Price US $499

K2 Wow Pow Review And Buying Advice

K2 Wow Pow 2015 Review by The Good Ride

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.

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Riding Style

All Mountain

Riding Level

Intermediate - Expert

Available Widths

Women's

Manufactured in

China

Shape

Directional Twin

Camber Profile

Flat to Rocker

Stance

Setback -20mm

Approx. Weight

Feels Normal

On Snow Feel

Stable

Turn Initiation

Medium/Fast

Flex

Medium

Edge Hold

Medium Snow

Powder

Great

Carving

Average

Speed

Good

Uneven Terrain

Good

Switch

Good

Jumps

Average

Jibbing

Average

Pipe

Average