K2 Raygun Snowboard Review 2014-2015

K2 Raygun Snowboard : Good Wood 2015 Reviews

Men’s All-Mountain Under $450

A laser beam of a board, the Raygun can sear through all sorts of terrain with ease. Its slightly setback stance (0.75 inches) and flat camber profile with rockered tips give it a smooth and predictable ride no matter what the snow condition. The Hybritech construction drops weight by thinning and blending material at the tips, also reducing swing weight for whipping around spins. With added carbon "J"s from the inserts to contact points, it beefs up edge hold without overly stiffening the ride. No wonder it's now a three-time Good Wood winner.

Price: $360

Available Sizes: 150, 153, 156, 157W, 159, 160W, 161, 164W

Tester Comments

"If your goal is to go really fast and crack ollies, this board is insane! The core is poppy and rigid for high-speed rippage. It's super poppy and easy to spin on jumps. The shape profile is so classic and clean, feels good."

K2 Raygun Snowboard Review 2014-2015

Good Wood 2015 Presented by

How do you pick the board that rides the way you want from the thousands of options out there? The answer: with the Good Wood 2015 Snowboard Test results. This year our 18 testers spent eight days hammering 400 boards through the park and pistes of Winter Park, Colorado. Each of these testers rides a little differently from one another, so there's something to be said when a board stokes out all who tried it. With the scores tallied for the 16th annual Good Wood, we present the best performing all-mountain and park boards of the year.

How The Boards Are Scored

Shortly after burning some laps on each board, our test crew inputs scores for 18 characteristics that measure the ride 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 often does break a deck or three. Once the winners are calculated, the testers are long gone, and the cardboard dust has settled from shipping, we package the tester feedback and send it to the brands involved, which they can use to help make better boards.