Snowboard Iskola

Board: K2 Broadcast

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Size: 156

Camber Option: Directional combination camber. Directional camrocker with more rocker in the nose than the tail.

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 skies, moderate to high winds, warm temps, chop, chunder, wind blown ice, firm groomers, soft groomers, and hero snow.

Flex: There’s a little more flex in the nose than the tail mainly due to there being more rocker there. Then it stiffens up through the mid section where the camber is back to the tail where it gets a little softer. The torsional flex is a good blend between the tip/center flex.

Stability: This boards stable to a point. You do get some chatter at high speeds which resonates underfoot. In rutted out terrain you have three options: plow through it, go over it, or get bucked by it. This board is built with all of these in mind so keep those knees bent because you might get bucked or you might charge over or through it.

Ollies: The camber section is easy to engage and when you roll back on the tail it creates a springboard to launch you. Since the last time I rode it nothing has changed yet this board seems to have a bit more pop to it. Hitting a roller or a sidehit this thing just launched itself.

Pop On Jumps: Jumps aren’t an issue on this board. Be laid back and the lip will throw you. Use a little more power and you snap off the end of the jump and you’re boosting.

Butterability: The rocker in the tips helps. It creates a sweet spot you want to leverage your weight out over so you can push into. When you do the camber section will fight you a bit so be aware of that but you can lock in a solid press and do any variation.

Jibbing: A tiny amount of speed helps this board in my opinion. The rocker zones lock into presses and will hold if you can balance your weight out over the nose/tail and give you some snap. When you go sideways this board sets down fine on the rail and has a little give but doesn’t clap out.

Carving: The edge to edge power transmission is very fluid and if you drive it hard from the middle of the board off the back foot you can get more power to slingshot out of a carve. If you’re being laid back it ankle steers just fine allowing you to swoop from one side of the run to the other. When you really try to lay this board over you’ll see that it does have a limit on how far you can do this. Which is fine it’s not going to kill you by not being a Euro-carving machine. Overall it’s those medium carves and short tight quick set up turns that it really sticks out at doing.

Rider in Mind: All mountain freestyle guy.

Personal Thoughts: When you ride samples sometimes you get things that are a little off. The last time I rode this board it felt a little lifeless, this time it had WAY more snap and was far more lively. This allowed me to pop off rollers better and do what I needed to do. It’s not a bad board and has a good balance of all mountain to freestyle which will make it versatile for riders.

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