2009 Good Wood: K2 Believer

Photo: Nick Hamilton

A perfect high-performance park board tweaked just enough to make it perform equally well in the backcountry. The extended Hybritaper nose and tail give it better float and reduce swing weight, while the carbon stringer forks add pop.

Tester feedback:

"I am a believer! So much fun! Perfect flex and sidecut for rails and jumping—definitely a top board in the test."

"This board is super fun, it has perfect flex. It also has really good pop and sidecut."

Available sizes: 151, 154, 157, 159, 161