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K2 Carve Air 2017 Snowboard Review

K2 Carve Air 2017 Review by The Good Ride

The K2 Carve Air is a pretty fun ride and out of all of K2’s new freeride/powder line we found this the most fun. We ride a lot of short fatty’s like the Carve Air and our biggest complaint was the mid level edge hold as well as a bit of a twitchy feel compared to some of it’s peers in the industry.  You can see from the video though that every time I started to commit to the edge and really carve the edge would let go and start to wash.  It did have good pop though and in good snow it did carve well.

 

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K2 Carve Air 2017 Snowboard Review SKU UPC Model

Modern allmtn carving

Oct 13, 2016 by Maxou
Ability Level: Advanced • 
Riding Style: All Mtn FR • 
Days You Ride A Year: 80/100 • 
Height, Weight And Boot Size (for Boards, Boots & Bindings): 6'4", 185lbs, 11.5 (Salomon Defender, Buron Driver X) 

I tried this board on Rok On Snowboard Tour in Val Thorens in november 2015... then buy it...(154cm, 2016 model)
I rode it 20 days from icy snow (early morning on glacier in summer) to slush and by 10/12'' light french Alps powder.
I'm mostly agree with the review, just I'd quote:
- Powder: Good ( 3/5 ) fun wide but, make the job but not true powder board
- Carving: Great ( 4,5/5 ) VERY FUN, it carves like it have an autopilot
- Speed: Great ( 4,5/5 ) Very fast base, very stable for a such short board, even when snow is a little bumpy
And I feel it hold edge on med/hard snow (3,5/5), not as good as my Yes Basic with underbite or my Ros XV Magtek, also a little off my Hovercraft and as good or a little better than my Amplid Paradigma (hybrid camber like C2BTX from LibTech), now I tune is edge at 89° and I feel it hold a little better on hard snow (4/5).
A very good "resort slasher" to run fast laps, carve on tracks, and play with terrain thanks to the good pop.
love it, good paring with the Salomon Defender and is shadow fit that make a "custom fiting" around your feet...
Officials technicals datas said the 149 is wider (waist) than the 154 but I mesure more than 26,1cm at the waist for my 154, mistake?
Sorry for my bad english...


4.0 4.0 1 1 I tried this board on Rok On Snowboard Tour in Val Thorens in november 2015... then buy it...(154cm, 2016 model)I rode it 20 days from icy snow (early morning on glacier in summ K2 Carve Air 2017 Snowboard Review

Riding Style

Powder

Riding Level

Advanced - Expert

Available Widths

Regular, Mid/Wide

Manufactured in

China

Shape

Directional

Camber Profile

Mostly Camber

Stance

Centered

Approx. Weight

Feels Normal

On Snow Feel

Semi-Locked In

Turn Initiation

Medium/Fast

Flex

Medium/Stiff

Edge Hold

Medium Snow

Powder

Good

Carving

Good

Speed

Good

Uneven Terrain

Good

Switch

Average

Jumps

Good

Jibbing

Average

Pipe

Good