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K2 Darkstar Snowboard 2011

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A tried and true backbone of the Progression Series, the K2 Darkstar Snowboard continues its reign as one of the top favorites for freestyle riders in the line. The true twin, Hyper Progressive construction that has won numerous Good Wood awards in the last three years is now being coupled with new Flatline Technology at the team’s request for 2011. Progressive, proven, powerful… the K2 Darkstar Snowboard remains an industry leader.

Product Details

Flex

The K2 Darkstar Snowboard is a true twin built for riders looking for a freestyle board they can slay through the park day in and day out.

Construction and Core

Hybritaper™ tapers out the core at the tip and tail to reduce the swing weight. K2 blended the tips from a cap into a thin sandwich removing material where you don’t need it

WH2 wood core maintains durability at the lightest weight possible

Shape

True twin shape

Demanded by the International Pro Team and proven through multiple awards, K2 is the leader in development of this base profile. Preloaded, stable, and turn-ready, Flatline promotes a supremely balanced, smooth ride for both aspiring and accomplished pros

The Hyper progressive sidecut mellows out the transitions leaving you with the most predictable, best all around riding board on the market. Responsive enough for high-speed power carves but smooth enough to butter your way from the peak to park

Base

4000 Sintered base is the fastest natural base material available. Exceptionally durable, absorbs wax faster and retains wax longer.

Specs

  • Terrain: All-Mountain, Freestyle More 
  • Ability Level: Intermediate-Advanced More 
  • Rocker Type: Flat More 
  • Flex Rating: Medium More 
  • Core/Laminates: Wood
  • Series: Progression
  • Stance: Centered
Size (cm) 149 152 155 157 159
Effective Edge (mm) 1167.6 1193 1218.4 1243.8 1269.2
Tip Width (mm) 286.7 289 292.4 295.7 299.1
Waist Width (mm) 244 245 247 249 251
Tail Width (mm) 286.7 289 292.4 295.7 299.1
Sidecut Radius (m) 7.7 7.8 7.9 8 8.1
Rider Weight (lbs) 110-180 120-190 130-200 140-210 150-220
Width Regular Regular Regular Regular Regular

Reviews

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K2 Darkstar Snowboard 2011
 
4.3

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (10)
  • Carving ability (9)
  • Fast (8)
  • Good flexibility (7)
  • Smooth stability (7)

Cons

  • Dings easily (5)

Best Uses

  • All mountain (9)
  • Park (6)
  • Freeriding (5)
  • Tricks (5)
  • Powder (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beginner (4), Advanced (3), Intermediate (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (10)

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4.0

k2 Darkstar

By 

from Fairfax, VA

About Me Intermediate

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Carving Ability
  • Fast
  • Tough

Cons

  • Dings Easily

Best Uses

  • Freeriding
  • Park
  • Tricks

Comments about K2 Darkstar Snowboard 2011:

I will start out by saying this is not a beginner board. Even if you have the basics down, don't think your just going to snap in and shred. Its a lot like driving a sports car(a real one). The moment you get cocky and do something reckless, don't expect to be saved. Aside from the learning curve, it turns on a dime and is a satisfying ride. Great bang for buck for another deck.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

I like it

By 

from Los Angeles

About Me Beginner

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Carving Ability
  • Fast
  • Good Flexibility
  • Lightweight
  • Smooth Stability

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Freeriding

    Comments about K2 Darkstar Snowboard 2011:

    I really enjoy this board. It's my first one and I'm really happy with how it rides.

     
    5.0

    Great board for a great price!

    By 

    from Ohio

    About Me Beginner

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast
    • Flexible
    • Light

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Mountain
      • Powder

      Comments about K2 Darkstar Snowboard 2011:

      This product is sick, for a sub 200 board I got all that I wanted and much more. Looks great, feels great, good board for me to start this season with.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      buttery and sophisticated.

      By 

      from york, pa

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Carving Ability
      • Fast
      • Good Flexibility
      • Lightweight
      • Smooth Stability
      • Well Balanced

      Cons

      • Weak

      Best Uses

      • All Mountain
      • Park
      • Tricks

      Comments about K2 Darkstar Snowboard 2011:

      K2 darkstar flatline tech is awesome. A perfect balance between rocker and camber. Perfect for all mountain use.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Really solid board to start on

      By 

      from Vancouver, BC

      About Me Beginner

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Carving Ability
      • Good Flexibility
      • Lightweight
      • Lots Of Pop

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Mountain

        Comments about K2 Darkstar Snowboard 2011:

        I just started riding this season, used friends old equipment for the first few times out, did a lil renting and bought this based on recommendations.

        Turns out to be extremely light, easy to manuever, smooth riding with good pop.

        I would definately recommend this as a good all around board for beginners,it seems like i'll be able to use this for a long time without needing to upgrade.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        what a good lookin' board

        By 

        from western mass

        About Me Beginner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Flexibility
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Dings Easily
        • Weak

        Best Uses

        • All Mountain

        Comments about K2 Darkstar Snowboard 2011:

        a surprisingly light and flexible, scratches real easy but a real good lookin' board. big fan of the true twin too

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        4.0

        Awesome board!

        By 

        from San Francisco, CA

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Carving Ability
        • Fast
        • Lightweight
        • Smooth Stability

        Cons

        • Dings Easily

        Best Uses

        • All Mountain

        Comments about K2 Darkstar Snowboard 2011:

        Bought this to use as my short board for a more playful ride and I sure made the right choice! Paired the board with Flux SF45 bindings and man it was super nimble. Holds a great edge when charging hard and has really good pop. It's a little stiff but flex is probably medium overall, soft enough to press but not the best butter board. Great in the fluffy stuff, tip floats great! Super fast and stable, glides the cat walks with ease! The only bad thing is the sidewalls near the tip and tail damage easy because they are tapered. Totally recommend this board to anyone! Great board!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Good board... Good price!

        By 

        from OH

        About Me Intermediate

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Carving Ability
        • Fast
        • Good Flexibility
        • Lightweight
        • Lots Of Pop
        • Smooth Stability

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Mountain
          • Freeriding
          • Powder
          • Speed

          Comments about K2 Darkstar Snowboard 2011:

          The board is amazing! Fast and responsive. I rode a burton before buying this board and I'm now a huge fan of K2. This thing has got some speed to it! If your looking for the next level board this is it!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Top Notch

          By 

          from Elkins, WV

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Carving Ability
          • Fast
          • Lightweight
          • Lots Of Pop
          • Smooth Stability
          • Well Balanced

          Cons

          • Dings Easily

          Best Uses

          • All Mountain
          • Freeriding
          • Park
          • Powder
          • Speed
          • Tricks

          Comments about K2 Darkstar Snowboard 2011:

          used it for some great allmountain freeride. let me tell you, it does NOT get better than the flatline tech of K2

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Pretty Awesome

          By 

          from Vancouver, BC

          About Me Intermediate

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Carving Ability
          • Fast
          • Forgiving
          • Good Flexibility
          • Lightweight
          • Lots Of Pop
          • Smooth Stability
          • Well Balanced

          Cons

          • Dings Easily

          Best Uses

          • All Mountain
          • Park
          • Powder
          • Speed

          Comments about K2 Darkstar Snowboard 2011:

          Sick Design,very light weight, and makes for a very good ride.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Great Park Board

          By 

          from Snocompton

          About Me Expert

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Lots Of Pop
          • Smooth Stability
          • Tough

          Cons

          • Pressing is a lil stiff

          Best Uses

          • Park
          • Tricks

          Comments about K2 Darkstar Snowboard 2011:

          For the park rider you will find it's a little bit stiff for pressing but not overly stiff. Good for jumps, qp's, and hitting rails/boxes with any speed.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          more fun than i thought.

          By 

          from montana n.w.

          About Me Expert

          Pros

          • Carving Ability
          • Good Flexibility
          • Lots Of Pop
          • Well Balanced

          Cons

          • Its a k2 ha uh got noodl

          Best Uses

          • All Mountain
          • Freeriding
          • Park
          • Tricks

          Comments about K2 Darkstar Snowboard 2011:

          fun to shred. when new it had controled pop with some good shred for a smaller board than i have ridden in the past 13 years. got for free am goin to buy another. not to bad for the $. yep

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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