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K2 Sky Lite Review And Buying Advice

K2 Sky Lite 2013 Review by The Good Ride

The K2 Sky Lite is new for 2013 and has their catch free rocker profile which we call flat to rocker or mostly flat to rocker. The flat almost from tip to tail is great for making a good ollie and it’s very stable between the feet. We like the Lime Lite a little better but this isn’t bad if you are trying to save every buck.

On Snow Feel:  Very stable. It’s easy to one foot and flat base. The ride is plaful and very freestyle/park oriented but it can also play around on the mountain.

Powder: Not really a powder board but it’s better than true camber and a little better than boards that are 100% flat. It’s going to plane well but not give you that effortless float.

Turn Initiation and Carving: The K2 Sky Lite is pretty easy and quick edge to edge but it’s not ideal if you like a board to give you a little spring out of the turn. It’s got pop for an ollie but no pop out of a turn. Carves won’t wash out but they also don’t have a lot of stoke. That’s ok though because this isn’t really a board for carving.

Speed: Stable but more of a moderate to slower speed board that’s fine in the park but not really a mountain bomber.

Uneven Terrain: K2 does a pretty good job with uneven terrain and you can negotiate through emerging moguls on your way back from the park ok.

Edge Hold:  Very middle ground edge hole.  It doesn’t grab in icy conditions but it doesn’t feel like it’s going to slip out from under your feet in most conditions when the edges are new.

Flex:  Nice mellow buttery playful flex.

Switch:  Perfect either way.

Jibbing:  The K2 Sky Lite is a great jibber and it makes for a lot of fun in the jib park.  It’s mostly flat profile makes it very easy to slide across even more technical rails and bom

Pipe: Not that good but it’s doable.

Jumps:  Pretty good snap but we like the Lime lite a little better. Still it ollies well and is stable approaching jumps. It’s also pretty forgiving landing and you can land off towards the tail without washing out too much.

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Riding Style

Freestyle

Riding Level

Beginner - Advanced

Available Widths

Women's

Manufactured in

China

Shape

True Twin

Camber Profile

Flat

Stance

Centered

Approx. Weight

Feels Normal

On Snow Feel

Stable

Turn Initiation

Medium/Fast

Flex

Medium/Soft

Edge Hold

Medium Snow

Powder

Average

Carving

Average

Speed

Average

Uneven Terrain

Good

Switch

Great

Jumps

Good

Jibbing

Great

Pipe

Average