K2 Tripod Technology: Re-Thinking Baseplate Tech

Tripod Tech

In the market for a new binding? Looking for one with a free and natural connection to your board? We’ve got ya covered. K2 is stoked to introduce Tripod Technology, the  most bio-mechanically correct snowboard binding baseplate possible. One that naturally flexes enhancing the connection and force applied to your board and features three contact point pods that coincide with the three points of contact in your foot provide direct connection for toe and heel side turning and pressure. The end result an incredible connection to your board providing you the ultimate riding experience with support where it’s needed most. Read the rest of this entry »

Summer Essentials

This weekend marks the “unofficial” start of summer. No school, pool days, ice cream trucks, and long nights. Plus, an opportunity to extend your season.

Before running out the door to Mt. Hood, Oregon, Whistler, BC, or a glacier don’t forget your “Summer Essentials”. Your gear on the glacier is just as important as the SPF and we’ve got the perfect kit for you.

The WWW, is a party under your feet. Built with “Tweekend” technology, get maximum press and float all summer long. Pair that up with the Hurrithane binding and Darko boot and you’ve got a match made in heaven.

Just because winter is coming to a close in the northern hemisphere doesn’t mean that your season has too. Look under the couch cushions, mow a few extra lawns, or up the price of your lemonade stand (we know you’re neighbor can afford it) and grab the essentials. See you on the mountain.


Summer Essentials

 

K2uesdays video and contest overview



This weeks video!

Here’s the deal! Every Tuesday K2 Snowboarding along with Push.ca will be launching a new funny and action packed video that will go along with the K2uesday contest. In the video there will be some sort of question presented. Answering that question correctly is your chance to win big. You have until the end of the day to enter your answer to the question. All the correct answers will be placed in a hat with one winner for Canada entrants and one for USA entrants. The first prize is a K2 Happy Hour for Tuesday November 1st!

K2uesday videos will be posted every Tuesday on Push.ca, K2 Snowboarding Facebook and K2 Snowboarding Twitter.

All correctly answered questions are elegible for the grand prize of a trip to Kamp K2 this spring. Make sure you watch the videos and get your answers in every week for the best chance of winning the Kamp K2 trip.

The prize schedule:

Check out the intro video below and be sure to enter each K2uesday!

Transworld Snowboarding is giving away a complete K2 Snowboarding Package

This Saturday, 9/10/11, you have the chance to with a complete K2 snowboarding setup from Transworld Snowboarding.


K2 snowboarding package

Transworld Snowboarding is giving away over $20,000 worth of gear this month. They’re hooking up one winner every day with everything they need to shred – from boots, boards, and bindings to full outerwear kits, to the awesome grand prize, a four-day trip to Tahoe!


K2 snowboarding package

Boa Snowboard Lacing Systems are SUPER Strong and Guaranteed for LIFE (Video)

The Boa Lacing System has been a staple of the K2 boot line for over 10 years now. Did you know their laces and dials are guaranteed for life? So confident in the strength of their cable they like to tow cars around with them in their spare time.

The video is a bit cheesy, pulling a semi with a boa lace system, but it does show there is nothing stronger on the market or guaranteed for life

How Strong is the Boa Lace? from Boa Technology on Vimeo.

We’ve tested the Boa Lace extensively in the lab.

From BOA:

Our 300+ member field test team has run it through the wringer (and up mountains, around dirt tracks, in blizzards, and through conditions that would make many people curl up and beg for mercy).

We even have a Lifetime Guarantee on the laces, just to back it all up.

Just in case you still questioned how strong the Boa Lace is, we created this video.

Splitboarding Safari on the Panoramic Splitboard

There’s nothing like some spring time splitboarding adventures in your local mountains. Enjoy this little video and get out on some mountain tops! -Tim

Yobeat mag’s Diamond Donny Reviews the WWW! It’s FUUUUUN!

Donny Diamond Reviews the K2 World Wide Weapon from YoBeat Magazine on Vimeo.

2011.12 Catalog Shoot in Chile. Day one. Ole! Ole! Ole!

Ole Ole Ole! It’s that time of the year….catalog shoot time. So while many of you are probably trying to squeeze in the last few days of float life, BBQ’s, beaches, bikini’s, warm weather surf and all those other wonderful things about summer. We decided to end it early and take some of the team down to Chile to shoot the 2011.12 Catalog, and what can we say? Such a good decision!

The Mike Yoshida

The Mike Yoshida

First met up with K2 Staff Photographer and video cameo master Mike Yoshida. Between the two of us we had around 14 bags including our photo gear. Packed everything into my girfriend’s Subaru. Not enough room for me and Mike so we had to get a cab as well. Good times. Then we had an interesting challenge of trying to get 10 bags of product onto a jumper flight to LAX. Thanks to the counter ladies at United for the straight hook up! We met the majority of the rest of the crew in Los Angeles which consisted of Jordan Mendenhall, Travis Parker, Gretchen Bleiler, Leanne Pelosi, and one of our filmers for the trip Sam Hiltner. 13 hours, a quick stop in Lima, some delicious wine, and a couple Advil PM’s and we were in Santiago.

Customs in Chile is pretty mellow. Brought in over 30 snowboards. Helps if you pretend not to know what they are asking you.

Customs in Chile is pretty mellow. Brought in over 30 snowboards. Helps if you pretend not to know what they are asking you.

The drive up from Santiago to the Farallones area is a fun one. Over 39 counted switch backs on a road not much wider than your car in some areas climbing around 4,000 feet. We arrived at our house for the trip right next to El Colorado Resort, one of the first houses to built up here. Farallones is next to four resorts El Colorado, Valle Nevado, La Parva, and Farallones. Every window has a view of the Andes. Not bad.

360 degree views

360 degree views

But now looking forward to a great week! Not the powder we expected, but can’t beat the sunshine. Stay tuned for updates as much as we can. Internet is a pretty rare commodity up here.

Spring Time Weather!

Spring Time Weather!

Leanne's Funny Pillow Chile House Shoes

Leanne's Funny Pillow Chile House Shoes

our home for the next week. we do all of these activities.

our home for the next week. we do all of these activities.

Wille Win Week WINNERS!!

Congradulations to all the Wille Win Week winners last week!

MONDAY 3/15: K2 sticker pack & Wille’s Heart Roasters coffee

Winner: Sean Weiss Portland, OR

TUESDAY 3/16: K2 beanie & Wille’s Heart Roasters coffee

Winner: Lauren Weibert Dillon, CO

WEDNESDAY 3/17: K2 Hoodie & Wille’s Heart Roasters coffee

Winner: Esther Cheng Oxford, OH

THURSDAY 3/18: K2 Formula Bindings

Winner: Allan Nadel Mammoth Lakes, CA

FRIDAY 3/19: GRAND PRIZE: K2 Turbo Dream, 5 LBS Heart Roasters Coffee and a Ceramic Coffee Filter set Courtesy of Wille and Heart Roasters

Winner: Justin Lees Provo, UT

K2 Snowboard DEMO-Loveland

Title: K2 Snowboard DEMO-Loveland
Location: Loveland Ski Area-Colorado
Description: Come try out some of the new K2 Snowboarding equipment!
Start Time: 9:00 am
Date: March 15, 2010
End Time: 3:00 pm

Title: K2 Snowboard DEMO-Loveland
Location: Loveland Ski Area-Colorado
Description: Come try out some of the new K2 Snowboarding equipment!
Start Time: 9:00 am
Date: March 23, 2010
End Time: 3:00 pm

Title: K2 Snowboard DEMO – Loveland
Location: Loveland Ski Area-Colorado
Description: Come tryout some of the new K2 Snowboarding equipment!
Start Time: 9:00 am
Date: March 31, 2010
End Time: 3:00 pm