K2 Simple Pleasures 2019


Act SnowboardingFreeride

“ Short but Says a Lot ”

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Act Snowboarding
18.0 /20
Summary
Publisher Act Snowboarding
Publisher's category Freeride
Brand K2
Score 18.0 / 20
Award Ace of Act Ace of Act

Testers' Ratings

Reinforced underfoot this year, this fish that is playful in powder snow, which has support on the piste, wins outright in handling variety.

Released in the K2 range last year, the Simple Pleasures has been radically revised this year. The first version focused on the fun side of the fish, while the brand now associates performance with it. Its flex has thus been very clearly strengthened, with a double flex that is more marked than before. Highly centered support provides stability. Stronger, more nervous, more reactive, it makes it possible to engage more, ride faster, with more radical grips. There is also variety in the handling, as well as a good active, playful tail boost. This progression in carving ranks it among the best fishes of the kind. The powder-snow shape nose remains discreet and does not interfere with its vivacity. Surprisingly stable for its size, it is an excellent dual-pow board with formidable carving. In short, this 151 is the equal of any standard 159!

Features

Dominant Program VERSATILE FREERIDE
Profile Microcamber + forward rocker
Rigidity Index
7 / 10
Flex Dual centered flex

Flex Distribution

16
20
24
21
18
21
24
20
15
Tested Size 151.0 cm
Nose Width 30.8 cm
Waist Width 26.1 cm
Tail Width 28.7 cm
Setback 20.0 mm
Bearing Edge 112.0 cm
Weight 2900.0 g
Size 65-80 kg
Sizes offered cm

Target audience

Beginner
Expert

Behavior

Jump
8 / 10
Park
1 / 10
Carve
10 / 10
Powder Snow
10 / 10

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