The K2 Afterblack is a premium freestyle snowboard that specializes in night missions, wall rides, huge airs, and promises to come through in the clutch to give you the confidence to give it one more go. Designed for the intermediate-to-expert level snowboarder, the Afterblack is a mid-flexing true-twin with a Combination Camber Profile – with camber in between the bindings and rocker on the outside of the insiders – giving it a playful feel while still being able to hold speed and track straight into the next feature. It’s tri-blend BAP Core blends bamboo, aspen, and paulownia woods together to deliver snap and rebound while damping vibration on the harshest landings. Wrapping the core, tip-to-tail triaxially woven fiberglass and Carbon DarkWeb™ gives the Afterblack stability and edge control for popping off lips and sending big side hits, and the fast and durable Sintered 4000 base soaks up wax to ensure you’ll have enough speed to send you well past the knuckle and down to the sweet spot in the landing. Australian artist and designer Marcus Dixon illustrated the graphic on this season’s Afterblack. A morph of a flaming 8-ball transitioning into a flying eagle is paired with Marcus’ rendition on the classic K2 logo. A tonal, and logo-heavy base graphic provides a clean aesthetic that is easy on the eyes.
Twin Combination Camber Profile – The best of both worlds. By blending both traditional Camber and Rocker profiles, Combination Camber gives you all the benefits of both: the pop and precision of camber, and the float and predictability of rocker.
Flex Rating – 6 (1 Playful – 10 Precise)
BAP Core – Bamboo. Aspen. Paulownia. K2 has blended three species of renewable timber to assemble a core that’s strong, lightweight, and designed to enhance dampening without the addition of other materials.
Carbon DarkWeb™ – A carbon fiber X-pattern that is strategically placed underfoot from edge-to-edge to speed up transitions, increase control, and increase underfoot strength.
Triaxial Glass – A glass laminate with diagonal layers that adds torsional stiffness for increased stability and improved edge hold. The fibers three layers of fibers are woven at 45° , 45° , and 0° . This makes for a more responsive ride longitudinally and torsionally.
Sintered 4000 Base – The sintered 4000 base absorbs wax deep into the material for relentless glide and unrivaled durability.