The K2 Wow Pow is the evolution of the High Lite when it comes to their go to All Mountain to borderline Pow board. It’s got a slightly tweaked design with a little less shovel nose going on so it offers up a little better all mountain riding while still being a great powder board. Nice easy float on powder and not a terrible board when it isn’t dumping. With the new name and addition of hybrid camber tech to K2’s line I think we were expecting a bigger departure from the High Lite but instead we still see similar flat to rocker technology.
On Snow Feel: Stable and forgiving like all K2 Flat to Rocker technology is.
Powder: There was no powder on our demo but you can see the potential with the big blunted nose and tail. Even centered this would be a fun board to ride in either direction and set back it will provide a nice plane over powder with easy float.
Turn Initiation and Carving: Not much at all on a carve but it’s pretty easy and quick edge to edge.
Speed: It was fine with speed and held it up well on the flats. Nothing to write home about on a groomer day but it’s got all that you need on a powder day.
Uneven Terrain: Pretty easy getting through what little bumps my girls found.
Edge Hold: Not the board they wanted in harder to icy snow but from medium to soft snow it was fine.
Flex: Pretty easy to butter and play around with. Nice and playful tip and tails.
Switch: They don’t say if this is a directional twin, twinish or directional board but our girls felt it fine switch.
Jibbing: Not quite the jibber because of it’s medium flex but it’s flat profile between the feet isn’t bad on non technical jibs.
Pipe: Not really a pipe board.
Jumps: Decent pop from a flat board but most appreciated the new “lifted” hybrid camber tech compared to this.
If you are more about Powder then the Wow Pow is your call but if you want a more well rounded fun turning all mountain board the Spot Lite might be the better call.