Snowboard Iskola

Board: K2 World Peace

Size: 155

Camber Option: Combination Camber. 95% camber with a small rocker in the tip and tail right before the upkick.

Bindings: Rome Black Label

Stance: 21.5 Wide 15 Negative 12 Goofy

Boots: K2 Thraxis Size 10

My Weight: 200lbs

Resort: Arapahoe Basin

Conditions: Sunny bluebird skis, warm temps, creamy snow turning into soupy lumpy mashed potatoes and a little ice and chunder for good measure.

Flex: The over all flex of this comes in just below a mid flexing park deck. This means abundantly softer tips and then ever so slightly stiffer mid section. At the end of the day this board isn’t a full blown noodle but it’s not a middle of the road park deck.

Stability: This board is loose right where the rocker meets the upkick in the tips and the camber section joins it. As such you can pretty much feel everything you run into resonating back underfoot. That middle portion while it is a bit stiffer really doesn’t absorb any more chatter it just sends it up into your feet and ankles.

Ollies: The camber is so mellow in this board that it’s pretty much already loaded up when you engage it. This gives it a skate like pop and lets you be a bit more laid back with how you engage a feature or sidehit.

Pop On Jumps: There weren’t any jumps this year so it was all about hitting the Hollywood hit and seeing how it consistently worked. This board can pop with ease but isn’t the stiffest or snappiest deck out there so be aware that there will be limitations on what size of a jump you can hit.

Butterability: That softer flex and small rocker in the tips gives you an optimal platform to lock into presses and do what you need to do. It’s easy to get sideways, bend, and flex this board how you want. The camber profile never really fights you but there is a little snap out of it.

Jibbing: This is what this board is meant for. It locks into presses with ease and holds them with next to no rebound from the camber or flex of the board. When you hit the end of the feature you can get pop out of the end of it due to that camber section. When you go sideways the board cradles the feature perfectly and does a good job.

Carving: This board is loose on edge it never feels fully locked in and this is most prevalent at the contact point in the tips. That small rocker section just doesn’t have the edge bite you want to really dig in and lay a trench, but then again why would you? That’s not what this board is designed for. Short mellow carves and quick set up turns are its strong suit. It rolls from edge to edge fluidly but as I already stated it never feels like it’s fully locked in, that’s just not how it’s designed for the type of rider that would buy this.

Rider in Mind: Slightly loose surfy freestyle guy.

Personal Thoughts: I liked the playful nature of this board even though it was loose on edge. That looseness made it have a more skate like approach to everything and made it playful instead of more calculated and precise. The overall ride is perfect for what it is and it makes no qualms about being something it’s not. Overall it’s a solid mid level park board for someone progressing that wants some camber dominance underfoot.

Comparable Boards: Bataleon Global Warmer, Rome Gang Plank, Arbor Draft

Binding Recommendations: K2 Indy, Burton Mission, Union Contact Pro