VALUE MEETS FUTURISTIC VERSATILITY.
You’re not a pro but you want something that can rip all over the mountain and you want it for under $400. No big deal, K2 made the Raygun just for you. It’s won Good Wood awards from Transworld and gets our stamp of approval so you can buy it knowing that the board is sick! The Raygun is on the more forgiving side which makes it really great for snowboarders that want to be better, no matter what part of the mountain it is. Awesome board for having fun cruising blues but can also hang if you want to get gnarly on a family trip out west or in the park. The Raygun is a sweet board, now all you need is boots and bindings, right?
I’ve never owned a board before, is the K2 Raygun a good place to start?
For sure. The forgiving feel of the deck is really great for riders not looking for anything that’s going to put them on the ground, and it’s not going to push processing rider too hard. That being said, there’s still enough in this board that you won’t feel like you need to replace it next season when you’re a bonafide shredder.
How will riding the Raygun compare to riding rental boards?
One thing we pride ourselves more than anything here at The Ski Monster is matching the right people with the right the gear. Whether it’s this board or another one, having a snowboard (or boots, bindings, etc.) that matches up correctly with your riding style is always going to be infinitely better than the “one-size-fits-all” approach that renting your gear at the mountain comes with.
Been snowboarding for a few years, but am looking for something that won’t break the bank. Can I still have fun on this board?
Absolutely. The Raygun is for folks who want to get better, but more experienced riders that spend most of their time cruising blues will love it too! If you’re someone who likes to go full send down blacks though, a board with some camber might be better. If you’re trying to save on Benjamins, checking out the snowboard outlet is never a bad idea.
Hybritech – K2 combines both sidewall and cap construction. The tip and tail are capped for easy turn initiation, and sidewall is placed under foot for edge hold and stability where you need it most!
W1 Aspen Core – A wood core provides a stable feeling ride, regardless of snow condition.
Directional Rocker – An all-mountain design with plenty of rocker for easy turning in hardpack and float in soft stuff. Nothing too aggressive and perfect for the progressing rider.
Biax Glass – A dual-layer fiberglass reinforcement provides a smooth, stable ride across any type of snow condition.
ICG Glass – K2 integrates carbon stringers into the fiberglass giving the board a playful, lively feel.
Base / Edges
2000 Extruded – A reliable, durable base that is low maintenance and will keep you gliding past your friends all season long.
With a board that has more forgiving and flexible feel, it’s going to make sense to choose a binding that has a similar profile. Feel free to give any of the experts here at The Ski Monster a call at 617.275.2561 and we’ll be happy to help you out with a choosing a binding that makes sense for you.