Snowboard Iskola

Board: K2 Manifest

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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: Overcast skies, a little snow falling early in the morning, some wind, 6 inches of powder over night, sun occasionally popping through and warming up the powder, chop, chunder, chowder snow, and firm fast groomed sections.

Flex: With an overall flex that comes in just above a middle of the road for freeride you do get a little bit of stiffness in this board. It’s fully directional so softer nose progressively stiffening back up to the tail with a moderate amount of torsional flex. Nothing mind blowing here people.

Stability: This board is predictably stable meaning that you know what you’re getting out of it. There’s a little chatter in the tips and you slightly feel that underfoot but it’s not anything that’s going to hinder your day. When you charge into rutted out terrain it plows through everything in its path or it climbs on top of it and skips over. You will feel the occasional jarring body hit from slamming into something firm and abrupt but that’s kind of to be expected.

Ollies/Pop: The snap is there and you notice it after you load up the camber section. It’s not the poppiest deck out there but it’s also not a slouch. It just has a predictability to it that you can expect to get the job done.

Butterability: Even with rocker in the tips it still takes a bit to press this board. You’ll have to put your weight into it and man handle it to get a decent press. Even when you give it your all it still wants to rebound back down so prepare for a fight.

Carving: There’s a quick and fluid edge to edge power transmission that lets you feel confident in your turns. When you crank it hard you can lay this board over to a point but it does hit a wall with how hard you can drive it. Short tight quick carves and medium drawn out ones are really its strong suit.

Rider in Mind: All mountain resort freeride guy.

Personal Thoughts: There’s a bunch of overlap in the K2 line in my opinion and this board kind of falls in there. It doesn’t stand out like the Passport or Antidote and it’s not as stiff as the Alchemist. It’s just sort of there. It’s not a bad board, but it’s not a great board, it’s just a snowboard and that’s fine.

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Binding Recommendations:
K2 Formula:
Rome DOD:
Union Atlas: