K2 Alchemist Snowboard Review Video 2024
K2 Alchemist Snowboard Basics
As the marquee of K2’s Landscape Collection, the Alchemist is a hard-charging, directional freeride board for the advanced to expert-level snowboarder. It features two unique technologies from K2: the SpaceGlass™ tip insert and the patented Spectral Braid. SpaceGlass™ is a pre-cured fibreglass insert that helps reduce weight, reduce chatter, and increase edge pressure. Spectral Braid is a technology that adjusts tip-to-tail stiffness independently from the torsional stiffness. Together, these features make for a torsionally stiffer snowboard in the tip and tail to promote edge hold while keeping it more relaxed between the feet, allowing easy turn initiation. The S1 core is constructed from bamboo, aspen, and paulownia, which offer 3 unique characteristics. Tip-to-tail bamboo stringers add snap, durability, and damping underfoot and are balanced out by lightweight paulownia in the midbody, tip, and tail to help reduce swing weight. Underfoot, aspen and bamboo are placed at 30° angles to increase strength, supercharge edge-to-edge response, and increase pressure distribution along the edge. The Wax-Infused Sintered 4001 Base holds wax longer than other sintered bases for a smoother glide with less maintenance.
|Sizes (cm)||154, 157, 159w, 160, 163, 164w|
|Flex||9 out of 10 stiffness|
|Core||Wood, Bamboo, Pre-cambered Carbon Power Forks|
|Topsheet||Sno-phobic top sheet eliminates unwanted snow build up|
|Binding Compatibility||2 x 4 Inserts|
K2 Alchemist Snowboard Best For?
- Advanced technologies
- 3-Year Warranty
- Not suitable for beginners
- Too stiff for lighter or less aggressive riders