K2 Darkstar Wide Snowboard 2011

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A tried and true backbone of the Progression Series, the K2 Darkstar Wide 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 Wide 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: Freestyle, All-Mountain More 
  • Ability Level: Intermediate-Advanced More 
  • Rocker Type: Flat More 
  • Core/Laminates: Wood
  • Series: Progression
  • Stance: Centered
Size (cm) 154 157 160 163
Effective Edge (mm) 1218.4 1243.8 1269.2 1294.6
Tip Width (mm) 304.3 307.7 311 314.4
Waist Width (mm) 259 261 263 265
Tail Width (mm) 304.3 307.7 311 314.4
Sidecut Radius (m) 7.9 8 8.1 8.2
Rider Weight (lbs) 140-190 150-200 160-210 170-220+
Width Wide Wide Wide Wide

Other Notes

K2 products can only be shipped within the United States

Reviews

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K2 Darkstar Wide Snowboard 2011
 
4.1

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good flexibility (7)
  • Fast (5)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Carving ability (4)
  • Smooth stability (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • All mountain (6)
  • Park (5)
  • Freeriding (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Intermediate (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great board

By 

from Crested Butte, Colorado

About Me Expert

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Carving Ability
  • Good Flexibility
  • Handles great in powder
  • Lightweight
  • Playful
  • Smooth Stability
  • Super soft

Cons

  • Chattery at high speeds
  • Not poppy
  • Super soft

Best Uses

  • All Mountain
  • Freeriding
  • Park
  • Powder

Comments about K2 Darkstar Wide Snowboard 2011:

I'm a full-time snowboard instructor in Colorado and I snapped an older Ride kink. I needed a board in a pinch and found the 2011 K2 Darkstar on Evo for a great price. i mean better than pro-forms... I read some reviews and people either said it was a decent all mountain board or that it wasnt worth the money. I think its a great board. i've already put about 60 days on it this season with more to come. I'd definantly reccomend this board to anyone getting sierously into park, (Ie: starting to spin off of jumps, hitting rail with some trick variation etc...) I have found the board to be a little soft, (which i personally like,) I'm 6'6 and 220 lbs and i bought the 160cm. I just like smaller soft boards. It's great for teaching on, from the magic carpet, to the park and pipe, and all the way to the extremes here at CB. I would absolutly reccomend this board for a rider on a budget.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My fourth and best board

By 

from Nashville, TN

About Me Intermediate

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Carving Ability
  • Fast
  • Good Flexibility
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Mountain
    • Freeriding
    • Speed

    Comments about K2 Darkstar Wide Snowboard 2011:

    Got this board right before the end of the 11/12 season. Only got to ride it for four days in questionable conditions at Steamboat. Absolutely loved it though, I also had my '09 Gnu Carbon Credit series with me, Felt so much more stable and confident on the Darkstar. Much faster, I had to walk through the flats on the gnu. Just shot through on the Darkstar. Even on ice I didn't miss the magnetraction. Cant wait to take her out again next season. Thank you so much Evo (my favorite online board shop)!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    AWESOME BOARD!

    By 

    from Murrieta California

    About Me Beginner

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Carving Ability
    • Fast
    • Smooth Stability
    • Tough
    • Well Balanced

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Mountain
      • Freeriding
      • Park
      • Speed

      Comments about K2 Darkstar Wide Snowboard 2011:

      I really liked the board. The design is great and the flat camber really helps gain lots of speed because of more contact with the snow. It is a strong board and takes hits really well. Definitely recommend this to other boarders!!!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      great buy

      By 

      from Michigan

      About Me Intermediate

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Freeriding
        • Powder

        Comments about K2 Darkstar Wide Snowboard 2011:

        great board for the price. i was looking for a good board for an intermediate rider but i didnt want to break the bank. with all the deals EVO had going on and this board being a later season, i basically got the board for half off, which was far more than i expected. im really pleased with both the board and EVO and will certainly bring my business back to the site

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        • No

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Alright board.

        By 

        from oxnard, ca

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Flexibility

        Cons

        • Poor Ride

        Best Uses

        • Park

        Comments about K2 Darkstar Wide Snowboard 2011:

        Board is good for parks. Not really good for just riding down the mountain.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Amazing board for an awesome price!

        By 

        from Bend Oregon

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Mountain

          Comments about K2 Darkstar Wide Snowboard 2011:

          This board rocks! This is my second dark star and I am totally in love with them. I will probably stick with riding k2 darkstars as long as they make them. I would recommend this board to anyone who wants a board for the park, pipe, back country or even the bunny hill.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Great ride

          By 

          from seattle, wa

          About Me Intermediate

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast
          • Lightweight
          • Well Balanced

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Mountain
            • Park

            Comments about K2 Darkstar Wide Snowboard 2011:

            Great ride, handles powder and park well. Awesome baord for beginner to intermediate, and can't be beat for the price.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Love it!

            By 

            from Huntington Beach CA

            About Me Intermediate

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Flexibility

            Cons

            • Dings Easily

            Best Uses

            • All Mountain

            Comments about K2 Darkstar Wide Snowboard 2011:

            Can't wait to take this on the mountain this year. After using my brothers last year in a pinch I had to get one for myself.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Great Board

            By 

            from Viva Ajax!

            About Me Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Decent in the powder
            • Fun to butter
            • Good Flexibility
            • Great on rails
            • Tons of fun in the park

            Cons

            • Mediocre control

            Best Uses

            • Park
            • Tricks

            Comments about K2 Darkstar Wide Snowboard 2011:

            This is a great second board to have in your arsenal. I wouldnt recommend it as a primary stick, but I'm glad I picked one up this season. Lots of fun for jibs, park, groomers, etc. I rode two this season and my longer one actually rode decent in the pow.

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            • No

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