The Broadcast may be new to the K2 line, but this versatile deck's directional, cambered profile recalls the tried and true, no bullshit designs of snowboards past. And considering our week of testing saw everything from slush to blower pow, groomers to sketchy tree jibs, there's no denying that this timeless composition is as effective today as it ever was. "The thing ripped," said one surprised tester. "Nothing too fancy about it, but it was a close-to-perfect all-around snowboard." Materials have progressed, but the essence remains the same. As one tester explained, "It's a bad boy's board that makes you want to ollie ropes, spray skiers, and rail carves," adding, "It's not flashy, but underneath it's a trophy truck." That's the way snowboards were meant to be.
Board Specs & Features:
Length (cm) – Waist Width (cm)
153 — 24.6
156 — 24.8
158W — 26.3
159 — 25.0
162 — 25.2
163W — 26.6
Camber: Directional Camber Baseline
(Flex is not standardized and differs by brand. The rating here is the best estimate of the board’s flex.)
Testers Said: "It's a bad boy's board that makes you want to ollie ropes, spray skiers, and rail carves."
Buying a new snowboard shouldn't be an arduous task. But with hundreds of options to choose from, narrowing down options can be an overwhelming process. The internal struggle boils down to the reality that these things aren't cheap. With that in mind, Good Wood's intent has always been to best serve you in your quest to purchase the deck most deserving of your money. This season, our diverse crew of testers returned to the steeps of Snowbird, Utah for the all-mountain category and the progressive features of Carinthia at Mount Snow, Vermont for the park division. In the end, we came back with a collection of boards that are worthy of TransWorld's esteemed Good Wood stamp of approval.
How The Boards Are Scored
Shortly after ripping laps on each model, our testers score the board based on a comprehensive set of characteristics that include edgehold, pop, swingweight, turn initiation, stability, and flex. The scorecards for the park and all-mountain categories of the test each have unique and specific criteria designed to pinpoint the strengths and weakness of a snowboard in the setting respective to its category. Beyond the quantifiable scoring, we also ask testers to comments on each facet of the board’s performance. These notes we refer to extensively when writing each review. Dive into the results and see what performed for our testers, then find what will work for you.