K2 Alchemist Snowboard Review 2024 | What's Good

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
Shape Directional
Camber Profile Rocker/Camber
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?

K2 Alchemist snowboard is best suited for advanced riders seeking a high-performance, aggressive, freeride-oriented experience, especially in powder and challenging terrain.

K2 Alchemist Test Notes

"It was really nice, really smooth. Edge to edge. I loved carving on this thing. Driving through Carves had some power from one carve to the next. Riding powder was super fun. It was light underneath my foot, so the board wanted to float up and stay above that snow the whole time. It has a nice long nose that helps it keep above the powder too. And if you ever do find yourself riding, switch the powder. It has a pretty nice Wu-Tang on the tail to keep your tail above the snow. Overall I found it to be really responsive, aggressive, hard charging, but also smooth and forgiving at the same time. It was easy and smooth and light. It was just really easy to work. So I've been able to ride three other boards in the K2 Landscape Collection and compare them to those boards. This board is definitely your hard-charging, aggressive, more free-ride powder-oriented board. This board is definitely for an aggressive rider who's charging over the whole mountain. Definitely a little bit more advanced for someone who knows how to work their board, work their terrain, and get performance out of what they're riding."—Simon

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  • Responsive
  • Lightweight
  • Advanced technologies
  • 3-Year Warranty


  • Not suitable for beginners
  • Too stiff for lighter or less aggressive riders


Simon is a dedicated snowboard coach with 12 years of riding under his belt. He's constantly cruising the mountain, freeriding while looking for pow and side hits, or you can find him progressing in the park.

Ideal board length: 160
Boot size: 10
Weight: 165 lbs


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This K2 Alchemist review was independently written, and the views are that of the author.

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