback .75″, rhythm WH4 core, triax/ICG20, carbon web II, 4000 sintered, 1 degree edge bevel.

Sizes:  145, 148, 152, 155

K2 Fling

For the women rider that goes everywhere on the mountain but does it with a freestyle flare. Features flatline rocker, standard, hybritaper, twin hyper progressive, centered, rhythem core, biax/biax, carbon web I, 4000 sintered, 1 degree edge bevel.

Sizes:  138, 142, 146, 149, 153

K2 Fling Base

K2 Va Va Voom

The VVV is the freestyle dream machine created by Leanne Pelosi and the rest of the K2 Women’s Alliance.  Features Jib rocker, standard, jibtip, twin hyper progressive, centered, rhythm core, biax/biax, standard, 2000 extruded, 3 degrees edge bevel.

Sizes:  135, 139, 143, 148, 152

K2 Lunatique

Designed for the advancing women rider that looks to experience it all.  Features all terrain rocker, standard damping, hybritech, dual progressive, setback .75″, rhythm core, biax/biax, standard, 2000 extruded, 3 degree edge bevel.

Sizes:  138, 142, 146, 149, 151, 154

K2 Moment

Always on and absorbing the day, the moment is the intermediate women’s rider board of choice.  Features catch free rocker, standard damping, hybritech, dual progressive, setback .75″, W1 core, biax/biax, standard, 2000 extruded, 3 degree edge bevel.

Sizes:  138, 142, 146, 150, 154

K2 Kandi

All fun all the time, the kandi is easy going lightweight quickness for girls on the rise.  Features catch free rocker, standard damping, hybritech, dual progressive, setback .75″, W1 core, biax/biax, standard, 2000 extruded, 3 degree edge bevel.

Sizes:  129, 134, 137, 141

About the author

Shay

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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5 Comments

  1. rader023
    March 24, 2011

    Thanks Shay! Any pics of the bindings?

  2. LIE
    March 24, 2011

    Is the Wolfpack a woman’s board? I really like reading your reviews!!

  3. March 24, 2011

    Rader, soon I’ll post up the bindings 🙂

    Lie, yep wolfpack is a women’s board! Hoping to try it out sometime too!

  4. Jeremy
    March 25, 2011

    Looking forward to see the 2012 darko, definitely getting a pair for myself!!

  5. Snow Witch Elemental
    April 03, 2011

    I am glad I got this year’s K2 board, because the 2012 graphics are utterly ugly. Thanks god at least the boards are great.