|Riding Style||Alternative Freeride|
|Riding Level||Advanced - Expert|
|Fits Boot size (US)||8-10|
|Camber Profile||Directional Camber|
|Approx. Weight||Feels Normal|
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K2 Overboard 2020 Review by The Good Ride
The K2 Overboard takes a long and super wide board in the nose/tail that then has a massive amount of taper leading to the tail. It really does feel like a big powder boat but it really was fun to turn in groomers as well.
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How This Review Happened: We had a couple of laps at a frantic manic demo day.
Conditions: 1-2 feet of decent Utah powder. Not the light fluffy stuff dreams are made of but good powder for sure.
Riders: James (Size 9, 5’10” 185-195lbs), Peter (Size 8, 5’11” 185lbs)
Boots: Adidas Tactical ADV
Insoles: Sandsole Custom Insoles, Footprint Insole Technology Gameghangers Low Profile
Bindings: K2 Formula
Set-Up: 22” Wide. 21 front -3 back. Set almost all the way back.
Approximate Weight: Feels normal for a 165 but heavy if you are coming from a 157 or something like that.
Sizing: Don’t let the wide waist and nose fool you. Look at the tail width which is very narrow and that says it all. This is made more 8-10 boots and might be able to work with something slightly bigger in size but it’s hard to recommend anything much over 10.
Flex/Buttering: The K2 overboard is pretty stiff between the feet but you can still butter pretty easy off the tail and it feels a little softer there. Overall it’s a pretty damp stiff ride. It didn’t feel super poppy but didn’t feel ultra dead either.
On Snow Feel/Ability Level/Skidded Turns: Riding the K2 overboard is pretty stable but you feel like you are steering it a lot from the back foot. The camber is mellow and it has some early rise on each side but leans more on the directional side. It feels more centered on board than you would think for a board this directional and tapered. Overall it tracks well one footing and flat basing and doesn’t feel as tapered as it is.
Edge Hold: We didn’t have much hard snow to test with and we aren’t bummed about it…
Turn Initiation: Somewhat slow but smooth and predictable.
Turning Experience/Carving: Big surprise here. The K2 Overboard can carve hard and it’s not a board should should put away when the powder is gone.
Powder: The K2 Overboard floated really well and was only shy of some of the floatiest boards we have tried. You steer on the back foot way more than the front but it rode more centered than many of its peers. It’s not good or bad…just what it is and your preference.
Speed: Pretty damp.
Uneven Terrain: Not super quick through tight spots but doable. It’s better powering over tracked and messy snow.
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