K2 Wildheart

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A new design to K2’s line, the Wildheart is surf-inspired with all-terrain versatility. Its directional, volume-shifting shape has a scoopy nose that floats in pow, and the small tail snaps in and out of turns. “I rode the 146, which initially felt short, but once I got going it rode bigger than anticipated, was fun to carve, and jumped with ease,” a veteran tester quipped. Camber in the center with rocker in the tip and tail complements a flex profile that felt stiff to some testers but delivered desired stability at high speeds. Leanne Pelosi helped design this powerful shred stick with a durable yet damp bamboo core.

Length (cm) – Sidecut Radius (m) – Waist Width (cm)
141 – 6.8 – 25.0
146 – 7.0 – 25.5
151 – 7.2 – 26.0

Flex: Medium

Camber: All-Terrain Rocker (Rocker outside the feet and flat between and underneath them.)

(Flex is not standardized and differs by brand. The rating here is the best estimate of
the board’s flex.)

(Sidecut Radius: Assuming a board arced the tightest turn possible to make a complete circle, the sidecut radius would be the distance between the direct center of that circle and its rim, in meters. A board with a deeper sidecut would have a smaller radius and would generally make tighter turns. As the radius number increases, a board can be expected to make wider turns. Multiple numbers on the same length board means the radius is blended.)

Price: $550.00
Brand Name

K2

Product Type
Style

All Mountain

Gender

Womens

Length

141, 146, 151​

Manufacturers URL

http://www.k2snowboarding.com

Rad-Bad

Tester Quote: “I’m a fan of this twin tip’s setback stance because of its floatability, but I also loved how it made quick turns through the bumps.”

Product Showroom

No

Tested-Approved

No

Good Wood

Yes

Bang For Your Buck

No

Guide Year

2017

Tester Quote: “I’m a fan of this twin tip’s setback stance because of its floatability, but I also loved how it made quick turns through the bumps.”

Good Wood 2017 Presented by evo.com

With hundreds of snowboards out there, how do you pick the best deck perfectly suited to the way you ride? Drop into our 2016-2017 Good Wood Board Test for the winning snowboards of the season. Our 30 unique testers spent eight days riding and rating more than 300 boards at Carinthia Parks of Mount Snow, Vermont, and the pistes and glades of Aspen Mountain, Colorado, and came to the consensus that these are the best boards. Each tester rides differently, so there's something to be said when a board stokes all who tried it. We’ve done away with the old price groupings and instead highlighted the two top-scoring boards in each category with the lowest prices and awarded them “Bang for your Buck” badges of approval. Now in its 18th year, our TransWorld SNOWboarding Good Wood test is the longest running and most prestigious board test on the planet.

How The Boards Are Scored

Shortly after shredding laps on each board, our testers input scores for different characteristics that measure each deck on a sliding scale. The Park and All-Mountain scorecards each have different criteria to pinpoint the strengths and weakness of each snowboard. We don't cut the boards open and examine the details, but the crew may have broken a deck or two… Go on, dive into the results and see all the winners.