|Overall Rating||Liked it!|
|Riding Style||All Mountain Freestyle|
|Riding Level||Intermediate - Expert|
|Fits Boot size (US)||Women's|
|Camber Profile||Hybrid Camber|
|Approx. Weight||Feels Normal|
|On Snow Feel|
K2 Lime Lite 2019 - 2013 Review by The Good Ride
The 2019 K2 Lime Lite changed from flat to rocker in previous models to mostly camber and it’s got a lot more pop underfoot as well as a little more consequence than the older models. Would have loved to get a full day on this board or even a few days to really see what it has to offer and ride it off-piste and in steeps as well as test it out in the park. The Lime Lite would be a great deck for those all mountain freestyle riders who like riding switch and hitting the park but also like to cruise the whole mountain without switching their board out.
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Approximate Weight: Feels normal.
Flex/Buttering: It has a medium flex, the board I rode was a little bigger than my prefered snowboard especially for a freestyle type board so I think with the correct size the flex would be spot on for where I would want it.
Sizing: 138, 142, 146, 149, 153
On Snow Feel: It has a very stable feel but is also forgiving so you don’t have to worry about catchy edges that some full camber boards have. You can have confidence in it to get the job done but there’s also room for you to make mistakes and not be punished so bad for it.
Edge Hold: Great for your everyday snow, will do good on hard pack and ice also.
Turn Initiation: Quick to turn, easy to dive into each turn and be dynamic and aggresive with it.
Turning Experience: Very fun lively deck that wants to turn and be creative, small, medium, and large radius turns are all super fun to make.
Carving: I love that when this board gets on edge its ON EDGE. You can feel the exact moment when you have locked into the edge and it really helps to feel confident on those high edge angle carves across the hill. Super fun to carve.
Speed: Very stable at fast speeds, doesn’t get chattery at all.
Uneven Terrain: I wasn’t able to test it specifically here, but I would imagine it would do well because it has a good medium flex, which shouldn’t get too bouncy when you are charging through chunder and small bumps, and it is very nimble so making small radius turns through moguls shouldn’t be a problem.
Powder: Would act like a normal true twin in the powder, you could survive, but that’s not what this board was meant for.
Switch: Rides great switch like any true twin should.
Jumps: Would be very fun on jumps with the camber profile underfoot. Has great pop and is a stable ride so landings would feel good.
Jibbing: Didn’t get to test it out but I think it would be a fun jib board as well, it’s very maneuverable.
Pipe: The Lime Lite would be a fun stable ride in the pipe, I think it would hold its line nicely up the wall and you would get great pop out of it as well.
K2 Lime Lite Past Reviews
So K2 Lime Lite Is a nice evolution from the Va Va Voom which was a mostly flat jib rocker board that many liked. The Lime Lite is more loose and playful. It’s super fun to butter and it’s a top notch jibber board that can handle other places in the park. We call this a jib/street board but it is also a great park/freestyle board.
Not much changed from 2013 to 2015 and it’s still a solid park/jib board
The K2 Lime Light is the K2 Va Va Voom with a new name and slightly newer tech. The ride is very similar but the nose was further blunted as well as giving the board a little more effective edge. So you have a smaller more easy to throw around board. Not sure if it needed a new name but the improvements are nice.
On Snow Feel: The mostly flat camber profile makes for a stable ride that will be appreciated on groomers if you take it mellow. It’s a fun board to play around with on the mountain and makes for a much better ride than we thought it would be. It’s a very fun butter, ollie, small to medium turn, treat the mountain like a park kind of board. When you enter into the park it comes a live. It’s most comfortable in the jib park and it’s not bad hitting a jump either. Not really a pipe board but you get the idea of this ride now eh?
Powder: This is almost a flat board with just a little bit of rocker in the tip/tail. This doesn’t make for a great powder ride. It’s not pointing up or down so if you aren’t on your game you could have float issues.
Turn Initiation and Carving– Another part of the pop game is a board’s ability to flex in and out of a turn which is minor for most park riding. This isn’t as important for a jib board but getting a little return out of your carve feels good and the Lime Lite is missing that. Still it’s easy to initiate turns and will be more than suitable for park riding.
Speed: The Lime Lite was just fine at moderate speeds but that is about where the good times end. We thought the Lime Lite would just be average or even worse but it isn’t bad with a little moderate mountain speed.
Uneven Terrain: It’s not that important for a park board but it can noodle over bumps at slow speeds without a problem.
Approximate Weight: It felt light but sturdy.
Edge Hold: The edge hold was good but not suited for harder snow like you would find on the east coast or some of the firmer days at your average resort. This is a jib board so edge hold isn’t as important as it is for other types of rides out there. Still we have seen some jib boards with excellent edge hold so after they are filed down they still grip well enough for other park endeavors. The more you slide and bonk this the less edge hold you will have.
Flex: The bamboo in the core makes for a very resilient flex. It’s easy to butter as well as get some snap back on an ollie. We like the new tip and tail for presses and butters a little better than the old Va Va Voom
Switch: It’s a true twin and rides the same either way.
Jibbing– Probably the strong point of the Lime Lite. It has a lot of flat in the board it could almost be called a flat camber shape. This is great for jibbing. The Lime Lite is also very sturdy so it’s going to hold up pretty well to rail abuse. You can get pretty technical on this board in the jib park and it’s a really fun ride if that is what you are looking to mainly do.
Pipe: When a board is lacking on a carve it’s usually not that good in the pipe. If this had more edge hold it wouldn’t be bad. Still you can have moderate fun in the pipe when it’s soft.
Jumps: Fun and springy on an Ollie. We found this pretty easy to ollie and very fun when lapping the lines of kickers in the park. The newer nose and tail evolution from the Va Va Voom is more spin friendly and a good all around jump board. It’s also provides a stable approach to a kicker.
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