Just like everything else in the Pacific Northwest, K2 Snowboarding was developing and supplying snowboarding gear to local shredders before it was cool. Since 1987, when snowboarding was in its infancy, K2 has stayed true to its roots, merging its passion for the mountain with a desire to outfit the best riders with the most progressive, cutting-edge gear. From urban rails to the park and the backside, K2 snowboards, snowboard bindings, boots and backcountry tools have got you covered.
We’re super excited about the K2 Snowboarding 2013 line! Technologies like Baseline + Tweekend, which extends the industry-leading Baseline Rocker all the way to the absolute ends of the board for more riding surface, stability, float and landing power, are amping our stoke level through the roof. The Bambooyah horizontally laminated bamboo core stands up to the burliest and gnarliest beatings when you’re stomping bangers and hucking booters. K2 feels so confident in its bomber core, that it offers a 5-year warranty against core breakage on the Bambooyah, and a 2-year warranty on the Bambooyah blend. We utterly adore the K2 Happy Hour, an Airblaster-K2 love child that boldly pushes the limits of snowboard graphics by leaving the board almost completely blank. From the backcountry to the jib and rail, these are our faves among the 2013 K2 snowboard line-up:
For the ladies, we’re psyched on the K2 women’s Lite™ Collection, offering the newest step in a continuing tradition of women-specific design and production. Each board in the K2 Lite™ Collection features a pink ribbon on its topsheet to demonstrate K2’s support of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Although they offer the same tech specs as the men’s collection, such as Tweekend and Bambooyah, the K2 women’s snowboards are much more than men’s boards painted pink. The K2 Snowboarding Women’s Alliance, now in its ninth season, delivers feedback, design, innovation and energy that is channeled into the women’s Lite™ Collection, and as a result, K2 Snowboarding presents a full spectrum of cutting-edge options for female riders, from beginners to pros and everyone in between. Check out these boards to get a better idea of what’s got us so revved:
K2 snowboard bindings feature the same level of dedication to progression and pioneering as the snowboards. Specs like the Harshmellow ™vibration-absorbing basepad, the ultra-dependable, buttery smooth RADchet, and Cinch™ quick-and-easy operating technology mean that you’ll be spending more time riding and less time making adjustments. For the ladies, K2 women’s snowboard bindings offer all the same specs as you seen in the men’s line, plus the A-line GF lightweight chassis, with a dialed in flex for female riders, and the Tweakback highback, made from 100% urethane for support and flex. Did I mention that K2 snowboard bindings have tool-less adjustments throughout the binding? Here are some of our favorites from the 2013 line:
When it comes to boots, K2 Snowboarding boasts technical features such as the revolutionary Conda™ System that allows you to adjust your boot liner from the outside of the boot, the 100% urethane Endo Construction, and the Boa® lacing system. Keep an eye out for these industry-leading technologies as you explore what K2 has to offer. Check out the following K2 snowboard boots for both ladies and gents: